Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reading Slump!...Sort of...


I have to apologize for myself...

Usually, I devour books at what would probably an alarming and expensive rate. But, for the past few weeks, I've found myself looking at my kindle and sighing (somewhat melodramatically) and wishing I was more inspired to pick it up.

Let's not get confused. It's not because I am reading books that I'm not excited about. I'm loving The Bone SeasonThe Woodlanders and Risking Ruin but it's like there is something in my way from reading voraciously.

I usually read at night, sometimes into the early morning hours until I was finally exhausted enough to go to sleep. But there has been one thing that has been distracting me and pulling me away from my kindle and onto Hulu or Netflix.


It's not like this is a new obsession. At all. This goes back to watching Tsunami on Cartoon Network after school. My brother and I would watch Sailor Moon and DragonBallZ before doing homework or going to sports practice.  I didn't realize how easy it is to binge watch this and OMG IT'S THREE IN THE MORNING AND I HAVE WORK TOMORROW.

It's ruined me for reading books at night. The manga app on my phone doesn't help since I can read the mangas at work and at least sort of look like I'm getting something done. "No...I'm reading an email update I got from the ArcMap company about the new program that is coming out this spring!" So I am technically reading but not the books I've been meaning to read. I'm very easily distracted by attractive animated men and silly fun plot lines. (I'm looking at you, Ouran High School Host Club)

I'll get back to reading soon. It's just sort of nice to have a break and be a bit juvenile at times when my life is consumed by graduate school applications and planning a wedding. I have to enjoy these while I can because Taylor isn't too thrilled with all of these girly animes. 

So...the point of this entire post:

Do you watch/read anime/manga? What are your favorites? Do you recognize the animes I have up above? Any recommendations?

10 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this is so funny! I just recently picked my favorite manga back up to reread it - which is Fruits Basket! (I actually have a review set up on my blog for Thursday!) For me, though, that's really the only manga that I've loved. I've read a few others (Tokyo Mew Mew for example) but they just didn't have that same flair. I used to watch Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Dragon Ball Z but the latter two were mostly because of my younger brothers.

    But don't be too sad about the reading slump. Sometimes you just need to take a break, you know? Until then, enjoy the manga and anime! ^-^

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

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    1. I love Fruits Basket! I wish I could afford to have all of the manga but I have to settle for reading it online and watching the short anime. Fruits Basket is deeper than other manga I've read since there are so many characters and so much back story. Dragon Ball Z was really popular with my brother as well. And Thundercats.

      I'm enjoying my break but I hope to get back to reading soon!

      Thanks!

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  2. I'm also in a kinda reading slump! I've gotten back into Korean Dramas. I don't watch anime:P Never could get into it. So yeah. .

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    1. I've heard Korean dramas are awesome but I just haven't delved into them yet. Any recommendations?

      Thanks for commenting!

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    2. City Hunter and Flower Boy Ramyun Shop:D

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    3. I'll look them up. Thanks!

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  3. I'm in a pretty bad reading slump. I haven't finished a book since January. No, you did not read that wrong. I've been making my way through The Way Of Kings, an incredible epic fantasy book that's also just over a thousand pages. This is a re-read of it and the first time I read it I finished it just under a week but now it's taking ... significantly longer. Coupled with this, I've been listening to a tonne of music which really makes me lose track of time.

    In regards to anime, I watched Attack On Titan a while back and loved it and I've been meaning to watch more ever since. I got halfway through Death Note and stopped for some reason (honestly I have no clue why, I was really enjoying it) and I just haven't had the motivation to watch any since. Same goes for normal TV shows.

    Killian
    http://leaf-on-the-breeze.blogspot.ie/

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    1. The Way of Kings is such a chunk of a book! Paperback fantasies the size of refrigerators take a lot of time to get through. Especially that one. It's so complex and I need to reread it too since the second book came out but I haven't made the jump yet.

      I've heard Attach On Titan is awesome. You might want to try Eureka 7. It's a fun anime about mechas and an overly dramatic 14 year old boy but it's hilarious in some ways. I also abandon shows in the middle just out of losing interest or lack of inspiration. It sucks but it generally means you've moved onto bigger and better things. :-D

      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. I totally get your feelings! Sometimes all I want to read is manga, and fiction books lose their appeal when I am in one of those moods, haha XD

    So yes, I do read manga! I used to watch a lot of anime, but I haven't done that in years (which is actually sad because I loved it a lot) - but I want to get back into it! I might watch some of the ones I own again, and then find some new ones to get into.

    There's something so different about manga compared to other books, and the storylines affect me in a completely different way - especially if it's a series I've fallen in love with.

    I did recognise a few of the animes you posted above :D And I definitely rec you Pandora Hearts (the manga - I have not heard good things about the anime), because it is my favourite, and completely amazing!

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    1. Manga is so different from fiction books since the situations tend to be so much more extreme and their reactions even more so. I always love it when a single word can crush a character or send them into their own little emo corner.

      Hulu is great for getting back into anime. You don't even need a subscription for most of them. When I discovered that, I was done. I used to watch documentaries obsessively on netflix, now it is anime on Hulu late into the night. (Just one more episode, then I'm going to bed....Oh, just one more won't hurt)

      Manga is now just so convenient to read with all of the apps too. I can't whip out my kindle at work and read a novel but I can casually flip through a manga.

      Thanks for the recommendation! I'll definitely check it out. Which animes did you recognize?

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