Hi :)

Jul. 23rd, 2015 11:27 pm
marineko: (arashi)
I asked [livejournal.com profile] salwaphoenix a question this morning and she was like "wait aa... [livejournal.com profile] arashi_on has the answer" which reminded me that I haven't been on LJ since... December! Uh. I really didn't plan to abandon my LJ or anything. I've just been... preoccupied.

Updates:

I was mostly busy with planning for our store anniversary throughout February and March, and was in Japan for ten days (ish) in April with my family, although only about one of those days was spent in Tokyo. Which made me miss Tokyo a lot, because my last couple of trips didn't allow me to spend a lot of time there, either. In May we were preparing for stock take, and there was one time when something was always going on, one after another - Comic Arts Fest and KL Book Fest and Cooler Lumpur Fest and book launches and other stuff like that, and before I knew it it was Ramadhan and I was broke but somehow in Singapore.

[livejournal.com profile] matsumazing and I went to the live viewing of Waku Waku Gakkou in Singapore. We went on Saturday and Sunday morning, and regretted not getting tickets for Sunday evening because we enjoyed it so much. I still haven't written about it though - it'll be up on my wordpress when I do.

I had also gone on a different trip to Singapore for a play, and to hang out with my nieces. And then last week was Eid, or was that the week before that, and this weekend [livejournal.com profile] kanzeon (I owe her a Tadao Ando-signed mag) is coming down to KL and we're meeting up, possibly with [livejournal.com profile] showjuro and [livejournal.com profile] reiki74h (I owe her a Waku2 pouch/tissue case).

I just hope I get through August, because I'm supposed to attend a Harper event, go to Tioman with my family, go to Tokyo all by myself (well, [livejournal.com profile] matsumazing will be around for 3-4 of the 8 days I'm there) and possibly host a Pippi Longstocking 70th birthday bash. All in the same month.

I'm hoping for a peaceful October, but that's when the serious planning for Christmas events and promotions at the store gets done (>_<).

If I had lots of peace and quiet, though, what I feel like doing now is write a fic. And maybe actually finish it.

Oh, and I'm working on a new zine which is kinda sorta Arashi-related, hence the questions I asked Salwa, and my return to LJ in general and arashi_on in specific, which made me miss fandom. Rather a lot. Especially since two-thirds of the people in my office are KPop fans and were loudly discussing this Big Bang concert they were all going together, and I'm not just the lone Arashi fan, I'm the lone JE/Jpop fan. Sigh.

So what I'm really saying is, hi, I miss you all. Seeing that I was away for so long I'm not sure if I'll remember to check in so often or if anyone else is still around (have I said this before? I feel like I've said this before) but hi anyway :)
marineko: (bookish)

  • The Distance Between Us, Kasie West

  • Magic Marks the Spot, Caroline Carlson

  • I Am Jazz, Jessica Herthel

  • Gus & Me, Keith & Theodora Richards

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (1), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (2), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (3), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (4), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (5), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (6), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (7), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (8), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (9), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (10), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (11), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (12), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (13), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (14), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (15), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (16), Higuchi Asa

  • Ookiku Furikabutte (17), Higuchi Asa

  • Yowamushi Pedal (34), Watanabe Wataru

  • Yowamushi Pedal (35), Watanabe Wataru

  • Natsume Yuujincho (16), Midorikawa Yuki

  • Natsume Yuujincho (17), Midorikawa Yuki

  • Skip Beat! (35), Nakamura Yoshiki

  • Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers

  • Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal, G. Willow Wilson, et al

