February book and manga haul! #47

Happy Saturday! This month I picked up a few things, mostly manga, but there’s a couple books in there too. This is what I got:

As you can see, I picked up eight things – two books, six manga!

  • Inuyasha Vizbig editions vols 9 and 10 by Rumiko Takahashi – I finally caved. I’ve been collecting the original editions of this manga for years, but they’ve gone out of print and with the sequel coming out and the series getting popular again, the single volumes have become really hard to find, and when I do find them, they’re expensive. So I’ve decided to just pick up where my singles left off and get the bind up editions which are still in print and much more affordable. I believe I have eight more bind up volumes to get after this before I have the full collection!
  • O Maidens in Your Savage Season vols 7 and 8 by Mari Okada – These are the last two volumes in the series, now my collection is complete! I picked up this series I think two years ago and loved it. I’m gonna do a whole reread of this, I’m pretty pumped about it.
  • Given vol 5 by Natsuki Kizu – I need to catch up on this series. I loved the anime and at this point in the manga, it has to be past the end of the first season. Here’s hopin’.
  • Magus of the Library vol 4 by Mitsu Izumi – Same with this series, I need to catch up! I read the first volume and adored it. I’m hoping to binge the whole thing at some point here.
  • The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin – After completely adoring the first book, I had to pick these two up right away. I’m in the middle of the second one now and I’m really liking it.

And that’s it! If you’ve read any of the above, let me know! Happy reading!

January Book and Manga Haul! #46

Happy end of January! Technically I have about a week left but I don’t have any plans to get any more books soon, so I’m posting today.

I got six books and manga this month, two of which I’ve already read!

Mob Psycho 100 vol 1 by ONE – This is a paranormal action comedy about psychics. I loved the anime so I’m pumped to try out the manga

Moriarty the Patriot vol 1 by Ryosuke Takeuchi – This manga tells the story of Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes series. I heard the anime was good so going to try this!

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie – This’ll be my first Abercrombie book and I’m pumped. Planning on buddy reading this with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio – Already read this! It was one of my favorite books from 2020 and I needed to get myself a copy.

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout – If I’m being honest, there’s only about a 50-50 chance of me liking this, but even if I dislike it, I know I’ll enjoy the experience of reading it. I have no idea if that makes sense.

Yana Toboso Artworks Black Butler vol 2 by Yana Toboso – I “read” this one too, right after picking it up. It’s various arts from the author. It contains art both from within the manga series, some of the filler characters and from what I can see, extra artworks not appearing elsewhere. There are some descriptions of the art but otherwise it’s mostly pictures. This is volume 2 mind you – volume 1 I can’t find in English anywhere (but if you see it, lemme know). This art book was lovely and just what I wanted.

And that’s it! This is a normal sized haul again after the huge one that was post-Christmas. I’m hoping to keep the rest of the year around this size too, if not smaller. Wish me luck! If you’ve read any of the above or are interested in a buddy read, let me know!

Christmas Book Haul! #45

Iiiiiiit’s time for a book haul! I haven’t done a book haul since September, when I put myself on a book buying ban. I’ve since completed said ban and have since received books as gifts! I also received some book gift cards that I’ve spent on more books (duh). So this is all those books put together. None of these – since they are gifts/are a result of gift cards will be added to my physical TBR list until the new year. Soooo spoiler, I did hit my TBR goal this year, but right after the new year it’s gonna hop back up by a tiny bit because of these gifty books.

Pbtbtbt.

This is what I got!

Black Bird by Kanoko Sakurakouji –  I got this box set from my husband and I’m so pumped about it. 😀 This is the entire series! It’s a romance about vampire-y demons, and I read it back when I was a teen. I’m v excited to read it again – I haven’t touched it in over a decade so it’ll be a fresh experience!

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – I’m so pumped about this one. I’ve loved every Novik book I’ve ever read. All I know about this one is it’s some sort of dark academia. I know that’s a thing recently but I haven’t read too much of it, so it’ll be interesting I think. My husband got me this one!

