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About meI'm a lover of books (obviously) and find great happiness just standing around looking at them LOL! Over the last year I've gotten progressively buisier but am still carving out time to read at least a little on most days. I work as a legal assistant and I have one great 13 y.o. son and one great quasi-adult son who are the best kids in the world.

Although I'm not writing presently, in 2006 and 2007 I self-published two teen, urban fantasies which I would love to share with people should they be so inclined. If you're curious please let me know.

I never made it through my 11 in 11 challenge, only having gotten through 26 of the books listed and never even attempted a 12 in 12. However, I'm still considering trying out a list for 2013 (or maybe at this point 2014)...we'll see how it goes.

DL Trying again in 2011

About my libraryThese are either books I own or books I have taken out from my local public library. I love my library system! I have more books than I have room for them, but wouldn't have it any other way! Without my public library I would be broke from buying all the books that I want to read. If you're looking at my catalog the books I've taken out from the library are tagged "library" and the ones I own are tagged "owned".

Just wanted to make a note about the manga in my catalog. In the past I've kept plot points and characters in the "comments" section to avoid putting spoilers in the reviews section. This was for my own benefit as I have a hard time remembering what happened in a given series/volume almost immediately after I put it down. I want to give a heads up to people so they know that my comments will and do contain spoilers.

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Groups1010 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 999 Challenge, Alphabet Challenges, Anime Group, Anime Talk ( Talk About Anime!!!), Blood and Chocolate, Book reviewers, Book Sales, BookMoochingshow all groups

Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Holly Black, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, CLAMP, Kresley Cole, Christine Feehan, Lynn Flewelling, Bisco Hatori, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lisa Kleypas, David Levithan, Sanami Matoh, Lee Rowan, Wen Spencer, Mick Takeuchi, J.R. Ward, Scott Westerfeld (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresFederal Street Books, World Eye Bookshop

Favorite librariesDickinson Memorial Library, Greenfield Public Library

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Real nameJenine Cafarella

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Member sinceJul 1, 2006

Currently readingShadowland (The Mediator, Book 1) by Meg Cabot
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (The Twilight Saga) by Stephenie Meyer
Sharpe's Eagle (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #8) by Bernard Cornwell

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From the pimp your inventory thread, if you'd be willing to send 2 of the Jaida Jones books to me I'd love to have them. I already have Steelhands though, from ER.
oh..ok
Hi! My mother doesn't care about keeping her copy of Eat This, Not That, so it'll be mailed to you early this week. :-)

Kat
Yes I am - Thanks for offering it!
There is a Firefly book, wow - that is cool, I will have to look for it.....

So glad things are getting back to normal, I was worried about ya for a while there.
My reading is definately more than last year, still not sure if my goal is a little toooo ambitious though :)
glad to see you have gotten a bit more reading done this last month. Hope everything is going better for you :)
Hi!! Yes, I received the large box (during finals, so I didn't even get to LOOK in it for days), and the additional comics a few days ago. Thank you so, so, so much! The swag is really awesome to add to my other fandom collections. Is there any way I can thank you other than smooching the bejeesus out of your BookMooch account? Which, BTW, I'm off to do now, because it was very kind of you to mail all of that.

Thank you again!

P.S. Are those your cats? They are super cute, and I particularly want to smush the middle one's face, because s/he looks like one of my cats.
Don't worry, I'll send a reservation email. :)
Right, I've got you down on an index card for the manga volume! I'll let you know when I put it up. (Probably Friday or Saturday.)
Well, I'll be at this address until next Saturday so hopefully I'll just get it here! Thanks again!
Hi, i see that you are giving away Shapeshifter. I really wanted to win it the first time and didnt. Hopefully i will get luckier this time.
Yes, I'm definitely interested in the X-Files stuff! (Sorry it took me a while to respond -- finals are frying my brains.) What will I have to do? :)
I am interested in Tea with the Black Dragon! Thanks!

You posted something about X-Files stuff? I'm very, very interested! Could you be more specific about what you're trying to get rid of?

