Novel Updates

I’ve recently, and finally, started to consolidate all my reading to novel updates. Why? It’s great to see when something comes out and you want to just hold it until there is a bunch of chapters to read, or if a novel has been discontinued. I don’t know if there is a share button on there or not, but here is the first of my updated reading lists.

Also for those who read a lot they are probably familiar with webnovel.com They have pretty much taken over a ton of translators and more stories are being moved there. Unfortunately the’ve gone from being free reading to pay to read with stones every chapter. However don’t fear! For those that can’t afford it what is the information age for? We share books at Qidian Underground on reddit and discord. Thank you to the great minds who thought up the bot!

Novels with a female lead  – mostly reincarnation or transmigration


Adorable Treasured Fox: Divine Doctor Mother Overturning The Heavens!
Beastly Fēi that Go Against the Heaven: Coerced by the Huáng Shū
Bewitching Prince Spoils His Wife: Genius Doctor Unscrupulous Consort
Black Bellied Belle: Demon Lord, Bite the Bait Please
CEO Above, Me Below
Demon Girl ~Tale of a Lax Demon~
Divine Doctor: Daughter of the First Wife
Empress Running Away with the Ball!
Enchantress Amongst Alchemists: Ghost King’s Wife
Heaven Defying Dark Empress
Into the World of Medicine
Mr. President, Unbridled Love
My Chief Husband, Too Mensao!
Outaishihi ni Nante Naritakunai!!
Poison Genius Consort
Poisoning the World: The Secret Service Mysterious Doctor is a Young Beastly Wife
Princess Medical Doctor
Return of the Divine Emperor
Return of the Swallow
Stunning Edge
Tensei Shitanode Tsugi Koso wa Shiawasena Jinsei wo Tsukande Misemashou
The Demonic King Chases His Wife: The Rebellious Good-for-Nothing Miss
The Good for Nothing Seventh Young Lady
Thousand Face Demonic Concubine
Unruly Phoenix Xiaoyao
Wife is Outrageous: His Evil Highness Comes Knocking
Wife, You Can’t Run After Eating

Novels with a male lead


(Um, Sorry) I’ve Been Reincarnated!
Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo Dorei Majutsu
The Book Eating Magician
The Lazy Swordmaster
The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor
The New Gate

Dropped by translator??? or unfinished by my me for some reason


Ark The Legend
Godly Empress Doctor
Konjiki no Moji Tsukai
Mad God v7c4
Meshitaki Onna ni Yakuza no Ai wa Omosugiru
Mob… Sore mo Waki Mob no Hazu Nan Desu Kedo!?
Mushoku Tensei (LN)
Mushoku Tensei (WN)
My Room Has Become a Dungeon’s Rest Area
Only I Who Got The Initial Job As Demon King
Overlord, Love Me Tender
Re:Monster
Seirei Gensouki ~Konna Sekai de Deaeta Kimi ni~
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (WN)
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (WN)
That Person. Later on…
The Mage Will Master Magic Efficiently In His Second Life
VRMMO Summoner Hajimemashita
World Customize Creator
『Shirayukihime to 7 Nin no Koibito』to iu 18 kin Otomege Heroin ni Tenseishiteshimatta Ore ga Zenryoku de Oujitachi kara Nigeru Hanashi
¥1 Trillion Wife, Buy One Get One Free

Completed stories


Ark
Broken-Winged Angel
Dare ga Otome Geemu Dato Itta!
Doomed to be Cannon Fodder
My Disciple Died Yet Again

Yaoi


Affection: Call of the King
Yonin no Ikemen ni Kyuuai sarete Ore wa Namidamedesu

Moved to webnovel.com


Alchemy Emperor of the Divine Dao
Commanding Wind and Cloud
Evil Emperor’s Wild Consort
Genius Doctor: Black Belly Miss
Ghost Emperor Wild Wife: Dandy Eldest Miss
Heavenly Jewel Change
Insanely Pampered Wife: Divine Doctor Fifth Young Miss
Living With a Temperamental Adonis: 99 Proclamations of Love
Mesmerizing Ghost Doctor
MMORPG: Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian
Otherworldly Evil Monarch c
Prodigiously Amazing Weaponsmith
Tales of Demons and Gods
The Anarchic Consort
The Daily Life of the Immortal King
The Empress’s Gigolo
The Great Thief
The King’s Avatar
The Strongest System
Venerated Venomous Consort
War Sovereign Soaring The Heavens

Originals on webnovel.com not on novelupdates


Reborn: Evolving From Nothing
My Beautiful commander

Phew! I officially have a backup list now and wow I think I read way to much.

