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What are you currently reading?
I'm about halfway through Return from Witch Mountain and it's definitely improved from the disappointing impression I had based on the first chapter. The author does make an attempt to explain away the differences from the first book, and while I still find all the scientific terms for their powers and overuse of words like "energizing" to be annoying, I am enjoying the plot.

I've also been reading at least a little bit of Modern Romance every day and am a third of the way through. I like it a lot.

No progress on Mayor of Castro Street this week, though.

What did you recently finish reading?
Nothing... :( I've been busy with work, busy translating, and busy playing Zelda, so that doesn't leave much time for reading.

What do you think you'll read next?
I would definitely like to have finished another book by this time next week, so I'm going to concentrate on these three! Considering how short Witch Mountain is and what a fast read Modern Romance is, if I actually make time to read every day, I could finish both of them!
torachan: tavros from homestuck dressed as pupa pan (pupa pan)
What are you currently reading?
Mayor of Castro Street is still in progress and I'm not sure I actually picked it up at all this week.

However, I did start two new books! I received the sequel to Escape from Witch Mountain in the mail the other day, Return from Witch Mountain, and read the first chapter. Honestly, it's a bit of a disappointment. I didn't realise this when I mooched the book, but apparently it is just a novelisation of the film, and thus follows the story of the first movie, rather than the book. I had assumed that Key wrote two books and both were adapted, but that's not the case. It's only like 150 pages, so I'll read the whole thing, but even just from the first chapter it has a totally different feel. (I am not sure I ever watched the sequel growing up, as it wasn't on heavy rotation on TV the way the original was, so the story itself doesn't hold the same nostalgia.)

The other book is Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, which I checked out because someone (can't remember who) on my flist recced it. I loved Aziz Ansari on Parks and Rec and loved his show Master of None, and while I haven't watched a lot of his stand-up because I don't really watch stand-up, I've liked what I've seen. So I was expecting to like this, and while I've only read the intro so far, I think I will.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Mistletoe and Murder last night (stayed up until 4:30am this morning reading it, to be precise).

I am loving these books so much! The killers are never obvious but always make sense (I usually manage to guess before the girls do, but not way early in the book). I was not thrilled with the setting at first, what with them not being able to move freely about the college, and was worried they would have to rely on help from George and Alexander more than they did, but I should have known that Daisy and Hazel would find ways to keep getting back there. And I do like them working with the boys, though I hope it won't be something that appears in every book now. I'm ready for more of just Daisy and Hazel.

I really liked the addition of more characters of color, and I really like George as a character as well (more so than Alexander, though I like him, too). Also more queer characters! Though while I appreciate queer people showing up even as minor characters, I had really hoped when I picked up the series that Daisy and Hazel would eventually become a couple and that seems less and less likely as the series goes on. Slight spoilers not relating to the mystery )

What do you think you'll read next?
I read no manga this week, which I would like to change!
torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
What are you currently reading?
Still reading The Mayor of Castro Street and Mistletoe and Murder, which are about a third and half of the way done, respectively. I've definitely been making progress, but it's slow, and I haven't always kept to my goal of reading at least a little bit every day. (Work days are the problem, as there's no time to read before work, or at work, and if I don't do it early in the evening after work, I run the risk of being too tired to read at all and just going straight to bed.)

What did you recently finish reading?
I did finish a book this week, though: Escape to Witch Mountain! If you liked the movie as a kid, I would definitely give it a read if you haven't already. It was a lot of fun and really my only complaint is that the ending is really abrupt. Even if you didn't grow up with the movie, if you have any interest in kids books and like stuff about orphans and psychic powers and us-against-the-world kind of situations, I would recommend it.

I also read volume 10 of Saint Oniisan, which is a series I apparently haven't read since 2014, according to LibraryThing. I kind of lost interest in it after a while, as I feel the joke has gotten a bit stale, but at the same time, I don't just want to drop it completely... This had some funny moments, though, and I've got three more volumes queued up on my ipad, so that will get me up to speed.

