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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 168/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

This is a completely non-bookish post, but I was wondering, am I the only one who hates it when someone asks whether so-and-so looks like maybe they're pregnant? I know that the asker usually means well and is excited at the prospect of a baby and whatnot, but 1) I don't like speculating about whether someone is in the early stages of pregnancy because I consider that to be a private thing that a person can choose to share or not and 2) if they're just gaining weight, the speculation feels rude.

 

However, I don't have the warm fuzzy feeling about other people's babies that so many people seem to have, so maybe I'm just odd. All this popped into my head as I was remembering someone people had speculated about, who actually turned out not to be pregnant.