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Updates

Wow it’s been so long since I updated my reading page. I think it’s about time to do that and break down some of the manga I have. I highly recommend checking out Qidan at webnovel.com. With their app you can also read on the go easily and they have a great collection of stories with very decent translators.

Virtual reality or gaming light novels:

The Great Thief Boating Lyrics –  4/5 Like the game World of Warcraft? Then this book is for you. It’s a virtual reality themed story based on the lure, characters, places, and people of the game. Lu Li sister dies from illness and he experiences rebirth with a second chance to save her and become a great player. With his prior knowledge and experience of the game he becomes the best Thief.

MMORPG Rebirth of the legendary guardian – 5/5 Another great rebirth book! Zhang Yang was a professional gamer in the first and most fantastic game that revolutionized the world: God’s Miracle. A game where traditional knowledge in RPGs did not matter anymore, players would have to manually target and evade attacks, giving rise to a significant gap in skill between a professional and an amateur gamer.
Zhang Yang’s downfall came a little too soon. His girlfriend was snatched, his guild was harassed and disbanded, and he was even driven to commit suicide! Jumping off the top floor of a hotel, Zhang Yang seemed as though he was soaring like a phoenix. Little did he know that the end of his life also signified his rise from the ashes!

The King’s Avatar – 4/5 In the online game Glory, Ye Xiu is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. However, due to a myriad reasons, he is kicked from the team. After leaving the professional scene, he finds work in an Internet Cafe as a manager. When Glory launches its tenth server, he who possesses ten years of gaming experience once again throws himself into the game. Bringing with him the memories of his past and an incomplete, self-made weapon, his return along the road to the summit begins!

Martial Arts light novels:

The Strongest System – 4/5 stars A young man Lin Fan finds himself in a martial world as a training dummy for an evil sect. He has a “system” which allows him to level up, but what can he do without any skills? Simple take a beating over and over until he can move up the ranks.

The Heavens – 5/5 stars The worlds top weapons specialist is betrayed and killed by his close friend. He thinks this is it but is happy with his lifes accomplishments. Then he wakes up in the body of a weak martial artist fighting for his soul with the Rebirth Martial Emperor who had been waiting for a chance to take over the boy. He succeeds in claiming all the Emperor’s memories and begins his climb to become a powerful martial artist. Can people accept a strong person or will he get himself in hot water to many times?

True Martial World – 3/5 stars I got about 500 chapters into this one before getting exhausted with the wordy and repetitive way the author writes. Every chapter just repeated things we’d heard before and it became time consuming. – A young adult named Yi Yun from modern Earth unwittingly stumbles into such a world and begins his journey with a purple card of unknown origin. He enters the body of a young boy also named Yi Yun who has recently died and been buried. After digging his way out he meets his sister and goes on to become a strong martial artist by using the purple card to enhance his learning.

Korean Dramas

It’s been a long time since I updated my reading page so I will definitely get on that soon, but I need to start a new page because I’ve fallen in love with Korean dramas. They are so much better then american tv. American shows have gone down hill where most shows are all about effects and money. Many times trying to drag out a show for seasons or episodes instead of finishing a great story. People lose interest or a good story is lost because of this. If you do watch subtitled TV I recommend trying them because they can be very good. Hulu and Netflix used to have a decent selection, but it seems they are being pulled or expiring because of new subscription companies taking over foreign tv. I don’t intend on buying another monthly subscription yet so I will post the links to the free places I find. An internet search is always useful. Also I bought an Amazon firestick with Kodi so I can watch free movies and what not. Very helpful!

The Future

I don’t write, but sometimes I need to write to let bottled up feelings out. I spent years and years in and out of the hospital and it left a toll on myself and my family. My daughter is fearful that I will become ill again and while I am not scared of being sick or of dying I worry about her. I think we should have the choice of choosing whether or not we want to continue on. I don’t think suicide should be done rashly. It should not be taken as a first measure during depression or sadness, but if there is a consistent pattern of illness or debt why should a person have to live a miserable life? Isn’t suicide a choice in eastern cultures?

It’s been 9 years since my life stopped. Getting ill changed me in many ways. I matured in some aspects and while there were many times I just wanted to die right away from the pain and suffering in others I wanted to fight for her. Now even though my health isn’t critical it is just an endless path of daily pain and without work or the ability to do anything physical I’m constrained to reading and watching shows. I just have to sleep or push through hoping that tomorrow might be a bit better, but then it comes and it’s worse. Days of being unable to get up. Dizzy, nauseous, aching, hurting. It feels like that’s all I remember or know.

