I was looking at this wondering when on Earth I missed it…and that quote is from 2019
But fwiw the read every day thread has people reporting on learning Spanish, French, and Chinese in addition to Japanese so if you need an outlet that’s a good place for it. Also plenty of people in there reading graded readers so manga (which is naturally harder) is plenty welcome.
edit: actually are you already in that challenge? We have so many participants and not all post every day so I forget
Do you guys add audiobooks you listened to to your bookmeter?
On an unrelated note, audiobooks are quite expensive compared to books usually, and up until now I never bought them on account of their cost. Anyone else who is in a similar situation, feel free to contact me at Vanilla#4107 on discord. I might be able to help you.
audiobook.jp has regular sales and will randomly give me points off. I also grudgingly reactivated my audible subscription which makes all audiobooks something like $15 assuming I can wait for a credit, but also means I’m only inclined to only buy long books on there since a ~4 hr long audiobook isn’t worth $15.
I add audiobooks to Bookmeter because I’m tracking what I’ve broadly consumed for sharing socially more so than pages - I have a spreadsheet for that.
Also fwiw to the other ongoing discussion, I can’t find the TL category in Bookwalker clicking around. Maybe they’re reorging.
If you don’t click 設定する before reloading it won’t work. I’m able to load lots of suggestive covers now that I will decline to screenshot.
If that doesn’t work well…I’m sure there are other sources online.
Yeah I said I never bought audiobooks, but I didn’t mean that literally, and I have a handful of books on there I got using credits. But yeah, a 4 hour long audio book isn’t worth 15 dollars to me, especially when LNs have more value to me to begin with and they’re like 5 bucks at most. I recently came across a very large portion of their catalog for free, however, and wanted to help people in a similar situation who have questionable morals.
Makes sense about adding it anyways, though. Thinking about it, my bookmeter really isn’t at all reflective of what I’ve read anyways and has more social purpose. I have manga mixed in on mine which I don’t really count as books for stats purposes and it has none of the visual novels or web novels ive read so its not accurate really. Might as well add it just so people know I’ve consumed it one way or another in case they wanna talk about it.
Now, between audio books, 月ノ美兎, anime, vns, and regular books I’m really spoiled for choice. At this point its hard to pick what to do lol. Its a great problem to have though, honestly.
What’s strange is Booklive has absolutely no qualms presenting and selling R18 stuff abroad as far as I can tell.
Being abroad, I had just assumed Bookwalker was more selective, and preferred it generally in part because of that - the walls of “peach” as you say on Booklive could be annoying to wade through while looking for free stuff… I guess it was just covert region locking giving that impression?