Another thing down! Finally finished 殺人出産 after that somewhat sizable break away from it. I definitely preferred コンビニ人間, but this was still good! I’ve never been a big reader of shorts in English so I almost wonder if I just prefer the longer novel format, too. Tiny vague Natively review here to talk a little more about what’s going on in it. Also a relatively easy read. I think I’m going to want a little break from Sayaka Murata just for variety’s sake, but someday I’ll probably come back to try 地球星人 or something.
I’ve still got Flowers going, Loopers for a couple more weeks, and Dragon Quest 11 for an hour here and there. I don’t truly need to add anything else, though I’m considering it. A book of sorts has been nice to have to pick up here and there. I saw the club here reading 人間椅子 and had already been thinking about doing it so going after that a little late is an option, but it looks like it’ll be a really slow grind at my level and I’m not sure if I want that at the moment.
Another option is 告白, which I’ve wanted to read anyway, but also my wife read that in English a little while back and wants to watch the movie (and for once the adaptation is allegedly really good, haha). I keep putting her off saying I’ll read it in Japanese beforehand so I do need to get to that. Seems like it might be a step up in challenge too though, or at least at the beginning.
While I'm here, Flowers spoilers
@AzusaChan I’m at the point now where Suoh and Rikka are in that blackmail relationship, heh. Just when I was thinking a lot better of the latter, this is uhh, a little much! Loved the portion where it briefly switched to Mayuri and Rikka perspective; wasn’t expecting that. Honestly I expected the way that it’s a religious school to come into play with the need to hide a gay relationship more, but I’m totally down with skipping that stuff if it doesn’t go there. At the point where I am, Mayuri has just been off screen avoiding people for a bit now. Messy situation! Was nice to hear a bit more about what happened with her in the past. These characters seem to have quite a bit of depth.