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As usual, books here are books I read in 2012, and not necessarily books published in 2012 ^^

I include children's picture books and even wordless picture books in my list (since images are also "read"), but not books that I didn't read from cover to cover. So even though I read a lot of non-fic, if I didn't read every single page of every single chapter, they won't get listed.

This year I read about 191 books, consisting of 85 volumes of manga (which includes 13 yaoi, 5 seinen, and about 67 shojo?), 31 young adult novels (12 of which are SF/F), 21 Science Fiction/Fantasy (not including the 12 YA SF/F), and 18 children's picture books, among others. Of the 8 non-fiction books I read (so few ^^;), four are on theory, and 2 focuses on feminist theory.

Not counting any authors twice, (so 28 volumes of Skip Beat would count as 28 separate books but only one author, for example), I've read 72 female authors this year, and 49 male authors. 9 books are mixed anthologies.

BEST FANTASY (NON-YA)
The Bone Key, Sarah Monette

BEST FANTASY (YA)
Black Heart, Holly Black

BEST SF (NON-YA)
Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu

BEST SF (YA)
Partials, Dan Wells

BEST HORROR
The Bone Key, Sarah Monette
I Don't Want to Kill You, Dan Wells

BEST ROMANCE
Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale

BEST "CHICK LIT"
Adorkable, Sarra Manning
My Most Excellent Year, Steve Kluger

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
The Hollow City, Dan Wells

BEST CHILDREN'S
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce

BEST YA
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

BEST GEN/LITERATURE
Monstress, Lysley Tenorio

BEST HISTORICAL
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

BEST NON-FICTION
Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon

BEST HUMOUR
Feminist Ryan Gosling, Danielle Henderson
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
Natsume Yuujincho, Midorikawa Yuki

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHONEN/SEINEN)
♥ 深夜食堂, 安倍 夜郎

BEST STANDALONE MANGA
none

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
Baby's In Black, Arne Bellstorf

BEST RE-READ
The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Bait, Alex Sanchez
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead, Julie Anne Peters
The Girl With Borrowed Wings, Rinsai Rossetti
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
Melusine, Sarah Monette
The Mozart Season, Virginia Euwer Wolff
A Scholar of Magics, Caroline Stevermer
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves, Sarah Monette
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BOOKS BOUGHT
Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst
Shadows on the Moon, Zoe Mariott
Beta, Rachel Cohn
Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
After, Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow (editors)
Every You, Every Me, David Levithan
Hana Yori Dango (1) [perfect edition/kanzenban], Yoko Kamio

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Liniere December 2012

BOOKS GIVEN AWAY/BOUGHT AS GIFTS
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

BOOKS RECEIVED
Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett

BOOKS READ
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
Unnatural Creature, Sarah Monette
I Really, Really Love You, Emile Jadoul
A Wrinkle in Time, Hope Larson
How to Find Fulfilling Work, Roman Krznaric
The Intersectional Approach, Michele Tracy Berger
The Drops of God: New World, Tadashi Agi
My Girlfriend's a Geek (1), Pentabu
Everything Goes: in the Air, Brian Biggs
Life in Five Seconds, Matteo Civaschi
Share Sh*tless, Cary McNeal
Drama, Raina Telgemeier
How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, Matthew Inman
Stick Man's Really Bad Day, Steve Mockus
Blackout, John Rocco

Eito!

Nov. 10th, 2012 10:50 am
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BOUGHT
Talk, Kathe Koja
♥ 自由に遊ぶDIYの本づくり リトルプレス! Zine! フリーペーパー!, 石川理恵
With or Without You, Brian Farrey
At the Mouth of the River of Bees, Kij Johnson
Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop, Michael Bourdaghs
Quiet, Susan Cain

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Liniere October 2012

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
The Witness, Nora Roberts
Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don
Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!), George Lois
Matilda's Cat, Emily Gravett

BOOKS READ
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth, Emily Haynes & Patel
Skip Beat! (29), Nakamura Yoshiki
The Manhattan Projects Vol. 1, Jonathan Hickman
My Most Excellent Year, Steve Kluger
The Insomniacs, Karina Wolf
Pink, Lili Wilkinson
Kimi ni Todoke (1), Shiina Karuho
Kimi ni Todoke (2), Shiina Karuho
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjanmin Alire Saenz
Kimi ni Todoke (3), Shiina Karuho
Kimi ni Todoke (4), Shiina Karuho
Kimi ni Todoke (5), Shiina Karuho
Just My Luck, Matsumoto Temari
Kimi ni Todoke (6), Shiina Karuho
Kimi ni Todoke (7), Shiina Karuho
Kimi ni Todoke (8), Shiina Karuho
The Difference Between You and Me, Madeleine George
Talk, Kathe Koja
Bait, Alex Sanchez
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead, Julie Anne Peters
Fake Fur, Yamagata Satomi
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Boot and Shoe, Marla Frazee
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BOOKS BOUGHT
Tekkon Kinkreet, Matsumoto Taiyou
Steampunk, Ann & Jeff Vandermeer
To Be Mona, Kelly Easton
Forest Born, Shannon Hale
Mechademia Volume 1
♥ 夏目友人帳 (14), 緑川 ゆき
♥ 悪魔とラブソング (6), 桃森ミヨシ

