Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Mini Review: Me no Tsukedokoro ga Deep desho, Saving the Tragic Adonis, Give Me a Kiss

Title: Me no Tsukedokoro ga Deep desho
Author: AKIO Chinami
Chapters: 3 volumes
Publication: 2019
Summary from Baka Updates:

Mina is a girl who has a strong hope of finding her destined person. With that goal in mind, she tries her best with different types of guys wishful of finding the right person. Even when her childhood friend, a yankee named Yuito, is already by her side. Will she ever find her destined person? A romantic comedy, coming-of-age tale of love and friendship.

3 STARS - I LIKED IT

MY REVIEW: 

It's hilarious how dense Mina is of Yuito's feelings! If you don't like dense but bubbly heroines, this might not be for you.


Title: Saving the Tragic Adonis
Author: 东方黄瓜
Chapters: 63 chapters + 1 extra
Publication: 2021
Summary from Novel Updates:

Shu Ning read a CEO novel. In it, there was a beautiful and tragic villain. He was clearly the true young master of a wealthy family, but he was switched at birth and became a delinquent. Later, he returned to the wealthy family to go against the fake young master, fought for his fiancée, and finally fell from the top of a building and died.

After his death, the fake young master inherited his money and his fiancée, his career and his love.

Shu Ning resentfully tore up the novel and transmigrated into the book that very night.

The little villain shook his legs, cursed, had horrible grades, dyed his hair yellow, didn’t have a single good point.

Shu Ning’s eyes twitched: Before sending him back to the Wei family, let’s make some changes. Otherwise, he’ll be rejected by the Wei family again.

After being reformed by Shu Ning.

The little villain didn’t shake his legs, stopped swearing, and cut his crazy, scene-style hair. He was as beautiful as a fairy and took first place in the entire grade.

Daddy Shu Ning shed tears of relief: Our baby is so good. He’ll definitely be able to get rid of that fake young master!

But isn’t baby a little too good?

He casually created a piece of software and sold it for hundreds of thousands.

He casually bought some stocks and made millions.

Before his wealthy family had even found him, he had become wealthy all on his own.

Every time he earned some money, he would offer it up to Shu Ning, buying him this and that, even buying him a villa!

Shu Ning (drooling): This damn villa, quickly take it away, don’t tempt me!

Yin Mingzheng thought that he was tr*sh of unknown origin, someone that no one cared about. He thought that he was someone who should have perished long ago.

Until that day, when he met the only light in his life.

So he clung onto the light tightly, refusing to let go.

His light said: You have to improve yourself.

So Yin Mingzheng worked hard to become better and stronger. He wanted to protect his only light. Because his light was the sole meaning of his existence.

4 STARS - I  REALLY LIKED IT

MY REVIEW: 

This was a great novel about helping change someone's fate based on their family experiences. You really feel for Yin Mingzheng, especially in the beginning when he was a prickly hedgehog used to being blamed for everything. His slow growth from an isolated, angry youth to a young adult who learned to accept people's flaws and be more forgiving towards people who care about him was really great to experience. 

I could definitely relate to Shu Ning's experience of a father raising his cub lol. However, I felt like the ending was pretty rushed? We were robbed of a fluffy romance after the couple got together! The one extra chapter wasn't enough! What about their future plans like Shu Ning talked about? And what happened to Zhou Juan and her real son? Did they get a chance to repent? Were they like a pair of dogs biting each other after the fallout? Author, I just wanna know!!!


Title: Give Me a Kiss
Author: Yǐnlù Xīng
Chapters: 52 chapters
Publication: 2018
Summary from Novel Updates:

Xie Wenxing dumped the school grass Guan He in high school. Six years later, he became a game anchor, and Guan He became his big boss.

The Xie Wenxing in Guan He’s memory has always been a heartless devil. He gave all his adolescent tenderness to Xie Wenxing, but the latter scratched his head with a claw, and blood flowed.

When they met again, Guan He found that he could not let go.