  • Young Avengers Vol 1: Style > Substance, Kieron Gillen, et al

  • I'll Give You The Sun, Jandy Nelson

  • The Secret Country, Pamela Dean

  • The Hidden Land, Pamela Dean

  • The Whim of the Dragon, Pamela Dean

  • Witch's Business, Diana Wynne Jones

  • The Ogre Downstairs, Diana Wynne Jones

  • Who Got Rid of Angus Flint?, Diana Wynne Jones

  • Eight Days of Luke, Diana Wynne Jones



Honestly, all I can remember reading this month are the Pamela Deans and Diana Wynne Jones. Such a good month of reading! As I predicted last month, I read a lot of manga, and sports manga in particular. But I kind of stopped now that I'm on my DWJ reread. I'm realising this - reading DWJ books in succession makes me only want MORE of them, while also making me more critical of other YA/MG titles I read. Oops. (Pamela Dean is awesome, so I can read her and DWJ at the same time.) This means that I don't feel like reading the other books from my stack of TBRs. Well, we'll see, I guess? I'm supposed to be alternating the DWJs with other titles, and I'm sure I will start doing that soon...

I also started reading Ms. Marvel (I'm loving Kamala Khan!), and am now interesting in reading Marvel comics again for the first time since I heard Joss Whedon did (Astonishing?) X-Men. And before that, my earlier high school days (which would be junior high for some countries).
marineko: (geek)
Witch Week is probably my least favourite (although that just means I love it x100 instead of x300) in the series and I'm looking forward to it the most because I was reading this article comparing the boarding school experience in it with that in HP. And it made me think that if DWJ wrote HP there would probably be no Voldemort, or if there was he wouldn't be such a crucial part of the story and/or he wouldn't be the typical dark lord he is now, and Snape/the Dursleys/Umbridge would be the main villains, and each of the books would probably have diff main characters, there would be a Ron book and a Hermione book and maybe a Lee Jordan or Luna Lovegood (Luna and Neville Longbottom are more of the typical DWJ hero types I guess) book or even one on Dumbledore/McGonagall's childhoods.

Although, no. Come to think of it, Dumbledore would be a typical DWJ villain - someone that appears to be charming and good on the surface, but who is really totally manipulating the main character for his own ends, and practicing the "neglect and 'tough love' is the way to go, and also you better be grateful I even bothered to put you on your abusive aunt's doorstep" way of mentoring.

It might make an interesting fanfic project, doing HP in DWJ fashion. Hmm. At the very least, now I'm thinking of what other current popular children's titles would be like if done by DWJ.

Oh, and. Happy Halloween! And more importantly, happy All Hallows' Read :D Now I'm tempted to give away copies of Witch Week tomorrow.
marineko: (arashi)
1. On DIGITALIAN: Call me biased, but I really love Sho's solo! Second fave solo would be Nino's. And the PV Making &hearts. My favourite album song would be One Step.

2. On fic: I submitted my JE Otherworlds fic, thanks to my two betas. I'm still really hating on this fic (I keep thinking, if only I had time to make it better...) but it was amazing that I finished it at all, and it's all thanks to [livejournal.com profile] showjuro and [livejournal.com profile] arashic0804!)

3. I will be going to Japan in late November with [livejournal.com profile] showjuro, [livejournal.com profile] matsumazing and [livejournal.com profile] kanzeon. As usual, it'll be a super short trip, which is probably for the best, because I'm kinda super broke (bought too many books again >_<) - just 2 days in Tokyo, and 2 in Osaka. I'll forgo shopping and just enjoy meeting up with everyone there!
marineko: (bookish)
These three books make the first cycle of the Mortal Instruments series, and the only cycle I've read up til recently. Even when I first read these books I knew that Cassandra Clare used to write fic for the HP fandom, and that a lot of the fandom dislike or outright hates her now, but I wasn't in the fandom, and didn't really care. I asked a friend (who was in the fandom) if the Mortal Instruments was originally a fic, and she told me no, not really, although she DID have a fic called Mortal Instruments and she butchered many of her previous fics to use in these books. This, I didn't really have a problem with, and anyway the books seemed more like Buffy than like HP to me, and they're fun to read. Sure, they read a lot like fanfic, but that's part of the appeal - the pacing works better than a lot of the paranormal YAs I was reading at the time, and each chapter ends with something that makes me craving the next (something fic writers do because we release chapters independently from each other).

