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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 290/722 minutes
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

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.