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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 28/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Buddy Read: Page 78

Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

I managed to get the break room to myself (a miracle!), so I was able to get some reading done. I ended on this note:


"'We probably won't hit Sword of Atagaris,' I added. 'Space is big. And this morning's cast was fortunate.'"

Which always makes me laugh a little.


So now I'm past Seivarden spending a lot of time thinking about sex, and I'm past the revelation about Tisarwat. It's interesting to note that Breq doesn't let Seivarden in on the stuff about Tisarwat - only Medic and Mercy of Kalr know. She seems comfortable with Seivarden, but maybe doesn't fully trust her still?


I got to thinking about Breq. I believe Breq's body is the one that was awakened and hooked up just before everything went wrong, the one that Awn comforted. Which means she wasn't hooked up long. Did she ever experience ghosts (like fragments of memories) of the person whose body that used to be? That would have made the post-Justice of Toren period so much worse.


Changing the subject: I'm enjoying the insights that Breq gets into the various members of her crew. Here are all these people who've learned to hide their emotions as much as possible, and Breq gets at least a partial picture of what's going on underneath that.