But in this new re-read, I'm looking at the books differently. I have read more on the whole Cassandra Clare thing, and found that in her fanfics, she had included dialogue from other books/TV series, verbatim. And she used descriptions from books like Pamela Dean's The Secret Country. (Pamela Dean herself doesn't seem to care, though?) This is often done in fanfic as tributes to different fandoms, but they're usually noted in a disclaimer at the beginning or end of their respective chapters. From what I read, Cassandra Clare never did do the disclaimer thing. And in this new reading of these books, I noticed something I hadn't before, because I'm reading them years later, after I've watched Buffy a million times over.

The books still contained dialogue that was originally from Buffy. Sometimes verbatim.

(Honestly, though, I actually enjoyed that. The references to Buffy appealed to the geek in me, even if the fact that it's plagiarism is still true.)

Do I still like this series? Yeah. A lot. It doesn't stop it from being enjoyable, to me. It's just a lot less shiny, I suppose.

And it did make me want to start reading the second cycle of the series.


//cross-posted from my book blog
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS READ
* The Last Forever, Deb Caletti
* Lies My Girlfriend Told Me, Julie Anne Peters
* Chu's First Day of School, Neil Gaiman
* Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
* Liquid City Vol. 3, ed. Sonny Liew
* The City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare
* Yowamushi Pedal (1), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (2), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (3), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (4), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (5), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (6), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (7), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (8), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (9), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (10), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (11), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (12), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (13), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (14), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (15), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (16), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (17), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (18), Watanabe Wataru
* Yowamushi Pedal (19), Watanabe Wataru
* What Did You Eat Yesterday? (3), Yoshinaga Fumi
* City of Lost Souls, Cassandra Clare
* City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare

BOOKS BOUGHT
* a whole bunch of chapter books and activity books for Sophie, and a couple of geography history books for my dad

NOTES
I'm trying not to buy books - or at least, not to buy too many books - these days. Besides the fact that I obviously need to save money, my TBR stack is getting out of control. I could fill two whole bookshelves with them, probably - the same Billy bookcases with 6-7 rows that I keep now. Except that my TBR titles aren't on the shelves, but stacked on other surfaces right now.

Anyway, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to save money and not buying as many books. For July, I did spend a lot of books, but they're all for my niece and my dad. I did splurge on the new D&D Starter Set, though, so it wasn't like I didn't buy anything from the store for myself :p

I started reading Yowamushi Pedal online because WT recommended the anime to me. I watched the first season, died from the cliffhanger ending, and immediately looked for the manga. And I LOVE it. WT's recs can never go wrong; he's an EXCELLENT merchandiser (even if he isn't doing Comics, which is such a pity). I was planning to buy the books the next time I'm in Japan, but I can't wait to read the next volume(s), and Kinokuniya only have up to volume 19, so I ordered the next three volumes on CD Japan, and am now waiting.

I've also been re-reading Cassandra Clare, and read the second cycle of the Mortal Instruments, which I'll be posting flail-y rants about sometime this month, I'm sure.
marineko: (bookish)

The books listed would be books I read in 2013, and not necessarily published in 2013.

Last year I read only only 152 titles, 59 of which are YA. Of those, 38 are Contemporary/Realistic YA, 9 are Dystopians, 7 are Fantasy, 2 each for Science Fiction and Historical, and 1 Paranormal/Horror.

As for other categories, I read mostly manga, comics and picture books (68 titles total for the three categories combined). I only read 10 "grown-up" fiction, the most popular sub-categories being Fantasy (4 books) and "Literary" fiction (3 books). I also read 8 Non-Fiction titles, 4 of which are micro-histories, focusing on pop or indie culture.

I re-read 4 titles, and only read 12 LGBTIQA titles *side-eyes self*, not including yaoi manga, of course. But I did read a LOT of good YA, and am surprised that Allegiant didn't make it to my list.

