I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I'm working my way up to the fourth book in the series, which I haven't read yet. Sadly, that's as far as I'll be able to go, since the rest of the series was never translated. I keep hoping that some company - maybe Yen Press, since they're big on light novels at the moment - will suddenly announce that they've licensed the series. I wouldn't mind buying new translations of the first four books, and I'd jump at the chance to pick up the books I don't have yet.
Anyway, after all the death, despair, and general suffering in Book 1, I'm looking forward to Book 2.