(Thank you very much for posting on the BookMooch forums about it! I'm kind of a hoarder when it comes to my fandoms, past and present, and I don't have nearly as much X-Files in my collection as I would like.)
Did you pick up the next Anita Blake book? Yeah, this series started out more mystery/horror, but as the vampires come in... Try "The Killing Dance". : )
LOL, only the ones I bought for myself (which was 8 - but they were all older used). Like you my TBR is towering - or didn't you once call it 'teetering'?!, that what mine is now. Happy New Year too, oh yeah and HAPPY Reading!!! :)
Happy Holiday dear DL. Hope you have had a great day :)
Thanks, I hope you get it. It was such a good book, but of coarse the review doesn't even touch some of the intricacies of the story. It was really worth the wait, my library hasn't even gotten their copy yet.
Hi! I never saw your message about the Pagan books. I'm a big fan. :)
http://community.livejournal.com/pagansfandom/
Are you aware of this comm where there's fanfiction and stuff about it either?
I didn't like Isidore either, and I am not at all sure what to think about this whole Pagan's Daughter business!
Haha yea, I can spend hours working on adding books and going through them all. Right now, my two projects are putting in all of the date acquired for each novel and making sure that it has an original language... then my other one is adding all of the books that I didn't win from member giveaway and trying to go back through the early reviewers... ughh, very hard work! LOL especially since they all need covers, tags, languages, etc.!

Yes, they are! I went to see him when Eldest came out and he signed both copies for me and we bought a pre- signed copy because we knew that the other might get scuffed up from reading :) I have a 101010 list, but I'm still unsure as to what books to put on it... but I'm working on it! I'm not even half way down with my 2009 list for this year!

Yes, his name is Rocket Kitty, and he's adorable :) His favorite things are string, paper, and book... as well as a really fluffy blanket to lay on in the sun :) He has a brother, Tweety, and they are complete opposites, it's very cute. I love cats :D

Thanks, you too!
Wow, you have quite a collection of novels! Most authors only put their book on their page and then a few others so they seem like they're adding more, lol. Your book, My Familiar, seems incredibly interesting!

I'm okay with the conditions of the book. :)

So i'll mooch it now?
Hey!

No problem-- I enjoy answering book related questions! :D

Hmm.. Well, I have to say, I may have felt like throwing the book against the wall after I came to the end of the book, but it wasn't quiet a "end in the middle of a scene" kind of cliff hanger. More of just she gave us a hint of information, and then a few pages later it was the end of the book...

Still, I really enjoyed the book, though I can't believe we have to wait until May for Spirit Bound! ARGH. Lol. I know what you mean-- more and more lately, cliff hangers have been showing up in the good books. But then again, a sure sign of a good book is when said cliff hangers really annoy you, correct?

I hope you love Blood Promise-- can't wait to hear you thoughts on it!

Enjoy!
TBQ
LOl... they were yummy :) - Im just at the end of Dark Slayer now & so far its been a great story - she tends to repeat herself a bit but the overall story overrides that. There are several that stick out like Jacques story, desari & Julian's, Byron & Antionetta and I really like Natalya & Vikiroff's but they are kinda making me mad in this book lol... - With all her books its easier for me to remember the persons story versus which book they were in. I tagged my library notes with all who's who in each story just incase I want to re-read again. Between you & TBQ's library I should have some good ideas to keep me going. I went to the library last night & they had 9 books waiting for me ahhhhh I have to get reading. Oh the pressure (not) - Well have a great day & will talk to you soon. Oh thanks about my pups - they are my babies - My facebook is plastered with them
Dawn
Saw your review of Dark Slayer, I can't wait. My library says it is on it's way to me. Yeah.
I see you are reading a Piers Anthony, I was just talking about those books recently. How funny - like you have said before, we seem to have very similar tastes in books.
Just ordered Street Magic based on your review. Thanks for writing well articulated and useful reviews.
Thanks! I'll give it a try.
Good Morning!
I used to have a thread starred that explained how to put the picture in a post but for the life of me, I can't find it now. I hate to bother you, but can you give me the HTML code to display a pic. Thanks so very much.