BOOKS READ
Skip Beat! (28), Nakamura Yoshiki
Durarara!! x3, Narita Ryohgo
♥ 夏目友人帳 (14), 緑川 ゆき
A Devil and Her Love Song (5), Tomori Miyoshi
Durarara!! x2, Narita Ryohgo
A Devil and Her Love Song (4), Tomori Miyoshi
A Devil and Her Love Song (3), Tomori Miyoshi
Blade of the Immortal (25), Samura Hiroaki
Burma Chronicles, Guy Delisle
A Devil and Her Love Song (2), Tomori Miyoshi
Astonishing X-Men: Northstar, Marjorie Liu, et al
Durarara!! x1, Narita Ryohgo
A Devil and Her Love Song (1), Tomori Miyoshi
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BOOKS BOUGHT
Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon
Partials, Dan Wells
Wither, Lauren deStefano
Fever, Lauren deStefano
Roses & Bones, Francesca Lia Block
Blood Roses, Francesca Lia Block
How to (Un)Cage a Girl, Francesca Lia Block
Sweethearts, Sara Zarr
Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Wendelin Van Draanen
Godless, Pete Hautman
Clockwork Prince, Cassandra Clare
Pathfinder, Orson Scott Card
The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (second copy)
Going Bovine, Libba Bray
Among the Dead Cities, A.C. Grayling

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Liniere July 2012
Liniere August 2012
Hanako (Arashi)
Myojo (Arashi)
Oristar (Arashi)

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
A World Without Islam, Graham E. Fuller
Big Fat Manifesto, Susan Vaught
How to Ditch Your Fairy, Justine Larbalestier
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
♥ Geronimo Stilton, Geronimo Stilton
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Dr. Seuss

BOOKS READ
Feminist Ryan Gosling, Danielle Henderson
Partials, Dan Wells
♥ 深夜食堂 5 by 夜郎, 安倍 夜郎
The Girl With Borrowed Wings, Rinsai Rossetti
Sorry Please Thank You, Charles Yu
Melted Love, Takumi You
Glass Sky, Yamada Yugi
The Fallback Plan, Leigh Stein
Animal Masquerade, Marianne Dubuc
The Eyes of the Cat, Moebius
Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon
Cats Are Weird and More Observations, Jeffrey Brown
Natsume Yuujincho (13), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (12), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (11), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (10), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (9), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (8), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (7), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (6), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (5), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (4), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (3), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (2), Midorikawa Yuki
Natsume Yuujincho (1), Midorikawa Yuki
Lulu and the Brontosaurus, Judith Viorst
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I used to post my "typepad summaries", which were basically links to my typepad posts. Recently I've decided to move the typepad blog to blogger, so I'll just put all the blogger post summaries here :D

Arashi TV (previously at Typepad)
TV Life Premium, Aug 2012
TV Guide (September)
Arashi Festival at Kokuritsu!
Nissan Pure Drive CM 1

Bookwenching!
WWW Wednesdays
Teaser Tuesdays: The Hollow City
Musing Mondays: Magazines
BTT: Series/Standalone
WWW Wednesdays (July 18th)
Teaser Tuesdays: Alif the Unseen
Musing Mondays: Currently Reading

Drama Choudai!
Papadoru!: Episode 1
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BOOKS BOUGHT
♥ 硝子のハンマー by 貴志 祐介
♥ 狐火の家 by 貴志 祐介
♥ 鍵のかかった部屋 by 貴志 祐介

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
TV Life Premium Aug 2012 (Arashi)
TV Guide Sep 2012 (Arashi)

BOOKS RECEIVED
Maggot Moon, Sally Gardner
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

