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The Invisible Orientation by Julie Sondra Decker
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2018-books

So, long story short, I've wanted to read this book for awhile because like the majority of the world, I didn't really know anything about asexuality. For more personal reasons, I had a hefty suspicion that I probably slotted in somewhere on the asexual spectrum. And for more immediate reasons, I have a character I'll be writing soon who is asexual, so I figured I ought to read this introductory text before I developed her character further.

On all three of the above points, this book helped, resonated, and clarified, which is what the book is supposed to do, so that was good. I learned a lot in The Invisible Orientation. I found the resources and further suggestions for connections and reading to be a great touch and I liked the different angles Decker covers--there were chapters in there for partners of asexuals or for people who might be reading because someone they're close to might be asexual. The writing itself did get repetitive but that's to be expected when covering a broad topic in a reasonable amount of space from so many perspectives and angles.
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Reading Progress

January 5, 2015 – Shelved
January 5, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 18, 2018 – Started Reading
May 24, 2018 –
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May 25, 2018 –
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May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-books
May 27, 2018 – Finished Reading

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