Weekend Reads & Anime Watching

Saturdays are great for lazying around the house with critters and introverted activities. Aside from chasing and terrorising my cats, I plan on  reading some great books and watching a couple of very interesting anime shows. I’m here today to share some of these with you all!

What I’m Reading:

The Black Book of Secrets by F.E Higgins is a British middle-grade fantasy book that I began reading at the beginning of the week as part of my #SpringHorror readathon. Sadly, there aren’t many horror elements to this book, but it’s still rather dark and twisted in nature, especially for a middle-grade title. I’m almost finished with it and I’m enjoying it very much so far!

Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell is a true Gothic horror novel that takes place in the South. This is also a part of my #SpringHorror readathon, and I have it under good authority that it’s going to be twisted as fuck. I’m very, very excited to start this as soon as I’m finished with the above book. I bought this (originally) for Sir Boyfriend’s birthday last March after checking out this review for it. He ended up loving it, and he’s got great taste. So I have high hopes.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman is probably the most-anticipated title out of this bunch. Sir Boyfriend is a HUMONGOUS fan of this author and this book. When he heard about the new Starz TV adaptation that’s set to begin on the 30th of April, he demanded that I read the book before then so we can watch it together. I will confess that I do have some hesitation in regards to the book because of all the hype. Super-duper-hyping over a novel tends to kill the excitement for me, but we shall see now won’t we? I will confess that I haven’t read a Gaiman book that I haven’t damn-well near loved yet, so at least there’s that.

Husk Eden by Yoshinori Kisaragi is a josei manga series of the psychological mystery genre. I randomly stumbled upon this manga earlier this week and the first few pages had me hooked so fucking fast. The artwork is what really caught my attention. I love how scrupulously detailed it is without being overtly overwhelming. It’s also been a long time since I’ve read a decent josei that wasn’t all about “getting your groove back.”

What I’m Watching

This will not include shows that I’m watching for the Spring anime season, but instead shows from previous seasons that have been completed (for the most part). You can check out my Spring Watchlist here.

Bungou Stray Dogs Season Two is something that I’m really excited to watch. The first season was really good. While the plot overall was a bit confusing with certain aspects, the animation and characters, as well as the entire super-power premise, just had me wholly hooked. That cliffhanger finale was a bitch that I didn’t appreciate. Nevertheless, with this new season (aired during Fall 2016) I’m eager to learn more about the background of our protagonist, Dazai Osamu, as well as to see how everything will wrap-up, assuming they don’t leave us hanging again. If you’ve seen this, please let me know what you thought of it, without spoilers of course. 😉

Wolf’s Rain HD (2017 Blu-ray Release) so far is fucking gorgeous. I was a bit reluctant to see this after the supreme disappointment that was the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex HD revamp, mostly because Wolf’s Rain is one of my all-time favourite serials. However, I’m so damn proud to admit that so far (6 episodes in) this new beautifully remastered edition is anything but a disappointment. I’m psyhed to watch much more of this over the weekend. If you’re a fan of the show, I would say that you must go out and grab the blu-ray release. I’m so glad that I did!

Welp, that does it for my lounging-lazy plans for the next two or three days. Thank you for stopping by, I’ll see you again tomorrow.

What are some things that you’re looking forward to this weekend, indoor or outdoor?

One thought on “Weekend Reads & Anime Watching

  1. I’ve heard lots of good things about Wolf’s Rain, but haven’t watched it.
    I watched an episode of Bungo Stray Dogs, but was utterly confused. Maybe I should give it another go.
    Sounds like you’re having a great reading and watching fun!


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