I find that I am more likely to put in the effort to read novels when there’s a deadline involved, so by all means! No idea how often there are decent deals, but it’s not the end of the world for me to pay full price (I only read four actual novels a year anyway ).
If @NicoleIsEnough doesn’t own it I don’t own it either, we sort of share a bookshelf, in a sense
So I guess I’ll be waiting for a sale and read other books in the meantime. I realized I still haven’t started カフカ book 2, and I hope to finish it before the end of March before lending it to someone else…
I can also definitely understand the sentiment on holding off on all the new 2,000 yen books that booktubers have a tendency to review.
Checking my 積読:
献灯使 is on there.
アンダーグラウンド by 村上春樹 is as well, but it’s very long and it’s non-fiction.
ユージニア which you all have read already.
人質の朗読会 because I like 小川洋子
犬婿入り I don’t remember what this is about, but it’s by the same (Japanese and German writing) author as 献灯使, 多和田葉子. Akutagawa prize winner.
虐殺器官 but this is an ABC nomination. And I think it has lots of military words (?)
文字渦 also ABC
Fair point! But if you want to read it we could buy it no problem
Hey, I didn’t want to pressure anyone into buying expensive books. I bought it on a sale myself, right after I finished おいしいごはん。 I’ll probably start reading it soon because I read the first paragraph yesterday and it pulled me in. But first some ユートロニカ.
I can make a thread for 水たまりで息をする to possibly record my thoughts, but with no one else reading concurrently (@phryne, you wouldn’t start immediately, I assume?), I’m not sure there’s much use for it right now. There definitely wouldn’t be a deadline anyway, but I could break down sections for future discussions. Or I can just read it and let you all know how I liked it, and leave it at that?
Then when you all have more time we can coordinate better about what to read together.
I just need to read the last two sections, so I could start in a few days, though I probably won’t keep up with you I’ve enjoyed reading your opinions on おいしいごはん, so I wouldn’t mind falling behind a bit.
The thread is up:
Feel free to join whenever!
Aaaand, there’s a 50% coin-back sale on Bookwalker! It doesn’t affect the books we were talking about, but it’s still worth checking out:
While it’s quite sad that none of the new books are on sale, there are a few in there that have been discussed here or in other threads, at least:
不機嫌な果実 and 64 both have audiobooks available if that interests anyone.
Many Naoki and Akutagawa winners in there too. (No, I haven’t wasted hours browsing through the whole list, nor am I going to waste more hours looking up more information on the books I found interesting )
The long wait is over - there is a 50% coin cashback sale on Bookwalker for EVERYTHING! that got published before some time in February.
I think I might need to impose a no-buy on myself for a bit. I got 4 new books yesterday (well, used books but new to me!) and my bookshelf is overflowing This isn’t even taking into account the ebooks I have stockpiled.
Anyways, here’s a fun new cover for everyone:
Oh no! So many choices… I’ll have to be careful not to double my 積読…
Yes, it’s really tough
We need to be strong
and I’m very proud that I only bought two books so far
I already bought three books in the previous sale (just a few days ago)  and another one now . I suspect I won’t resist buying at least one more . This is getting out of hand…
There’s only one solution: Quit your job and start reading full-time
I resisted the previous sale but this time I bought 水たまりで息をする and 蛇にピアス (another Akutagawa winner and apparently full of sex and gore ), and I already own 妊娠カレンダー so that could be another nomination for the compulsive readers!
Yay! Join us!
I caved in (of course) and bought 家庭用安心坑夫 too after all, then also むらさきのスカートの女 with the
spoils remaining coins. I also want to get a 三浦しをん book at some point (=now!) , as I’ve read 舟を編む in English and liked it, but I’m not sure where to start. I guess I could conceivably postpone it until the next sale…
I read the first section before bed yesterday The book is super short! I‘m hoping to get through quickly and then I can maybe catch up with ユートロニカ?
I’ve started the final chapter of ユートロニカ, and I’m trying to pace 水たまりで息をする so that I don’t finish it before other people have barely started, but I can already see I’ll probably race through it. I’ve also started reading another book, パレード, so as not to read the other ones too quickly (I also have a lot of work to do, and that should definitely help reduce my reading time, but I’m doing my best to not let it interfere )