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: (bookish)
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
marineko: (bookish)
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
marineko: (bookish)
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
marineko: (bookish)
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
marineko: (bookish)
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 ^^;
marineko: (bookish)
As usual, this is based on books I read this year, rather than books that are published this year :D

In 2011 I've read a total of 195 books, the majority of which are manga (108 volumes, 44 of which are yaoi). I also read 14 fantasy novels, 3 of which are non-YA, 7 graphic novels, 19 picture books, 12 non-fiction (2 feminism, 3 travel, 3 philosophy, 1 self-help, 1 language, 2 lit criticism), 1 drama... and the rest are fiction.

BEST FANTASY (NON-YA)
Among Others by Jo Walton

BEST FANTASY (YA)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland With a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

BEST SF (NON-YA)
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

BEST SF (YA)
Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card

BEST HORROR
Mr. Monster by Dan Wells

BEST ROMANCE
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

BEST CHICK LIT
Meet Me At Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER
♥ 謎解きはディナーのあとで by 東川 篤哉

BEST CHILDREN'S
Again! by Emily Gravett (picture book)

BEST YA
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

BEST GEN/LITERATURE
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

BEST NON-FICTION
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

BEST MANGA SERIAL (SHOJO/JOSEI)
♥ マイガール by 佐原 ミズ

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

BEST STANDALONE MANGA
La Quinta Camera by Natsume Ono

BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL
The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman

BEST RE-READ
The Lake by Yoshimoto Banana, read twice this year ^^;

TOP TEN BOOKS THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE LIST
Reading Women by Stephanie Staal
The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
Looking for the Lost by Alan Booth
Fox and Hen Together by Beatrice Rodriguez
Cat Versus Human by Yasmine Surovec
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
The God Box by Alex Sanchez
marineko: (bookish)
Daphne Lee, the columnist of The Star's "Tots to Teens", made a list of the 20 best Childrens & YA fiction. You could read about it in last Sunday's paper, which came with a 30% cut-out coupon for all the titles.

She's also GIVING AWAY one copy of each of these titles at this Facebook page. So if you're Malaysian and want to win a free book, check it out :D

All the books in the list are amazing, by the way. Especially the picture books.

Picture Books
Pomelo Begins to Grow, Ramona Badescu & Benjamin Chaud
Fox and Hen Together, Beatrice Rodriguez
My Name Is Elizabeth!, Annika Dunklee & Matthew Forsythe
I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klaasen
Into the Unknown, Stewart Ross
World Without Fish, Mark Kurlansky
Drawing From Memory, Allen Say
The House That Baba Built, Ed Young & Libby Koponen
Again, Emily Gravett
Can We Save the Tiger?, Martin Jenkins & Vicky White

Middle-Grade & YA Fiction
Wildwood, Carson Ellis & Colin Meloy
A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick
The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition, Norton Juster & Jules Feiffer
The Unforgotten Coat, Frank Cottrell Boyce
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
Chime, Franny Billingslet
Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Chris Van Allsburg, et al
Junonia, Kevin Henkes
The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater
marineko: (bookish)
BOUGHT
♥ マイガール 2 by 佐原 ミズ
Black Thorn, White Rose edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Elsewhere by Gabriel Zevin
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (hardcover)
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (hardcover)
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
After by Amy Efaw
Whip It by Shauna Cross
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation by Gregory Maguire
Tramps Like Us (13) by Yayoi Ogawa
Tramps Like Us (14) by Yayoi Ogawa
Antique Bakery (2) by Fumi Yoshinaga
Antique Bakery (3) by Fumi Yoshinaga
♥ 君のために嵐がいる!!―2011年ワクワク学校&ツアー速報 (photo book)
♥ さらい屋五葉 5 by オノ・ナツメ
♥ さらい屋五葉 6 by オノ・ナツメ
Kaibutsu-kun Movie Box/Book (photo book)
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate On Human Nature by Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault
Orientalism by Edward Said

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
MUSICA Oct 2011 (BUMP OF CHICKEN)
rockin' on JAPAN Oct 2011 (Fujiwara Motoo)
MORE Dec 2011 (Arashi)
TV Guide (Sakurai Sho)

BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (paperback)
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale (paperback)
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (paperback)
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Tramps Like Us (3) by Yayoi Ogawa
Tramps Like Us (7) by Yayoi Ogawa

RECEIVED
Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal
Nip the Bud, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Introducing Cultural Studies by Brian Longhurst, et al
Black Swan, White Raven, edited by Terri Windling & Ellen Datlow

READ
The Chomsky-Foucault Debate On Human Nature by Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal
House of Five Leaves (4) by Natsume Ono
♥ 謎解きはディナーのあとで by 東川 篤哉
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
♥ マイガール 2 by 佐原 ミズ
This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
Slinky Malinki Catflaps by Lynley Dodds
Looking for the Lost by Alan Booth
marineko: (bookish)
BOOKS BOUGHT
Reimagining Japan edited by McKinsey & Company
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
♥ 人間失格 by 太宰 治
♥ Arashi no Iru Fuukei (photobook)
♥ Arashi Around Asia (photobook)

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Soda Sep 2011 (Sakurai Sho)
+act Sep 2011 (Sakurai Sho)
Cinema Cinema Sep 2011 (Higashiyama Noriyuki, Sakurai Sho)
Oristar 8/1 (flumpool)
Monthly the Television (Matsumoto Jun)
Story Box 24 (Kamisama no Karute)
cut Sep 2011 (Sakurai Sho)
screen plus vol. 28 (Sakurai Sho)
Ray Sep 2011 (Sakurai Sho)
Hanako Sep 2011 (Arashi)


BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
The Epic of of Hang Tuah translated by M. Hj. Salleh

RECEIVED
In At the Deep End: Cooking Fish Venice to Tokyo by Jake Tilson

READ
A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by The Oatmeal
Vietnamerica by GB Tran
The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes
The House of Five Leaves (2) by Natsume Ono
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson
Innocent Bird Vol 1 by Kisaragi Hirotaka
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
marineko: (bookish)
BOUGHT
♥ ニッポンの嵐 ポケット版 (Nippon no Arashi Pocket version, photobook)
♥ 嵐のキズナ―Friendship Rainbow 2010年東・西ドーム公演フォト・レポート (2011 East West Report: Arashi no Kizuna, unofficial photobook)
♥ 嵐 松本潤 エピソードプラス -The Evolution- (MatsuJun unofficial photobook)
♥ 神様のカルテ 公式メモリアルフォトブック (Kamisama no Karute photobook)
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Torment by Lauren Kate
Passion by Lauren Kate
The Essential Bordertown edited by Terri Windling and Delia Sherman
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Juniper, Gentian and Rosemary by Pamela Dean

MAGAZINES BOUGHT
Weekly the Television (Sakurai Sho)
Oristar 7/18 (Arashi)
Cut Aug 2011 (Sakurai Sho)
Wish Sep 2011 (Arashi)

BOUGHT FOR OTHERS/GIVEN AWAY
To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman

RECEIVED
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones*
Is That A Fish In Your Ear? by David Bellos
The Immortal by Drew Magary

