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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 56 out of 245 pages.

Decision at Doona - Anne McCaffrey

The Hrrubans didn't seem to need human help at all in order to build that bridge. I keep getting the feeling that this first contact situation is maybe flipped - like maybe the Hrrubans have been keeping an eye on humans for some time, realized that they (we) tended to shy away from any chance of contact with other sentient beings, and then purposely set things up so that humans would come across Hrrubans on Doona. Otherwise I'm not sure what to make of how calm the Hrrubans are about all of this, and how they seem to take every opportunity to carefully teach the humans stuff.


The urge to look up spoilers is so freaking strong. I wish I could stay home from work and read...