What do you think you'll read next?
More Saint Oniisan, for sure.
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What are you currently reading?
I've currently got three books in progrees, The Mayor of Castro Street, which I've once again only read a couple chapters of, Mistletoe and Murder, which is about a third of the way done, and a new one, Escape to Witch Mountain.

As a kid, Escape to Witch Mountain was one of my favorite movies, but I never knew it was based on a book until I was an adult, and at some point I added it to my BookMooch wishlist back when I was active on the site, and no one had a copy so I just forgot about it. Recently I got back on there because my mom was looking for some books, and I decided to take a look at my old wishlist, which had like 500 books on it, a lot of which I was no longer interested in, or had already read. I went through and mooched a few books I was still interested in that had available copies, and then deleted the whole list. Anyway, this was one of the books! And as soon as it arrived the other day, I started reading it, even though I've already got two other books in progress. But it's a quick read and I'm already over halfway done with it.

Anyway, as many times as I saw the movie as a kid, it's probably been like thirty years, so I don't remember much except the basics. Some stuff in the book seems familiar and some stuff seems different, and there's some stuff that must have been original to the movie because the point where it would have happened is past and it didn't happen (I think in the movie they actually went to the house of the guy who's trying to kidnap them). Regardless, I'm enjoying it a lot so far.

What did you recently finish reading?
Only one thing, a single-volume manga by Kawahara Kazune and Yamakawa Aiji called Tomodachi no Hanashi. I wasn't that into it at first, which surprised me because I usually love everything by Kawahara Kazune, but I ended up liking it as it went on. Though I really wished it had ended up with the two girls getting together, because they kept declaring their love for each other, and saying how their friendship was more important than any boys, and how if one of them were a boy they would totally be a couple, but of course it was het. :p

What do you think you'll read next?
Right now I'm just going to concentrate on the stuff I have in progress. Although I don't have as much time to read now that I've gone back to work, I have been managing to make some time to read every day, so I'm happy about that.
torachan: ewan mcgregor pulling his glasses down to look over the top (ewan glasses)
What are you currently reading?
Still making very slow progress on The Mayor of Castro Street. I think I read one chapter since last week, lol. ^_^;;

I also have technically started, in that I opened the book, but have not read a single word yet, the most recent Wells & Wong mystery, Mistletoe and Murder. Now that I've caught up, I'll be super sad not to have any more of this series to read! D:

What did you recently finish reading?
A lot. O_O This whole being home from work thing has really done wonders for getting through my to-read pile!

Bookwise, I finished reading First Class Murder and the next book in the series, Jolly Foul Play. I like these books so much!

Comicswise, I finished all the Rick and Morty comics (including the one that came out this week), also also the Lil' Poopy Superstar miniseries. Definitely some fun story arcs in there (I really liked the one that just ended with Jerry from the doofus universe taking over the galaxy).

I also finally read the Star Wars Force Awakens tie-in comic, Shattered Empire, about Poe's mom. That's been on my ipad for a while! It was okay. Really nice art, but the story was just sort of meh.

Another one that's been on my ipad for a while is Lost at Sea, a graphic novel by Bryan Lee O'Malley, author of Scott Pilgrim. I love Scott Pilgrim, yet somehow never got around to reading any of his other stuff. I think this may be his first graphic novel; it definitely feels a lot more amateurish than Scott Pilgrim, but I enjoyed it.

I've read a lot of manga, too! I read volumes 2 and 3 of Otouto no Otto, which continues to be awesome. That's all there is so far, and it looks like the next volume might wrap it up, which makes me sad, but I'm glad to have found it.

I also read volume 13 of Silver Spoon and volume 13 of Yotsuba&, both of which have sadly become the sort of series that is on hiatus more than it's actually published, which is sad, because I like them both a lot.

