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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov

I got lucky - my library actually owns a copy of the sequel to The Caves of Steel, so there's no need for me to get it through ILL. It isn't the same edition as the one shown in this post, but unlike my library copy, this one comes with cover art. Weird cover art.


I'm still debating how I feel about The Caves of Steel. On the one hand, the sci-fi world-building was interesting, if dated - this was a sci-fi murder mystery with a definite emphasis on the sci-fi. On the other hand, the mystery aspects were disappointing, and the characters often frustrated me. I spent a good-sized chunk of the book either saying "Baley, no" or "But the crime scene."


I liked it enough to want to continue on with The Naked Sun, although I should probably finish up at least one of the other books I'm currently reading first.