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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

Reading progress update: I've listened 245 out of 245 minutes.

The X-Files: Cold Cases - Dean Haglund, Tom Braidwood, Willliam B. Davis, Dirk Maggs - adaptation, David Duchovny, Audible Studios, Mitch Pileggi, Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Bruce Harwood, Gillian Anderson

I'm now finished with this. It was...so so. Boatloads of nostalgia, but not much of the stuff that I loved about the show. It was very aliens-centric, and the aliens + black oil storylines were never my favorites. I wish there had been more stuff like the Flukeman episode, although maybe less chained to storylines and beings from the original series.


The format resulted in a lot of odd dialogue ("Excuse me while I describe aloud everything that I'm currently seeing, since the audience can't see these mysterious lights themselves"), and the ending was a bit of a mess. Still, both Mulder and Scully had some nice lines, and I found that I appreciate Scully as a character even more now than I did back when I was watching the original series. I'm going to think about my final rating for a bit, but I think I'm leaning towards 3 stars. It could have been better, but the nostalgia factor made it a worthwhile listen for me.