Victoria
Hello. I just wanted to thank you for recommending B&C to me it's a good book. Although I do already own it, I just haven't gotten around to putting it up yet. I wasn't expecting to get so many recommendations so soon after joining.
I have to say, I haven't read any of them yet. A friend recommended them to me last year, and I decided to add them to my library on here. This friend enjoyed the books, but I haven't been able to find them at the library yet to try them out myself. When I do though, I'll be sure to tell you! :D

ENJOY,
TBQ
It's a modern vampire tale. Agyar lives in an abandoned house along with a ghost - think Bob from the Dresden Files - and he "dates" several local girls. His creator tries to frame him for a murder he didn't commit. The story is told diary-style. I really enjoyed it.
re: vampire books, have you read Agyar by Brust?
The Tamir trilogy is all one book, very tight, unlike the plot in the Nightrunner series.
I'm glad you're happy to be reading The Bone Doll's Twin. I have not finished the series, myself, though I've had The Oracle's Queen for a few years. Have to read it soon.
I've commented here on a couple of probable mistakes in your review of Prince of Shadows. I hope you don't mind!

I think the fact that it caught me off guard made it more enjoyable. I mean Feehan set the stage with Dark Prince, for the normal Male seeking Life Mate format througout the series. However, I was immedately thrown to find just how DIFFERENT Dark Desire was, though the plot line was the same. And the same with Dark Gold, same plot line (i.e. Male searching for Life Mate) however, the story was much different. I have high hopes for the series and can't wait to grab the next book!
I've added some more reviews. Hopefully before I go back to work Thursday, or at the least before the Library books are due Monday, I can get caught up! LOL
I hope you enjoy 'Awakenig', I did. I will look forward to your review (hint hint)of it after you get it read. It is not a big book, but it is packed.
I looked last night & will look again tonight. I thought the Romance Group would find it interesting. :)
Thanks for mooching from me!
Hi, Jenine ~ How's it going? Saw this really cool article and thought the Romance Group would be interested in reading it. Do you want to post it there? I used to belong but then sort of stopped reading romances for awhile and dropped out so can't post it myself. Tho I recently read Wallflowers Christmas and really enjoyed it a lot. Maybe I'll join up again...

http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2009-07-06-romance-novels_N.htm?csp=34

Best ~ Mary
Thanks for assigning me Night Mare for Go Review That Book!. I was actually planning to review Golem in the Gears sometime soon, because of my books it the one with most LT owners and no reviews. I wanted to read a couple of the earlier ones to get back into Xanth and I've started Centaur Aisle, so Night Mare fits in well and it has as good as no reviews.
Got The Wheel of Nuldoid in the mail today! Very excited! Thanks again!!
Thanks for the great comment on my review. I barely had it posted and you were on it. I really enjoyed this on - I like the sappy stuff. I know what you mean about a teetering pile of TBR. I got about 10 or so books while I was on my trip. I knew I should have skipped more of those used book stores. (I just couldn't help it)but half of them came from my mom (oh, here, you should read this, and this, and this). The tough part now is what order to read them in.
Thank you so much!!
Thank you for joining my new thread
Hey DL,
I know, it's pretty rare for me to rate a book that low! And it's definitely the first one in a looong time.

I'm not sure if I'll be writing a review or not... I'm not sure if I could properly explain what it was about the book that made me give it such a low rating. But if I do, feel free to read it.

I've had the book in my pile for at least a year or so, and I've tried picking it up to read before, but after about 60 pages, I lost interest in it. So back into the pile it went, until it resurfaced the other day. I decided to give it one more chance, like I do with all books. And though I managed to finish it this time, it wasn't a great book. I don't know if it was really the story line itself (it was definitely...unique, set in a futuristic time, from what I could figure out, though when the Pig, which was a hybrid of pig and human, ate the main character's two brothers, well, I was a bit grossed out. It went into a bit too much detail for me, and kept going back to this, which may be one of the reason why I didn't enjoy the book), I think it may have been some of the writing... Something just didn't pull me in and make me care about the characters, it's like I just kept reading to say that I had finished it.

I hope this helps you. I don't want to say "Don't read this book", because we all have our own preferences, and maybe you'll pick this one up and find that you really enjoyed it-- you just never know. But for me, it was almost a waste of time, and I definitely won't be reading it again. Whether or not I may, some day, check the sequel out from the Library is another story-- as long as I don't buy it, maybe, but even then, I'm not sure. Who knows though-- maybe the second one will be more of my kind of book.