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons – I got this one from my buddy irl! It’s been on my radar for forever, just never got around to picking it up. I know this is one of those ‘fantasy setting narrator tells a story’ type of books, so I’m hoping it’s pretty good.

Devolution by Max Brooks – This was also from a buddy irl, and it’s about big foots! It’s by the same guy who wrote World War Z so it should be pretty good.

Given vol 4 by Natsuki Kizu – This is a manga I picked up using gift cards. This is the latest of a guitar shonen ai romance and I’m pumped about it.

Wotakoi vol 4 by Fujita – Another gift card buy. This is one of my moooost anticipated books of the year. I read the first three volumes a couple years ago and I’ve been waiting and waiting. It came out while I was on a ban, so I couldn’t pick it up ’til now. This is a nerd fluff manga.

And finally, I got four different cook books. One was from my mom – the Harry Potter one, and then the other three were from my reddit secret santa! (I also got a bamboo steamer from them, so I’m super pumped!)

I’ll be cooking up a storm, man.

And that’s it! I’m not on a buying ban anymore, but I’m also planning on going on some sort of limit – just haven’t decided what it is yet.

Happy reading!

September book and manga haul #44 – and a book buying ban!

So September, I got more books – particularly manga – than I planned. I mean, I planned on getting them anyways, don’t get me wrong, but a good chunk of these I was planning on getting in August. They just didn’t come in time. I turned 30 last month and in lieu of a party (plague aaaaah) I made myself two huge book orders online. I made these orders in July mind you, so I could have them for my bday. But the one didn’t show up until mid-September, so technically they’re birthday books. So keep that in mind. I’ll point them out when I get to them.

The rest though? Yeah no totally went nutso this month, hence the ban, which I’ll get to at the end of the post.

This is everything I got this month:

The Books

  • The Dark Mirror by Juliet Marillier – Honestly I don’t know what this is about. It’s Juliet Marillier though and she’s basically auto-buy for me. I’m positive I’m gonna love this, considering I’ve loved every other book I’ve read by her.
  • The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling – This one I’ve heard pretty creepy things about. It’s like a scifi horror thriller? Halloween read? If anyone has this and wants to buddy read, do let me know!
  • I also got a cat bookmark. I like it, it’s a cat.

  • A Dance With Fate by Juliet Marillier – Again, Juliet Marillier. I bought this on release day with my buddy and we’re currently buddy reading it – should be finishing up within the next day or so!
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – I’ve been waiting for this one to come out in paperback. When it did I picked it up right away, and now I can binge the three books that are out so far. I’ve already read the first one but it’s been years. I remember loving it though so hopefully I like the next two as well.

  • The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson – This is one of my most anticipated books of the year, man. I love this series so far, and with my ban coming up, I knew I wanted to get this one before it started, so I did. I do need to reread the second book before getting into this one, but man I am so excited. It arrived today and it’s so thiiiiiiick ❤

  • Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer – This one has been on my radar for literally years. I saw it used and about gasped. I snatched up this puppy so fast, man.
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand – Again, a used purchase. I’ve heard this book is pretty funny, and that it’s based off of historical events? Should be entertaining.

The Manga

  • Waiting For Spring vols 5-7 by Anashin – I really enjoyed vols 1-4 of this, so I’m hoping it keeps being all fluffy like it has been! These were all birthday manga.
  • Spy x Family vols 1-2 by Tatsuya Endo – This is a new one for me: I’ve heard only good things about it so my hopes are high! Vol 1 of this was birthday manga.

  • Kakuriyo vols 4-6 by Waco Ioka – This is a series I’ve been raving about recently. I wrote a blabber on the first two volumes if you’re interested. I am very, very happy to have these. These were all birthday manga.
  • Silver Spoon vols 5-6 by Hiromu Arakawa – This is a series I’ve been slowly making my way through for a while. I wrote a blabber on vol 1 back when I first started it. Since then it’s only gotten better! These were all birthday manga.