READ
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark
The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
The Return by K.S. Maniam (re-read)
La Quinta Camera by Natsume Ono
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Summer, Fireworks & My Corpse by Otsuichi
Bride's Story 1 by Kaoru Mori
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
marineko: (bookish)
BOUGHT
♥ 深夜食堂 1 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 2 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 3 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 4 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 5 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 6 by 安倍夜郎
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Paradise by Judith McNaught
Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
Until You by Judith McNaught
Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen
White Jenna by Jane Yolen
Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Chobits 5 by Clamp
Chobits 6 by Clamp
bond(z) by Toko Kawai
Yellow 1 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 2 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 3 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 4 by Makoto Tateno
Love Mode 1 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 2 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 3 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 4 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 5 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 6 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 7 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 8 by Yuki Shimizu
Love Mode 9 by Yuki Shimizu
Shout Out Loud! 2 by Satosumi Takaguchi
Shout Out Loud! 3 by Satosumi Takaguchi
Shout Out Loud! 4 by Satosumi Takaguchi
Junjo Romantica 1 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 2 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 3 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 4 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 5 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 6 by Shungiku Nakamura
Tramps Like Us 3 by Yayoi Ogawa
Tramps Like Us 8 by Yayoi Ogawa
Tramps Like Us 10 by Yayoi Ogawa
A Foreign Love Affair by Amano Yamane
Innocent Bird 1 by Hirotaka Kisaragi
Innocent Bird 2 by Hirotaka Kisaragi
Innocent Bird 3 by Hirotaka Kisaragi
Gerard & Jacques 1 by Yoshinaga Fumi
Gerard & Jacques 2 by Yoshinaga Fumi
Ichigenme... the First Class is Civil Law 1 by Yoshinaga Fumi
King of Debt by Sanae Rokuya
Wild Rock by Kazusa Takashima
The Devil's Secret by Hinako Takanaga
Totally Captivated 1 by Hajin Yoo
Totally Captivated 2 by Hajin Yoo
Totally Captivated 3 by Hajin Yoo
...but, I'm Your Teacher by Row Takakura
Only the Ring Finger Knows by Satoru Kannagi & Hotaru Odagiri
The Moon and the Sandals 1 by Yoshinaga Fumi
The Moon and the Sandals 2 by Yoshinaga Fumi
Garden Dreams by Yoshinaga Fumi
Loveholic 1 by Toko Kawai
Doll 6 by Mitsukazu Mihara
Love Pistols 1 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 2 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 3 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 4 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 5 Tarako Kotobuki
The Prime Minister's Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta
Return to Scandalous Seiryo University by Kazuto Tatsukawa
♥ ご近所物語 完全版 4 by 矢沢 あい
♥ マイガール 1 by 佐原 ミズ
♥ 神様のカルテ by 夏川 草介
Malaysian Tales: Retold and Remixed edited by Daphne Lee
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin

 
MAGAZINES BOUGHT
anan 2011 (Jun cover)
anan 2008 (arashi cover)

BOUGHT AS GIFTS / GIVEN AWAY

♥ The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Culture Shock: Sri Lanka
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
Fruits Basket 17 by Takaya Natsuki
Beck 7 by Harold Sakuishi
Beck 8 by Harold Sakuishi
Beck 9 by Harold Sakuishi
Beck 10 by Harold Sakuishi
Beck 11 by Harold Sakuishi
Beck 12 by Harold Sakuishi
Junjo Romantica 1 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 2 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 3 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 4 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 5 by Shungiku Nakamura
Junjo Romantica 6 by Shungiku Nakamura

RECEIVED
-none-

READ
Bunny Drop 1 by Unita Yumi
Green Is the Colour by Lloyd Fernando
Delirium's Party by Jill Thompson
The Little Endless Storybook by Jill Thompson
A Certain Scientific Railguin 1 by Kamachi Kazuma & Fuyukawa Motoi
Only the Ring Finger Knows by Satoru Kannagi & Hotaru Odagiri
King of Debt by Sanae Rokuya
♥ 深夜食堂 3 by 安倍夜郎
♥ 深夜食堂 2 by 安倍夜郎
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
♥ マイガール 1 by 佐原 ミズ
Return to Scandalous Seiryo University by Kazuto Tatsukawa
...but, I'm Your Teacher by Row Takakura
Yellow 4 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 3 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 2 by Makoto Tateno
Yellow 1 by Makoto Tateno
Love Pistols 5 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 4 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 3 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 2 Tarako Kotobuki
Love Pistols 1 Tarako Kotobuki
The Prime Minister's Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta
Doll 6 by Mitsukazu Mihara
The Devil's Secret by Hinako Takanaga
A Foreign Love Affair by Amano Yamane
♥ 深夜食堂 1 by 安倍夜郎
Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English by Rajeev S. Patke & Philip Holden
marineko: (Default)
* Weekly Geeks - Bookshelves
* Orange Prize 2011 Shortlist
* Eisner Award 2011 Nominees
* What I thought about books I read in March 2011

