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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 104 out of 347 pages.

Akata Witch - Nnedi Okorafor

So far, this is interesting, although it's aimed at a younger audience than the stuff I normally read (the characters are 12-13 years old, so the intended audience is probably that age or slightly younger).

 

I do have one issue with the world-building, though. In the world of the Leopard People, education and learning are seen as the most important things. Learning is supposed to be the only way you can earn chittim, the money used by the Leopard People - this is explicitly said in the text. Except there are Leopard People businesses, where you pay for things like books, food, and more using chittim, so there are definitely folks among the Leopard People who do not earn all of their chittim by learning new things. So I'm a little confused. There is no indication that these people are looked down upon. I'm assuming they don't toss away the chittim they earn via their businesses, and chittim would (as far as I can tell) have no value if those businesses didn't exist.