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August Bookshelf   Leave a comment

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami
The Devotion of Suspect X – Keigo Higashino
Shoeless Joe – W.P. Kinsella

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys – Vol. 9
Trigun – Multiple Bullets
Black Butler – Vol. 6


do books on my Kindle count?   2 comments

So I was wandering through my house yesterday, cleaning haphazardly, when a thought occurred to me.

I have far too many books.

“Don’t be silly,” the little angel on my left shoulder said. “You don’t have enough books.”

“No, really, there’s far too many,” the angel on my right shoulder insisted. “You should get rid of some.”

The left angel gasped in horror and nearly fell off. I caught him just in time.

But for some reason I agreed with the right angel. Far too many books, indeed.

But then I realized that TWO of them are borrowed from other people. Once I read them and return them, I will have two less.

Problem solved.

Left angel told right angel that I love him more. I love both my angels equally but differently. And I’m ignoring the fact that I bought another book yesterday.

July Bookshelf   Leave a comment

CoyoteWaits december 6 ForFukuisSake rainbow6 sacred clowns son of heaven

Coyote Waits – Tony Hillerman
December 6 – Martin Cruz Smith
For Fukui’s Sake – Sam Baldwin
Rainbow 6 – Tom Clancy
Sacred Clowns – Tony Hillerman
Son of Heaven (Chung Kao) – David Wingrove

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys – Vol. 7 & 8
Black Butler – Vol. 5
Black Lagoon – Vol. 2
Naruto – Vol. 58
Summer Wars – Vol. 1 & 2 (watch the movie!)
Tiger & Bunny – Vol. 2

June Bookshelf   Leave a comment


A Dance With Dragons, G.R.R. Martin

and for manga:

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20th Century Boys 6, Black Butler 4, Naruto 57

May Bookshelf   Leave a comment

Meant to post this a month ago….

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Executive Orders – Tom Clancy
Gods of the Steppe – Andrei Gelasimov
Shadow Games – Glen Cook
Talking God – Tony Hillerman

And for manga:

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RK11 RK12 T&B_1 TM2


Black Butler 4, Black Lagoon 1, Naruto 56, Rurouni Kenshin 10, 11 & 12, Tiger & Bunny 1, and Trigun Maximum 2.


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“You want it?”
“If you want me to take it.”
“Singe me to a crisp in the fire of your enthusiasm.”

Croaker to Lady

Shadow Games, Glen Cook

Make yourself at home.   Leave a comment

So I was walking through the grocery store the other day.

Apologies for the potato-ness of the shot, I was trying to take a picture of a kid without looking like a creepy person. I made sure to take it from the back so I wouldn’t get his/her face. But this kid must have been told, “Stay here, I’ll be right back,” by his mom/dad, and so she/he grabbed a book off the shelves and made themselves comfortable.

I only wish I could do that when I’m out where I don’t want to be.

No, wait. I do. Just not generally in the grocery store. Still, any place you can read is comfortable, I suppose.


Currently reading: Black Powder Wars, A Clean Kill In Tokyo and Kenobi. You?