-> Since Gentle Madhouse is a shared blog, I'll only include posts by me here ^^
marineko: (bookish)
* What I thought about books I read in January 2011
* What I thought about books I read in February 2011
* Man Booker International Prize - Finalists
* Booking Through Thursday: Cereal
marineko: (bookish)
BOUGHT
Bait by Alex Sanchez
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Reading Women by Stephanie Staal
The Meaning of Things by A.C. Grayling
Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
Feed by M.T. anderson

BOUGHT FOR OTHERS / GIVEN AWAY
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Valiant by Holly Black
Ironside by Holly Black
American Gods by Charles de Lint
Widdershins by Charles de Lint
India by Patrick French

RECEIVED
Hells Bells by John Connolly
Pumped by Eoin Colfer
The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

READ
Ooku (4) by Yoshinaga Fumi
Girls to the Front by Sarah Marcus
Reading Women by Stephanie Staal
The Tunnel by Anthony Browne
The Piggybook by Anthony Browne
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
♥ 「GANTZ(26)」 by 奥 浩哉
♥ 「GANTZ(25)」 by 奥 浩哉
♥ 「GANTZ(24)」 by 奥 浩哉
♥ 「GANTZ(23)」 by 奥 浩哉
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox
♥ 「GANTZ(22)」 by 奥 浩哉
♥ 「GANTZ(21)」 by 奥 浩哉
marineko: (bookish)
...for the store right now. Mass market paperback editions of Sara Gruen's Ape House and David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet are in <33

Also, this month is a good one for fans of Terry Pratchett and Haruki Murakami, because we're highlighting ALL THEIR TITLES during the month of February. Well, all of Pratchett's Discworld titles, that is. Minus the Tiffany Aching books. The Pratchett is part of this "explore new worlds" promotion where, starting from this month, each month we'll highlight a new series that we love because of awesome worldbuilding. The first is Pratchett, of course!

The Murakami highlight is because of the Norwegian Wood movie. ^^

Anyway, I was reading an old issue of The Bookseller this morning and found an interview with James Daunt of Daunt Books, and there are lots of stuff in the interview I found so love-worthy, but these are my favourites because they fit my idea of what a perfect bookstore should be like:

"I'm not saying we're perfect but if you talk to our staff you'll find them exceptionally knowledgeable, well-read, intelligent and resourceful. Bookselling needs those kinds of people. The thing that continues to drive this company is staff."

"We don't despoil our books by putting stickers on them. We don't use price as a marketing tool. As a concept, three-for-two goes completely against the grain of how I like buying books."
marineko: (bookish)
BOUGHT
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
Nippon Pop by Steve McClure*
Practical Japanese-English Dictionary *
Snow by Tracy Lynn *
Bakuman (1) by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata *
Leaping Beauty by Gregory Maguire *
When Germs Travel by Howard Markel *
World War Z by Max Brooks *
How We Got Insipid by Jonathan Lethem *
Dr. Seuss Goes To War: the WWII Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear *
Books of Magic: Transformations by John Ney Rieber & Peter Gross, created by Neil Gaiman *
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin * (US paperback to replace my UK paperback)
The Theory of Light and Matter by Andrew Potter *
The Object of My Affection by Stephen McCauley *
Going Sane by Adam Philips *
Ode to Kirihito: Volume 1 by Osamu Tezuka *
Floating by Robin Troy *
Doll (1) by Mitsukazu Mihara *
Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody *
Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple **
Steward of Song by Adam Stemple **
Rollback by Robert Sawyer **
Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson **
10 Best Greek Legends Ever! by Terry Deary **
10 Best Arthurian Legends Ever! by Margaret Simpson **
Memory & Dream by Charles de Lint **
Widdershins by Charles de Lint ** (hardback to replace my tradeback)
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin **
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson **
The Mozart Season by Virginia Euwer Wolff **
Rebel by R.J. Anderson **
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell **
A Scholar of Magics by Caroline Stevermer **
A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer **
Myth & Legends by Anthony Horowitz **
Ooku (1) by Yoshinaga Fumi
Ooku (2) by Yoshinaga Fumi
♥ 「Death Note (1)」 by 大場つぐみ & 小畑健 ***
♥ 「Death Note (2)」 by 大場つぐみ & 小畑健 ***
♥ 「Death Note (3)」 by 大場つぐみ & 小畑健 ***
♥ 「Death Note (4)」 by 大場つぐみ & 小畑健 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (3)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (4)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (5)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (6)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (7)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (8)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「のだめカンタービレ (9)」 by 二宮智子 ***
♥ 「NANA (3)」 by 矢沢あい ***
♥ 「NANA (7)」 by 矢沢あい ***
♥ 「NANA (9)」 by 矢沢あい ***
♥ 「NANA (10)」 by 矢沢あい ***
♥ 「NANA (19)」 by 矢沢あい ***
♥ 「星は歌う (1)」 by 高屋奈月 ***

