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

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Authority: A Novel
Jeff VanderMeer
Progress: 231/340 pages
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 66/277 pages
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
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 186 out of 240 pages.

Dragondrums  - Anne McCaffrey

In some ways, this book is like going through the previous two books backwards, only with Piemur in the starring role rather than Menolly. It started at Harper Hall, with Piemur about to sing his part in a new song that was sure to get him praise and attention, except then it became obvious that his voice was changing. He was assigned a new role at the Hall, which was fine except for the bullies, who were much harsher with him than Menolly's  bullies ever were with her. Now, due to Piemur taking some enormous risks (out of greed? a moment of idiocy? not sure), this has turned into a sandy beach survival story, reminiscent of Dragonsong. If McCaffrey carried this all the way through, the book would end with Piemur getting kicked out of Harper Hall and sent back to his family, but I don't see that happening.