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text 2017-08-22 13:39
Reading progress update: I've read 116 out of 192 pages.
Land of the Lustrous 1 - Haruko Ichikawa Land of the Lustrous 1 - Haruko Ichikawa

I got this via ILL because of a review that described it as beautiful but confusing. Considering how simple the story is, it's taking an incredible amount of effort on my part to follow what's happening from one page to the next. Part of it is the slightly surreal art, part of it is the character designs, and part of it is the bizarre world-building. So far I'm enjoying it more than the reviewer did, though.

 

I'll have to see if I can post a few panels later. So weird and pretty.

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text 2017-08-21 13:02
Reading progress update: I've read 34 out of 210 pages.
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't - Robert I. Sutton

"People who persistently leave others feeling de-energized undermine their own performance by turning co-workers and bosses against them and stifling motivation throughout their social networks."

Hm. Yes.

 

So far, not much info that surprises me, and not much in the way of specifics for dealing with what the author calls "certified assholes."

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text 2017-08-20 23:03
Reading progress update: I've read 211 out of 211 pages.
Fall Into Darkness - Christopher Pike

Meh. There was banana pantsery. But not enough, and what there was of it was thrown out into the open too soon, leaving nothing but a boring "will she figure it out in time?" ending.

 

ETA: Whoa, there are actually 2 more pages - the book ends on page 213, but I didn't see those at first. The epilogue does absolutely nothing to improve the book, and might actually have made it worse.

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text 2017-08-20 21:34
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 211 pages.
Fall Into Darkness - Christopher Pike

Unexpected character appearance! Someone is an excellent liar.

 

This moment is why Teen Me devoured Christopher Pike's books like candy. 

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text 2017-08-20 20:47
Reading progress update: I've read 120 out of 211 pages.
Fall Into Darkness - Christopher Pike

This is speeding through the plot points I could predict much more quickly than I expected. I hope Pike has something really excellent up his sleeve. There have been no Ann's POV scenes since the accident/murder.

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