Hope you're having a good week, and reading some good book! ;)

Enjoy,
TBQ
Welcome, let me know when you are done with it. Like to know what you think.
Consider it on it's way.
Thanks for the suggestion, I may give it another try since you say that they have different styles. I was never one for comic strips though either, that may have something to do with it.
Aw, thanks for your comment! Have you read Corambis yet? Unfortunately I am outside of the English-speaking world until August so I won't get my hands on a copy until then, but I'm always curious to know how others found it.
No problem! I was looking through my old comments the other day, and then I was looking over my friends list on here, when I noticed that though I had you on my 'interesting libraries' list, I never added you as a friend! I thought for sure I did... Oh well, problem fixed! ;)

That's what I like about LT so much-- it allows you to meet new people and to keep track of what books you have in common with them. *sigh* I can't help it though-- I just keep adding more books to my library, even though my 'want to read list' is over 2,000 by now...and still growing every day! Good thing I bought the membership so I could post unlimited amounts on here. If I had just stayed with the free 200 book library account, I would have went crazy!

Are you ready for a new book to check out? I'm sure your list is as big as mine, but I can't help but suggest this book for you-- it was amazing, and I think you'd really enjoy it. It's by a local author (well, local to me here in Utah), and it's meant as a teen fiction/romance novel, but I know you'd love it. I would compare it to Twilight a bit, but not in a cheap knock off kind of way. In fact... (looks around nervously) I may even like it a tiny bit more than Twilight...and if you know how much I love Twilight, that's saying a lot! The title is "The Houglass Door" by Lisa Mangum. I just finished it this morning, and I haven't had time to sit down and write a review yet *though I am going to, believe me!*, but the only thing I can say is 'WOW!'. I'm just disappointed that I'll have to wait until 2010 for the sequel! She left us on a cliff hanger (what author doesn't, right?), but the rest of the story was great.

So, if you see it on your trip to the bookstore or even the library near you, please pick it up. I promise you, you won't regret it!

Enjoy!
TBQ
The author of [Black Bodies and Quantum Cats], Jennifer Oulette, has also written [The Physics of the Buffyverse], so it's almost like you did pick a "Jossverse" book for me.... You must be a fan as well?
Also, I would really be okay with it if you were the one to pick all my GRTBs. You've never picked a dud as far as I can tell! (I've got 6 of the remaining 7 immortals books on the way to me via PBS!!!)
Thanks again!
~Lily
Hi, I'm really sorry I haven't got back to you before, I've pretty much been in exam hell this last week - I had my first real, honest to God AS Level exam today in psychology :| So, that was fun XD But the first one's always the worst, right? And I have this massive pile of books that I've been accumulating for the weeks after the exams are over ... :D :D

lol. I do love the S series for what it is - pretty, harmless entertainment, though with a darker edge than most yaoi. What sucks though is that amazon have delayed sending my copy of S Volume 4 :( I haven't tried to read 3 yet because I just know there'll be a damn cliffhanger and I can't deal with those without having the next book handy :) Hope you enjot TC, I have yet to get volume 6 :( lol it will be an after-exam reward! To go with all my during-exam rewards! :D :D

I haven't read any of the Mortal Instruments books though I've always meant to check them out, they sounded cool. I have read Grave Sight and have Grave Surprise on order so should get it in a coupla days ... I just love Charlaine Harris' writing. Have you read any of hers?

See you round :)
Cool challenge! Hope you enjoy the book :)

Marie
lol, it's not that I didn't like Vampire Knight, it's just that no matter how hard I tried I couldn't take it seriously. It was just high school dramadramadrama, incessantly, only with vampires. I found it kinda funny, and I bought it for my friends as a joke, in an 'I think you'll hate this' kinda way, and she adored it, and follows it religiously :S I didn't know when plans backfired they could do it so well lol XD Fai rocks so much harder than VK!vampires XD

TC is great, right? I'm glad you like it. It's so fluffy and yet later it gets pretty dark in terms of relationship issues (not that that was obvious or anything). I think it's fitting that it was only 6 volumes long, tho - not too straining, budget-wise :)

I've read volumes 1 and 2 of S :S soooooo much studying going on this weekend lol. Well, they are pretty quick and easy to read, which is how I got through the first half during bedtime reading. I mean, the police stuff can actually be pretty heavy-going - there's more plot than I've ever seen before in a yaoi novel, lol - but I actually really liked that aspect. Munechika and Shiiba felt so much more real to me as a couple than yaoi couples normally do and I pretty much love them (except for I really hated that violent scene with them in the 2nd novel). So I'm pretty happy with it.