Since he can’t let go, he will get married first, and then he will take back the rest of the compensation from Xie Wenxing slowly……

2.5 STARS - IT WAS OKAY

MY REVIEW: 

I really enjoyed one of the author's more famous books, I Like Your Pheromones, so I thought I'd read this book as well since the summary sounded interesting. And it was interesting, but it wasn't as great or funny as I Like Your Pheromones. Since it was tagged as a comedy, I thought it would be more funny, but there wasn't much humor except little instances sprinkled throughout. 

Also, because the misunderstanding dragged on for more than half of the book, it was more dramatic and angsty with not enough humor to lighten up the mood. 

Overall an okay read, but I definitely skimmed through parts.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Books I Want to Read This Month

Lol I talked about keeping the momentum going to keep reading books off of this list last month and instead watched a lot of anime. I'll try to do better. We finally got the last of the bookshelves and just need to rearrange the den before we can move the rest of my books over from Shelle and Kyle's house. Then, I'll finally have a larger range of books to choose to read from!

  1. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 1 by Fujita
  2. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 2 by Fujita
  3. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 3 by Fujita
  4. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 4 by Fujita
  5. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 5 by Fujita
  6. All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman
  7. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  8. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  9. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 1 by Aneko Yusagi
  10. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 2 by Aneko Yusagi
  11. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 1 by Fujino Omori
  12. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 2 by Fujino Omori
  13. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 15 by Fujino Omori
  14. Euphoria by F.S. Yousaf
  15. Home Body by Rupi Kaur

Monday, June 10, 2024

May in Retrospect

Last month was more focused on catching up with anime, most likely because I wanted to catch up on some of the bigger series before attending Momocon. Still didn't help me from hearing JJK spoilers though lol. I really want to watch season 2, but I don't want to because of all the spoilers has me knowing that I'll be really sad watching it!!!

I read: 

  • After Picking Up Five Brothers, No One Dares to Offend the Capital City by 陌于之
  • Not For You to Bite by 白云朵
  • After Dressing up as a Villain, I was Annoyed Because I was Too Cute by 纪扶染
  • After Winning This Battle, I Will Go Home And Get Married by 寒菽
  • I Am The White Moonlight Of The Paranoid Immortal by 若白衣
  • When Reader and Author Transmigrate Inside the Book at the Same Time by 芷衣
  • Let Go of that Shou by 非天夜翔


I watched:

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Movie - Scarlet Bond (2022)
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 (2021)  [rewatch]
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus (2023)
  • The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic (2024)
  • Haikyu!! 2nd Season (2015)  [rewatch]
  • Haikyu!! 3rd Season (2016)  [rewatch]
  • Haikyu!! To the Top (2020)
  • Haikyu!! Land vs. Air (2020)
  • My Hero Academia Season 3 (2018)  [rewatch]

Monday, May 20, 2024

Mini Review: Shura Field Every Day, Dressed as a Villain's Hamster, My Boyfriend is Always Changing

Title: Shura Field Every Day
Author: 涮脑花儿 
Chapters: 71chapters + 5 extras
Publication: 2019
Summary from jjwxc:

Before his rebirth, Yu Qi devoted himself to researching supernatural powers and made outstanding contributions to human development.

As a result, her boyfriend cheated on her, her best friend jumped off a building, and her father died of illness.

After being reborn, Yu Qi opened his eyes and saw a bright yellow arrow appearing above the man in front of him.

The system said in her ear: "Did you see? If you conquer him, you can get his superpowers." The

CEO's actuarial field, the superstar's Fire Emblem, the little bamboo horse's Iron Legion, the first love boyfriend's healing order... the same. After studying supernatural powers, he reached the pinnacle of his life.

————☆

"Ahhhh red power!" The system in his brain issued a crazy warning.

Yu Qi, who had just taken off his white coat, glanced behind him and became nervous: "Little, little uncle..."

The man looked at her with a smile: "What? What are you guilty of?"

The power "Illusion and Reality" that can identify all lies is in There was a faint flicker on his wrist.

The system exclaimed: "Get him, get him!!"