  • Noragami vol 4 by Adachitoka – This is another series I’m slowly making my way through. I hasn’t 100% gripped me yet but it’s interesting and definitely has potential, so I know I could still end up loving it!
  • Kamisama Kiss vol 1 by Julietta Suzuki – This is a new one, purchased totally on a whim, if I’m being honest. I find some of the best manga that way so hopefully this is one of those.
  • The Way of the House Husband vol 4 by Kousuke Oono – Continuing this series, I love it. It’s so wholesome and hilarious.

  • Candy Color Paradox vols 3-4 by Isoku Natsume –  Another series I’ve grown rather fond of. It’s nice and cute. These were all birthday manga.
  • Yarichin Bitch Club vol 3 by Tanaka Ogeretsu – This is a series that’s so entertaining. It’s absolutely insane, so don’t go into expecting like… plot. Hah. This was a birthday manga.
  • Given vols 2-3 by Natsuki Kizu – This is the opposite though: Lots of plot and wonderfulness. I really, really like this series. These were all birthday manga.

  • Takane & Hana vol 4 by Yuki Shiwasu – This is another one of those ‘has potential but not 100% sold’ series. I’m getting this one vol at a time because of that. It’s decent so far though.
  • Graineliers vol 1 by Rihito Takarai – This was a really, really interesting one, I’m glad I picked it up. It’s definitely not quite what I was expecting, but I ended up really liking it at the same time. Definitely gonna get more of this one after the ban.
  • Act-Age vol 2 by Tatsuya Matsuki – This one I picked up after rather enjoying the first one. I ended up liking this one too, though not quite as much as volume 1. We’ll see if vol 3 ever is even translated.
  • A Man & His Cat vol 2 by Umi Sakurai – This one I was really looking forward to. Volume 1 was so sweet and cute and wholesome, and I’m sure those themes continue here.

And that’s it for books and manga! As you can see, I got a fair few. Hence:

The Book Buying Ban

So, for the last few years, I made it a reading resolution to do a 2-3 month book buying ban. I think a few years ago, I even did a 4 month one. I’m actually really good at sticking to the bans. I figured I’d give myself a break this year, and didn’t schedule one, didn’t think I needed one.

Well, apparently, I do. My TBR goal this year is in danger of being failed, so this ban is to help me out with that.

I’ve never broken one, and I don’t expect it to change this time either. After this latest haul, my unread physical novels number at 241. My goal for end of year is 200. So obviously if I keep buying books I’m not gonna make that. (And honestly I might not make it now. In addition to needing to really focus on reading more, I will also likely need to do a purge.)

If I do a purge, I can already think of a handful of books I’ll probably drop: ones I’ve owned for literal years and never picked up. We’ll see what happens.

Regardless, I need to just not buy anymore books for a while.

So from today until December 15th, I’m on a ban. And because of that there won’t be any hauls in October or November. December will likely have one because of Christmas, but I’ll be off my ban by then anyways, and won’t be counting Christmas gifts towards this year’s goal. I’ll throw them on Jan 1st for next year’s goal instead.

As stated, I’ve never failed one of these. If you go through my post history, you can see past bans and see that I’ve always completed them. So if you do see me hauling books this fall, do call me out on it. I mean I’m pretty certain I’ll be fine, but there’s nothing like the threat of internet shame to keep me in line, right?

So lemme know what you think about these books! Lemme know what you think about the ban! Happy reading!

 

August Book and Manga Haul! #43

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Happy still-August! This month, I got a bunch of books and manga – some I bought myself, some I received as gifts from my friends and family for my birthday. This is everything I got!

 

Hunted by Meagan Spooner – This is one of those titles that since it came out, it’s kinda sorta on your radar. Every time you see it in the store, you pick it up momentarily and then put it back down with a ‘I’ll get this eventually’. Well, I got it this time.

