Request as you read them? Could also just download the images yourself and send them in bulk so he doesn’t need to go grab them? Dunno, @brandon what say you?
The Kindle image should probably be better, I think; they usually are.
How crazy would reading 三体、死仮面 | L39, ユージニア | L30??, whatever the Mystery Book Club picks, and possibly another JP<>Eng collab book club book all at the same time be? Doable? Horrible? Masochistic? Euphoric?
I want to read all the things.
This one for sure!
I guess it depends on what kind of schedule you’re okay with setting, and how tolerant you are of going through a book relatively slowly (e.g. you only have time to getting through half a chapter per week or something). I totally think you should try, if nothing else! How else are you going to know your limits? Maybe it’s completely doable with a little bit of rearranging your day.
Speaking of, might as well list out what I’d like to finish before the end of the year, keep myself honest.
Pre-determined things I wanted to read/finish before the end of the year
薬屋のひとりごと 2 | L37
星の王子さま | L19
FINAL FANTASY XIV 光の回顧録 Chronicles of Light | L30??
D.Gray-man reverse 2 四十九番目の名前 | L30
D.Gray-man reverse 3 Lost Fragment of Snow | L30
Possible future reads
Whatever our next mystery book club book is going to be (starts Oct. 31)
おばちゃんたちのいるところ-Where The Wild Ladies Are | L32 (with the intermediate Wanikani book club) (starts Oct. 29)
ユージニア | L30?? (with the advanced Wanikani book club) (starts Nov. 5)
Whatever volumes the WK Flesh&Blood book club gets to (no schedule set on that one)
So, this ends up being quite a lot. Especially near the end of this month, with all those book clubs basically starting at the same time. I was thinking of doing NaNoWriMo this year since I couldn’t last year due to work, but all that already sounds like a train wreck in the making (plus I’ve got a wedding to attend in November and the Tactics Ogre remake and new Pokemon games come out then as well…)
The FFXIV short story collection I had originally planned on reading before the English reprint came out, but I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen now, haha.
I guess the good news is I’m anticipating being on vacation from work for most of December; I was planning on getting to the two DGM books then, at least.
Since they’re all book club (except 三体) I’d be limited by the book club schedule anyways. I think 死仮面 is probably the most aggressive schedule with ~50 pages a week and ユージニア is pretty relaxed from what I recall. I tried to work out a rough estimate and at the peak of overlap it’d be around 30 pages a day which is doable but tiring for the harder reads. Could be the bump I need to up my speed and endurance though! I still have room to improve there compared to my English reading
But… If they’re all -or most- mystery books, won’t you end up mixing up your suspects and clues?
Juggling multiple books of the same genre must be extra confusing. Then again, I’ll also be reading ユージニア and the Mystery Club pick at the same time. That’s only two of the same genre compared to your 4 or 5, but I’m still a little apprehensive.
三体 is sci-fi and it’s set in China so very little concern with mixing things up there. I’ve yet to run into any issues with mixing up books despite my habit of reading several at once. Maybe if I read books with too similar writing styles, or books by the same author, but the ‘voice’ of books feels so different to me and I’m big on imagining things while I’m reading so even though at one point I had 3 books with a 田島 and 島田 (x2) they all looked and acted different in my head so even the same/similar names wasn’t confusing.
The high level of the book may be due to few people ranking it. Maybe I’m the culprit?
Nice catch! I’ve updated all these images to the kindle image. That’s easy to do
Thank you! Everyone go look at the pretty high-def images now!
No worries, haha. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was loaded on the site with a higher temporary ranking, too. Once I’m done with it it should probably sink a little bit.
I just finished up a long weekend and several books, including 風立ちぬ | L42 and ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 (3) ~栞子さんと消えない絆~ | L31 and several manga. I also finished the audiobook of 本好きの下剋上~司書になるためには手段を選んでいられません~第二部「神殿の巫女見習い4」 | L31 (wow that’s a long title), which means I’m finally caught up to where the anime left off and about to start new content
My next “active read” book is going to be 人間失格 | L39, hopefully starting later today. After that I’ll probably read either 夜は短し歩けよ乙女 | L43, which I’ve had for awhile, or かがみの孤城 | L28, which I just ordered. I’m also continuing to work through my manga 積読 and I figured out that if I keep a pace of 2 volumes a week, I can finish everything by the end of the year! Completely reading through my backlog is a tempting prospect, even if it’s just the manga side, so I’ll try to meet this quota each week too.
