Unfinished manga series ’22!

And the final post in this series, manga and graphic novel series that I plan on continuing. Before this, there were manga/gn series and fiction series I wouldn’t be continuing posts, and a fiction series I would be continuing post!

So here are all the manga and graphic novel series I’m in the middle of and wanna keep up in!

So uh, there are a lot. :”D That’s ok though, I’ll get there eventually. If you know of any I should prioritize, do let me know. Happy reading!

Unfinished fiction series ’22

Well hi! As a follow up to last week’s post where I talked about fiction series I’m DNFing, here’s the list of series that I will be continuing! Manga and graphic novels, same as last time, will get their own post.

There are a lot here, some that I’ve been in the middle of since I was a kid (coughInkheartcough). I’m keeping track of my ongoing series in my reading journal this year so I’m hoping to cut down this list a bit. Do wish me luck, and if there are any you think I should prioritize, do let me know. Happy reading!

Manga series I won’t be continuing ’22

My previous post was fiction series I won’t be continuing, and this post is for manga! So here we go!

I think the only caveat here is Attack on Titan. I have I think 18 volumes of it, and though I honestly have no desire to get any more, I can’t say I never will. I don’t feel like purging them, so the possibility is still there. The others all have been purged already. :p So five definite, one maybe?

That’s it peeps. Next post is fiction series I will be continuing. Peace.

Fiction series I won’t be continuing ’22

Hi! I haven’t made one of these posts since 2020 because 2021 was The Great Blog Slump™. So this could be neat. Manga I’ve decided to separate into a different post, just because I have so many series going on now.

Series I’ve decided to discontinue:

And that’s it, honestly. Most of the series I’ve started within the last couple years I’m still set on continuing. These are the ones that didn’t make the cut. If you notice though, The Witcher is absent from this list, even though I DNF’d Blood of Elves…. and that’s because I’m thinking to give that series another shot. At some point, I will re-try Blood of Elves and hope I’m more in the mood for it. Do wish me luck.

Soon there will be manga series discontinued, manga unfinished, and fiction unfinished lists popping up, so keep a look out for those. Peace!

Coffee Time: The 12 Friend Recommendations Reading Challenge!

I’ve mentioned the ’12 recommendations’ books a couple times now in the last weeks, so this is the official post on it.

Basically there’s this meme going around in Instagram where you have 12 friends recommend you twelve books, and then you read one per month during 2022. So I’ve decided to do it! I posted the empty template on my IG and asked for recs, and these are the twelve I received:


  • The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Lightning Struck Heart by T. J. Klune
  • Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  • Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
  • 86 by Motoki Yoshihara
  • The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty
  • Bitter Greens by Katy Forsyth
  • Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowl
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Green Rider by Kristin Britain
  • The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller

So, a wide range of genres. Romance, fantasy, manga, historical, westerns, yada yada. My first read from this list is Lonesome Dove, recommended by my mother. So far I’m digging it. So I’m hoping to get through this list this year. Wish me luck!

Fantasy Bingo 2020-21 | Update 4

It’s been a few months, so it’s time for another update! Back in October, I made an update 3, in August, an update 2, and in June, an update 1 to a post I originally made in April when r/Fantasy’s Fantasy Bingo began.

If you’re interested in participating and want to know the full details, here is the 2020 announcement thread about it. And here is the list of recommendations, crowd sourced by all the participants!

The next one is starting in April of this year, so if you want to wait and start when the new one starts, you can do that too!

New additions:

  • Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko for Translated (originally Ukrainian)
  • Hunted by Meagan Spooner for Ice/Snow
  • Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw for Necromancy
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner for Climate Fiction

I have just over two months to finish out the card and honestly it’s iffy at this point. We’ll see. At least I got a bingo!

See you in April for the final results!

Coffee Time: The fate of my book haul books | #11

Happy Friday! :”D

Today is another book haul fate post, where I look at book hauls from the past and see if I’ve actually read the buggers, and whether I even still have them.

Today is the 11th post of this variety, so we’ll be doing book haul #11, which was originally posted on July 31st, 2016.

