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Weekly Wednesday Reading Meme

What have you just finished reading?

The cover of vol. 13 of the manga Black Butler, showing Ceil's young fiancee Lizzie in her petticoats, armed with a sword and a scowl

Volume 8 (the latest volume) of the manga series Bunny Drop. This tale of a little girl who is adopted by her adult nephew (yes ... you see, her father was the guy's grandfather) does a time skip after volume 4, and the viewpoint shifts from 30-year-old bachelor Daikichi to now-teenaged Rin. I'm not enjoying the later volumes as much as I did the first four, but it's still a fairly interesting slice of life series.

Also: volume 13 of the manga series Black Butler. The last couple of volumes followed young Ceil and his faithful demonic butler Sebastian as they take an ill-fated voyage on a luxury ocean liner. The cover, presented here, shows all you really need to know, IMO (although it really depicts an event that happened last volume). Yes, that is sweet little Lizzie, Ceil's fiancee, in her petticoats, wielding two cavalry sabers. She's good with them, too. What was she fighting? Zombies, basically. This is Black Butler, after all. This volume opens with a capsule flashback of Lizzie's upbringing. We also find out the Straight Dope about the Undertaker.

What are you currently reading?

The third omnibus volume of the manga Gunslinger Girl

What do you think you'll read next?

Probably John Scalzi's Redshirts. I've been going through tor.com's Star Trek TOS re-watch (this is a couple of years old), which is getting me into the right frame of mind, I think.

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whymzycal
May. 2nd, 2013 05:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, you'll have to let me know what you think of Redshirts! I really liked the first section, and the second section was pretty good, too. Wasn't too keen on the last section, though I saw where he was going and what he wanted to accomplish. Anyway, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on it when you're done!
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