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My parents called after midnight, so I just didn’t have time to read. I might need to reread these pages anyway, whoops


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Week 5

July 28
Chrono Trigger


I’m actually watching this show now and while it seems cute and fun, I find it very thought-provoking. This is not a show that I would choose to binge-watch so watching it every week is a good thing for me.


I read a decent amount of 本好き 1 today, gotta say I didn’t like the scene with the pigs.

I also saw someone adding a ton of Aozora short stories to their wish list on Natively so I impulsively read one (cause why not) but it ended up being a bit disappointing. ああ東京は食い倒れ | L33 for those who are curious. I think learning 食い倒れ is probably the best part of reading it tbh. I’m not sure if it’s the author’s writing style I didn’t vibe with or just the content.

Also small shout out that the Natively Mystery Book club has chosen 十角館の殺人 | L35 as the book to read! Voting on reading cadence here if you’d like to participate.


That’s interesting. I actually liked that volume a lot due to the main character getting more active (making a friend, especially, regardless of how that turned out). That being said, for some reason, that epilogue stopped me right in my tracks and I have yet to start volume 5 (which I own). Let me know what you think of it!

On my end, I finally read something after my gaming binge, specifically 怪人二十面相. I reached the end of the first part, I guess. I found it hilarious that, despite losing everything he tried to steal, having (one of) his hideout stormed by the police, and having one of his men (well, just the cook, but still) arrested by said cops, the main antagonist still find the time to write a letter saying “haha, you can keep those diamonds [that took me an inordinate amount of resources in planning and execution to steal] because I don’t really care; also that national treasure level Buddha statue? Just keep it, whatever. I win!”. And everyone else grinding their teeth saying “damn, he is so good”. I couldn’t really refrain myself from laughing. Sounds like a complete loss to me, but whatever, it’s fun.


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I finally overcame my mental block and finished this week’s reading for 海辺(うみべ)のカフカ, yay! :tada: Chapter 18’s probably one of my favorites so far, I just had to get there first :joy: But yeah once I settled in it was pretty smooth, I think I actually read faster than usual? So hey I’ll take it :man_shrugging:

Now I just need to get through my バディミッションBOND rut lmao, I’ve been on the same investigation for what feels like forever :joy: I know as soon as stuff starts happening again I’ll lose my entire mind and never wanna stop, but I have to get there first! Anyway I played some more today and it was a good time as always, though I could still feel my brain fighting it a little but :man_shrugging:

(I was also inspired and finally changed my icon, seemed like it should actually be representative of バディミッションBOND era :laughing: so a dramatic チェズレイ seemed fun, there he is, I’m new now)

(adjacently, I confirmed my mandarake order today so I’ll be low-grade vibrating in anticipation until it gets here :eyes: we love new books!)

Wow yeah that’s really great, I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself! Sorry you’re stressed in the first place though, I hope it gets better now :grin:



TIL the unvoiced consonants aside from ‘p’ are called 清音. At least, that’s how Shirabe Jisho defines the word. I tried looking it up on Goo, but my brain didn’t wanna process that many unknown kanji and words in a single line, so I dunno if that’s entirely accurate. Because ‘n’ and ‘m’ are both voiced, yet they don’t have 濁点, so are they still 濁音 (which Shirabe defines as voiced consonants), or are they 清音? ‘P’ is unvoiced, but it’s called 半濁音 since it’s expressed with 半濁点. So wouldn’t 濁音 be consonants expressed with 濁点 and 清音 be “pure” consonants not expressed with a diacritic? I dunno, my brain doesn’t really wanna work today.

So I took it rather easy today, reading along as I listened to ch 1-5 of ジャム屋さん on Satori reader. I had already read the first two, but since it’s been so long and the chapters are so short anyway, I decided to just start over. There were a couple bits in ch 4 and 5 that I had to go back over at my own speed to understand, but it wasn’t too bad today.


