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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

No Longer Human, Volume 2
Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya
Progress: 100/194 pages
The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 168/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 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 113 out of 295 pages.

Champion of the Rose - Andrea K. Höst

I've been alternating between this and Ancillary Sword (yes, I'm still rereading it - if I'm good, I'll finally write a review this weekend). Both books have characters who can see everything going on in their surroundings, no matter how private (Soren is far more upset about this than Breq). That's about all the two books have in common, however. The relationships in Champion of the Rose are all filled with either pain or potential danger. The relationships in Ancillary Justice have their problems, but generally give me warm fuzzies. I need those warm fuzzies when Champion of the Rose starts to wear on me too much.