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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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

I'm currently rereading this...

Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

...sort of. I haven't decided yet if I'm rereading the whole thing, everything except the more boring chunks (like the mourning portion), or just the bits at the beginning and end (which are my absolute favorite).

 

Thoughts, up to page 46:

  • Anaander Mianaai is pretty awful.
  • Reading Lieutenant Tisarwat's bio makes me sad, now that I understand what's going on.
  • Breq and Seivarden's discussion about ancillary sex is so very awkward. Also, I'm pretty sure this bit is saying that ships are aromantic asexuals, although the ancillaries make things more complicated. I still can't decide whether Breq doesn't notice that Seivarden is interested (although how could she not?), has noticed but doesn't care, or is deliberately pretending not to notice for some reason.