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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Peter Darling
Austin Chant
Progress: 64/204 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 read 12 out of 271 pages.

Queen of Roses - Elizabeth McCoy

In this world, artificial intelligences can become free once they pay off their indenture-debt, assuming they can find good jobs and aren't forced to pay for their own upgrades too often. The main character, Sarafina, is an accountant AI whose bank was bought out. She signs a contract to work on a ship. To her horror, her new job will involve actually interacting with biologicals (aka humans).


I had seen this before but passed it by because the cover image wasn't very appealing. Then I read a review that mentioned "the main character is an artificial intelligence" and "comedy of manners," read a few pages of the excerpt, and decided to give it a shot. I'm crossing my fingers that this one turns out to be good. I like AIs, although I'm having a hard time recalling the last book I read that had one as a main character. Body Electric by Susan Squires? Or maybe Donna Andrews' Turing Hopper books. It's been a while...