Ascendance of a Bookworm is something I reconsidered primarily thanks to comment board at Brickmuppet's. The heroine of the manga was absolutely insufferable though being self-centered. However, with Muppet vouching for the anime, I gave it a good try, and indeed, they wrote out the character flaws that ruined everything. Now, she keeps the eye on the prize, but not at the expense of her family.
Evirus ran out of interest at the split-season, but I think I'll watch more.