Finished 伯爵と妖精 11! I don’t know the exact amount I read today, but I’m pretty sure I broke my daily record. I read 100+ pages (over a long period), took a break, thought about the ~80 pages left… and decided it had to be done. It took most of my day, but it was worth it!
Anki: added 59 cards, with 31 caught by the duplicate checker to be bumped up the priority list.
1 あいつは優雅な大悪党: mythical sword and merpeople
2 あまい罠には気をつけて: fog man and kidnappings
3 プロポーズはお手やわらかに: proposals, kelpies, moonstone
4 恋人は幽霊: spirits/possession, medium, selkies
5 呪いのダイヤに愛をこめて: diamonds and goblins
6 取り換えられたプリンセス: pirates, changelings, dragons
7 涙の秘密をおしえて: banshees, death omens, betrayal
8 駆け落ちは月夜を待って: short stories*
9 女神に捧ぐ鎮魂歌: war, dreams, confrontation, 夢魔*
10 ロンドン橋に星は灯る: self/selves, London Bridge, amnesia, climactic battle
11 花嫁修業は薔薇迷宮で: roses, デーン族 (type of 妖精), communication and intimacy
(* these ones have a bit more information given in their first posts)
12 紳士の射止めかた教えます: ?
I was ready to give myself over to the series until I reached another good pausing point, but this one turned out to be a strange case (in a way I liked very much) and I’m again at a good pausing point after reading it. With help from the advice and calculations of @seanblue, I’m starting to think I could risk a 本好き volume now and then (more precisely, I decided to allow myself a volume per month, at maximum, because if I did a volume a month starting now I’d read the hypothetical volume 35 at the end of 2023, which would give me, again hypothetically, a good buffer so that I’d never run out, with an easy-to-remember rule and hypothetical room to spare). However, I’m well and hooked on 伯爵と妖精 to the point that as long as I have more of it to read, I’m not feeling the pinch of needing to find other stuff, so I could also just wait until 伯爵と妖精 finishes grinding me into a paste of love, anxiety, and laughter, and then give myself over to 本好き. As usual when I’m feeling indecisive (and not prepared to throw myself on the mercy of a deciding poll), I will probably put the next volume of each (plus maybe a spider book) on my reading device(s) and see what I end up falling into. No matter what, I plan to keep going with ミステリと言う勿れ, because, oof, yes, I am already hooked.
eta: Actually, because now I am curious, a poll! This is not specific to my current reading, just a question in general.
- I enjoy being invested in multiple series at a time.
- I’d rather finish one thing I’m invested in before getting into another.