Then I read volume 13 (a lot of 13s here for some reason) of Ore Monogatari!!, which turned out to be the final volume. I'd had no idea it ended! I'm so bad at keeping on top of the series I'm following. ^_^;; Overall I was happy with the ending and I think it ended at a good place. Slight spoiler )

And finally, I finished up Aozora Yell. The last volume of this I'd read was volume 12, and then even though I had the next couple volumes on my ipad for ages, I just never read them. So since I was clearing stuff off my ipad, I thought I'd see how many volumes I was behind, only to find that it had ended at volume 19, so now seemed a perfect time to finish it up. I liked the ending a lot!

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, today is my last day of vacation, so I probably won't be getting as much read as I have been (no probably about it, really), but in addition to finishing the books I'm currently reading, I want to continue getting through the manga and comic backlog on my ipad. But I don't know what I'm going to choose next!
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What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Mayor of Castro Street, though aside from one chapter early this week, no progress has been made. A lot of my reading this week has been on the couch after turning off the lights, so physical books just aren't gonna cut it.

Also reading First Class Murder, the third Wells & Wong mystery, which takes place on the Orient Express (something which is much commented upon, since Agatha Christie does exist in this universe). I'm exactly a quarter of the way through and enjoying it greatly. I would probably be finished by now if I had not been reading manga and comics as well, but I have been.

Lastly, I am on issue 16 of the Rick and Morty comics. They are okay, definitely better than any other cartoon tie-in comics I have tried to read, and for the most part feel like they could be actual episode plots (though if they were, they'd definitely be among the worst episodes). I think for now I'll continue with them, but we'll see.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Arsenic for Tea, which puts me at four books read this year. My goal is twenty, so I'm doing great!

I also read the first fifteen issues of Rick and Morty, which I think would put me at the first three graphic novels based on the number of pages per. (I do like to add the graphic novels to LibraryThing when I think of it, just to keep track.)

Before that, I read a few issues of Invader Zim that I still had on my ipad as I hadn't yet made up my mind on whether to keep up with it or not. However, after reading them, the decision was definitely "not". In twelve issues, exactly one story was really funny, and the rest were just meh. (Now that one story had me laughing so hard I was in tears, so it was a really great story, but still, that's just not a good ratio.)

I also read quite a few volumes of manga: 7 Seeds 32 and 33, Kinou Nani Tabeta? 11 and 12, and one that was new to me, Otouto no Otto (just the first volume so far).

I highly recommend Otouto no Otto to anyone who is interested in manga focused on gay characters that is not BL or yuri. Like Kinou Nani Tabeta? it runs in a regular seinen magazine, however, the author is Tagame Gengoro, a very famous gay author, mainly known for his pornier works. Otouto no Otto is the story of Yaichi, a single father who one day opens the door to discover a strange Canadian man on his doorstep. That man, Mike, is Yaichi's estranged twin brother Ryoji's husband. Ryoji has recently passed away and Mike has come to Japan to mourn and to visit the places they never got to visit together. The story is told through Yaichi's POV and over the course of the story he gradually becomes more comfortable with the idea of his brother being gay and with gay people in general. It's clearly written for a straight audience, but I really like it.

What do you think you'll read next?
I think I'll finish up what there is of Rick and Morty, then read the next two volumes of Otouto no Otto. Not sure after that, but I'm excited about clearing some stuff off my ipad! :D
torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
It's so much easier to do these posts on a regular basis when I've actually been doing some reading! XD

What are you currently reading?
Currently reading Arsenic for Tea, the second of the Wells & Wong Mysteries. I'm about halfway through with it and enjoying it just as much as the first one.

I'm also reading (though only just started) The Mayor of Castro Street, a biography of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts. This is one I've had on my shelf for aaaaaages, so it will be good to finally get it read!

