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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 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 26 out of 196 pages.

Thief of Songs - M.C.A. Hogarth

This has the potential to become very flowery, what with all the temperamental musician main characters and "poem names" (for example, one main character's name is Dancer on the Cusp of Twilight, "Dancer" for short). I'm enjoying it so far, although Dancer's POV can be a bit much.


It took me an embarrassing number of pages to realize why this is written in the first person. The answer is "third person pronoun avoidance." One POV character is male, so no problems there, but the other one is a hermaphrodite. Had this been written in the third person, that would have meant reading an awful lot of en/ens (Hogarth's pronoun choice for hermaphrodites - the neuter characters are "it").