[2022] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Volume 20 (coming out soon) seems to be the final volume.

I read the first volume a while back when my reading level was pretty low, but other than the first chapter I found it kinda boring.

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Oh, how far in the story are you?

Ummm, I’m 26% in. He went home because his dad’s sick but then came back, and then he and 先生 went on that walking trip and 先生 said the weird stuff about money that the main character didn’t understand. I think that’s where I left off, but it’s been a while and I don’t remember clearly. I don’t think I’ve hit the part you’re talking about, but that doesn’t bode well for my future, lol. This is a book where I need it to be the only non-book club book I’m reading, I think.

I shall keep corrupting everyone’s soul.

The other day at work I was trying to explain the 異世界 glut to a coworker, and at the end she asked for an example she could read. I haven’t read or watched barely any of them, so I demurred, but was telling her about how when my brain was utterly decimated by work the only thing I could get myself to read was (villainess flags) and she was like I’LL TAKE THAT ONE … and we have a copy in English at our library, so that’s happening. The soul corruption is contagious. I told her to have low expectations but she liked the idea of it not being taxing considering the world right now~

I have also been thinking I should spend a little less time on the forums, too, on top of not joining any more book clubs~ So far I have translated neither of these ideas into effort to attain them.

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*Laughs in villainess*

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Read this next. :joy:

The story of a reincarnated gamer pursuing her villainous lady love at a fantasy girls’ academy!

Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei has just woken up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite girls’ otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is her favorite character, Claire Francois–who just so happens to be the main antagonist of the story. Now, Rei is determined to do what the game never allowed: romance Claire instead of one of the male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to that?!

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That’s way outside of the range of things I usually read, but maybe I’m being prepd up by 乙女ゲーム. What with カタリナ going ”本当、マリアいい子すぎる。もう攻略対象には渡さず私が嫁にもらいたい。" (マリア is the main character of the game).

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Checks

Holy smokes, 366 volumes? Was one per day not enough of a challenge for you? :laughing:

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It’s a leap year, so it’s one per day exactly! If I really wanted to be ridiculous, you’re right, I should’ve done 367. :joy:

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Oh, hey, I read that a while ago and it was surprisingly good :slight_smile: The spoiler free version of why is that it started out pretty stereotypical but got surprisingly serious, in a good way(while still keeping some of the comedy elements though).

I also wouldn’t wouldn’t be surprised if the author has personal experience (with the LGBTQ+ stuff, not the isekai part. I assume not, at least)

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Oh nice! I was actually thinking that it sounded like something I might enjoy a lot. :smiley:

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Well, it’s not available on BookLive, so if I read it, it’s going to be the 小説家になろう version…

God bless @Sylph

Honestly is nice to know that my works goes towards something

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hi been missing you hope you’re doing good :wave:

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Aaaaand I’m now done with volume 8.
Actually, thinking back about what I told @morteasd and @Belthazar, I actually noticed that there’s at least one “new” character per volume (“new” because on a few occasions that character appeared in a previous book but simply didn’t do anything of interest up to that point).
Anyway. The current volume focuses on world building! Woohoo! We now get to know about five countries: Sorcier where the story takes place, Le-Sable where キース almost got sold into slavery, Eternel which is across the sea and the other two. No, they apparently do not deserve a name yet. They are very important, though, as the former queen comes from one of them. We are trading a lot of things with them. Like, stuff.

Some (inadvertent of course) romance with a new character, some action (which was nice!). I was slightly annoyed that during the fight scene Pochi did not just appear and straight up eat the assailants. I was more pleased to learn later that it was because (MAJOR SPOILER) he was just too busy making セラ (the last boss) have a bad day. With no buff from カタリナ. Pochi just rules. It was interesting to learn that having a (dark) familiar should basically eat your soul and leave you an empty husk (as hinted at in volume 6) but カタリナ seems to just be immune. Well, she is the chosen one (of darkness) after all. (End of major spoiler)
On the romance side, that was a busy book, with basically every major targets having an “event” with her. I still feel like ジオルド is the best, though, and I really don’t see the story ending with anyone else marrying her. At this point, I’m starting to feel more interested in seeing their relationship develop rather than getting more of the eternal will-they-wont-they.
That’s a lot of spoilers :sweat_smile: I felt great I could mostly control myself last volume… I guess I reached my limits.
On to volume 9

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I can’t read this but last night I finally started reading volume 1! So maybe eventually (?)
*Villainy intensifies*

I’m already in so many bookclubs I’m not sure I should be starting more stuff but I just had a lot of fun with the Floflo experiment so I’ve decided to do the same with this one except only adding words with frequency >= 5, so it can be finished in about a month. That’s the theory but I might not read everyday, just going to have fun with this. And who doesn’t want to find a new guilty pleasure?

I’ll be back with the data.

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I appear to be watching the Fortune Lover anime. I hope you’re happy, @Naphthalene :man_facepalming:

it’s pretty hecking cute honestly

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no u

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blushes furiously

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The 多読 thread is turning into an unofficial 乙女ゲーム[…] book club :rofl: what have I done I feel validated in my guilty pleasure

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Then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked. (Or not, since I hope people keep talking about that series :sweat_smile:)

It has just come to my attention that a month and a half ago ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 II (not 2) came out, turning the “10 years later” spin-off into an actual series! Well, I guess I’ll be grabbing that as well.

Also, I should probably read volumes 14 and 15 of DanMachi before 16 comes out, then I think it will be time to get around and read some 薬屋のひとりごと and 紅霞後宮物語 (that’s one of the first series I said I’d like to keep reading, and I have yet to crack volume 2 open). Also 鹿の王 2 - 4, I guess :thinking: I also have some random things I grabbed, like 転移先は薬師が少ない世界でした and KonoSuba, that I should read instead of letting them rot in my BookLive 本棚.
That’s already more books than I have left for my current yearly goal. Book clubs? What book clubs. I swear I’ll be back at some point.

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I did this same time frame with frequency >= 1 :joy:. I had like a thousand words, of which I suspended maybe a fourth as known or easy. Sadly, my other books’ percentages of known words did not go as much up as I expected :sweat_smile: (hardly at all)

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