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url 2017-10-05 22:08
Cat and Book Lovers: This Bag Was Made for You ...

Just shared on my FB wall by a friend ... isn't it too cute?

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text 2017-07-15 16:56
Book shopping yesterday

Book shopping yesterday was an adventure. The power went out twice, both times while I was paying or about to pay. And it didn't just go out for the store I was in, but for several blocks. Traffic lights, everything.

 

But it all worked out in the end, unless you count the damage to my shelf space. I offloaded one bag of books and brought back three bags of books.

 

Anyway, here's the haul. It's lovely, even though I'm still debating where to put it all. I need to put together a library donation bag or two. (I have different criteria for donating rather than selling - the library I work at gets most of the manga I decide I don't want, for example. 99% of the library's manga collection used to belong to me.)

 

Aoharu X Machinegun Vol. 1 (Aoharu x Machine Gun) - Naoe,Naoe  Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 2 - Naoe  Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 3 - Naoe  

 

Aoharu x Machinegun vols. 1-3 - I read the first volume while eating a late lunch yesterday. This series starts off a little like Ouran High School Host Club, only with guns and the heroine never actually revealing that she's a girl.

 

Gravitation EX, Volume 01 - Maki Murakami  Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 2: Yuhi - Yuu Watase  Crown of Love, Vol. 2 - Yun Kouga  

 

Gravitation EX, Volume 01 - Maki Murakami - I want to do an "everything Gravitation" reread at some point.

 

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 2: Yuhi - Yuu Watase - Filling in a gap in my collection. I think I'm only missing a couple volumes now.

 

Crown of Love, Vol. 2 - Yun Kouga - I really like Kouga's Loveless (which I think might be on hiatus?) but have never read any of the author's other works. I'd need to get volume 1, but that shouldn't be too hard.

 

Kagerou Daze, Vol. 1 - Jin,Mahiro Satou  Alice in the Country of Hearts: Love Labyrinth of Thorns - QuinRose  Zero's Familiar Omnibus 1-3 - Noboru Yamaguchi,Nana Mochizuki  

 

Several other manga volumes to try out. Surprisingly, there are still Alice in the Country of volumes I haven't read. I wonder how close I am to finally being done?

 

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Vol. 1 (light novel) (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (Light Novel)) - Ishio Yamagata  Baccano!, Vol. 3 - light novel - Ryohgo Narita  Baccano!, Vol. 4 - light novel - Ryohgo Narita  

.hack// G.U. (novel) Volume 1: The Terror of Death - Tatsuya Hamazaki,Yuzuka Morita  Sword Art Online 2: Aincrad (Novel) - Reki Kawahara  Black Bullet, Vol. 1: Those Who Would Be Gods - Saki Ukai,Shiden Kanzaki  

 

Japanese light novels! I already know I like Baccano, and most of the rest are ones I'd like to try out.

 

Deliverer - C.J. Cherryh  Pretender - C.J. Cherryh  Destroyer - C.J. Cherryh  

Gil's All Fright Diner - A. Lee Martinez  Bitterblue - Ian Schoenherr,Kristin Cashore  

 

And all the rest of these, except for Gil's All Fright Diner, are "I need to read more of the series first before I can touch this" books.

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text 2017-05-30 03:36
I am weak in the face of "out of print" sales

I bought a little more than I intended, but less than I could have when you consider how many product page tabs I originally had open. Most of these fill in gaps in my collection (and all are in English, despite their Japanese-language covers on Booklikes).

 

Gravitation: Voice of Temptation - Maki Murakami,Jun Lennon  Hot Steamy Glasses (Yaoi) - Tatsumi Kaiya  Millennium Prime Minister, Vol. 03 - Eiki Eiki  

Millennium Prime Minister, Vol. 04 - Eiki Eiki  Sweet Admiration - Yuuki Kousaka,Midori Shena  The Moon And Sandals Volume 2 - Fumi Yoshinaga  

The Moon and Sandals, Volume 1 - Fumi Yoshinaga  Kanpai!: Volume 1 - Maki Murakami  The Good Witch of the West: The Secret Flower Garden - Noriko Ogiwara  

 

Gravitation: Voice of Temptation - Maki Murakami,Jun Lennon - Gravitation is a guilty pleasure of mine. I think I may have read this before, but I'm honestly not sure.