Ditto on that retirement plan lol, only mine is more 'I'm going to read as many books as physically possible after the exams when the summer arrives' lol :)
'A Business of Ferrets' is the first book, but can be read as stand-alone. 'A Parliament of Owls' is the second book. There was supposed to be a third book, 'An Ambush of Tigers', but it was never published (which is breaking my heart, as the first two books are some of my alltime favourite reads...)
I just got the first 3 volumes of the S series in the post today :D :D lol so I’ll be getting SO much revision done over the next few days. They look pretty good to me, at least from the outside. The plastic packaging has yet to be unwrapped :O lol. Sorry about my formula yaoi rant btw, it’s just after you read so much of it, the whole thing gets a little frustrating, right?

My mission in life is to get more people to admit that they like Love Story :D I just love it, literally. I’m not too fussed about Taylor Swift’s other stuff, but I adore that song. It’s one of those that makes me smile every time I hear it; they play it a lot over here too.

Might go check out Vassalord, it sounds like my kinda thing. Although I tend to avoid most vampire manga, because they sure can be bad *cough*Vampire Knight*cough* lol. I still need to catch up on TRC and Saiyuki Gaiden, I haven’t finished that yet … eep, so much tbr manga! I think I’m nearly as bad as you with the book-buying when you already know you’ve got about a million to read at home *sigh* I can’t control myself either. I just have these piles of books lying around my room, waiting to be read, and I keep buying more, and more, and more … lol. Sometimes I borrow and don’t return for like months too, which my friends get a little annoyed with. Whoops :O

Lol, see ya around :)
Hi again! :) Tbh I think I'll probably really like the S series; it sounds like my kind of thing, not to sound weird lol. I understand about the lack of honorifics thing, it annoyed me too when I read Only The Ring Finger Knows because they aren’t used there either and they really are so important in Japanese media! I mean, the way Fai uses them for example; KuroFai would be so different without those annoying little petnames lol ;) I think I read your review rant lol and it made me want to read S even more. I feel like a lot of yaoi is so damn predictable - seme chases uke, uke pathetically resists, uke gives in; liberally shot through with sugar sweet declarations of love and occasional non-con sex. When I read something like that it always makes me wonder why I bother in the first place, which is why it’s so refreshing to find something that sounds a little different (S is different to that, right?) lol. Sorry, just my own little rant there. I don’t mind general violence (in the nicest possible way lol) I just don’t find rape an acceptable plot device to get a couple to fall in love, and it’s used so often in yaoi manga - even in Tyrant!! *sigh* frustrating …

Anyway, sorry - I’m not actually following xxxHolic. The premise didn’t interest me as much as TRC, so I chose to follow the later instead. Besides, like you say, TRC has pretty Fai :D Watanuki is ok, but he’s no Fai :) I’ve never read Vassalord, I’ll go look it up. Any good?

Lol about the Yellow thing! I just read it because it seemed like everywhere I went with yaoi fans people were talking about it - same with Fake, and I was so glad I did read it. It didn't really get me the way Fake did, you're right about that, but it's still better than most of the yaoi stuff out there. It's pretty difficult to get ahold of it under £10 and I wasn't willing to buy 4 volumes all at that price, and then I found it online, so I was pretty happy :)

My exams haven't actually started yet. My first is the 11th May, which is damn near, hence my constantly panic-stricken facebook status lol ... I just need to get my head down and work now. Tell your son good luck from me lol :)
Lol it’s fine :D I know what you mean about the excessive amount of books thing - I have like 3 massive bookcases in my room and they’re all full, and now I have to start selling, giving them away and just piling them up on the floor under my bed or next to it. it’s gotten a little bit ridiculous lol … however I don’t leave them lying around the house as I am paranoid about my little sisters (four years and one year old) mucking them up :D so at least my family don’t have to worry about that. Don’t let your husband burn them! Nooooo! Lol

