Remember when we discussed the first volume of this light novel? Well, now that the anime adaptation has started, naturally we have to take a look at that! We do already have some first impressions from TWWK, for those who want a more concise review; in this post, he joins Jeskai Angel and myself in… Read More Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Anime First Impressions – Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
Our discussion of the first volume of the Ascendance of a Bookworm light novel is done, but we still have some unfinished business: namely, the anime adaptation that started earlier this month! Both @jeskaiangel and I have watched the first episode and will now share our thoughts on how the anime adapts the novel. For those who… Read More Light Novel Club Extra Chapter: Anime First Impressions – Ascendance of a Bookworm
For our next light novel club meeting, we’re going to be doing something a little different. Instead of one light novel volume, we’re going to discuss many. Our light novel club members—President stardf29, Vice Prez Jeskai Angel, and me, the secretary, are each going to read different novels, first volumes of a series we haven’t… Read More Our Next Light Novel Selection is…Your Choice!
And here we are with our discussion of the first volume of Ascendance of a Bookworm! With the anime having just started, now is the perfect time to dive into this “bibliophile fantasy” and see what lies in store. @jeskaiangel will be joining me this time as we look at what makes this isekai story special.… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 14: Ascendance of a Bookworm, Part 1 Vol. 1
Have you ever wondered or looked into the history of books and how they are made? For the protagonist of Ascendance of a Bookworm, our next Light Novel Club title, that sort of information turned from fun trivia to a matter of grave importance. As a total bookworm, she spent her days practically buried in… Read More Light Novel Kindling: The Ascendance of Books
What’s one step better for book lovers than to read a light novel? How about reading a light novel about a book lover? Our 14th selection in the Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club is about precisely that topic! Ascendance of a Bookworm! is an isekai tale, but unique in many different ways. Here’s the… Read More Our Next Light Novel Club Selection Is… Ascendance of a Bookworm! Vol. 1
As we enter the classroom to discuss the thirteenth book in our light novel club, I see a solitary girl sitting on the far side of the room. Chairs and desks are stacked behind her, forming a shadowy backdrop, but she sits in the most lighted portion of the room, next to a window overlooking… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 13: My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected (Oregairu) Vol. 1
Harem romances are fairly common in anime and light novels. That is, many of these stories feature a male protagonist with several female love interests (only two love interests is merely a love triangle, not a harem). A harem story may or may not involve the guy marrying all the girls. I’m not a huge… Read More On Harem Romances
Over the past year, I’ve become something of a light novel addict. #BlameBtT. Inspired by what Frank has written about light novels, I thought it might be worthwhile to survey the light novel series I’m reading. With a couple exceptions, these are overall impressions of each series, not reviews of individual volumes. Since I can… Read More What Am I Reading & Should You Try It?
*Warning: presumptive spoilers for a future season of Sword Art Online Alicization* Lingering the background of Sword Art Online Alicization has been the question of the nature of the soul. Early in the anime, the story established that scientists had narrowed down the soul’s nature to a light-based phenomenon they call a fluctlight. These fluctlights… Read More Love Versus Materialism in Sword Art Online Alicization