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – All my other editions are in paperback, but I got this hardback because I found it for three bucks, man.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green – I read the first one of these earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Lucky me, I didn’t have to wait too long for the second one.

Renegade’s Magic by Robin Hobb – With this acquisition, I officially have all the novels that Robin Hobb has written. I don’t know how I feel.

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko – I’ve been eyeballing this one for a while, waiting for it to come out in paperback. I found a European paperback edition online and grabbed it. I still don’t think it’s out in paperback in the US yet. I don’t think.

The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor – This is a bit outside my usual genre, but I’ve picked up a couple thrillers recently and found that I like them, so… branching out!

Burn by Patrick Ness – This one, I actually went to buy on release day. The book store I went to said they had some in stock but the seller couldn’t find them. -_- Cue me coming back every weekend or so looking for the thing, which never showed. When my birthday rolled around I just said ‘eff it’ and ordered it for myself online.

I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino – This is by the same author that wrote I Want to Eat Your Pancreas and MAN I AM HERE FOR IT. I HOPE IT BREAKS MY HEART. This was also a birthday gift from my bff :”D

Act-Age vol 1 by Tatsuya Matsuki – A couple days after I bought this, the author got himself arrested and his series was cancelled. I don’t know why he was arrested, and I’m not going to look it up until after I read this, because I don’t want to know, not yet.

Dead Mount Death Play vol 1 by Ryohgo Narita – This one I picked up on a whim after a recommendation from one of my best friends. Honestly I have no idea what it’s about, but my friend has a pretty good track record when it comes to picking out manga I’d like, so I’m keeping my hopes high.

Black Butler vol 29 by Yana Toboso – IT’S FINALLY HERE. But to be honest I kinda wanna reread the whole series first :p

Toritan: Birds of a Feather vol 1 by Kotetsuko Yamamato – I don’t know too much about this one either, aside from there’s a romance and one of the characters can talk to birds, I think?

Noragami vol 3 by Adachitoka – I’ve been after this vol for a while and finally it showed up. I think I’m gonna have to reread this series, too.

The Promised Neverland vol 1 by Kaiu Shirai – I fell in love with the first season of this anime and decided I couldn’t wait for season 2, so now I’m collecting the manga.

Ouran High School Host Club box set, vols 1-18 by Bisco Hatori – This was a birthday gift to myself. I’ve been meaning to collect this series for a while – I loved it as a teenager. So I bought the box set! It’s the full series, so now I can buzz through it all!

And that’s it!

Well, no it’s not. The same day I made the online order for the Ouran High manga over a month ago, I made another order to another website for more manga. That order hasn’t shipped yet. Hopefully it does soon, otherwise I’m probably just gonna cancel it and look elsewhere. Boo.

OKAY NOW THAT’S IT. PEACE.

July book haul! | #42

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I got some books this month! Just a few, which is smaller than my hauls have been lately, so this’ll be short and sweet.

This is what I got:

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos – This one’s been on my list for a while, but I’ve never actually seen it in stores before. So when I did happen to spy it last time I was in BN, I picked it up.

Goodreads synopsis: Long ago, following a cataclysm called “The Rupture,” the world was shattered into many floating celestial islands. Known now as Arks, each has developed in distinct ways; each seems to possess its own unique relationship to time, such that nowadays vastly different worlds exist, together but apart. And over all of the Arks the spirit of an omnipotent ancestor abides.

Ophelia lives on Anima, an ark where objects have souls. Beneath her worn scarf and thick glasses, the young girl hides the ability to read and communicate with the souls of objects, and the power to travel through mirrors. Her peaceful existence on the Ark of Anima is disrupted when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, from the powerful Dragon clan. Ophelia must leave her family and follow her fiancée to the floating capital on the distant Ark of the Pole. Why has she been chosen? Why must she hide her true identity? Though she doesn’t know it yet, she has become a pawn in a deadly plot.

