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0009269Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Jobs, Item Improvements/Decorationspublic2015-12-07 18:452015-12-08 06:58
0009269: Book being read prevents it from being used for jobs
A quire that is being read by a dwarf or a visitor cannot be bound. Possible quick-ish fix: prevent unbound quires from being read (possibly as a standing order)

Additionally, any book being read cannot be copied, so scribes will only copy a book if they are looking for a job during the brief moment when a book is put back on the bookcase.
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Issue History
2015-12-07 18:45BenLubarNew Issue
2015-12-07 18:45BenLubarIssue Monitored: BenLubar
2015-12-07 23:34HededeIssue Monitored: Hedede
2015-12-08 06:58TalvienoNote Added: 0033631

2015-12-08 06:58   
I understand the behavior, and I would say it's arguably not a bug - more a quirk of how things work together. On the other hand, it [is] annoying, as it makes it highly difficult to do anything with your books. Perhaps as a possible fix, visitors could be made to cancel reading if a citizen needs to do something with the book. But then, that would probably only introduce more bugs in the end.