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Their Eyes Were Watching God earlier this week. I didn't love it, but that's really no fault of the book itself; the basic story (woman finds herself and true love after two failed marriages) is just not one that really grabs me. What made it interesting was the setting. Anyway, it's definitely a classic for a reason and I'm glad I read it.

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, I'll probably finish Arsenic for Tea tomorrow or Saturday and I guess I'll probably read the third book next.
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What are you currently reading?
Currently still reading Their Eyes Were Watching God, which I hadn't picked up in a while but did read several chapters of it last night. I'm just about halfway through now.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished Raising Steam! Finally! Wow, what a slog. Considering it has my favorite character (Moist) and is my favorite type of Discworld story (new technology), it's sad to say this is probably my least favorite Discworld novel and I would only recommend reading it for completeness' sake. I have heard that the final Tiffany Aching book was better edited, so I do think I'll give that a go at some point, but reading this just made me sad for Pratchett and sad for Discworld that this was the last book in such a great series. Even setting aside the fact that his illness was almost certainly affecting his writing skills, it just feels so much like an early draft.

Once I no longer had that hanging over my head, I dove right into a new book and ended up finishing it up in just four days! That book was Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. It's the first book in a murder mystery series set in a 1930s English boarding school. The narrator, Hazel Wong, is from Hong Kong and has been sent to boarding school in England. She and her best friend Daisy Wells have formed their own detective society, but until the mysterious death of one of their teachers, they've never had a real mystery to solve. I really enjoyed this a lot and have already loaded up the next book on my phone.

What do you think you'll read next?
Finish up Their Eyes Were Watching God (I'm going to try and read a bit each day; as it's a physical book rather than ebook, it's easier to neglect it) and read Arsenic for Tea, the next Wells & Wong mystery.
torachan: a cartoon bear eating a large sausage (magical talking bear prostitute)
What are you currently reading?
I'm still reading the same books as last time, Raising Steam and Their Eyes Were Watching God, though I did make some progress! I had a doctor's appointment last week and the doctor was running really late and I never get any signal in the hospital, so I just read Raising Steam a lot. I'm about 40% through with it now, and though it's definitely improved since the beginning, it is still kind of a slog. Reading it makes me really wonder if I should even bother reading the final Tiffany Aching book or not. :-/

I am also reading a new manga? manhwa? called Killing Stalking. (It's available in English, Japanese, and Korean, and it's set in Korea so I assume Korean is the original, but the site it's on is that of a Japanese publisher, so I'm not quite sure what to call it. Comic, I guess!) It's a BL series about a guy who's pretty messed up and is stalking the guy he's obsessed with, only to find out that guy is a serial killer. There are thirteen chapters so far and I'm on chapter eight. It's pretty good!

What did you recently finish reading?
Not much, but I did read one volume of a manga I'd had on my ipad for ages. I was clearing stuff off because there is no space on there, and I was going through a handful of series trying to decide if I even wanted to read them anymore, and so I just meant to read a few pages to make a decision, but ended up reading all of volume one, so I guess I will keep reading!

It's called Futsutsuka na Oyako dewa Arimasu ga and is a pretty cheesy tale of a girl who has a hard life and is rescued by a rich old man who decides to adopt her as his grandson's daughter, and is very clearly eventually going to lead to a romance between her and her adoptive father.

What do you think you'll read next?
Really just want to finish Raising Steam! D: I love Discworld and the other Moist books are my top favorites of all of them, so it's really a bummer that this one suffered so much qualitywise.
torachan: anime-style me ver. 2.0 (anime me)
What are you currently reading?
I have not done hardly any reading since whenever I last posted about it, as early December was pretty much consumed with "scanlate all the things!" and the last week of December was work + exhaustion + Professor Layton, so I'm still in the middle of Raising Steam and Their Eyes Were Watching God. I don't think I've touched the latter at all, and maybe read a bit of the former.

What did you recently finish reading?
I have not finished anything!