BOOKS READ
Only the Ring Finger Knows, Satoru Kannagi & Hotaru Odagiri
I Don't Want to Kill You, Dan Wells
All My Friends Are Still Dead, Avery Monsen
The Hollow City, Dan Wells
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson
Subjectivity: Theories of the Self from Freud to Haraway, Nick Mansfield
Sophie's Fish, A.E. Cannon
Adorkable, Sarra Manning
The Sky Over My Spectacles, Tennouji Mio
Skip Beat! (27), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (26), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (25), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (24), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (23), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (22), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (21), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (20), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (19), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (18), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (17), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (16), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (15), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (14), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (13), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (12), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (11), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (10), Nakamura Yoshiki
Skip Beat! (7-9), Nakamura Yoshiki
Olympos, Aki
The Absolute Value of Mike, Kathryn Erskine
House of Five Leaves (7), Natsume Ono
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BOOKS BOUGHT
♥ none :)

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
anan (Ohno Satoshi)
TV Life (Ninomiya Kazunari)
TV Pia (Ninomiya Kazunari)

BOOKS RECEIVED
Between the Lines, Jodi Picoult
Past the Shallows, Favel Parrett

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
The Selection, Kiera Cass
On the Slow Train, Michael Williams
Foxly's Feast, Owen Davey
When Martha's Away, Bruce Ingman
How to be an Explorer of the World, Keri Smith

BOOKS READ
The Drops of God (4), Tadashi Agi & Okumura Shu
Skip Beat! Vols 4-6 (Omnibus), Nakamura Yoshiki
The Future is Japanese, Haikasoru editors
Seven, Tenzen Momoko
Skip Beat! Vols 1-3 (Omnibus), Nakamura Yoshiki
Enchanted, Alethea Kontis
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, William Joyce
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor
Irregulars, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Astrid
Amara & Ginn Hale
The Haunting of Granite Falls, Eva Ibbotson
Baby's in Black, Arne Bellstorf
A Scholar of Magics, Caroline Stevermer
Foxly's Feast, Owen Davey
Pride & Prejudice: A Counting Primer, Jennifer Adams
Alice in Wonderland: A Colors Primer, Jennifer Adams
Jane Eyre, Jennifer Adams
Romeo & Juliet, Jennifer Adams
Hans My Hedgehog, Grimm Brothers
The Cloud Spinner, Michael Catchpool
Library Mouse, Daniel Kirk
Neville, Norton Juster
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AUTHOR: [personal profile] marineko/[livejournal.com profile] mylittlecthulhu
FANDOM: Arashi
PAIRING: Yama, (mention of)Matsumiya
RATING: PG
DATE: June 15th, 2012
WORD COUNT: 4,090
NOTES/DISCLAIMERS: 1. This is a work of fiction, 2. written for [livejournal.com profile] rainbowfilling using my Yama free square :D


Until You Understand )
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BOOKS BOUGHT
Morning Glories Deluxe Collection Volume 1, Nick Spencer, et al
The Superman Chronicles Volume 2, Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Caged Slave, Yuiko Takamura
Sleeping With Money, Barbara Katagiri
Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 1, Satoru Kannagi & Hotaru Odagiri
Only the Ring Finger Knows Vol. 2, Satoru Kannagi & Hotaru Odagiri
Eternal Love, Mizumi Takaoka
A Promise of Romance, Kyoko Akitsu
The Man Who Doesn't Take Off His Clothes 2, Narise Konohara & Yuki Shimizu
Sweet Admiration, Yuuki Kousaka
Like A Love Comedy, Aki Morimoto
Shout Out Loud! (1), Satosumi Takaguchi
I Want to be Naughty, Mei Sakuraga
Tales Out of Season, Shinobu Gotoh
Weekend Lovers, Kiriko Fuwa
Shinobu Kokoro, Temari Matsumoto
The Crimson Spell (2), Ayano Yamane
Voice Or Noise, Yamimaru Enjin
Yebisu Celebrities, Kaoru IWamoto
Saihoshi (2), Kosen
I Shall Never Return (1), Kazuna Uchida
I Shall Never REturn (3), Kazuna Uchida
Pet On Duty, Nase Yamato
A Strange and Mystifying Story (1), Tsuta Suzuki
Seven, Momoko Tenzen
Love Recipe (1), Kirico Higashizato
Love Recipe (2), Kirico Higashizato
Manic Love, Satomi Yamagata
Thirsty for Love, Yukine Honami & Satosumi Takaguchi
Glass Sky, Yugi Yamada
Happiness Recommended, Souya Himawari
Love Control, Ai Hasukawa
Takumi-kun Series 1: June Pride, Shinobu Gotoh & Kazumi Ohya
Your Honest Deceit, Sakufu Ajimine
Sensitive Pornograph, Ashika Sakura
The Sky Over My Spectacles, Mio Tennohji
Love Bus Stop, Ritsu Natsumizu
Hard Rock, Akane Abe
Gentle Cage, You Shiizaki
Love Alpha, Takashi Kanzaki
Restart, Shouko Hidaka
Feverish, Takaaki Kusaka
Sugar Milk, Jaryu Dokuro
Rin! (1), Satoru Kannagi & Yukine Honami
Hot Limit, Akira Kanbe & Minori Shima
Hot Steamy Glasses, Tatsumi Kaiya
Fake Fur, Satomi Yamagata
Selfish Mr. Mermaid, Nabako Kamo
Love Lesson, Hanae Sakazaki
Love Circumstances, Aco Oumi
The First Stage of Love, Kazuhiko Mishima
Immoral Darkness, Miyu Matsuda & Yukariko Jissohji
Allure, Yuri Ebihara
The President's Time, Tamaki Kirishima
Constellations in My Palm, Chisako Sakuragi
Solfege, Yoshinaga Fumi
Gorgeous Carat Galaxy, You Higuri
Love Training, Tatsumi Kaiya
Because I'm A Boy!, Asia Watanabe
Just My Luck, Temari Matsumoto
Our Kingdom (4), Nazuki Koujima
Our Kingdom (5), Nazuki Koujima
Necratoholic, Maguro Wasabi
Not Enough Time, Shoko Hidaka
Melted Love, You Takami
Malinky Robot, Sonny Liew
Beautiful Chaos, Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia
I Am Muslim, Dina Zaman
Swan Sister, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Irregulars, Nicole Kimberling, Josh Lanyon, Astrid Amara & Ginn Hale
Reflections, Diana Wynne Jones
The Time of the Ghost, Diana Wynne Jones
Fire & Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones (new Firebird ed, with introduction by Garth Nix)
Changeling, Delia Sherman
When the Beast Ravens, E. Rose Sabin
1Q84 3-volume boxed set, Murakami Haruki