This is what I originally hauled:

  • Inuyasha vols 22 and 24 – Owned, read. I mean technically these specific copies are unread, but I read them before I got my own copies, so they’re not ‘unread’
  • Scryed vol 1 – Unhauled, read. I did read this and decided not to continue with it and got rid of it. Honestly though I feel like I should have held onto it. I’ve since stopped unhauling manga, period.
  • Gravitation vols 5 and 6 – Owned, read. This is a super weird series, I need to say. It starts of pretty decent and then goes weird, and I’m not sure if it’s in a good way, haw.
  • The Forever War – Owned, read. I technically listened to this on audio, but I’ve read it, dammit.
  • Changeless – Owned, unread. This is the second book in a series and I stiiiiill haven’t gotten to the first. It’s on the cutting block tho – one of those on the ‘read a chapter or two and either read it all or get rid of it’ pile. We’ll see!
  • The Burning Land – Unhauled, unread. I didn’t realize for a while after owning this one that it’s like book 5 in a series. Not invested enough, got rid of it.
  • Warbreaker – Owned, unread. I wanna read the Mistborn trilogy before getting to this one, which hopefully be picked up in January.
  • Red Seas Under Red Skies – Owned, unread. I still haven’t read the first one. I’m getting there, I’m getting there. I’ve since stopped buying sequels before reading the first one in the series. I’ve learned my lesson.
  • Ship of Magic and Shaman’s Crossing – Owned, read. Both of them, read. I’m on the last Hobb novel now I have yet to finish: Renegade’s Magic. I’ve basically adored everything I’ve read by her.
  • The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes – Owned, read. Again, I haven’t read this specific copy. My dad has this copy and growing up I read his (multiple times). And now I have my own!
  • Pokemon: Deluxe Essential Handbook – Owned, read. Yep, cover to cover, read this. I’m so out of touch with the newer generations, that when Pokemon Go came out, I bought this to catch myself up. I was (and am again) really into pokemon when I was a kid and a teen, but I had kind lost touch and didn’t know there were like 300 new ones to learn. Well now I know them.
  • Heir of Fire – Owned, read. I read this one I think in 2017 or so, and rather enjoyed it. I think this series gets better as it goes on. So far, I’ve read up through book four.
  • Saga vol 6 – Owned, read. I think I read this the day I bought it, to be honest. Or definitely within the week. I miss this series, man.
  • Ralph and the Pixie – Owned, read. I received this one from the author actually! I originally read it as a fictionpress story and was singing its praises on this blog, aaaand I was contacted and sent one in exchange for an amazon review! It was such a nice surprise, and I really enjoyed rereading it!


And that’s it! I think this is the first book haul where I’ve read the majority of the books. If you look at past posts, you’ll see many are still unread and most were unhauled. It’s an interesting this. I think mid 2016 was about when I really honed in on what specific types of books I liked, and it reflects in the fact that I’ve kept most of them. It’s neat!

Lemme know what you think! Happy Blogmas!

Coffee Time: The fate of my book haul books | #10

Happy Sunday! Today’s post is another book haul fate post, where I look at book hauls of the past and see if I ever read them, or if I still even have them. This is the tenth time I’ve done this so we’ll be looking at book haul number 10, which was originally posted on July 3, 2016.

Looking at it, it’s a pretty modest haul. Around that time I was on a read-5-buy-1 thing, so I must have been reading like bananas to get four books in a month. This is what I got:


Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb – Owned, Read

This ended up being one of my favorite reads of the year, and I think this was around when I started buddy reading with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks. (Or was it the third one, I don’t remember).

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin – Owned, Read

I gotta tell ya, my willingness to read Winds of Winter dwindles every year. When (if) it finally does come out, I can’t really say if I’ll be keen on it or not. This book here was alright though, so we’ll see.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Owned, Unread

This one (and the unread book right below this) have both survived multiple purges at this point. I’m still solidly in the ‘I want to read these’ camp, so that’s nice. Though to be honest I don’t know much about this one, other than it’s like… dystopian-y in space? And has something to do with blood color or caste color or something.

Emperor of Eight Islands by Lian Hearn – Owned, Unread

Out of both of these unread books, I know the least about this one. Honestly I can’t even tell you if this is historical fiction or historical fantasy. I’m hoping it’s the latter but I’ll be happy with the former as well. I do wanna read it though, the cover just draws me in.


And that’s it! If you’ve read any of the above, let me know! Happy reading!

Music Monday! | #1

Happy Monday! Today I’m starting a new type of post on my blog. The first Monday of every month, I’ll go into the music I’ve been listening to recently, since the previous music Monday. Since this is the first one, I’ll just go into some stuff that I’ve discovered recently.

I listen to a variety of music from metal to rock to alternative to electronica and some other things in between. Most of what I like tends to be upbeat, but that’s not a hard rule. So if you’re interesting in that kind of music, give the links I give a listen:

Genre: Alternate/Indie Rock
Genre: Electronicore
Genre: Alternative Rock
Genre: Power Metal

So all of the above I’ve discovered within the past month. I figured sticking the genres on there will help you decided which if any you wanna listen to. If you decide to give any a listen, let me know what you think! Next month I will have more!