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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: 211/722 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 240 out of 240 pages.

Dragonsinger  - Anne McCaffrey

Yup, I'm finished already. I still prefer it to Dragonsong, although I noticed some of the more problematic elements this time around. I'll have to think about the bits with Camo. As far as Menolly goes, I wish she hadn't been the only girl in Harper Hall with musical talent. The other girls were awful, for the most part too concerned with boys, clothes, and rank to practice. If Robinton was such an open-minded Masterharper, you'd think he'd have found a few other girls besides Menolly who had a genuine love of music and a desire to learn more and improve.

 

I have enough nostalgic love for this book to still enjoy the ending, but I imagine that I'd be a bit less tolerant of it if this were my first reading. Menolly was

only at Harper Hall for a week before being promoted to journeyman. How was there not an outraged uproar among the other apprentices?

(show spoiler)