BOUGHT FOR OTHERS (GIVEN AWAY)
Fruits Basket (1) by Takaya Natsuki *
Married By Morning by Lisa Kleypas *
Culture Shock: Munich *
Sperm Whales by Jonathan Gordon *
Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones *
Legend of Drizzt Vol 1 by R.A. Salvatore **
Legend of Drizzt Vol 2 by R.A. Salvatore **

RECEIVED
Born in Shame by Nora Roberts

READ
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
Ooku (2) by Yoshinaga Fumi
Ooku (1) by Yoshinaga Fumi
A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer
Doll (1) by Mitsukazu Mihara
Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne Jones
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt by Nick Hornby

* bought at Kinokuniya Bargain Sale for RM3-RM8 each.
** bought at Big Bad Wolf Warehouse Sale for RM8 each.
*** bought at Book Off for 55yen (RM2.15) each
marineko: (bookish)
layout destroying large pic here )

4 books, RM16.
Thought I wouldn't get anymore, but I saw these and can't help it.

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

marineko: (bookish)

Because, you know, I have no self-control when it comes to books.



Kinokuniya bargain buy, Day 2.
6 books, RM53.
Actually the Three Cups of Tea that I bought was the US version, but my mother borrowed it, so I took the pic with the UK version instead.



Big Bad Wolf Sale:

16 books, RM128.
Two books I bought for my brother's birthday are not in the pic.
Got them for RM30 (RM15 each).
And 2 magazines, summer issues of VenusZine and BUST (RM1 and RM5).
Which brings my grand total to RM164.

Overall thoughts on the sales:

For the Kinokuniya bargain buy, as always, it's a hit or miss.
When you find something good, though, it's usually very good.
Like the Osamu Tezuka.
And Three Cups of Tea.
And Bakuman.
The list goes on and on.
I even spotted Volume 5 of the Buffy Season Eight comics, but I already have that.
(Bought it at Singapore Kinokuniya's bargain buy earlier this year.)
So I left it behind for someone who might really want it.
The non-fiction, which usually has a great selection, is just so-so this time.
But! I found Nippon Pop, which has Shonen Knife and Buffalo Daughter and Spitz and Cornelius in it (not to mention a page on the Johnny's senpais) and is one of the best non-fiction finds I've made in a bargain/warehouse sale.

The Big Bad Wolf Warehouse Sale, hmm.
I can't say it's bad because I did end up buying a lot.
The non-fiction selection really didn't grab me the way it did last year, though.
Which is disappointing because these sales are the only times I really get to buy non-fiction, which are more expensive.
But I got a lot of really good YA, so I can't complain.
I passed up on a lot of titles that I wanted, but weren't in the "right" format.
Because I always end up replacing books with the formats/versions I really want anyway, I figure I shouldn't waste my money if it's not the version I want.
Like Ursula Le Guin's Powers and Lavinia, which were in C-format at the sale.
I wanted B-formats for those.
And Cecil Castellucci's Boy Proof, which I really wanted, but in hardback, and they only had it in B-format.
I was mostly glad for the Charles de Lint and the College of Magics books.
For the former, I'm pretty sure they were books I pulled out for our 036 returns, haha.
It's like, 「ああ、久しぶり!」

This may not be the best time to mention all the books being reserved at my desk right now, including:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness by Willard Spiegelman
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects by Catherynne M. Valente
Kojiki by Basil Hall Chamberlain

I always overspend on books during this time of the year.

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