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, I just saw mention of a children's mystery series called Murder Most Unladylike and it sounds really good and I've aquired the first four books in the series and am eager to get started, so that is incentive to finish up the two books I have in progress!


2016 Reading Round-up

Having met my goal of 15 books early, I had really hoped to get another book or two read before the end of the year, but that just didn't happen. Still, I'm pleased with having read 15 books, as it's more than I've read in the past few years, and I've set my 2017 goal for 20. It's a bit of a stretch, but I think it's doable.

You can see all 15 books here on Goodreads. It came out almost evenly half non-fiction and half fiction (fiction won by one book), though my favorites this year were definitely fiction: Cuckoo Song and The Girl with All the Gifts.

Mangawise, I read 73 volumes, which can be seen on LibraryThing (it only shows 71 because it won't currently let me edit anything and the two last ones are rereads so I just need to add the 2016 tag to them). That's over 20 volumes more than 2015 (and the same amount as 2014), so even though I feel like I hardly read much anymore, I actually did read more this year than last year. I just really need to be better about setting aside time to read. I'd like to read 100 volumes of manga in 2017, so we'll see how that goes!

Favorite manga of the year was definitely Monster. And I heard that BillyBat just wrapped up recently, so maybe I'll read that this year. I had been holding off until it was done because I don't want to get sucked in and then have to wait for updates. D:
torachan: a cartoon kitten with a surprised/happy expression (chii)
What are you currently reading?
Well, I am still reading Raising Steam, but I have made progress! And as I'd hoped, now that I've gotten a little further into it, I am starting to enjoy it more.

I also started reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. This is a classic, but I've never read it. I happened to see it one day sometime earlier this year at one of the Little Libraries in the neighborhood and thought I'd give it a try, but (as with most books) it's just been sitting on my shelf since then. I was looking at my shelf for something short-ish to read alongside Raising Steam and that seemed like a good choice. I'm about halfway through it so far and enjoying it.

What did you recently finish reading?
No books, but I did finally finish vol. 16 of Kurage Hime, and also a stand-alone manga called Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuzoku ni Ikimashita Report (The Private Report on My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness) by Nagata Kabi. It's an auto-biographical manga about, well, what the title says. The author was 28 and had been dealing with depression, self-harm, and eating disorders since high school, and out of desperation she decides to hire a prostitute. It's really good!

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully I will finish these books I'm reading! On the manga front, no idea. Too many things I want to read that I can't choose, and I've been trying to make myself concentrate on books anyway.
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
What are you currently reading?
Currently "reading" Raising Steam and Kurage Hime vol. 16, both of which I haven't really made much progress on because I haven't been setting aside time to read and when I try to read after getting in bed, I'm so sleepy I get like a page read and that's it. :p

Also to be honest so far Raising Steam is really disappointing. I don't know if I'm letting myself be influenced by the knowledge of Pratchett's condition and other people's reviews or if it just really is that bad, but man. I hope it picks up a little at least when all the opening exposition is done, but it's just really not great now and that's making me drag my feet even more.

Oh, one other thing I've been reading is an HP fic called The Daring Win. It's a WiP, but updated fairly regularly, and while I'm not totally sold on it, it's interesting enough that I haven't dumped it yet. :p The premise is that Dolores Umbridge happens across Harry one day while he's out with Petunia, and recognizes him and "rescues" him from the Dursleys in order to further her own ambitions. Umbridge herself seems pretty IC, but everyone else is pretty meh. Still, I'm curious to see where it goes. It's about halfway through so far.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished a book! Which makes fifteen books for this year, which was my goal! I'm pretty excited about that because last year I only read ten, and the two years before that it was like two or three each. D: And I still have over a month left, so I'm hoping to get in another book or two before the year is up.

Anyway, the book I read was The Enlightened Cyclist by Bike Snob NYC, which is a humorous book about cycling and cyclists. It was okay, but I don't know that I liked it so much that I would seek out his other book(s).