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb – This is the 25th Anniversary Illustrated edition, and it’s signed! I also got some awesome character art to go along with it, check it out!

Goodreads synopsis of book 1, Assassin’s Apprentice: In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.

Forest Mage by Robin Hobb – I picked this book up shortly before finishing the first one, which I buddy read with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks. I ended up really, really liking it and knew the second one would be a given for me to get. So here it is!

Goodreads synopsis of book 1, Shaman’s Crossing: Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King’s Cavalla Academy–and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates–before joining the King of Gernia’s brutal campaign of territorial expansion. The life chosen for him will be fraught with hardship, for he must ultimately face a forest-dwelling folk who will not submit easily to a king’s tyranny. And they possess an ancient magic their would-be conquerors have long discounted–a powerful sorcery that threatens to claim Nevare Burvelle’s soul and devastate his world once the Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares.

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And that’s it! Next month, I guarantee my haul’s gonna be sizeable. I turn 30 on the 7th and was originally planning on throwing me and my friend (also turning 30 five days after me) a birthday bash. But due to the plague, that’s been cancelled. So the hundreds I was gonna sink into the party prep will now being going towards books. Yay for me.

Happy reading!

 

June Book Haul! | #41 – the ‘vol 3 haul’

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Happy almost-July! I actually bought books this month along with my manga, so I’m back to actually titling the posts as book hauls instead of manga hauls. Where I live, the bookstores have opened up again, albeit with limited capacity and masks required, so I went a few times because THERE WAS A HOLE IN MY SOUL, MAN. Also basically all the manga I bought this month were vol 3. Weird.

This is what I got!

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Demon Slayer vols 1-6 by Koyoharu Gotouge – I’ve mentioned before that I’m obsessed with the anime, particularly the music, so I wanted to give the source material a try as well. I’m happy to see that the covers of this series are just as vibrant as the anime.

This story follows Tanjiro – the boy on the cover of issue 1 – after his family is slayed and his sister is turned into a demon. He goes on a journey to become a demon slayer and turn his sister back into a human again. It has wonderful characters, beautiful art, and a plot that’s more than you’d think. It’s really, really good. Honestly I know I just bought the manga, but if you wanna check it out, I really recommend the anime. The music just makes it, man.

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits vol 3 by Waco Ioka – This is continuing my collection, and I’m on the hunt for more. I wrote a blabber about vols 1 and 2, spoiler-free, should you feel inclined to check it out.

Kakuriyo gives me serious Spirited Away vibes, but with slightly darker and more serious elements. The main character on the right of the cover is swept off into the spirit world, and is told she is to be the guy on the left’s bride. She obviously isn’t havin it though, so it’s the story of her trying to navigate this spirit world. It’s really nice and atmospheric.

Takane & Hana vol 3 by Yuki Shiwasu – I picked this up on one of my bookstore excursions!

This series fallows Hana, who stands in for her older sister during an arranged marriage meet-up, and Takane, who is the potential match. It’s cute and fluffy so far, but there’s a decent age gap, so I’m still luke-warm to it. It has the potential to be wholesome, but it could also go creepy, so I’m waiting to see which way it goes.

The Way of the House Husband vol 3 by Kousuke Oono – I’m really pumped for this one, the first two were hilarious!

This series follows a man once known as ‘The Immortal Dragon’, a high ranking member of the yakuza, after he settles down, gets married, and tries to run the household while his wife goes to work. It’s seriously wonderful and wholesome and the main couple has such a chill relationship, I love it.

Magus of the Library vol 3 by Mitsu Izumi – I’ve only read the first volume of this so far, but I’m rather smitten.

Magus of the Library takes place in a land where libraries are a powerful source of knowledge, and librarians are heroic adventurers that go around the world and collect rare and wonderful books. The main character stars off as a child in one of the villages the librarians visit to collect an enchanted tome, and it goes from there. Seriously, the first volume alone had me sold.

