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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

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.