♨ 癒し系 Book Club 🌱 Reading: マグメル深海水族館

It’s time to vote! :sunny:

For more information about individual books, refer to the nominations list. :cherry_blossom:

You can vote for a maximum of 5 entries, and voting closes Sunday 18th February. :slightly_smiling_face:

Which book(s) would you like to read?
  • f3f8f5b2-2167-4579-b092-20a86aa4ce5c きょうのにゃこ譚 1
  • kinou_nani_tabeta1きのう何食べた? 1
  • a0f7705ac58116c28e4b5e78b6512c1b26d4e416_2_262x375 甘々と稲妻 1
  • 4 ふらいんぐうぃっち 1
  • 56e00f9b-7d40-437d-9e51-c0e3f9b49d77 妹は猫 1
  • magumeru_shinkai_suizokukan 1 マグメル深海水族館 1
  • 7 事情を知らない転校生がグイグイくる。1
  • 36f2cf86-56d2-4b76-bc6c-3a8bf785f301 泣きたい夜の甘味処 1
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Super excited! I can’t wait to see what wins!

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Currently we have a 4-way tie! :laughing:

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We have a winner! :partying_face:

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The home thread will be set up shortly. :slightly_smiling_face:

ETA: ☕ 泣きたい夜の甘味処 🥐 Home Thread | 癒し系 Book Club

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BTW, you can read most of the first volume for free here.
The paid version includes recipes and additional side-stories.

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Ooh, that’s exciting!

Eta: I was thinking I probably couldn’t do this club because I’m trying not to buy new books…

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Thanks for sharing! I’ve added the link to the book page and the home thread. :smiling_face:

The idea of a “Freebie Book Club” has crossed my mind before… :laughing:

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If I end up joining I’ll probably just read the free version because I’m cheap and bc I have so much manga I already own and haven’t read yet :sweat_smile:

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that’s very cool, because it’s definitely on the expensive side. :eyes:
It really only seems to be missing the recipes, which you don’t really need anyway, and a couple of sidestories at the end, but while nice, it’s not worth paying 10 bucks for those. :sweat_smile:

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Just a reminder that you can continue to submit nominations! :smiley:

Our current pick may only take a month or so to read, so the vote for the next read may only be a few weeks away… :books:

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Are we keeping the old nominations or do we need to renominate?

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We’ll keep the previous nominations, no need to renominate. :smiling_face:

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Title: なおくんと和歌山おやつ。 | L24??
Book type: manga
Available formats: physical / ebook

Summary - Japanese

和歌山はおいしい「おやつのワンダーランド」!? 地元出身の著者が教えたい!絶品レトロおやつ10選。

小学生のなおきは両親の海外転勤により和歌山のじいちゃんチで暮らすことに。心細そうななおきを笑顔にしようとじいちゃん達が用意したどこか懐かしくて優しい味のおやつは都会っ子のなおきには初めて見るものばかりで…!? 山と海に囲まれた美しい自然の中で地元の銘菓や手作りおやついっぱいのドキドキ田舎暮らしスタート! おやつレシピや田舎暮らしを綴ったエッセイも収録。

Summary - English

Wakayama is a delicious ‘snack wonderland’! The author, a native of the area, wants to tell you about it! Ten excellent retro snacks.

Primary school student Naoki has to live with his grandfather in Wakayama because his parents have been transferred abroad. In order to bring a smile to the sad-looking Naoki, his grandparents prepare a series of nostalgic and gentle-tasting snacks, all of which are new to the city-bred Naoki…! The exciting country life starts in the beautiful nature surrounded by mountains and the sea, full of local famous sweets and homemade snacks! Includes recipes for snacks and an essay about life in the countryside. (DeepL)

Content Warnings

A young child is separated from his parents = small person being sad… :sob:

Reason(s) for nominating: This looks like an adorable story of a young boy bonding with his grandparents and learning about regional snacks. The art looks very cute and it seems like it’ll be a really wholesome story. It’s also fairly short, at only one volume of less than 120 pages.

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Title: 新しい上司はど天然 1 | L25??
Book type: Manga
Available formats: physical / ebook

Summary - Japanese

「この新しい上司もパワハラ上司だったらどうしよう…」。
前の職場の上司に精神と胃をやられ、転職してきた桃瀬(26歳)。
新上司・白崎主任を前に不安で胃痛が再発!!
だが、そんな桃瀬の不安も思わず吹っ飛ぶほどに、
新しい上司はまさかのど天然で…!?

ど天然上司との楽しくて癒されるお仕事コメディ!!

(From the publisher’s site)

Summary - English

Momose left his previous job due to his boss’s harassment. Fearing his new boss, Shirosaki, will be just as terrible, he begins his first day feeling anxious. But when they finally meet, Shirosaki is unexpectedly a total airhead who loves goofing off.

(Amazon Prime for the anime)

Content Warnings

Mentions of workplace harassment/bullying

Reason(s) for nominating: It was my favourite anime last year! The story is about Momose who quit his former job for workplace harassment (パワハラ).

The characters are adorable and loveable, the story is very light-hearted and healing. It’s not really BL since nothing in the sort is explicitly happening, but very cute interactions and one character is openly bi (without it being thematized in detail).

A few select chapters are also available for free on Pixiv and Mangacross (the publisher’s site). The chapters are loosely tied together (I would have to check that), so maybe it could be personal choice to read the full version or just the free chapters.

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Nominations List

These are the nominations for the book club’s second pick.

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I’ll open the poll to vote on our next read in a day or two - if you have any last-minute nominations, get them in quickly! :grin:

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It’s time to vote! :sunny:

For more information about individual books, refer to the nominations list. :cherry_blossom:

You can vote for a maximum of 5 entries, and voting closes Sunday 17th March. :slightly_smiling_face:

Which book(s) would you like to read?
  • f3f8f5b2-2167-4579-b092-20a86aa4ce5c きょうのにゃこ譚 1
  • kinou_nani_tabeta1きのう何食べた? 1
  • a0f7705ac58116c28e4b5e78b6512c1b26d4e416_2_262x375 甘々と稲妻 1
  • 4 ふらいんぐうぃっち 1
  • 56e00f9b-7d40-437d-9e51-c0e3f9b49d77 妹は猫 1
  • magumeru_shinkai_suizokukan 1 マグメル深海水族館 1
  • 7 事情を知らない転校生がグイグイくる。1
  • 1 なおくんと和歌山おやつ。
  • Atarashii_Jōshi_wa_Do_Tennen_1 新しい上司はど天然 1
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Wow, can’t believe we’re voting again already. I kind of like the shorter voting cycle!

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We have a winner! :partying_face:

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The home thread will be up shortly along with polls for reading pace and start date. :+1:

ETA: 🐙 マグメル深海水族館 🐠 Home Thread ♨ 癒し系 Book Club

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Woohoo! Another one to check off my backlog. :partying_face: I’m looking forward to some sea creatures.

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