BEST FANTASY (NON-YA)
The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathy

BEST FANTASY (YA)
The House of Hades, Rick Riordan

BEST SF (NON-YA)
The Melancholy of Mechagirl, Catherynne M. Valente

BEST SF (YA)
Fragments, Dan Wells

BEST HORROR
Unbreakable, Kami Garcia

BEST ROMANCE (NON-YA)
The Shattered Gates, The Holy Road, and His Sacred Bones, Ginn Hale

BEST ROMANCE (YA)
Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
did not read any in these categories

BEST CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK
The Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan
Mr. Wuffles, David Wiesner

BEST YA
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Ask the Passengers, AS King
This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

BEST GEN/LITERATURE
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

BEST HISTORICAL
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein

BEST NON-FICTION
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, Alison Pipmeier

BEST HUMOUR
Cat vs Human: Another Dose of Catnip, Yasmine Surovec
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
xxxHolic, CLAMP

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHONEN/SEINEN)
進撃の巨人 , 諫山

BEST STANDALONE MANGA
Pink, Kyoko Okazaki

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, Ellen Forney

BEST POETRY
October Mourning, Leslea Newman

BEST RE-READ
Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST
Butter, Erin Jade Lange
The Disenchantments, Nina LaCour
45 Pounds (More or Less), KA Barson
Openly Straight, Bill Konigsburg
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, e.m. danforth
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, Ursula Nordstrom
The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
The Shattered Gates, Ginn Hale
The Holy Road, Ginn Hale
His Sacred Bones, Ginn Hale
♥ 失恋ショコラティエ (1), Mizushiro Setona
♥ 失恋ショコラティエ (2), Mizushiro Setona
♥ 失恋ショコラティエ (3), Mizushiro Setona

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS
Maps, Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinska
Longbourn, Jo Baker
Super Graphic, Tim Leong
The Art of Flying, Judy Hoffman
Flora & Ulysses, Kate diCamillo
Peekaboo!, Taro Gomi
100 Ghosts, Doogie Horner
A Fork in the Road, James Oseland
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, Lucy Knisley
My Autobiography, Alex Ferguson
Just One Year, Gayle Forman

BOOKS RECEIVED
...I've stopped keeping track, tbh.

BOOKS READ
The Silver Button, Bob Graham
♥ 失恋ショコラティエ (1), Mizushiro Setona
Unbreakable, Kami Garcia
Rules of Summer, Shaun Tan
Journey, Aaron Becker
The Shattered Gates, Ginn Hale
The Holy Road, Ginn Hale
His Sacred Bones, Ginn Hale
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

+since I forgot to update for two months...

//October's Books

BOOKS READ
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices, Mitali Perkins
Mr. Wuffles!, David Wiesner
You Are Stardust, Elin Kelsey
This Song Will save Your Life, Leila Sales
Love & Misadventure, Lang Leav
Ask the Passengers, A.S. King
How to Love, Katie Cotugno
Dead Ends, Erin Jade Lange
Allegiant, Veronica Roth
Cat vs. Human: Another Dose of Catnip, Yasmine Surovec
Wait! Wait!, Hatsue Nakawaki
Goodbye, Rebel Blue, Shelley Corriell
My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick

//September's Books

BOOKS READ

How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, Kara Jesella & Marisa Meltzer
The Beginning of Everything, Robyn Schneider
Indestructible, Cristy C. Road
♥ 進撃の巨人 (1), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (2), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (3), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (4), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (5), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (6), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (7), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (8), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (9), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (10), Isayama Hajime
♥ 進撃の巨人 (11), Isayama Hajime
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard, Leslea Newman
How to Be Bad, Lauren Myracle
Helter Skelter, Kyoko Okazaki
Confessions of a Hater, Caprice Crane
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Fashion Beast, Alan Moore
marineko: (main)

I am running out of space to keep my mags, and I realise that I hardly read through them more than once, so I'm putting these up for sale. (Some are friends' mags, who are selling for the same reason, and want me to include them here :D) Most (I think all) of these still have the posters and pinups included.

pics & prices under the cut )



If interested, please comment here or DM me :)

marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
* way too many to list; check my Kinokuniya Value Buy post.