You’re getting TC anyway though - that’s cool. I haven’t actually got S 1-4 yet, I added them pre-emptively as I couldn’t restrain myself from ordering them the other day when I read a really good review on sleepisfortheweak.org! I was feeling like I needed some kind of reward with exams and stuff … they sound like my kinda thing, in a way lol but not the sort of thing to read on public transport I’m guessing …lol. The trials of being a socially unacceptable yaoi fan *sigh*

All I said about Yellow was how much of a shame it is that it’s such a rare find! It’s impossible to get a fair price for them over here, so I just read it online, and loved it. it felt like such a deviation from the norm - the seme, while aggressive, wasn’t totally overpowering, and actually it was the uke who said when/where etc. mostly anyway, as far as I can remember (and actually I can’t remember their names right now oh dear lol).

What I said about TRC … I can remember rambling on about how glad I was that Fai and Kurogane were back on proper speaking terms again, nicknames and inappropriate honorifics and all lol, but that I definitely had to read the latest few chapters again because I really am very confused … tbh I think most of the Clamp fandom went ‘huh?’ when the whole mother/father girlfriend/boyfriend son/daughter thing, as you so succinctly called it ;) is it just a little bit creepy that Syaoran knew all the time that he was romancing an AU clone of his mother, or is it just me …?

Lol. I have no idea how the manga will end … I’ve given up trying to predict Tsubasa since Fai went emo vampire on us. I think it kinda gained a lot in character depth and stuff when it got darker, though. I found the first half of the series a little sugar sweet, but that’s just me. The girl who reads about violence and vampires for fun … :D

See you later :)
For some reason LT ate half my post, which was mainly about catching up on really confusing plot developments on Tsubasa ('so ... Syaoran and Sakura are whatta? huh? when did that happen and how did I not notice?!' lol) and going on about how awesome Yellow is (guilty of reading online again lol). I've read a few of the Dresden Files too, but they're always very plotty so it takes me a while to read them - I have to make an effort to understand all the twists and turns :)
Aw, that sucks about the links being bad for your computer! I'm normally okay with reading manga online but my computer goes wiggy if I even try to go on livejournal or myspace >...
About your Tyrant comments - yep, by the same author as Challengers, Tyrant is like a spinoff involving the little guy's older brother Souichi (I think, I've never actually read Challengers properly, I've skimmed it online and that's all). Tyrant's pretty awesome, I think - mainly because Souichi is so totally reluctant to admit any feelings towards Morinaga whatsoever even though you can see it in the way he acts :)

I can't get hold of it either, I wouldn't worry ... nobody I've talked to about it can find it! Here's the link to read it online if you want: http://manga.animea.net/the-tyrant-who-falls-in-love.html

That goes up to quite a cliffhanger but it's still good to read :)
I sort of know what you mean about wanting something more from Acheron - I thought it was just because everyone had been waiting for his story for so long that we were expecting something really superlative, and Tory was pretty ordinary. Cool ordinary, but still pretty normal, and I think that wasn't enough for some people. But then I thought that Acheron's basically been searching for normality and for someone to love him as an ordinary guy for near 11 000 years, so the match made a kind of sense to me ... I get what you said about Nick, me too! I love the guy, but it's difficult because I like Acheron best and you can see both sides of the argument, right? Neither of them really meant for it to turn out like it did. It's nice to see Nick still has some morals. I don't have Stryker's book - when I have a DH novel I tend to snap it up in about 2 days flat, so any I've got have long been read. I skipped a few between Night Play and Acheron because I was low on funds :( but I still know what happened (the internet can be both blamed and blessed for spoilers :D) hee. The Savin' Me moment was incredibly cheesy, as both Tory and Acheron pointed out, but you're right it was awfully sweet :D

I hope you like TC, when you get it - it's good that you'll get the first 2 volumes in one go, I think I went months between hard copies of volumes 1-5, which is a bummer. What's S? I totally relate to the whole counting out quarters thing. I refuse to do anything with my loose change but spend it, which usually ends with me trying to pay a bus driver with 1p and 2p pieces, lol. Makes me ever so popular :P

We do have Borders over here, just not so popular as it is in the US; we have our other bookshops. I think I'd end up spending near all my time there if we did have loadsa them (like you, lol).

