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text 2018-04-18 19:15
Relistening: 4 hours and 20 minutes in
Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch,Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

I haven't been getting through this very quickly - I keep having to work on things that require too much of my attention for audiobook listening to be possible.

 

I've just gotten to the part where Peter has set up his nice new relaxation spot, complete with fabulous technology (ooh, a TV...with cable), only to have Nightingale stop by. Nearly everyone at Peter's little party works for Nightingale, and here's Nightingale casually trying to join in.

 

So. Awkward.

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text 2018-04-16 20:04
Relistening: 3 hours and 12 minutes in
Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch,Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Leslie asks Peter whether he should be telling her all this stuff about magic and magical beings and Peter says "I don't see why not. Nightingale's never told me not to."

 

Except here's the thing: I'm pretty sure it was part of Peter's oath before becoming Nightingale's apprentice that he wasn't supposed to tell anyone about this stuff. It was a little vague - I interpreted it as "don't tell anyone who isn't part of our secret magical club," although I suppose it could have been interpreted as "don't tell anyone who isn't also part of the police." Either way, I don't think Peter should have assumed that he was allowed to tell Leslie all of this.

 

It's a moot point, since Nightingale never gets upset with Peter about this, but it's a detail that bugs me.

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text 2018-04-15 15:53
Reading progress update: I've read 62 out of 273 pages.
Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay

I know Ms. Cole is aggravating, but I'm getting a little tired of the physical descriptions of her in this book. So far we have this:

 

"Instead of softening her mannish features, however, the pastel colors seemed to wash out the skin tone on her portly person, leaving her looking a bit jaundiced." (20-21)

 

and this:

 

"Today was a gray day for Ms. Cole. It was an unfortunate choice, given that her broad frame already lent her the appearance of a large land mammal - the gray just narrowed down the species." (62)

 

Ugh, please stop. Just stop.

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text 2018-04-14 19:35
Reading progress update: I've read 432 out of 432 pages.
I Am Here! Omnibus Vol. 02 - 遠山 えま,Ema Tōyama

Hm. Hikage technically chooses someone in the end, but I'm not sure the love triangle is quite resolved, just...softened?

 

The related extra story at the end was kind of cute and dealt with one of the series' unanswered questions.

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text 2018-04-14 17:53
Reading progress update: I've read 263 out of 432 pages.
I Am Here! Omnibus Vol. 02 - 遠山 えま,Ema Tōyama

Ooh, there's an actual page number!

 

The bully from the first omnibus volume is back and making lots of trouble. She's impersonating several of the people in this love triangle in an effort to, I guess, maneuver Hinata into being hers. Never mind that he still has free will and feelings of his own and he's made it clear he isn't interested. Never mind that the impersonation is provable and will almost certainly come back to bite her in the butt, the same way the bullying earlier in the series did.

 

I just got to this bit - Hikage trying to decide between Teru and Hinata:

 

"Liking someone romantically is different from just caring about them."

 

So...is this leading up to "it's okay to hurt and ditch the person you 'just' care about"? Again, this love triangle pisses me off.

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