Yu Qi:...Isn't this too difficult? QAQ??


[Instructions for consumption]

1. The heroine is a heartthrob, has low emotional intelligence, and is a scientific researcher.

2. The male protagonist is uncertain, so stock trading is welcome.

3.5 STARS - I LIKED IT

MY REVIEW: 

Like what the author stated in the summary, the focus of this book was never WHO Yu Qi ended up with, so while I was surprised by the ending, I really enjoyed the way it panned out. It was nice reading about someone who WASN'T a love brain, who actually cared more about her career and research and whose personality didn't change drastically as she learned how to not be only focused on research and start caring about the people around her, learning from her mistakes in her first life. Also, it was pretty amusing seeing all of the shura fields suddenly happening.


Title: Dressed as a Villain's Hamster
Author: 涮脑花儿 
Chapters: 53 chapters + 2 extras
Publication: 2019
Summary from jjwxc:

Ruan Tao had been chasing a book for three months, but her favorite villain was written to death by the author.

As she was crossing the street, she made a crazy comment: "Ten thousand people have written a book asking for the villain to be resurrected!!"


Someone didn't pay attention, and the green light turned to red.

Ruan Tao... was knocked into a rotten peach (?)


After regaining consciousness, Ruan Tao became a hamster raised in the villain's house.

No one would have thought that this villain who hates all human beings would be so kind to the hamster at home.


When she was a hamster.

Villain: "Taotao, the trees in this city are all dead. I'll go to the forest to help you dig wood chips. Wait for me for an hour." "

Taotao, are you cold? I killed a fire monster today. Use Can his crystals keep you warm?"

"Taotao..."


When she turned back into a human.

Ruan Tao: "I am Taotao!"

Villain: "?"

Ruan Tao: "It's your favorite hamster, Taotao! I've turned into a human!"

Villain: "Change back."

Ruan Tao: "...... ..."

His ruthless look seems... a bit handsome [suck."


#The apocalypse is here, everyone else is busy trying to survive, and only the bosses are raising hamsters#

#Is it because humans are not worthy? ? #

3.5 STARS - I LIKED IT

MY REVIEW: 

I feel like I've read this before. It seems vaguely familiar, but I couldn't find the title anywhere in my notes! Either way, it was an interesting premise, and I loved Ruan Tao! She was a happy, optimistic face con who could never control her internal obvious likes lol. I loved how any of Bo Yutong's pampering actions could set off her inner groundhog into screaming lmao!


Title: My Boyfriend is Always Changing
Author: 涮脑花
Chapters: 107 chapters + 5 extras
Publication: 2021
Summary from jjwxc:

On the first day of his senior year in high school, Chi Mo was suddenly bound to a magical card drawing system.

There are three types of cards in the card pool: material cards, world cards, and character cards.

The material card can change her items; the world card can change the world view of the entire world;and the character card... can change her boyfriend.

On the first day, Chi Mo drew a [new mobile phone].

All the information on her phone was gone.

The next day, Chi Mo drew a [Magic World].

The morning Chinese reading class turned into a spell recitation...

On the third day, Chi Mo drew a [Lord of the Forest].

As soon as get out of class was over, she was blocked in the corner of the corridor. The long tail was wrapped around her thigh, and the fluffy tail hair was slowly rubbing against her body.

Chi Mo:...

*

"Why are you avoiding me?" Chi Mo's boyfriend asked resentfully.

Chi Mo: "...because I can't stand you anymore."

Boyfriend:?

Anyone who has just grown up and has to deal with a stuffed lion, an unpredictable mage, a lich who dominates nature, a vampire who has been sleeping for thousands of years, etc., will find it too much to deal with

[Happy campus article]

[The heroine is an adult and is not puppy love]

3.5 STARS - I LIKED IT

MY REVIEW: 

This was an interesting premise. I loved Chi Mo's growth and her and Lu Jiabai's relationship. They were very healthy and supportive of each other no matter the world or character card she drew. However, the plot felt a little laggy at parts, so I lost interest a few times towards the second half of the book. Overall, it was a good book. A bit sad that I couldn't find the extras to read though. 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Books I Want to Read This Month

I finally managed to read a couple of books off of this list! It only took almost half of a year, but I did it! :D Let's keep this momentum going!