What do you think you'll read next?
No idea. I feel like I need to either really force myself to spend more time on Raising Steam or to set it aside and read something else, but I'm not sure what that something else might be. Mangawise, as soon as I finish Kurage Hime, I'm probably going to read the most recent 7 Seeds, which is actually from August, but I only just remembered to check Amazon Japan for recent releases a week or so ago.
torachan: devil boy from sinfest with his arms thrust up victoriously (yatta)
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading The Enlightened Cyclist by Bike Snob NYC (Eben Weiss), which Carla picked up at Book Off. I wasn't sure what to think of it by the title, but it's definitely tongue in cheek, and I'm enjoying it so far.

Mangawise, I'm reading vol. 16 of Kurage Hime, which wraps up the Singapore arc. Apparently it's no longer being published on a regular schedule, so who knows when vol. 17 will be out (there was a year+ gap between 15 and 16).

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished All I Asking for Is My Body. It was pretty good, but I never really got that into it.

I also finished Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi vol. 8, which I did enjoy a lot.

What do you think you'll read next?
Well, Raising Steam is still next up on my phone, but I haven't actually started reading it yet. ^_^;;
torachan: arale from dr slump with a huge grin on her face (arale)
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading All I Asking for Is My Body by Milton Murayama. I actually started this several years ago and then despite the fact that it's only like 100 pages total, I stalled out around page 30 and forgot about it. Then the other day when I was looking on my shelf to pick out a physical book to read, I saw it there and remembered I was already partially through, so I decided to finish it up. I've read another 30 pages or so and will probably finish it today or tomorrow actually. It's about a Japanese family living on a sugar plantation in Hawaii pre-WWII, which is a subject I know absolutely nothing about, so it's interesting reading.

What did you recently finish reading?
The Girl with All the Gifts by MR Carey. Someone on my flist read and reviewed this within the last couple years, which is how I heard about it, but I can't for the life of me remember who. (My first guess was [personal profile] rachelmanija but I checked her tags and didn't see one for this author.) I had thought after reading the review that I was spoiled for the major reveal of the book, but it turned out that was something that was clear from the beginning and not a big spoiler at all.

This book combines so many things I love. Post-apocalyptic setting, the cross-country trek, sciency explanations for classic horror tropes. And Melanie is the best. Just hands-down the best. I also found the ending very satisfying. I had wondered how it was going to work out, because it really didn't seem like there could be a happy ending for Melanie, even if she didn't get dissected by Dr. Caldwell (which I was pretty sure wasn't going to happen), but what happened was just perfect.

What do you think you'll read next?
I think I'm finally going to read Raising Steam! Even though Moist is my favorite Discworld character, I have been dragging my feet on this and the final Tiffany Aching book, for I guess pretty obvious reasons. But I'm going to do it!
torachan: a drawing of harry potter looking sad (emo harry)
What are you currently reading?
Right now, nothing. I don't think I have either a book or a manga open.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finally finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Storywise, I enjoyed this a lot. I just really wish it had been a novel rather than a script.

Spoilers )

I'd love to see the play if they ever make a DVD release of it.

What do you think you'll read next?
No idea. I need to choose something. And like, actually set some time aside for reading. I haven't even been reading before bed lately.
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
What are you currently reading?
Just the Cursed Child, I think. I haven't started any other new books or manga. I read another chapter or two this past week, but now that I finished the other book I was reading, I'm really going to concentrate on this one. (I like it, but the script format is just not helping me get into it.)

What did you recently finish reading?
Finally finished The Sweeter the Juice! I usually prefer memoirs only if they're humorous, but the family history angle of this one was a good hook for me. I think the main thing that kept me from giving it five stars is that she didn't concentrate as much on family history as I would like and I found the personal biography part less interesting (it's a lot of "I was rich and doing rich people things" with unexamined classism). But overall definitely an interesting read.

