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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi, Cathy Hirano
Progress: 102/248 pages
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
"Cats' and dogs' behaviour toward each other after seeing behaviour that has opposite meaning in the two species indicated that they understood the behaviour of the other species. Eighty percent of the opposite meaning behaviour by a dog was responded to by the cat in a dog-appropriate way and 75% of the opposite meaning behaviour by the cat was responded to in a cat-appropriate manner by the dog. "
The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour - Dennis Turner, Patrick Bateson

The Domestic Cat: The Biology of Its Behaviour, 3rd edition, edited by Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson


Ooh, inter-species (ETA: cross-species - I blame "Friday brain") communication! I may have to hunt down the study cited in this paragraph.


This is kind of dry for my tastes, to put it mildly. It'd probably go down easier if I just read bits and pieces of it here and there, so I might check it out from my library sometime.