Idk if it’s the same for anyone else, but I’ve noticed that I have really low tolerance for text-heavy manga. I think if I’m reading a manga, I expect it to feel lighter (because pictures, I guess?), and I get annoyed or give up on it quickly when it ends up being dense (especially if the story’s just ok). When it’s a book, I go in expecting it to be denser and more difficult, so I anticipate some slogging and am not as discouraged or put off by it.
My thoughts on Fruits Basket so far are that I’m not…not enjoying it. But the text-heavy parts are a slog sometimes, and sometimes it’s hard to find motivation to read it (especially if I know I stopped right before a text-heavy part xD). …I like Kyou though xD
My favorites are always the angry angsty ones As we get to see a bit more of Yuki in this chapter, he’s growing on me too. I’ve never seen or read any part of the series before - my feelings about it before we started were pretty neutral, and they’ve largely remained that way xD
Me rambling about my own struggle to choose between current book club books
Not that I’ve really been posting in the discussion threads, but I’ve been considering dropping Fruit’s Basket at the end of (old version) vol 1 and attempting Saint Onii-san instead. Is it really a good idea to drop a beginner book club manga that’s already kind of difficult for a manga that’s presumably even more difficult? Not sure xD I usually wouldn’t drop in the middle (I’d just do both if I thought I had a prayer of keeping up with both at the same time), but Fruit’s Basket just feels like a slog more often than not, and I’ve been interested in Saint Onii-san for a really long time. For me, I have to be really interested in denser manga for it to feel like it’s worth the effort and Fruits Basket…isn’t really reaching that bar for me so far, at least not to the point that I’d want to sign on for another volume. …Then again, I don’t know if I can keep up with Saint Onii-san anyway, so maybe I should just finish Fruits Basket and revisit the Saint Onii-san threads whenever I get around to reading it. I don’t know I’d feel bad about dropping. …Not that anyone would probably notice, given my utter lack of visible participation.