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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 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...