Indecision, Part 3
As it nears that time of the month again (I’m talking about the end of the month when it’s time to decide what to put in a book order, obviously) these questions arise again and again.
“Should I buy this one?”
“Is that really worth the price if I only want two of the stories?”
“Maybe I should trade that book in and get this one instead…?”
So it’s time for yet another ‘indecision’ post!
good Nanahikari! /o/ Chiba Ryouko yomikiri! More Ninomiya Etsumi to help me better understand the story she has running in this magazine.
bad The next chapter of Nanahikari looks like it’ll have Hikaru/Ashinuma development as well as probably another H scene between the two, which is so much ‘do not want’ I can’t even explain properly. Plus, is 580円 worth some Ninomiya and Chiba and a chapter of Nanahikari that’ll probably just make me irritated??
Doll Seikatsu no Susume by Manatsu Koko
good art looks cuuuuuute, get to try out a mangaka I’d never heard of before
bad might not like the inside art, it’s a debut work by a new mangaka and those can sometimes not be trusted, haven’t seen the best reviews for it.
Momoiro Toiki by Kawakami Kichi
good hello gorgeous art where have you been all my life?? Also, someone mentioned in a review something about student/teacher relationships and a brother complex and if there are any two things I love, it’s those. Mmm yes.
bad very few reviews. I’ve never read anything by Kawakami Kichi so I don’t know if the interior artwork does justice to the cover. Seems to be a collection of oneshots, so it might not be as satisfying as a full story.
Kimi Note by Junko
good the cover is absolutely stunning and makes the story seem like it’ll be super sweet, I trust Junko’s art style and she usually writes cute, enjoyable stories, currently ranked #30 on Chill Chill so it must be at least somewhat interesting story-wise.
bad popularity doesn’t instantly mean I’ll personally enjoy it; I don’t know if I’ll like it enough to want to add it to my order. Will it be a waste of money I could have spent on something else?
Nanahikari vol. 04 by Takaguchi Satosumi
good I’m 100% the type of person who wants to support the things I like, and since it’s coming out around the time I’m making a book order anyway why not just toss it in my cart?
bad I can never trust Takaguchi Satosumi—she seems to like leading you down a nice path and making you feel safe only to shove you in the river suddenly. I kind of want to know where Nanahikari is heading before I make any purchases, since what’s the point of owning something if you never want to read it again?
Somewhat related and totally heart-breaking: I had sincerely planned on purchasing Matsumoto Miecohouse’s Terebi-kun no Kimochi this time around, only to find out it’s now out of print on Amazon!Japan. orz So heartbreaking. So add that to the list of books I’ll have to search high and low for second-hand. Damn it.
I’m also considering the La Corda d’Oro 3 guide books because I seriously suck at La Corda 3. I keep getting to the second competition and the same thing goes wrong no matter how many times I’ve played.