July 9 Update
I didn’t think I’d get to read much at all, and definitely not during the first part of this short vacation, but I really lucked out! The friend that I’m visiting has visited Japan before and bought the first two volumes 赤髪の白雪姫 in Japanese! It’s not a book I’d ever think to pick up myself, but it does mean that I can get some Japanese reading done during these three days here, so I’m feeling really grateful. It’s about the same level as all the other manga I’ve tried, though for some reason I seem to be struggling with some of the sentences being used here. Maybe it’s a grammar issue? Need more examples to diagnose. Overall, it took about 1.5 hours to read a chapter, most of which was spent figuring out the occasional confusing sentence.
I’ll keep reading this and see if I like it enough to continue past easy availability.