torachan: karkat from homestuck headdesking (karkat headdesk)
What are you currently reading?
I'm still reading Console Wars and have in fact only gotten a couple more chapters more read than I had last week. Still trying to decide if this book is for me.

I also got a book off BookMooch yesterday and started reading it today. I don't send out anything on BookMooch anymore, but my old wishlist is still up and when I was using it, I always sent out more than I got, so I have a bunch of points left still, so I occasionally get emails saying such and such book on my wishlist is available.

In this case it was Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg. I just read the intro so far (though it was the length of a full chapter), but it was pretty good! More interesting than Console Wars, actually; the problem here is just that it's a physical book, not an ebook, so I might end up letting it sit for ages because of that.

Manga-wise, I just started a series called Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi, a horror manga about a boy who is haunted by the ghost of his murdered classmate. (That's not the horror. The horror is the situations he finds himself in each chapter. Like the haunted ferris wheel at an abandoned amusement park that murders his cousin. Or when he and some school friends visit a tourist attraction only to end up bait for some murderous monsters. It's very episodic, at least so far.) The art has a very old school feel (in a good way), even though it's a currently running series.

Anyway, I'm enjoying it a lot and had that "ooh, it's not being scanlated!" moment when I checked on Baka Updates, but I have thirteen things I'm working on right now, so I am NOT doing this at the moment. It is going in my "possible projects" folder, though, to be picked up in the future if no one else has snatched it up.

What did you recently finish reading?
7 Seeds vol. 30!! Aaaaaah, this series is so good and it's so close to the end, everything's all coming together. I think at this point everyone who is still alive is going to stay alive (except maybe Mozu), but it's still tense (especially considering how many have died along the way) and full of cliffhangers. (On the bright side, I waited so long to read this that the next volume is coming out in just a month or so!)

I also finished the HP fic I mentioned last week, The Strange Disappearance of Sally-Anne Perks, and enjoyed it a lot. I also poked through the author's other stories and read an interesting one about Tom Riddle, The Magic Thief.

Oh, and I also read an X-Men fic by [personal profile] helens78, The Barest Hint of A Thought (summary: "Something's been going on between Erik and Charles... something Erik doesn't know anything about. When the mask starts to slip, Erik has to figure out how to confront a telepath about the difference between truth and lies."), which was really interesting.

What do you think you'll read next?
I'll probably be reading all these for a while.
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Sometimes You Just Get Lucky by [ profile] helens78 and [ profile] telesilla 3/5
Sean Bean/Bill Fichtner. 9500 words. While traveling through the UK on his summer break from Harvard, Bill chooses to stop for a few days in Sheffield, where he meets Sean.
One of my favorite premises. )

A Series of Attempts by Matsumoto Jun to Paint His Fingernails by [ profile] cimorene111 3/5
Arashi. 6400 words. Jun just wants his nails painted, but he's having a terrible day. He enlists the other members of Arashi to assist him.
Japanese boyband slash! Liked it. )

Five Times Remus's Moustache Isn't Mentioned in Canon by [ profile] minnow_53 3/5
Harry Potter. 900 words. Five silly scenes about Remus's moustache, each of which starts with a line from canon.
Crackfic. Liked it. )

For the Kingdom of Heaven by [ profile] c_elisa 4/5 Recommended
X-Men. 7400 words. Dr. Hank McCoy observes the cure.
Loved it. )

Squandered My Resistance by [ profile] petronelle 2/5
Batman. 3000 words. Fighting crime in Gotham requires many ethical compromises.
Too confusing for me, but recommended for Batman fans. )

Of Recklessness and Water by [ profile] musesfool 3/5
Supernatural. 1200 words. As if there were ever a chance he wasn't going to follow Dean into the water, the way he's followed Dean nearly everywhere since he learned to crawl.
Liked it. )


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