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
H April 2012 (Arashi)
anan no.1800 (Aiba Masaki)
TV Guide 5/12 - 5/18 (Sakurai Sho)
Weekly the Television 5/12 - 5/18 (Sakurai Sho)
Liniere May 2012
Liniere June 2012

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
Sleeping With Money, Barbara Katagiri
Weekend Lovers, Kiriko Fuwa
King of Debt, Rokuya Sanae

BOOKS RECEIVED
BRZK, Michael Grant
Cool Diary, Malcolm Mejin
Mouse Guard (FCBD)

BOOKS READ
College of Magics, Caroline Stevermer
Kailash!, Quek Sue Yian & Khairul Azmir Shoib
Sereni and Shentel, Made in Borneo
The Compleat Terminal City, Dean Motter & Michael Lark
The Drops of God (3), Tadashi Agi & Shu Okimoto
Corambis, Sarah Monette
Babe in Boyland, Jody Gehrman
Little One Step, Simon James
The Mirador, Sarah Monette
Ichiro, Ryan Inzana
Love Circumstances, Aco Oumi
The First Stage of Love, Kazuhiko Mishima
Love Control, Ai Hasukawa
Hard Rock, Akane Abe
Pet On Duty, Nase Yamato
I Want to be Naughty, Mei Sakuraga
Yebisu Celebrities, Kaoru IWamoto
Weekend Lovers, Kiriko Fuwa

CURRENTLY READING
Reimagining Japan, McKinsey & Company (Breakfast/Dinner reading)
Subjectivity: Theories of the Self from Freud to Haraway, Nick Mansfield (bus/train reading)
A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature, Garry Hagberg (weekend reading)
Scholar of Magics, Caroline Stevermer (lunch, or morning reading before work starts)
...and a few books I'm reading at work, for work ;)

Also, a note - yes, I did spend way more than I could afford on books this month, BUT really more than 50% of the books in the "books bought" category were bought for RM1 each during the Kinokuniya Value Buy ^^;
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Switched back to the last layout I used (made by [livejournal.com profile] estiloamor; in the end, it's the one that feels most "me"), and the sidebar links, which now all link to my other accounts elsewhere - I haven't realized how many random blogs/accounts I have until now . So, hmm. If you have LibraryThing or GoodReads or LastFm, etc, friend me there! :D :D

