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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Dramacon Ultimate Edition
Svetlana Chmakova
Progress: 62/630 pages
Murder for Tea (The Cozy Tea Shoppe Mysteries #1)
Vered Ehsani
Progress: 13/191 pages
Gorgeous Carat, Volume 01
You Higuri
Progress: 40/170 pages
Log Horizon, Vol. 1: The Beginning of Another World
Mamare Touno
Progress: 101/213 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes
Now You're One of Us
Mitsuko Volek, Michael Volek, Asa Nonami
Progress: 188/239 pages
The Keeper of Lost Causes
Jussi Adler-Olsen, Lisa Hartford

Reading progress update: I've listened 100 out of 197 minutes.

All Systems Red - Martha Wells

Oh, I'm almost to one of my favorite parts, when everybody finds out

1) that Murderbot hacked its own governor module and 2) tries to wrap their brains around what Murderbot opted to do after that. Gurathin's reaction, in particular, reminds me of all those articles and books based on the idea that AIs and robots will inevitably kill all humans.

(show spoiler)


I'm still iffy about Free's narration. Sometimes he gets the wry humor absolutely perfect, and sometimes he pauses a beat too long in the middle of a sentence for no apparent reason. I can't imagine his Murderbot ever actually murdering someone, even by accident, or getting worked up about Sanctuary Moon characters and storylines. His Murderbot would absolutely take a nap in front of the TV, though.