Coffee time: On coming to terms with book borrowing betrayal

Coffee Time

A year or two or three ago, I wrote a post titled On Borrowing Books: A Harrowing Tale of Betrayal, where I told a story about some books, she-who-must-not-be-named, and the complete and utter devastating betrayal that she dealt me. I highly recommend you go read it if you haven’t already, especially if you intend on reading this post. Context is important.

Though if you really don’t want to, a short summary is that this… person… borrowed six of my books about a decade ago, gave back three in awful condition and claimed that I had never even lent her the remaining three, despite knowing the plot content of them. Highly suspect, no? Seriously go read the post, I get very uh… involved in the story.

So for some reason, these past ten years I never repurchased the three books that had been stolen from me. Was it ego? Was I holding out some hope that even though I likely wouldn’t know her to recognize her now, that one day she’d appear at my door with the books she’d taken? I don’t know. The thought of re-getting these books has been on the back burner of my mind every time I’d go through my book collection for the past ten years. Ten years this is been bugging me, that I never got these books back.

And for ten years I’ve been telling myself ‘I should get these again’, because hey, I now had 9 out of 12 volumes of a series, and without the remaining three, I’d never be able to reread it to completion. So guess who hasn’t read Death Note in almost ten years. Time’s up, it’s me.

But last week, I bit the bullet. I found the books, used, online, and purchased them. I think I spent thirteen dollars total for all three. And they arrived today:

I’m not sure what actually convinced me to buy them. It wasn’t that I was really in the mood to read Death Note (but now I likely will soon just because I can). Maybe it was the fact that it has been literally a decade and my mind was like ‘oh it’s been long enough’. No clue.

Anyway, you should all read Death Note, it’s really neat.

Have you ever lost books or had them borrowed or not returned? Did you re-buy them, or did you turn it into a generational feud like I did?

Me in book characters tag

Book Tag

Hello! A tag today – I was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian, so thanks friendo! 😀

The Rules:

  1. Thank the creators of the tag (Us! Ash & Lo @ windowsill books)
  2. Thank whoever tagged you!
  3. List 5 book characters who you are most like and explain why.
  4. Tag your friends!

Hagrid from Harry Potter

Image result for hagrid gifHagrid and I have a lot of common – drinking, having unruly hair, trying to just in general be a merry person (moooost of the time). I feel like Hagrid and I would get along.

 

 

Sheska from Fullmetal Alchemist

This girl lives, breathes and eats books. She’s obsessed with them and is always in a tizzy. She’s me, people.

 

 

Ryuk from Death Note

I feel like I’m relating myself to character that have a bleak sense of humor, hawhawhaw.

 

 

 

Gollum from The Lord of the Rings

Image result for gollum gifMY COFFEE.

 

 

 

 

Haruko from FLCL

I feel like Haruko is always just tryin’ to have a good time, and I feel that on a spiritual level.

 

 

 

 

 

.


By the way, all of the above are books with movie/tv adaptations. All of the adaptions are wonderful I think, so if you haven’t seen or read any of them, go for it!

Happy reading!

Rip It or Ship It Book Tag

A tag today! I was tagged by the Orang-utan Librarian, so thank you!

For this tag, you gather names of characters from a bunch of different books and pull two randomly – then you decide if you’d ship or rip the pairing! So here it goes!

Most of these character will be from manga, since I’ve seen a lot of Harry Potter, etc. Gonna try to get some fresh pairings!


1. Light Yagami and Kagome Higurashi

No. This pairing is awful. Light is from Death Note and is just a moral awful person. Kagome is rather the opposite (though she has her ‘I’m a teenage girl, so there’ moments here and there). I just don’t think this would work out well. xD

Rip it.

2. Saito Hajime and Kagura

I think this one could actually work out well. Saito is from Rurouni Kenshin and Kagura is from Inuyasha. They’re both relatively not-completely-bad-but-definitely-not-nice characters, and I feel like they could relate on a weird level.

Ship it.

3. Inuyasha and Ryuk

(Inuyasha and Death Note) Hah. Hahaha. HAHAHAHAHA. I’d love to see this. It’s so absurd that I’m going to go with it.

Ship it.

4. Alphonse Elric and Sango

(Fullmetal Alchemist and Inuyasha) This is a weird one. I feel like they could work out personality- wise, but I’m so attached to the Sang0-Miroku ship that I can’t fathom it.

Rip it.

5. Sesshoumaru and Roy Mustang

(Inuyasha and Fullmetal Alchemist) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Totally shipping it. I need to see this happen.

6. Kaoru and Winry

(Rurouni Kenshin and Fullmetal Alchemist) I feel like they would get along. Romantically? Not sure. I don’t know. I feel like it’d be interesting to read something about this, but I don’t know how well it would go – I’ll say yes though, because I’m curious.

Ship it.

7. Misa Misa and Miroku

(Death Note and Inuyasha) Hahaha. No, thank you. I feel like that would be a disaster. xD

Rip it.

8. Riza Hawkeye and Naraku

(Fullmetal Alchemist and Inuyasha). No, I think this would be bad. I feel like Hawkeye could beat Naraku into submission though, so that would be good at least. Huge villain, defeated by a gun. xD

Rip it.


I rather enjoyed this one! I hope that everyone is at least somewhat familiar with these series so they can at least partially-enjoy this as much as I did, haha.

Until next time, happy reading!