I also finished the three-volume vintage shoujo series Akane Gumo that I mentioned last time. It's really cute and is definitely going on my list of possible future projects.

What do you think you'll read next?
I am not sure at all! Mangawise, definitely something already on my ipad because I am really trying not to add new stuff.
torachan: a cartoon kitten with a surprised/happy expression (chii)
What are you currently reading?
Well, I'm still reading both The Sweeter the Juice (about halfway through) and The Cursed Child (no progress). Mainly I haven't been reading books at all since whenever I last did one of these "weekly" reading posts. ;_; I think the "take a break from computer stuff to do something else" time has been mostly taken up with playing Luigi's Mansion instead...

Manga-wise, I'm reading volume one of a three-volume series called Akane Gumo by Satonaka Machiko, about a girl from a small island in Okinawa who moves to Tokyo to be reunited with her mother only to find her mother has a new family. It's from the late '70s and I just happened to discover it one day when browsing a manga download site. So far I'm enjoying it a lot.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished up vol. 5 of Amaama to Inazuma and also read vol. 12 of Ore Monogatari!!, which continues to delight.

What do you think you'll read next?
Hopefully the books I've got in progress... -_-
torachan: tavros from homestuck dressed as pupa pan (pupa pan)
What are you currently reading?
Currently reading Amaama to Inazuma vol. 5 and still enjoying it. Carla wants to try out the anime, so I'll probably be watching that soon as well, though we haven't started yet.

Bookwise, I'm reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, though that's more a "started but then got distracted" sort of thing than actively reading. I had just started another book when this came out, so although I read the first chapter or so, I set it aside to finish my other book. Now that I've finished the book I was reading, I'll probably get back into this again. All the spoilers I heard about it sound awesome, so I've been looking forward to it.

I'm also reading The Sweeter the Juice by Shirlee Haizlip, a memoir of a black woman whose mother's side of the family began passing for white and cut them off. I started this months and months ago, but since it's a physical book rather than ebook, it kind of got lost in the shuffle. I started it up again yesterday and am enjoying it a lot.

What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished a reread of The Westing Game. I loved this book as a kid and read it several times, but unfortunately it just does not live up to my memory. It was okay, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

I also read vol. 4 of Amaama to Inazuma.

What do you think you'll read next?
Mangawise, I just got the new volume of Koiiji the other day, so as soon as I finish Amaama to Inazuma 5, I'll probably read that. Vol. 5 is the last of Amaama to Inazuma that I have on my ipad, so I'll be taking a break from that for a while anyway as I'm really trying to clear stuff off instead of just adding more new stuff.
torachan: my glitch character (glitch)
What are you currently reading?
I have not made any further progress on the two non-fiction books I was reading, but I did start reading a new novel, a YA Lois Lane book called Fallout. So far I'm enjoying it a lot.

I'm also still reading Tetsugaku Letra and am on volume 4 of 6. It's pretty cute.

What did you recently finish reading?
Nothing, other than the second and third volumes of Tetsugaku Letra.

What do you think you'll read next?
Right now just trying to finish stuff I'm already reading!
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What are you currently reading?
Still reading For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood (just a couple more chapters) and The Sweeter the Juice (haven't touched).

Manga-wise, I'm reading a short series called Tetsugaku Letra by Sahara Mizu. I'm enjoying it so far!

What did you recently finish reading?
The first volume of Tetsugaku Letra, as well as volumes 9 and 10 of Ookiku Furikabutte (which I'll definitely be reading more of as soon as I clear some of this other stuff off my iPad). Oh, and volume 31 of 7 Seeds (argh, so good!).

I also read up through issue 9 of Invader Zim. Overall it's just so-so, but there was one issue that had me practically in tears I was laughing so hard.

I also finished Half World! I ended up really liking it a lot and am definitely interested in reading the sequel and other books by her.

What do you think you'll read next?
No idea. Really I just need to finish up the stuff I'm in the middle of!

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