Edit to add: Almost forgot, but I’ve been thinking of joining the mystery book club too. If the chosen book sounds interesting I’ll try to read along there also. Hopefully I can keep up with all these goals at once, lol
Finished 偏差値10の俺がい世界で知恵の勇者になれたワケ | L27 which started off interesting and funny, but started to drag towards the end. The main character was changed to a 小学生 (in the webnovel they are in highschool) which probably negatively affected the story.
Finally reading: 神様ゲーム | L29 as I am trying to finish some easier books before looking at a JLPT book again Tempted to also make a start on another easy single volume 異世界: 無人島ダンジョン経営~迷宮師チートにより何もせずにレベルアップできるようになりましたが、思っていたスローライフとは少し違うようです~ モーニングスターブックス | L28 also (oh my that name is huge here )
I still have 探偵くんと鋭い山田さん 俺を挟んで両隣の双子姉妹が勝手に推理してくる | L30?? stuck at ~50% of the way in. I feel the romcom theme of the mysteries just put me off… still I’d like to get back to it and finish it before the end of the year… Likewise I’ll need to fit in the mystery book club’s choice
Wow, you’ve got me beat for long light novel titles (although the publisher name probably shouldn’t be in the Natively title). Makes me wonder what the longest book title on here is… Sorting a user’s library by title length would be a completely useless but fun feature too XD
I just finished 君を愛したひとりの僕へ | L30, and I honestly don’t know how I feel about it… it was still a good book, but the tone was so different from 僕が愛したすべての君へ | L30. While I felt happy reading 僕が愛したすべての君へ, I just felt depressed reading much of 君を愛したひとりの僕へ. I don’t mind the occasional sad movie, but reading a sad book is different since it’s over several days instead of a couple hours.
I rechecked the description of both books on Amazon to see if there was an intended order, and while I still don’t think there was, I think reading them opposite of how I read them might have been a better experience. Both could probably be enjoyed individually and they can probably be enjoyed in either order as well. That’s because they both reference and (loosely) spoil events from the other, and you’re likely to have some “ah ha” moments with whichever one you read second, but in neither case are the events of one a requirement to understand or enjoy the other. However, based on certain story points that I won’t spoil (or if you just prefer a happier tone like me), it’s probably best to read 僕が愛したすべての君へ second.
Good day ネーティブリー, I hope you are all having another sublime day 読書している.
I just finished 人外サーカス | L33. It took me a while, but I guess that was due to a combination of it being longer than the books I have previously read and LIFE. Honestly, it’s pretty disappointing… The description (yes, I actually read the Amazon description this time) called it a “サバイバル・ミステリ” but it really didn’t have much survival or mystery at all. It feels more like an 中二病 action battle novel, but with an endless amount of gore. I didn’t expect anything too deep from “Vampires vs the circus” but holy shit the fight scenes are so drawn out. Actually, I’m pretty sure the fight scenes were the majority of the book.
It’s also the kind of book that makes it really hard for you to give a shit about anyone. There’s a million characters and none of them are really that interesting. At least, they don’t seem interesting because the author never really spent too much time describing any of them. I’m pretty sure the magician guy is supposed to be the main character, but you can barely tell because he’s left out for large chunks of the book (by that I obviously mean the fights he’s not present in.)
I’m honestly not really sure what the mystery was supposed to be. Most of the novel is just circus members facing off with 吸血鬼 (but the circus members win nearly every time, simply because the 吸血鬼 are stupid and arrogant.) I felt there was so much wasted potential with this one. If only the book was funny. I WISH it was funny. If it was, I could at least say it was “funny bad” and give it 2 stars like 恋する・ヴァンパイア | L31, but it’s painfully dry. To make things worse, in the end, the “bad guy” basically goes “I did it for fun lol” as if this is some bad 少年 kid’s anime. Yeah, not my kind of book. Recommended to no one.
Anyway, I just started Vヴィレッジの殺人 | L34. The long awaited crossover between the Mystery Novel Book Club and the 吸血鬼 Appreciation Society is finally here! Unlike
人外サーカス, this one seems like a PROPER mystery novel. I am liking it so far.
Next, I think I’m going to have to try something more 女性向け for a change.
Please write this as a review! It’s a solid one but I saw you didn’t leave it on the book page itself I find it super helpful to read why someone gave something 1 or 5 (or however many) stars. Maybe I really want some mindless fighting - the book is perfect for me!
It’s kind of like how I rate some kinda trashy books 5 stars because I just love fast paced pulp. Other people might hate it so I contextualize my rating
Seconding @cat’s comment. I noticed earlier today you’d finished the book and rated it one star, but was a little sad to see no review to see why you thought it was so bad.