BOOKS READ
A Really Awesome Mess, Trish Cook
The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson
OCD Love Story, Corey Ann Haydu
Divergent, Veronica Roth
Insurgent, Veronica Roth
Open Very Carefully, Nick Bromley
City of Bones: The Little Book of Quotes, Cassandra Clare
Happy Marriage?! (1), Enjoji Maki
Happy Marriage?! (2), Enjoji Maki
Happy Marriage?! (3), Enjoji Maki
The Elites, Natasha Ngan
Slanted and Enchanted, Kaya Oakes
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, Alison Pipmeier
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
The Disenchantments, Nina LaCour
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
Openly Straight, Bill Konigsberg

BOOKS READ
The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers
Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
A Tale of Time City, Diana Wynne Jones
Archer's Goon, Diana Wynne Jones
The Theory of Everything, Kari Luna
♥ 雨ニモマケズ, 賢治, 宮沢
45 Pounds (More or Less), K.A. Barson
Openly Straight, Bill Konigsberg
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily m. danforth
The Melancholy of Mechagirl, Catherynne M. Valente
The Disenchantments, Nina LaCour
The Girl Under the Bed, Dave Chua
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
A Really Awesome Mess, Trish Cook & Brendan Halpin
marineko: (bookish)
I haven't been properly recording the books I bought and received these last two months; there were too many, especially of the latter. I'm getting to the point where I'm actually saying no to publishers asking if I want review copies >_< My TBR stack is going to kill me!

Books Read - May
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell
If You Want to See a Whale, Julie Fogliano
Rats Saw God, Rob Thomas
Butter, Erin Jade Lange
Fragments, Dan Wells
The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathi
Fat Kid Rules the World, K.L. Going

Books Read - June
Fortunately, the Milk (UK), Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
Icons, Margaret Stohl
Wither, Lauren deStefano
A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting, Guy Delisle
Fortunately, the Milk (US), Neil Gaiman & Skottie Young
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Take What You Can Carry, Kevin C. Pyle
Solfege, Yoshinaga Fumi
Enchanted Glass, Diana Wynne Jones
Black Maria, Diana Wynne Jones
Make Good Art, Neil Gaiman
marineko: (bookish)
BOOK BOUGHT
xxxHolic (6), CLAMP
xxxHolic (19), CLAMP
The Odyssey, Homer (trans. Robert Fagles)
The Aeneid, Virgil (trans. Robert Fitzgerald)
The Immortals of Meluha, Amish Tripathi
The Secret of the Nagas, Amish Tripathi
The Oath of the Vayaputras, Amish Tripathi
Son of Poseidon, Rick Riordan
Blade of the Immortal (24), Hiroaki Samura
Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, Brendan Halpin & Emily Franklin
It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), Julie Anne Peters
Rats Saw God, Rob Thomas
Fragments, Dan Wells

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Frankie, May/June 2013


BOOKS GIVEN AWAY/BOUGHT FOR OTHERS
This Is How Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith
The Elite, Kiera Cass

BOOKS RECEIVED
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Butter, Erin Lange
The Bunker Diaries, Kevin Brooks
And a whole bunch of YA advanced copies that I haven't sorted through yet ^^;
I'll include them in the May list.

BOOKS READ
xxxHolic (6), CLAMP
xxxHolic (7), CLAMP
xxxHolic (8), CLAMP
xxxHolic (9), CLAMP
xxxHolic (10), CLAMP
xxxHolic (11), CLAMP
xxxHolic (12), CLAMP
xxxHolic (13), CLAMP
xxxHolic (14), CLAMP
xxxHolic (15), CLAMP
xxxHolic (16), CLAMP
xxxHolic (17), CLAMP
xxxHolic (18), CLAMP
xxxHolic (19), CLAMP
Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, Brendan Halpin & Emily Franklin
It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), Julie Anne Peters
This Is What Happy Looks Like, Jennifer E. Smith
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Happy!, Grant Morrison
Stag's Leap: Poems, Sharon Olds
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell


Note: hi, I haven't been on LJ much (or at all) these days. When I do attempt to post updates it's been on DW instead. Will try to cross-post when I can.
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
A Hole is to Dig, Ruth Krauss
Let's Be Enemies, Janice May Udry
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present, Charlotte Zolotow
Kenny's Window, Maurice Sendak
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, Seth Rudetsky
When Love Comes to Town, Tom Lennon
KL NOIR: Red, edited by Amir Muhammad
Take A Bow, Elizabeth Eulberg
The Trouble With Flirting, Claire LaZebnik
Rock On, Denise Vega
Blaze, Laurie Boyle Crompton
The Sky Always Hears Me (and the Hills Don't Mind), Kirstin Cronn-Mills
Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde
The Essential Feminist Reader, edited by Estelle B. Freedman
The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
♥ 謎解きはディナーのあとで (3) by 東川 篤哉
ZigZag, Ellen Wittlinger
Itazura na Kiss, Kaoru Yada
Book Crush, Nancy Pearl
Teen Angst? Naaah..., Ned Vizzini
Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler
Andromeda Stories (1), Keiko Takemiya
Andromeda Stories (2), Keiko Takemiya
Fushigi Yuugi (6), Yuu Watase
Across the Universe, Beth Revis
Genesis, Bernard Beckett
Harlequin Valentine, Neil Gaiman
Fables: War & Pieces, Bill Willingham
Lucifer: Children & Monsters, Mark Carey
Ooku (7), Fumi Yoshinaga
Selected Poems, Tomas Transtromer
The Sunless Countries, Karl Schroeder
The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan
The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates, Joyce Carol Oates
The Complete Peanuts Volume 2, Charles Schultz
The Heart of Thomas, Moto Hagio


MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Frankie, January/February 2013

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
A Baby Sister for Frances, Russell Hoban
On the Map, Simon Garfield

BOOKS READ
A Baby Sister for Frances, Russell Hoban
A Hole is to Dig, Ruth Krauss
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, Seth Rudetsky
Madeline, Ludwig Bemelmans
Dream Friends, You Byun
My Brother's Book, Maurice Sendak
Doug Unplugged, Dan Yaccarino
Take A Bow, Elizabeth Eulberg
The Trouble With Flirting, Claire LaZebnik
Skip Beat! (30), Nakamura Yoshiki
Rock On, Denise Vega
Skip Beat! (31), Nakamura Yoshiki
Blaze, Laurie Boyle Crompton
Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger
The Sky Always Hears Me (and the Hills Don't Mind), Kirstin Cronn-Mills
xxxHOLiC (1), CLAMP
Blade of the Immortal (26), Samura Hiroaki
The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan
xxxHOLiC (2), CLAMP
xxxHOLiC (3), CLAMP
xxxHOLiC (4), CLAMP
xxxHOLiC (5), CLAMP
marineko: (love)
LIST STARTED: March 24th, 2013
LIST LAST UPDATED: June 16th, 2013

Beneath the Sun by [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
[xxxHOLiC, Watanuki/Doumeki]

By Any Other Name + Part 2 by [livejournal.com profile] miko_no_da
[Prince of Tennis, Ohtori/Shishido]

Getting a Hands-On Education by [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
[xxxHOLiC, Watanuki/Doumeki]

It's As Easy As... by [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
[xxxHOLiC, Doumeki/Watanuki]

A Lesson in Humility by [livejournal.com profile] miko_no_da
[Prince of Tennis, Shishido/Ohtori, Gen]

Möbius by Neo
[xxxHolic, Doumeki/Watanuki, Angst]

The Professor's Wife by foolish_mortal
[xxxHolic, Doumeki/Watanuki]

The Third One Between by Rethira
[xxxHolic, Doumeki/Watanuki, Angst]

Ran by [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
[xxxHOLiC, Watanuki/Doumeki]

Turbulence by [livejournal.com profile] everlind
[Prince of Tennis, Shishido/Ohtori]