The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier – Honestly I can’t even tell you what this one is about, only that I’m excited to read it.

Juliet Marillier has become an auto-buy author for me, after only reading one of her books. I read Daughter of the Forest late last year and loved it, but I really fell in love with the settings of her books and the writing style. And for some reason, my book store never seems to keep her in stock. So when I do happen to see her books, I scoop them up!

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – Last week, Ms Shetterly made a presentation where she basically got on and streamed to all of us live, talking about the events that inspired the book, the ladies the book was about, and everything that’s going on right now in today’s atmosphere with the Black Lives Matter movement. I thought she gave a wonderful presentation and she was really inspiring. I loved the movie when it came out and at her presentation I realized I didn’t have the book, so I bought it!

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan – This one I am very pumped about.

This is the second book in the series, the first being A Natural History of Dragons, which I read in April and loved. This book is essentially a travel and research journal written by a fantasy equivalent of a Victorian-age woman who ventures into the wild to study dragons! The first was really clever and witty and entertaining and I’m pretty sure I’m going to love this one too.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – I’m rereading the original trilogy in prep for this one, since it’s been probably ten years since I actually read them.

The is the prequel, following I think President Snow and Mags? Or something? Honestly I’m not positive. But really how could I not get this?

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And that’s it! Four books, ten manga. I’ve already read about half the manga, so expect to see it again tomorrow in my wrap up 😛

Happy reading!

May ̶B̶o̶o̶k̶ Manga Haul! | #40

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Hi! Once again, I haven’t bought any books this month, just a ton of manga. I just haven’t been gravitating towards normal books for some reason lately, and I couldn’t tell you why. It is what it is though.

This is what I got!

Wild Adapter vols 1-6 by Kazuya Minekura – I’m pretty sure this is the complete series. I know there’s technically a volume 7, but it was never translated into English, and I’m fairly certain it’s like a ‘bonus’ volume, not directly tied to the plot of the first six. I’m really hoping I’m right though, because getting done with volume six and finding that the plot doesn’t resolve like I expect it to will be annoying, hah. Technically I read this back in high school but I do not remember a single thing about it. (And actually, I think I’m technically only haulings vols 4-6. I’m pretty sure I had 1-3 before this month)

Saiyuki vols 2, 4 and 9 and Saiyuki Reload vols 1, 3-9 by Kazuya Minekura – Same author as Wild Adapter, this series is out of print. So I’m collecting the volumes as I see them. Reload is the sequel series to the original Saiyuki, which has nine volumes. I think Reload has a tenth volume that was never translated into English so I’m not looking forward to that. The original series I’ve already read multiple times, just never picked up my own copies, and Reload I think I’ve read up through volume 6 or 7.

Magus of the Library vol 2 by Mitsu Izumi – This one I picked up because a friend of mine is a bit crazy about it. Turns out I rather like it too – it’s a fantasy where librarians hold power and books are coveted, and it’s like a reader’s wet dream. I really like this one so far!

O Maidens In Your Savage Season vol 6 by Mari Okada – Every time I pick up one of these, I sing its praises. I really like how this series delves into a teenage mindset when the brain’s experiencing all these new things and its being overly dramatic about it. It’s hilarious and endearing and I wrote a glowing five star blabber on volume 1, should anyone be interested.

Hotel Africa vols 1 and 2 by Hee Jung Park – This is another one where I read the first volume and absolutely adored it. When I read it though, it was a borrowed copy from a friend. But now I have my own, and volume 2 to boot! I’m very excited about these ones.

Given vol 1 by Natsuki Kizu – I gotta tell ya, I picked this up and read it because I love the anime. And while I did enjoy this too, I think the anime is actually a bit better. I don’t mean content-wise, they’re pretty lined up with each other – but I mean exhibition-wise. This is a story surrounding music. It was nice to actually hear the music, hah. The art in here does a really good job of emphasis though, I was always able to tell how a song was affecting a character, but unfortunately I obviously couldn’t hear the song. I’m still gonna collect this because I did enjoy it, but man I gotta rewatch the anime now.

