Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #4



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


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


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

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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