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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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 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").