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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Wild Robot
Peter Brown
Progress: 73/254 minutes
K.Z. Snow
Progress: 20/160 pages
Sinclair Lewis
Progress: 24/319 pages
The Sting of the Wild
Justin O. Schmidt
Progress: 12/230 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
Anna Dressed in Blood
Kendare Blake
Progress: 176/316 pages

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.