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Currently reading

Artemis: A Novel
Andy Weir
Three Parts Dead
Max Gladstone
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Reading progress update: I've read 12%.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers

It was doing well albeit with some chunks of exposition, but then there was this family-style dinner scene that made me want to gag.  I'm not emotionally invested enough in these characters to put up with their cute banter.  That probably makes me a terrible person, but I think I just need a break.  What's a good antidote to chummy dinner scenes?