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.
This month I started project Attack on Backlog, which I’m hoping will see me get through all the light novels I’ve been stockpiling over the last few months. I only started this toward the end of the month so I don’t think we’ll see the benefits just yet.
Another month, another reading log~ This past month I decided to go all-in on binging How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord, so it’ll be interesting to see if that has affected the numbers drastically at all. Let’s find out!
It’s the first reading log of a new year, so now I need to desperately try to remember to type 2021 while I slowly crumble under the sheer amount of reading I got done in the last month. Time to take a look!
It’s almost Christmas! This hell of a year is finally winding down, hopefully leading to better things next time around. I don’t think I read quite as much in November as I did October, but time to find out for sure…
Only two months of the year left, boy that flew by. This month I feel like I accomplished a lot by finally getting through the rest of my Bakuman re-read! Here’s what else I’ve been reading this month:
Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped
I Want You No Matter What
Tsubasa volume 5
Star Crossed volume 3
Dear Sa-chan (Manga +)
Renchi na Himoto volume 1 (JP Read)
For the Next Act… volume 1
Tokyo Tararebe Girls Returns volume 1
An Archdemon’s Dilemme: How to Love Your Elf Bride volume 4
I’ll Teach You Until You Cry
The Uninvited Cat and His Fickle Master volume 1
I Am Your Secret Letter
Bakuman volumes 10-20
Is It Okay to Rub You?
Mythical Beast Investigator volume 1
Witch Craft Works volumes 5-6
Yozakura Quartet volume 6
Mythical Beast Investigator volume 2
Yozakura Quartet volumes 7-10
A Side Character’s Love Story volume 6
The Delinquent Housewife! volume 1
The Master of Ragnarok volume 5
The Faraway Paladin volume 4
Bird and Horse
Ao Haru Ride volume 13
The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest volume 2 – review
How To Make a Cutie Like You Honest
An Unmapped Country Somewhere in this World volume 1
Konosuba: An Explosion on This Wonderful World! Bonus Story volume 1
Torture Princess volume 5
The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan volume 7
Kokoro Connect volume 11
The Combat Baker and the Automation Waitress volume 9
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong As I Expected volume 2
Cooking with Wild Game volume 10
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom volume 8
By the Grace of the Gods volume 5
Sarazanmai volume 1
So somehow I read 65 manga and 25 light novels compared to 38/18 last month, but I guess reading so much Bakuman will do that to a person! Meanwhile the pile of shame continues to look particularly unhealthy as I add to it faster than I read anything out of it (you’d think writing these posts every month would actually do something for me eventually)…
Now we’re headed into October the weather is starting to be colder, which is the perfect time to sit around and binge books! The amount of books in my pile of shame is steadily growing, but I’m hoping I’ve made some progress in keeping them under control.
Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped
Black Summoner volume 1
I Shall Survive Using Potions volume 4
Record of Wortenia War volume 1
I Don’t Know How to Give Birth! volume 1
Shortcake cake volume 9
Ao Haru Ride volume 12
Toilet Bound Hanako-kun volume 4
The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess volume 7
Given volume 3
Toritan: Birds of a Feather volume 1
Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen Nitsuki, Ichimanen de. volume 1 (JP read)
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town volume 2 – review
Campfire Cooking in Another World With My Absurd Skill volume 2
So quite a few completed series this month (which is especially nice when it comes to LNs since it feels like so many simply never end). Numbers are down a bit from August being 38 and 18 vs 59/20, but I am pleased I didn’t fall too far behind in my LN reading. Heck if you count Katanagatari as 3 books I actually accomplished more than usual. ^^;
Here’s the backlog atm, looking pretty busy since I bought a number of books off a friend of mine. Hahaha…ha.
Currently reading: Combatants Will Be Dispatched! volume 4 (LN)