Reading Log: August 2023

August is that killer time of year where work is insane, it’s too hot to think and nothing gets done. Well, actually this year the weather has been pretty mild but work has still been crazy and very little has been getting done in my spare time. Still, let’s see what I have read!

Bold = completed series
Italic = dropped

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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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