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.
Last month I started project Attack on Backlog, but between spending a weekend reorganising my books and a delivery of new stuff to cover for AUKN, my efforts have somewhat fizzled out… Either way, let’s see what I read this month!
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)…