A few months ago the dr ran some new tests that showed new problems we’d never seen in all the years and that scared me with the pain increasing again. Day by day it’s like my head and body don’t know how to move or cooperate. Are the results of the MRI because of the years of problems or is the pain the results of the MRI? Is it going to be worse when they do another? My daughter is 16, she is my only concern in this life. I fought to survive for her and said I would see her grow up. I must continue to fight for another two years and see her graduate. After that… will I be able to keep fighting this? If there isn’t another reason in my life will I be able to continue on?

Differences and Difficulties

It is always difficult to communicate to people the differences between people when one person isn’t open minded to learning about the other. My family has quite a few close minded individuals and too many people set in their ways. It causes drama and tears us apart when so many people are at each others throats because they can’t realize their own limitations and take their frustrations out on others.

A good example: Today my daughter, myself, and my step mom were out at an art museum. My daughter is 15 and my step mom is 71 so there is a large generational gap. I can see my mother wearing down, we are traveling in Phoenix so the 109 degree heat, her upset stomach, and other factors have her ready to explode. The trigger is when my teenage daughter gets her phone out and checks a text. This is something in our day and age is not a special occurrence. We aren’t doing anything special so in my opinion this is pretty uncalled for. At lunch when she pulled it out she remembered how phones aren’t allowed at the table and even said oops and put it away. However this time we are at the art museum there is nothing wrong with looking at it. Something about her checking her phone in the gift shop of the art museum just sets my mother off yelling at her and asking why we aren’t good enough.

My daughter is a very mild person she’s had enough trauma for several children and she leaves the museum crying. I wait until we are all calmer and try to talk to them about this and how it could have been handled better, why couldn’t my mother communicate and ask her to put her phone away if that’s what she wanted instead of confronting her. She accuses my daughter of disrespecting us when she texts and talks with others when she’s with us.

Trying to get her to even open her mind to understanding another persons thoughts or opinions on this is frustrating and difficult and no matter how calm I try to stay I can’t seem to get through to her. We end up in the same situation multiple times throughout the day over stupid things such as others taste in food or likes. Being on only the third day of our five day trip I struggle to get through the evening and find myself holed up in the great room in the dark typing to alleviate my frustration. My father is always so open minded I can’t understand how he can tolerate a person who treats him this way or how he can live in such a hostile home all the time. That’s where I have to say the same thing I tell her. Each of us have our own likes and dislikes. If he is happy then I have to bite my tongue and make nice with her and just figure out how much time I can and can not tolerate and which topics we can and can not discuss before things become uncivilized.

Tales of Demons and Gods

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This story really pulled me in. Found the manwha while thumbing through kissmanga and the comments lead me to the lightnovel. There is certainly enough to keep me occupied for a few days.

“Killed by a Sage Emperor and reborn as his 13 year old self, Nie Li was given a second chance at life. A second chance to change everything, save his loved ones and his beloved city. He shall once again battle with the Sage Emperor to avenge his death. With the vast knowledge he accumulated in his previous life, he shall have a new starting point. Although he started as the weakest, without a doubt, he will climb the steps towards the strongest.
Cultivating the strongest cultivation technique, wielding the strongest demon spirits, he shall reach the pinnacle of Martial Arts. Enmities of the past will be settled in this new lifetime.

“Since I’m back, then in this lifetime, I shall become the King of Gods that dominates everything. Let everything else tremble beneath my feet!””

As the synopsis says Nie Li has a second chance to relive his life and to become stronger and change everything. With his hundreds of years of knowledge and experience he will protect his friends he watched die before and stop the demon hordes from destroying the city. And he has a blood feud to settle with the family that betrayed the city before. The translation is pretty amazing so hardest part about reading this getting used to the Chinese names.

 

Snow White with the Red Hair

Akagami no Shirayuki-hime or Snow White with the Red Hair is one of my top favs. I started out reading the manga but lost interested after the arc about the glow crystals when things got really slow. I will probably try to pick it up in a few months when things have sped up again and their is more romance and it’s not all daily living.

The story is about a red haired herbalist who is targeted as a concubine of her countries spoiled prince. She runs away and befriends a group of strangers in the woods. Chased by the prince the stranger ends up eating a poisoned apple which was meant for her.

This long running story will take you through her adventures to escape to the neighboring country. Her decision to become a court herbalist to be closer to her friends. And her search to find her own way and not be defined by her unique looks.

The striking cobra

For most people they may not even know what a real anxiety attack feels like. All of a sudden you just can’t breathe. You start to shake and tremble as your heart races uncontrollably. You feel trapped and agitated over the smallest thing. Sometimes there can be a trigger and sometimes it’s another normal day before you find yourself trapped and panicking over something as simple like leaving the house, going to a weekly appointment, or just too much stress. Things that to others would be common place but to another may be overwhelming.

