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

Currently reading

Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
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

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.