In the past three days I've finished Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii
Wake ga Nai #2 and started on and finished the first volumes of
Nekuroma and Ranobe-bu.
I don't care much for Hirasaka Yomi's somewhat excessive use of odd
text formatting (bolded text and giant font sizes), which comes off as
feeling kind of cheap, but nevertheless enjoyed both of his books
Ranobe-bu is pretty similar to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai in terms
of both themes and format. It's Boku wa (ry that got me to get more
stuff by the author in the first place, so it was probably a matter of
course that I liked Ranobe-bu.
Nekuroma at first glance seemed nothing like the other two, but Hirasaka's writing doesn't change much regardless of the setting, noticeable by the (some might say excessively)
strongly defined (some might say eccentric) characters and the fast tempo of the story. Tempo, not pace; The story in the first volume of Nekuroma is little more than an introduction, and the other two series barely even have real plots.
All of that may sound pretty negative but it's really not; The former makes for truly interesting (in a makes you guffaw kind of way) conversations, while the latter allows for continuous, enjoyable reading.
Anyway, I've already placed an order for the rest of Nekuroma and the
next volume of Ranobe-bu (Amazon is sold out of #3).
Ah well, time to start on Ore no Imouto ga (ry #3.Oh, and happy new year.
Addition, 3rd January 2010: Also finished Oreimo #3 as well as Miimaa #2 and I'm pretty much out of stuff to read out here. Bah.