Honey Darling by Norikazu Akira – This is a one-shot romance between a vet and a guy who is clueless when it comes to taking care of a kitten. This was short and sweet and I rather liked it.

Yarichin Bitch Club vols 1 and 2 by Tanaka Ogeretsu – I don’t really know how to describe this series other than ‘utter insanity’. It’s so damned entertaining though, and I found myself laughing out loud multiple times throughout the series. Volume 3 is out now I think, so I’ll be picking that up as well sometime in the future here.

Candy Color Paradox vols 1 and 2 by Isaku Natsume – This one I actually just read the first volume of yesterday, and I rather enjoyed it. This was definitely an impulse-buy. Rightstuf has sales right and I like the sales but you get free shipping at 50 dollars and who doesn’t want free shipping? So I got these to get free shipping, and I’m happy I did! This is super cute.

Takane & Hana vol 2 by Yuki Shiwas – I’m kinda iffy about this series, because it has the potential to go one of two ways: Super wholesome or super creepy. And I’m just crazy enough to find out. If it ends up going creepy I’m gonna drop the series like a stone, so I’m holding out hope for some wholesomeness here.

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits vols 1 and 2 by Waco Ioka – This one I actually just wrote a blabber on yesterday! This series reminds me of Spirited Away, but a bit darker I guess? It’s whimsical and slightly unsettling and I really, really like it so far.

Absolute Boyfriend vols 1-5 by Yuu Watase – Volume 6 is on back order, so I hope it shows up someday. This series I picked up because I read it in high school and remember thinking it was hilarious. It follows a girl who orders a robot boyfriend… and then doesn’t make the payments on him. It’s absolutely nuts and so entertaining, and I hope I like it this time around as much as I did the first time.

Yu Yu Hakusho vols 1 and 3 by Yoshihiro Togashi – Technically I’m rehauling my own old copy of vol 1 – I used to own it a while ago, and then gave it to my sister. Well, she gave it back, along with volume 3. I’m hoping to collect this whole series. It’s out of print so wish me luck.

Waiting For Spring vols 1-4 by Anashin – This one I picked up because it looked like a cute, fluffy romance and guess what, it’s a cute, fluffy romance. I’m rather enjoying this so far for what it is, and do plan on continuing to purchase it when I see it!


And that’s it! I might actually buy a book next month – the Hunger Games book is out, and I want it. We’ll see if I reread the originals in time, though. Happy reading!

April ̶B̶o̶o̶k̶ Manga Haul #39

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Guess who only bought manga this month. It’s me!

This month, I purchased Black Butler volumes 13-28. This series has quickly become a favorite. I just finished volume 28 yesterday (which I’ll get to further in my wrap up) but it’s definitely entered my top five favorite manga of all time. Maybe even top three. It’s just so damned good. Volume 29 comes out in September and man am I pining.

I also made another order on rightstufanime, but as a couple of the books in the order are out of stock, it hasn’t arrived yet. So that’ll (hopefully) be in next month’s haul.

I miss going to the bookstore. I miss it so much.

And that’s it! Short and sweet this month, and as long as the lock down is in place, basically I’ll only be buying manga, and that’s ok with me, as that’s basically all I’m reading right now anyways.

Until next month!

March ̶B̶o̶o̶k̶ Manga Haul! | #38

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Happy March! As of writing this (Friday) my county has just been issued a stay-at-home order so guess who’s just gonna read and work for the foreseeable future. Anyways, this is what I got to read:

Nina photobombed. I couldn’t bring myself to zoom in and cut her from the picture. Pbtbt.

I decided to just list them this time because other than ‘I’m super excited to read these!’ I don’t have much to say about them. You know the feeling. I got these, I’m pumped. If you’ve read any, do let me know. Happy reading!