I am reading several things! Like, actively!
It took me a while to get into a book after finishing Cuckoo Song because I had been so into that that it was hard to start something new and nothing really called out to me. But I just picked a book on my iphone at random the other day and that was Hiromi Goto's Half World. I remember seeing a lot of recs for it years ago, but I didn't remember anything about it at all. I read the prologue and then a few day passed and I didn't do any reading, but then last night at the hospital I had nothing to do but read, so I ended up reading almost half of it! I'm enjoying it a lot and will definitely be checking out other books by the author. (I think I have one on my iphone already.)
I also just started reading one of my library books today, Christopher Emdin's For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood. I had seen this somewhere online just a few days ago and then when we were at the library there it was on the new non-fiction shelf, so I picked it up. I just read the intro so far, but it seems interesting. Although I'm usually slower with physical books than ebooks, I really want to read this before I have to return it in two weeks, so I'm going to try and read every day.
Mangawise, I'm not reading anything right now, but I am reading my backlog of Bob's Burgers issues. I do enjoy these comics, though I don't think they're quite as good as the show (for one thing, they focus only on the kids and while the kids are my favorite characters, I like Bob and Linda and other adult characters as well and like the more integrated stories of the show).
What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Ore Monogatari!! vol. 11, Koi-iji vol. 3, and Musume no Iede vol. 4, all of which were awesome. It was nice to have Musume no Iede to go into after Koi-iji, when I was feeling like I needed more Shimura Takako. Oh, also a single-volume manga called Cake wo Kai ni by Kawauchi Haruka. No idea where I picked this up, but it was cute. A bunch of one-shots linked by a local bakery.
I also read two Homestuck fics, In Which Dirk Strider Tries And Mostly Fails To Contain His Internal Dialogue, As Usual by LandOfMistAndSecrets and coming out of the closet and i've been doing just paradoxmachine, Dirk-centric and Dave-centric, respectively, both written and set after the end of the series. I especially enjoyed the former, though the second one was good, too, if a little more in need of editing (either the author originally wrote it in second person and changed it or is used to writing in second person and kept slipping, because there are a lot of places where it randomly changes from third person to second).
What do you think you'll read next?
I don't knooooow. Bookwise, I probably won't finish what I'm on before the next post, and mangawise, I am feeling a bit adrift right now. I might focus on going through my comic backlog some more after Bob's Burgers.