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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 126 out of 317 pages.

Redshirts - John Scalzi

I've read two of Scalzi's books prior to this. One was pretty good (Lock In) and one was a horrible failure (The Android's Dream) that potentially could have turned me off of Scalzi's books forever if I hadn't read one of his good ones first. This is turning out to be one of the good ones. On an unrelated note, I can actually "hear" everything in this book in my head in Wil Wheaton's voice. It's like his voice and Scalzi's writing are a perfect match.


I laughed at this bit, and then felt kind of bad about it. Poor Grover. Also, seriously, Duvall couldn't find someone better to sleep with than Kerensky?

"'Yes, that too,' Kerensky said, and looked down at the body. 'Poor man. This was his last away mission.'


'Well, yes,' Finn said.


'No, I mean that his term of duty was over in just a couple of days,' Kerensky said. 'I assigned him to this mission specifically so he could have one more away experience. A last hurrah. He tried to beg off of it, but I insisted.'


'That was deeply malicious of you,' Dahl said.


Kerensky nodded, either not knowing what malicious means or simply not hearing it, apparently lost in reverie. 'A shame, really. He was going to get married, too.'"