I don’t know why, but today is one of those days. Nothing I do is helping. I feel like a caged animal unable to breathe, ready to lash out and attack from the corner I’ve been pushed to. I’ve locked my door and stayed away from social interactions for fear of hurting the next person I see or talk to. The hard part is not many understand the problem. They want things from me, like my time and energy, and feel shunned when I can not comply. My daughter is going through the same problems and I respect that knowing what it is like. I just ask that when she is feeling that way she try to recognize the feeling and do what I am doing now. Instead of lashing out at me she needs to step away and find coping skills. I know interacting others may trigger me so I’m spending my day watching anime and reading. I should attend therapy and parenting class, but if I do sitting in a small room with so many people may just cause this ticking time bomb to explode and even pain killers and Xanax is not removing the coiled snake from my chest. It rears it’s head ready to strike at the next victim.

The only safe measure is to stay away from everyone and everything and medicate myself into oblivion before permanent damage is done. Because of past experiences I live in terror of what I will do. Will I scream, yell, cry? I’ve been fired, my ex-husband had an affair on me, and my family has ostracized me. Most of which I know was not my fault. With a lot of therapy I know they were selfish people too who just wanted things and never took the time to look at my needs or respect those times I needed space. They have never been there for me, only for themselves and that has caused some serious trauma.

I wonder if I’m the only one who feels this way. Am I normal or am I just crazy and no one is telling me? Does a crazy person question their sanity or by recognizing there is a problem and working towards controlling it a sign of health? I have met others and I don’t think I’m as far gone as them, especially those who refuse to see they have any problem at all. I can interact with people and present as what society deems to be sane, but inside I just feel this building doom and fear. A volcano always getting one day closer to explosion and unless I take the time to ease the pressure I explode at the wrong times and wrong people. I feel so abnormal from what society expects of me and am trying to adjust to be able to raise my daughter in a healthy way so that she can manage better then I have.

Sleep Deprived

In this day and age we all seem to be sleep depraved. We have added so many things to our schedules and demands for our time that we can no longer just listen to what our body needs. This is not what our body needs unfortunately, but how can we fix the problem? Without a demand to go out and hunt for food for survival we now need to search for money. Without this we can not provide the basics of food and shelter. Then to conform to society and fulfill the social needs of human nature we must obtain even more to gain possessions to move up in life. Cars, electronics, clothes, etc. This is when worry and stress set in. These things keep us up at night. We use electricity to keep us up and break the normal sleep cycle of the human body. We use social media, internet, television, and more to fight the needs of the body for entertainment to escape the stress caused by the other problems in our lives and in the end create even more which proper rest may have alleviated. Will we ever get back to a simpler life and learn to slow down again?

Gaming

Video Games are often looked down on as a waste of time. Sometimes they are considered too bloody or violent. However for some they can be an escape from every day that is just as necessary as any other hobby. When watching a tv show or movie we often become so immersed in the situation we feel that we are apart of the created world. We become one with the characters and environment, jumping at certain points, leaning in with excitement, feeling sad at breakups and deaths. We want to share great news or pivotal moments with our friends and families.

Gaming is very similar and has become a vital community and social aspect for a large population. For myself I feel the same thrill and aspect when playing. My mind leaves my body and becomes the character that I am playing. I become apart of the world following the story and participating in the environment around me. My whole world becomes just the world in the game leaving out what’s outside of the screen. Sometimes I even forget the chat box. When I am with others and have someone to talk to by voice or chat and I will often just stand in town and do nothing but enjoy their presence and conversation, much as someone would sit on a couch and converse. It may be slower, but they have my full concentration. Other times we might quest or play together, much as two or more people might go out and hike or participate in sports. We work together as a team to accomplish goals and feel the same sense of purpose and achievement. We talk to each other through networking systems and laugh and joke and create memories. We share stories about other games and our other lives just as others do while they sit at the dinner table. We may not have other means to create those social systems so we fill those gaps through the a channel that we find easy to accomplish.

One thing that my years of gaming have shown me is that the most outgoing people in person are sometimes the quietest and most withdrawn online. Is it because they don’t have a need to fulfill those social gaps and just play for enjoyment? However those who are alone and withdrawn in person are sometimes the most outgoing social butterflies online. They are friendly and willing to take the chances in the gaming community or online that they would not when confronted face to face. Here they have a chance to open up without the risks of being denied. If they have a negative experience they can block or ignore the person who has shunned them. Because of the time and energy spent online gaming they have the skills (level, gold, time) needed to open the door to communication. Those questions like, how do you start a conversation (in person) aren’t needed when you can jump into a group with people, help them with gear or leveling, or simply type Hello. and get an answer from several people also looking for conversation.