What are you currently reading
My Math and Chemistry textbooks. :(
But I did stumble onto the continued translations of the last volume of Kaze no Stigma
written before the author died and left the series unfinished. I thought the translations had been more or less abandoned, so I was super excited by the fact that they'd finished the sixth volume.
I went back and watched a few of the episodes, and I definitely prefer the books. I mean, it's pretty much the same story, and it has a lot of the same pitfalls of the genre, but Ayano is treated with much more respect and I continue to find it hilarious how often the books are like 'this guy. is such a fucking asshole. a ridiculously terrible human being.' But I have an embarrassingly high tolerance for terrible human beings, so.
Plus, automatic bonus tips for, instead of her father dismissing and ignoring her fury and sipping tea at the end of the anime, the culmination of the fifth book ends with him flatly telling her to let out all her anger on Kazuma, he'll shield the house. (Kazuma nervously begs for help and tiny angelfaced Ren heartlessly asks him to step away from the fence before it gets damaged.)What did you recently finish reading?
The latest Jane Yellowrock book. A longer post coming on that; overall I'm really grateful for the plot threads it tied up, and though I wasn't exactly happy at the end, it gave me more emotional closure than the last few, which tortured and strung me along. Someone give her a happy ending already.What do you think you'll read next?
I'm hoping to set into my library bag, which is so full and was filled so long ago I don't even remember what's in it. I took a stab at a 'FBI hopeful reenters high school while dealing with Sluagh' novel, but it was overall kind of bland and not really great for the ladies in it as far as I could tell. I may give it a bit more of a chance.Originally posted by shiegra @ Dreamwidth with comments