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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Daughter of Mystery
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 136/399 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
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
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 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 34 out of 341 pages.

Self-Reference ENGINE - Toh Enjoe

Even though I have way too many books going right now, I decided to start this tonight. The table of contents appears to be a map of the connections between the various chapters/stories, and it made me really curious.


I may have bitten off more than I can chew. This book is weird. As far as I can tell, the first story is about the meeting of a man and a woman in a reality where time has been stopped and tangled. You can move forward and backward in time, but only by physically moving in a particular direction. I think. I'm so confused.


The second story is about a girl with a bullet in her head. She was supposedly born with the bullet in her head, and she grew up shooting wildly at anything and everything. The theory is that she was shot by someone in the future, whose bullet moved into her through the past, and she shoots in order to defeat the shooter from the future.


I'm not 100% sure my poor brain will be able to make it through the whole book.