Yeah, my bookmooch is the same as LT, though I'm trying to cut back on my giving at the moment cause it's really costing me in terms of p&p - loads of my wishlist books are unavailable, and I'm having the same problem as you in that when there are copies people seem unwilling to send outside their own country :( if I can, why can't everyone else ... *grump grump*

lol, sorry. It's been a looooooooong day ... talk soon :)
Hi, sorry it took a while to get back to you! I just joined bookmooch and it was eating me .. apparently I had some books that were in great demand, I've shifted about 10 in the last few days, now I'm 20 points richer :D

How are you getting on with Acheron? I think I'll check out Satisfaction Guaranteed, sounds like my kinda thing (losta UST but not that much overt slash). Actually the only real yaoi I follow is Totally Captivated, which is complete at 6 volumes - quite short really but sometimes that's better than dragging it out and having it turn to crap, I reckon.

I hate the whole release-limbo thing! Tyrant Who Fell In Love has been there for ages too :( I guess that's another yaoi I follow lol but it barely counts anymore, the last chapter came out like a year ago :(

I adore Borders. They have hardly any over here (UK) and I guess Waterstones kinda acts as our Borders but it always seems like it's nowhere near as massive. Hence part of the reason I want to move to the US when I'm older, lol, for the bookshops!
My Acheron review is on my 50 book challenge thread (called: 50 books in ... 6 months? maybe a little hopeful ...), sorry I didn't mention that :D It'd be awesome if you'd read it and we can talk about it then though as you know spoilers already .. :) I just about had a fit when I found out Acheron likes Matchbox 20 and manga :D When I was talking to my best friend I was like: 'It's my perfect guy, Rosie! He's amazing, and he's pretty, and he likes everything I like, he's just PERFECT!! Wait, Rosie, where are you going?!'

lol :D

I think it's the English voice actor for Fai who was all 'Fai only likes girls' and stuff and I just thought that was a little unnecessary. And basically untrue of most Clamp characters, who don't seem to bother much about gender either way.

About Amazon - I am so bad when I go surfing there too! It just doesn't seem like real money, cause it's all virtual, so I just buy more manga and more and more ... lol. You should give Totally Captivated a try; when I first read it it seemed the typical aggressive seme/wimpy uke, but it's not like that at all. It's quite complex, really, and it's made me cry, which is quite a recommendation lol ;)

What's Satisfaction Guaranteed? Sounds vaguely dirty :O lol

I'm trying to get through Equal Rites (Pratchett) but to be honest all I really want to do is read more DH. That's the problem with DH novels, though, they're like Pringles or Pocky - once you've had one you've just got to keep going, lol :D

What're you reading right now?
Hi again :D Essay isn't finished, but I finished Acheron! Which is where I've been for the last few days :D If you like you could go check out my review although there are spoilers in it, sorry ;)

I get what your son's friend's girlfriend (whoo lol) is saying about Light and L ... I was a pretty serious shipper of them together for a long time, because I kinda thought they were made for each other, in a weird way - in some ways they're complete opposites, and in others they're exactly the same. It's a weird, angsty pairing to support anyway, as of course L dies halfway through the series and they're forever trying to kill each other before that anyway lol, but for some reason it's a pairing I've really stuck with, even now the series is over.

You're lucky you had a real person to talk manga with lol, at least once, I only ever have my best friend to talk to about Fake, and that's the only manga she's ever read, and everyone else I talk to online. And there are some craaaaaaazy people online (you not included lol).

I haven't seen the Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations thingy .. I heard some bad things about the voice actors (like Fai's being totally homophobic and stuff) so I kinda stayed away, but I might give it a go.

Yes! I've finally convinced someone that Saiyuki is awesome and worth a try! lol XD

Thanks about the profile pic, I know pretty when I see it (btw that's not actually me :D)

lol, see you around :)
*sigh* I meant Luthe, not Luther. I think I'll blame lack of sleep and too much caffeine ...
Just read your little Luther/Fai thingy, and yeah, I really see what you're getting at. How they're both very strong but soft characters at the same time, as well as the physical similarities, and the angst and whatnot. Who'da thunk it?

