Japanese reading report

This week I mostly read 異世界食堂 chapters 3-8, just over 100 pages in total. I’m behind on my yearly novel goal again so I’ve imposed another ban on manga until I get caught up. This is a pretty long book and I’d like to hurry up and get through it, so I’m also making a concerted effort to read the way I do in English; scanning lines without subvocalizing at all. It’s going pretty well I think. At this point in the book each chapter is pretty standalone, with a new character and dish every time. Based on the anime I think it’ll branch out a little soon? looking forward to that (and wondering when Aletta will show up).

I also read about 10% of 京都寺町三条のホームズ vol. 2, which will be my main book when I finish 異世界食堂 (using this one to replace my bedtime manga). Whereas the anime introduced the Master Forger right in episode one, the book has only just now dropped its first hint. I think the anime covers the first three books and I’ll probably read 2 and 3 back to back, so I’m looking forward to catching up. It’s been a while since I read vol. 1 so I’m a little rusty with the antique vocabulary but it’s not too bad. Compared to 異世界食堂 I have a much harder time speedreading this one…I wonder if that’ll continue to be the case.

Also got back to my ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 rewatch; part 4 ep. 20-33. I totally forgot how weird the pacing is. I guess it makes sense for there to be time between Yoshikage’s escape and the point where they find him again, but the goofy hijinks seem a bit strangely placed.