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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Fall Into Darkness
Christopher Pike
Progress: 25/211 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
Invader: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
Daniel Thomas May, Audible Studios, C.J. Cherryh
Progress: 774/997 minutes
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 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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Buddy Read: Page 30

Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

I didn't get as much read last night as I would have liked, and today is my post-vacation Monday (the news so far: moldy books, staff member illness, and we need to start going through student worker applications), so who knows how many pages I'll get through today.


This is the one book in the trilogy I've read/listened to the most. It helped pass the time while I was waiting for the last book. The beginning and end of Ancillary Sword are some of my favorite parts of the trilogy.


So far, we have the introduction of Kalr Five and Tisarwat. I love Kalr Five's love of dishes (she would be horrified by the mugs I use for my morning tea), and every mention of Tisarwat as a baby anything makes my chest ache. This time around, the stuff going on with Tisarwat seems obvious, but I remember being completely wrong when I guessed what was going on during my first reading.


Also, I thought I'd bring up Mercy of Kalr. One of the things I love about this trilogy is the variety of AI personalities. Book 1's Station was kind of snippy. Justice of Toren displayed affection or dislike in the tiniest little ways (adding tea, unasked, to a cup that was still nearly full, while ignoring for as long as possible someone else who had requested tea). I think of Mercy of Kalr as the "mom" AI of the books, bolstering her crew with helpful comments and encouragement here and there.