Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #4

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BOOKS READ:

Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 1 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 2 by CLAMP
Cardcaptor Sakura Volume 3 by CLAMP
One-Punch Man Volume 1 by ONE
One-Punch Man Volume 2 by ONE
Timeline by Michael Crichton

BOOKS BOUGHT:

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Two Roads From Here by Teddy Steinkellner

BOOKS RECEIVED:

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Good Omen by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett

Do you ever get stuck in that phase where you just don’t get any reading done? It happens a lot to me these days because there are a lot of other things to focus on aside from reading. Like, recently we have a lot of projects coming our way at work or some personal issues to attend to or Netflix. I think majority of the reason why I couldn’t get some reading done is because I’ve been watching Friends recently and I wanted to finish all 10 seasons so bad. With that, I haven’t really made any progress in reading Timeline by Michael Crichton, but I did read a bunch of manga.

I think this is one of the reasons why I have learned to love reading manga and comic books as time goes by — they are just so easy to read and most of them are really fast-paced, so you can consume a couple of volumes or issues a week. Since I am really getting the hang of this whole “manga addiction,” my boyfriend introduced me to this application that he bought which provides a variety of titles. Now, I am not really a fan of e-copies (because it makes me feel dizzy and I find it too hard to read), but there are a lot of manga that I want to read and the physical copies are so much more expensive than the e-copies. Plus, it’s really hard to find given that there are a lot of volumes per title (e.g., One-Punch Man).

So I started reading two titles: Cardcaptor Sakura and One-Punch Man. Cardcaptor Sakura is my favorite anime as a kid; I used to love the concept of capturing clow cards and her “fighting” outfit made by Tomoyo. and reading it now, it just makes me really happy as it relives a huge part of my childhood. Although, reading it also made me realize a lot of other stuff, too, like Toya’s relationship with Yukito, Tomoyo having a crush on Sakura, a bunch of 4th graders having boyfriends, etc. These are things that I never really noticed while watching the anime when I was a kid, or maybe they didn’t include those parts in the anime adaptation? I don’t know. I would need to do some research about that, or maybe I could re-watch the anime sometime after I finished reading the manga. We’ll see.

On the other hand, I enjoyed One-Punch Man not only because it’s just a light read, but because Saitama is really funny. I find myself looking forward to his adventures of becoming a real hero, one punch at a time. I can’t really say much about it because I haven’t watched the anime, and I really didn’t think I would like it as much as I do now. All I can say is, I don’t have any plans on stopping. So there’s that.

Currently, I am still half-way into Timeline by Michael Crichton. My reading buddy, which is my boyfriend, stopped reading so that I can catch up with him. Isn’t he the sweetest? Though, I think he already wants to strangle me because I didn’t really make any progress with it. I’m so sorry, sweetie. I’ll get to it soon, I promise.

Also, I’ve been thinking of the holidays and the books I’ll be reading then. Our office is closed during the Christmas week, so I have a week to get some reading (and watching) done. I plan on catching up with Tokyo Ghoul, which I am also reading with my boyfriend.

Other titles on my radar for the week-long vacation are as follows:

Mangas that I plan to start reading:
Death Note
Demon Slayer
Detective Conan
Tomie by Junji Ito

Novels:
You by Caroline Kepnes
Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory


I know that my list is quite ambitious, but I like challenging my reading skills more (despite the distractions of Netflix, mobile games, and other shenanigans).

What have you been reading lately?

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