  1. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 1 by Fujita
  2. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 2 by Fujita
  3. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 3 by Fujita
  4. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 4 by Fujita
  5. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 5 by Fujita
  6. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  7. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  8. Bailin and Li Yun by Jayessart
  9. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 1 by Aneko Yusagi
  10. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 2 by Aneko Yusagi
  11. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 1 by Fujino Omori
  12. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 2 by Fujino Omori
  13. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 15 by Fujino Omori
  14. I Name Him Me by Ma Yan, translated by Stephen Nashef
  15. Home Body by Rupi Kaur

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

April in Retrospect

There was more free time last month, so I was able to read and watch a lot of shows! Jk, I definitely stayed up late reading Solo Leveling lol.

I read: 

  • After Rebirth, the True Eldest Daughter Starts Brewing Tea by 未妆
  • Even if I’m a Fake Heiress, I Will Dare to Be Trashy by 纪扶染
  • Solo Leveling vol. 1 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 2 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 3 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 4 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 5 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 6 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 7 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 8 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 9 by Chugong & Dubu
  • Solo Leveling vol. 10 by Chugong & Dubu
  • I am the Father of the Villain by 林盎司
  • Zifeiyu/Kiss the Paranoid Beauty by 林盎司
  • Rebirth: Different Way by 李松儒


I watched: 

  • Shangri-La Frontier Season 1 (2023)
  • Villainess Level 99: I May Be the Hidden Boss but I'm Not the Demon Lord (2024)
  • Solo Leveling (2024)
  • Haikyuu!! Season 3 (2016)
  • Spy x Family Season 2 (2023)
  • What Jennifer Did (2024)

Friday, April 26, 2024

New Anime and Movies This Spring That I'm Excited For!

Oops, forgot to finish this post and thought that I had already published it! 

Anyway, there's a lot of anime I'm excited to watch this spring! I hope most of them are on Crunchyroll or HIDIVE, because I'm too lazy to search for them anywhere else lol. 

For upcoming movies... I still haven't been to the movie theaters since last year... I haven't been feeling up to watching movies for a while now. Don't know why that is when I can easily binge-watch a series lol.

Anime: 

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3
  • My Hero Academia Season 7
  • Kaiju No. 8
  • An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
  • Chillin' in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers
  • As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World
  • THE NEW GATE
  • Mission: Yozakura Family
  • A Condition Called Love
  • Vampire Dormitory
  • Tadaima, Okaeri
  • My Oni Girl
  • Trapezium
  • Suu-funkan no Yell wo


Movies:

  • The Absence of Eden (Apr 12)
  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Apr 19)
  • Challengers (Apr 26)
  • Boy Kills World (Apr 26)
  • Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (May 24)
  • Kinds of Kindness (June 24)

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Books I Want to Read This Month

As expected, I didn't read any physical books last month. I'm trying to do better now that I moved 3 crates full of light novels and manga over lol.

  1. Solo Leveling vol. 1 by Dubu & Chugong
  2. Solo Leveling vol. 2 by Dubu & Chugong
  3. Solo Leveling vol. 3 by Dubu & Chugong
  4. Solo Leveling vol. 4 by Dubu & Chugong
  5. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 1 by Fujita
  6. Wotakoi Love Is Hard for Otaku vol. 2 by Fujita
  7. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  8. Bailin and Li Yun by Jayessart
  9. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 1 by Aneko Yusagi
  10. The Rising of the Shield Hero vol. 2 by Aneko Yusagi
  11. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 1 by Fujino Omori
  12. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Familia Chronicle Novel vol. 1 by Fujino Omori
  13. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? vol. 15 by Fujino Omori
  14. I Name Him Me by Ma Yan, translated by Stephen Nashef
  15. Home Body by Rupi Kaur