 

Hot Steamy Glasses (Yaoi) - Tatsumi Kaiya - This is one of only two in the bunch that I have absolutely no familiarity with. One review said it was sweet and didn't have much in the way of explicit sex, so I decided to give it a shot.

 

Millennium Prime Minister, Vol. 03 - Eiki Eiki and Millennium Prime Minister, Vol. 04 - Eiki Eiki  - I bought these more to complete my set than anything. The first volume showed a significant lack of connection to anything even vaguely resembling reality.

 

Sweet Admiration - Yuuki Kousaka,Midori Shena - This looks so familiar I could have sworn I'd either reviewed it or owned a copy I hadn't yet read, but it's not in my LibraryThing catalog. Crossing my fingers it isn't rapey.

 

The Moon And Sandals Volume 2 - Fumi Yoshinaga and The Moon and Sandals, Volume 1 - Fumi Yoshinaga  - This filled in a couple of my Fumi Yoshinaga gaps.

 

Kanpai!: Volume 1 - Maki Murakami - Probably so-so, but I already own volume 2 for some reason.

 

The Good Witch of the West: The Secret Flower Garden - Noriko Ogiwara - Volume 1 was awkwardly translated, and Tokyopop never bothered to translate the series beyond volume 2, but I want to read this anyway. The description for volume 2 makes it sound like more my style than volume 1 was.

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text 2017-05-26 15:13
Book shopping

I'm visiting my sister today, and I always get anxious about the trip (whee, driving anxiety), so I bought some books. Not that I'll be touching them during the visit.

 

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries) - Martha Wells  Coffee Boy - Austin Chant  Peter Darling - Austin Chant  

Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology - Claudie Arseneault,Brenda J. Pierson 

 

And I'll be delivering the CatStronauts volumes today. Crossing my fingers that they go over well.

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text 2016-09-03 03:20
Book shopping therapy

The past couple work weeks haven't been great. The first week was busy and exhausting, and the second week was stressful and exhausting. Since I had a day off I needed to either take or lose, I decided to do some book shopping therapy today.

 

I had intended to show some restraint and only get books by a few authors if I could find them. That plan was torpedoed when I came across a few excellent selections of Japanese light novels, as well as a bunch of James White's Sector General books (each less than $2! I wasn't sure which ones were in the omnibus e-books I owned, so I got them all). The "clearance" section also had some ridiculously cheap Antique Bakery volumes I didn't already own, which means that my collection is now only one volume away from being complete. I didn't list those below, but I feel that it's important to note that the covers are scratch 'n sniff, or at least used to be. They're old, and the scent has worn off. Sad.

 

Now I just have to hunker down and read. I haven't been doing a lot on my off time lately except sleeping, so both reviewing and reading have taken a bit of a hit lately. It never fails - I buy the most books when I'm least capable of sitting down and reading them.

 

 

Revolutionary Girl Utena, Volume 1 - Chiho Saitou  Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1 - Jinsei Kataoka,Kazuma Kondou  In the Garden of Iden - Kage Baker  

 

Hospital Station - James White  Code Blue: Emergency! - James White  Lifeboat - James White  

 

The Genocidal Healer - James White  Star Healer - James White  Star Surgeon - James White  

 

Final Diagnosis: A Sector General Novel - James White  Chanur's Venture (Alliance-Union Universe) - C.J. Cherryh  The Deed of Paksenarrion - Elizabeth Moon  

 

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: White Maze (Ghost in the Shell, #3) - Junichi Fujisaku  Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: The Lost Memory (Ghost in the Shell, #1) - Junichi Fujisaku,Kazuto Nakazawa,Camellia Nieh  Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Revenge of the Cold Machines (Ghost in the Shell, #2) - Junichi Fujisaku  

 

xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC - CLAMP,NisiOisiN  Spice & Wolf, Book 10 - Isuna Hasekura  The Earth Kingdom Chronicles: The Tale of Azula - Michael Teitelbaum,Patrick Spaziante  

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