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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 63/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
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

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.