Also, [livejournal.com profile] arashic0804 managed to get my H magazine, yay! I was so mad at the Japanese Books Department for screwing up my pre-order, and not being able to secure a copy for me. (They can't even backorder now, as their suppliers are all out of stock) Malaysian Arashi fans, please complain about their lack of Arashi to them if you come to Kinokuniya XD
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BOOKS BOUGHT
Tangle XY, edited by Nicole Kimberling
Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling
The Difference Between You and Me, Madeleine George
The Legend of Eli Monpress, Rachel Aaron
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Saenz
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell
Melusine, Sarah Monette
The Virtu, Sarah Monette
Mirador, Sarah Monette
Corambis, Sarah Monette
Black Heart, Holly Black
Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Darkness, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


MAGAZINES BOUGHT
♥ none

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord (for Daphne, birthday present)

BOOKS RECEIVED
Mythologies: Complete Edition with New Translation, Roland Barthes

BOOKS READ
Little One Step, Simon James
The Virtu, Sarah Monette
Critical Theory Today, Lois Tyson
Melusine, Sarah Monette
Tangle XY, Nicole Kimberling (ed.)
Practices of Looking, Marita Sturken
Black Heart, Holly Black
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops, Jen Campbell
Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins
Turnskin, Nicole Kimberling
Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
More, I.C. Springman
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
The Iron Duke, Meljean Brook
Heart of Steel, Meljean Brook
The Nightingale, Kara Dalkey
The Secret Country, Pamela Dean
The Hidden Land, Pamela Dean
Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!), George Lois

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
♥ TV Pia (Matsumoto Jun)
♥ Weekly the Television (Matsumoto Jun)
♥ Ray (International edition, Matsumoto Jun)
♥ Weekly the Television (Ohno Satoshi)
♥ TV Guide (Aiba Masaki)
♥ TV Life (Arashi)
♥ Liniere April 2012

BOOKS BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
The Bone Key, Sarah Monette
The White Pearl, Kate Furnivall

BOOKS RECEIVED
The Jane Austen Marriage Manual, Kim Izzo
The Hunt, Andy Fukuda
#crapdates, Rhodri Marsden

BOOKS READ
Sora and the Cloud, Felicia Hoshino
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, Melissa Jensen
Monstress, Lysley Tenorio
Warped, Maurissa Guibord
Soulless 1, Gail Carriger & REM
The Iron Duke, Meljean Brook
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves, Sarah Monette
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Oh yay more magazines, from my TypePad )

March's Books, from LJ/Blogspot )

This DW was supposed to be a kind of replacement for Typepad and a place to post backups of my fics, but I like it here so much that it's becoming a second place where I just cross-post everything :p So it's really more of an LJ-replacement, since I post stuff here that I don't even post on LJ these days >_>

Anyway, the Sarah Monette thing. After The Bone Key I read Somewhere Beneath Those Waves and I'm really in love with her writing (it inspired the last Juntoshi I wrote, although a few other books and a movie went into that fic too). I really want to read her Doctrine of Labyrinths series, but they're out of print, so I kinda begged Kit to help me order them through AbeBooks, and now I can't wait for them to arrive. Once I'm done with those I'll get started on her collaboration with Elizabeth Bear, although book 1 and 2 were published so far apart from each other that I'm scared to get into that particular trilogy until the third book is out. I don't want it to be like Megan Whalen Turner's Queen's Thief books, where it's a long, long, long wait for the next one to be out. (The gap between book two and three was, what, five/six years?)

So. I'm kind of obsessed with Sarah Monette right now, in that where has she been all my life?? kind of way. I bought a second copy of The Bone Key to give to Kit. I think for Daphne's birthday this month I'll get her Somewhere Beneath Those Waves.

I'm trying to slowly flatten my "misery tower" (or tower of misery), which is what I call the stack of books piling on my office desk waiting to be bought. Since I'm going to be really, really broke (dental surgery. my insurance covers it not.) I had to put back all the gender studies books that I had wanted for the paper I was planning to write (now I'm even thinking of withdrawing from my course, I need the extra time to take on part-time jobs) and I kept only the books I couldn't put back in the sales floor, which were either personal orders or signed copies:

+ Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia's caster chronicles - three books.(I've read them when I was in Singapore, courtesy of their awesome, awesome library. Got copies signed when M. Stohl came to the store, but have yet to buy them.)

+ BokuImo photo book. (personal order)

+ Majou no Takkyubin, children's book. (personal order)

+ Shannon Hale's Forest Born, special edition. (With Allison Jay illustrated covers. personal order.)

+ Nihon Rettou photo book. (personal order.)

+ Sonny Liew's Malinky Robot. (It was buried under a stack of catalogues and I forgot to buy it when I was supposed to. Signed copy.)

I have to get these all by the end of May. What makes it difficult is that April's our anniversary promotion, and so many books I want, including Roland Barthes' Mythologies, will be 25% off. (T_T)

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