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

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Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
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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
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Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
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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.