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Why I Forever Search for the “Wow” Moments in Manga

Okay first off it has been forever since I’ve posted on Curiosities. All of my work goes on Anime UK News now, so I guess I lost the need to write posts here because anything relevant usually fits there. This time I have something a little bit more personal to write though and something I want the ability to look back on for myself.

Without realising it myself, I’ve always been a bookworm. I love games and anime a great deal, but if I step back and look at my hobbies it’s safe to say that the majority of my time is spent reading. I read a lot of on-going manga series, 102 at the current count, and I sometimes get into a rut and wonder to myself why I do this. Why I follow so many; what I’m looking for; what I’m searching for. The answer came to me today unexpectedly.

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Project Skip the Books

Finally, time for this blog to be used for something that isn’t just the monthly reading log! Last year I gave myself a new project because I realised I was spending a lot of money on manga and figured there had to be a more cost-effective way of reading as much as I do without breaking the bank. Particularly with English releases continuing to go up in price. So it occurred to me that I should just go straight to the source and cut out buying volumes (especially in English) and instead look at reading series during their magazine runs. This isn’t to stop me buying volumes full stop, but to prevent blind buys and assure I’m only purchasing series I really want to own.

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Reading Log: January 2023

The first log of the year! This year I’ve decided to change things up a bit and split all the one-shots I read into a separate count since I’ve been reading an increasing amount and I don’t think they should hold the same weight as reading a whole volume of manga. So what I will probably do is structure the lists as manga > one-shots > light novels. For the sake of my sanity, I’m keeping the end of serialisations in with manga volumes, since I usually have read at least 4~ chapters a month and I feel like that should hold the same weight as a whole volume overall and I don’t want to add another heading.  One-shots will all be JP unless otherwise stated and I won’t bother bolding them since, well, they’re done y’know.

With that said let’s get into my January log!

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Reading Log: August 2022

This month has continued to be busy at work, but despite that, some silly part of me agreed to a bet with a friend where I need to read 3 light novels from the backlog a month (not including my review materials) and somehow get my backlog overall down to 70. We’ll see where that stupid decision gets me! Let’s take a look at what I got read in August~

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