Japanese reading report

First up this week I read Spy X Family vol. 1, which I got for free on Honto ages ago but ended up not reading because I think it was a bit above my level at that point. Really enjoyed it this time; the characterization is great and the writing is snappy and hilarious, and I couldn’t resist reading the first chapter of vol. 2 in 立ち読み. There are only four volumes out right now so I’m planning to grab the rest next time I make a manga haul.

Next up was ヨコハマ買い出し紀行 vol. 3, which wraps up the volumes I got for free on cmoa. Another character has joined the cast, with a brand new dialect similar but not identical to the old man who’s been in it from the beginning. Some of the patterns (like けんど instead of けど) are apparently 神奈川方言, which makes sense I suppose, given the setting. Just like before this one went pretty quickly. Will definitely be continuing this series a little later.

Kept up with the wanikani 夜市 book club. The story has gone in a direction that’s sort of compatible with my prediction from last week, but not exactly the same. Just out of curiosity I decided to use a stopwatch to measure how much time it took me to read this week’s section (16 pages) and ended up at about two hours, which surprised me; it feels like the time goes by a lot faster.

The last thing I read this week was 天つ狐と封印詩 vol. 1, which I picked up on a whim a while ago and never ended up reading. It’s basically about a kid who inherits an old house full of cursed stuff and has to get in touch with his onmyouji heritage to maintain it all I guess. Not bad but not something I’m going to prioritize keeping up with…I did see that vol. 2 came out recently so I might grab it at some point.