Unexpected by [livejournal.com profile] still_ciircee
[xxxHOLiC, Watanuki/Doumeki]http://miko-no-da.livejournal.com/131235.html#cutid1
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
Tokyo Book Scene
♥ TOKYO本屋さん紀行
Tam Lin, Pamela Dean
The Dubious Hills, Pamela Dean
The Whim of the Dragon, Pamela Dean
The Monster Garden, Vivien Alcock
Pretty in Punk: Girls' Gender Resistance in a Boys' World, Lauraine Leblanc
How SASSY Changed My Life, Kara Jesella & Marisa Meltzer
52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Jessica Brody
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, Ellen Forney
Guitar Girl, Sarra Manning
Fat Kid Rules the World, K.L. Going
Supergirl Mixtapes, Meagan Brothers
KL Noir, various

BOOKS RECEIVED
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
Mary Coin, Marisa Silver
The Jewel of Medina, Sherry Jones
The Midnight Zoo, Sonya Hartnett
Five Star Billionaire, Tash Aw
Skinny, Donna Cooper*
Finding Cherokee Brown, Siobhan Curham*

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS
The Bear That Wasn't, Frank Tashlin
KL Noir: Red, Various

BOOKS READ
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, Ursula Nordstrom
The Bear That Wasn't, Frank Tashlin
A Night Like This, Julia Quinn
52 Reasons to Hate My Father, Jessica Brody
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, Ellen Forney
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Feverish, Takaaki Kusaka
Hot Limit, Minori Shima
Restart, Shoko Hidaka
Fog Island, Tomi Ungerer
Ghana Must Go, Taiye Selasi
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Murakami Haruki

*actually received these from Electric Monkey last year, but only taking them home last month ^^;
This month a lot of my purchases were from secondhand stores!
(Out-of-print titles... and short-discount titles.)
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily danforth
The Hundred Broken Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, collected & edited by Marcus S. Leonard
Where the Wild Things Are (Collectors' Edition), Maurice Sendak
Stuart Little, E.B. White
The Wheel on the School, Meindert De Jong

MAGAZINE BOUGHT
Flow issue 1
MISS Feb 2013 (Arashi)

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AS GIFTS
Out of My Mind, Sharon Draper
Wonder, R.J. Palacio

BOOKS READ
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
The Crimson Spell (1), Yamane Ayano
Shinobu Kokoro (2), Matsumoto Temari
Quiet, Susan Cain
Open This Little Book, Jesse Klausmeier & Suzy Lee
Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor
I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip, John Donovan
Stuart Little, E.B. White
marineko: (main)
BOOKS BOUGHT
Adaptation, Malinda Lo
The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan
Monstrous Beauty, Elizabeth Fama
Under the Poppy, Kathe Koja
Strange Fortune, Josh Lanyon
Out of Reach, Carrie Arcos
The Unreal and the Real Vol 1, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Unreal and the Real Vol 2, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things, Carolyn Mackler
Boyproof, Cecil Castellucci
Elsewhere, Gabrielle Zevin (hardback)
Ice, Sarah Beth Durst
Shut Out, Kody Keplinger
Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler
Bittersweet, Sarah Ockler
My Life Undecided, Jessica Brody
After the Kiss, Tera Elan McVoy
I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth the Trip, John Donovan
 
BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AS GIFTS
Night World Vol 1, LJ Smith
The Thirteenth Child, Patricia Wrede
A Matter of Magic, Patricia Wrede
Cat vs Human, Yasmine Surovec

BOOKS RECEIVED
Every Day, David Levithan
 
BOOKS READ
My Life Undecided, Jessica Brody
Strange Fortune, Josh Lanyon
Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan
Every You, Every Me, David Levithan
Haganai #1, Yomi Hirasaka & Buriki
Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane, edited by Jonathan Oliver
Struck By Lightning, Chris Colfer
This Is Not My Hat, Jon Klassen
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2, Hit Records
Small Bunny's Blue Blanket, Tatyana Feeney

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