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text 2017-08-23 17:05
Reading progress update: I've listened 70 out of 438 minutes.
Fuzzy Nation - Wil Wheaton,John Scalzi

I'm guessing on the number of minutes, since I now have to listen via the app on my phone and it isn't as good about telling me how far I am into the book as a whole.

 

All these details about ZaraCorp, basically a strip mining company, are depressing.

 

Also, dang: literally anyone could have told the main character that naming a hill after his girlfriend and then sitting back (and maybe participating?) as that hill was strip mined into rubble would probably sour his relationship with his girlfriend.

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text 2017-08-22 18:42
Reading progress update: I've read 192 out of 192 pages.
Land of the Lustrous 1 - Haruko Ichikawa

I'm going to have to think about this. That last chapter was ridiculous, and the whole volume was way harder to follow than it should have been.

 

I'll probably continue on with this series. It's oddly fascinating.

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text 2017-08-22 18:27
Reading progress update: I've read 152 out of 192 pages.
Land of the Lustrous 1 - Haruko Ichikawa

The various gem beings are discussing how animals work, because they've never met one before and are concerned about what would happen if one of the gem beings took the one they just discovered apart. I'm vaguely reminded of Ann Leckie's Translators.

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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

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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