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

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Authority: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer
Progress: 90/340 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 66/277 pages
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 496 out of 650 pages.

The Twelve Kingdoms: Skies of Dawn  - Fuyumi Ono, 小野 不由美, Akihiro Yamada, 山田 章博,  Alexander O. Smith

"I think we're almost the same age. How old are you?"

 

Shoukei thought a moment before replying. "Sixteen. You?"

 

Suzu had to pause and do some calculations of her own. She had been swept to the kingdoms at the age of twelve, as they counted the years here; then she'd spent four years traveling before ascending, which made her...

 

"Sixteen, about."

 

Shoukei looked at her a bit curiously, but said nothing.

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This part makes me laugh. Shoukei and Suzu are finally meeting for the first time. Neither one wants to tell anyone their true age, because the explanations could get awkward. Shoukei is physically 16, and maybe 46 in actual years. Suzu is physically 16, and maybe 116 in actual years.