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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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

Reading progress update: I've read 278 out of 391 pages.

The Player of Games  - Iain M. Banks

Gurgeh has been invited to someone's estate (in an Empire outside the Culture). He has just been told that one of the ladies is interested in him and that it's totally cool if he has sex with her:

"I'm most grateful. I shall certainly try to relax; but I was told before I came here that I would be found ugly, even disfigured, by your people. Your kindness overwhelms me, but I would prefer not to inflict myself on somebody who might not be available through choice alone."

Either he's being cautious and pretending to be polite and humble, or he has completely forgotten the prostitutes he almost had sex with earlier in the book.

 

He has also taken to watching torture porn. Flere-Imsaho assured readers that he doesn't get any sexual pleasure out of it, so I'm guessing he watches it to stay angry and thereby better his game. Or something? Either way, it's time for a fluffy manga break.