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

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Space Battle Lunchtime Volume 1: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Natalie Reiss
Progress: 20/120 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Report on the Selected Problems of the Technical Departments of the University of Illinois Library
Raynard C. Swank
Progress: 20/42 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Buddy Read: Page 145

Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie

I'm morbidly curious about the Presger. Are they the only aliens that breed their own translators? And the way they collected the necessary information to do that... But then I don't imagine many humans would have been willing to travel into Presger territory and spend time getting to know them, what with the Presger history of taking humans apart for amusement.

 

I always thought Dlique was kind of disturbing, and that feeling increased after I finished reading the trilogy. But I also wonder if the Translators aren't in a precarious position as well. I mean, if the treaty with the humans were to ever be broken, would there be much need for the Translators anymore? Not that Dlique seems to have much of a grasp of what's required for her continued existence. For example:

 

"I'd much rather have stayed on my ship, but they said there was a hull breach and if I stayed I wouldn't be able to breathe. . . . Air! It's just stupid, really. I'd as soon do without, but they insisted." (144)