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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
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
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 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.