:spiral_calendar: Day 28: July 28th :watermelon: :fish:

Another small reading day. Need to try and read lots tomorrow as I may have minimal reading time over the weekend.

spacer:tangerine: orange Volume 1 (60% ➨ 76%)


:books: :video_game: :shallow_pan_of_food: :sunny: July 28

This is definitely not my week. After yet another busy day I had finally secured an hour to play and relax but after about 15 minutes of バリバリ I accidentally leaned on my Windows tablet and the screen cracked and stopped responding. That tablet is where I do most of my book and manga JP reading so I was really upset, plus I’ve had it for over 6 years and it’s held up surprisingly well. I’ll have to see if by some miracle I can fix it cheaply but in any case it seems I’ll have to read on the PC for the time being, which I don’t usually want to do after working all day on the computer already.

Ok, rant over. Let’s hope I can at least have some free time to read more things this weekend.


One of my favourite book series AND also my favourite movies of all time! My first time reading it was when I was seven, and then I reread it six/seven years later. Now I’m feeling like reading it for the third time, but I should space it out to keep the magic there :joy: also I wouldn’t be able to fully enjoy it because I have practically no time to read at the moment :slightly_frowning_face:


I just read a chapter before bed. But I stay up really late last night so I was going in and out.


I think Flying Witch is roughly the same difficulty wise as well as in tone. It’s very light hearted slice of life with a bit of magic thrown in for fun. There’s a bookclub on here that read pretty much all of it, so you’d have a place to ask questions if need be.

There’s one character with a strong dialect but the main character also doesn’t understand it… so it’s fine. :eyes:


:flushed: Thanks. :flushed:

It helps going to a life coach/therapist for a few years. I think this was probably the first time I managed this completely on my own. Recognizing what was happening and deciding to see if I could change things.

And I will definitely still see my brother later, but I also hope that postponing it might mean I get to see my niece, nephew and their mother (aka my brother’s partner). Because it was starting to look like only my brother would come. I was not the only one who had a summer go not to plan.

:blush: Thanks! I’m already feeling more energetic today. Ready to take on the world. Isn’t that funny? Yesterday, I felt like the world was crushing me, and only reshuffling a little, and I’m back to feeling like I can handle it.


Is it fiction or non-fiction? I only skimmed it: it looked like non-fiction but was it one of those “story in the style of a non-fiction article” stories?


That jump from “the world is crushing me” to “life is difficult but I can handle it” is the most precious message a therapist can teach, I think. Once we figure that out (and figure it out again, and again…) a lot of things fall into place. Still working on it myself. Glad you’re feeling better!


Wait, you’re been reading this too? xD I thought you didn’t continue after the first volume. I feel like I’ve been running a marathon by myself and out of nowhere you’re running beside me. A wild Nafu appeared: “yo! :durtle_hello:

As for this volume, I kinda expected that the 異能心教 plotline would be taken care of by the end of the book, so I was a bit disappointed. This enemy is powerful, so stronk. I liked that Miyo made friends with Kaoruko, but yeah I have mixed feelings about how it all played out. I do hope they continue to be friends, though, now that there’s no ill feelings. One thing that bugged me (haha) was… why did the one guy’s name have to be mukadeyama :bug: :sob:

I dunno, maybe just me, but I feel like this volume was more もやもや than the previous ones. It’s entirely possible I’m stressed about other stuff that could be influencing how I’m feeling about this book :caught_durtling: Will keep you updated on volume 5!


Thank you for posting your updates as you read through our manga! We just found your posts, and it’s been so cool to read through them all! Can’t wait for the next update! :blush:


I was reading them last year to reach 100 books. So it’s more like I was running ahead and decided to take a nap. And now you are going to pass me :durtle_hello:


There was no plot and presumably it was all based on personal experience so I’d call it an essay. Nonfiction I suppose.


29th of July

Read pages 125 to 127 (35 – 36%) of かがみの孤城 today. Finally the weekend… maybe I’ll have a little more time to read tomorrow and on Sunday.