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

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The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 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

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.