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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 67/473 minutes
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 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.