*is now lolling at the thought of McKinley being addicted to TsubasaRC*

:D
:D Get ready for another essay long reply … kinda ironic considering I should actually be writing an essay right now, lol.

Yeah, I know how you feel about intimidating tbr piles … I just let it mount up because I’m lazy and I watch too much tv (Supernatural :D) lol. Maybe you should read Acheron when you’re back at work or whatever, cause it does kinda suck you in; it’s always hard to let go of Kenyon’s characters, right? XD lol

Ha ha, you’re forgiven about the Death Note thing, I think it’s another love/hate thing. I personally wanted Light to win basically because I thought he was hot. Yes, fully aware of the shallowness of that lol, but tbh I really liked both Light and L as characters; I think Light had morals way back at the beginning, they just got lost. Absolute powers corrupts absolutely, and all that. It was a fun ride, though :D not to mention all the sexual tension that I can’t have been the only one to see … lol.

I’m pretty sure there’ll be more WA in the future, she can’t just cut it off like that right? It’s way too awesome!! You really should try Saiyuki (btw I pretty much petition everyone I know online to read it sooner or later, lol) it’s a little deeper, more philosophical than most shounen series. Hell, it’s not really shounen at all, I guess; shounen for girls who like bishounen, more like :D I really need to properly keep up with Tsubasa, but I keep up with so many series online rather than in print it’s like I never get off the computer! I’m glad it’s ending too, and at least Clamp will finish it properly - I hate it when they leave off like that, too :( I think LD should be brought back. Maybe they will?

Acheron just really tugs on my heartstrings. Reading the book now, he’s been through so much …! Don’t want to give it away so I won’t say anymore, but seriously *weeps*. Lol. I love Nick’s sarcasm so much! He’s such a cool guy … mind you I love most of the guys in the DH series, especially Kyrian. The fact that Kyrian and Amanda woke up handcuffed to each other and ended up married just kills me with the sweetness :D I’m such a romantic at heart.

I’m hoping to try out most of Christopher Moore through my library - he does tend to put in lots of actual LOL moments, as opposed to just being mildly funny. There’s a bit in Lamb - okay, there are lots of bits in Lamb - in which Biff decides he’ll teach Josh (i.e. Jesus) about sex by actually having the sex himself, then telling him about it. I’m not doing it justice here, but believe me it’s funny enough that it should not be read on a public bus :D

I’ll go check out the Luthe - Fai thing, talk to you later :)
Not that you need to hear any more from me, but just a thought: have you read Death Note or Diabolo at all? Both all awesome series, and Diabolo is only 3 volumes, so pretty cheap too. Can be quite violent, but it's a gorgeous story anyway.
Whoo! I’m glad you wrote such a long reply to be honest, it’s always nice to meet people on LT, especially as we have so many of the same book interests :)

Yeah, Kuro/Fai I think are so sweet together … I don’t actually have all the volumes, I just read them online for the sake of expense (the volume count is in the 20s now, right?), and I go on onemanga too - do you read Saiyuki at all, because I found a really handy scan of Gaiden the other day and I am just loving reading it.

But yeah, I love K/F to pieces. I’m not too fussed about Sakura/Syaoran tbh but K/F are just angsty and sweet enough to interest me, lol. Touya/Yukito were awesome too!! Mind you it seemed like everyone was after Yukito for a while, and that was pretty funny too; sometimes Clamp really love to mess around with pairings, huh? I’ve only read Legal Drug 1, and I did like it but they cut it off ages ago :(

Kazuya Minekura (WA’s manga-ka) has been ill for a while, yeah, so her manga’s been released really slowly both in Japan and the West, which you’re right is so annoying … I follow basically all her series so I’m like :( I think I’ve been totally desensitized to violent manga after reading all her stuff, lol, WA and Saiyuki both.

I’ve only read like the first 1/5 of Acheron so far, and I was really going for it yesterday. It’s massive, you’re right, but it’s really a good story. She doesn’t get stuck into the romance right away, obviously, there’s a lot of ancient world-building going on for at least the first half, but the attention is on Acheron all the way. He’s my favourite character in the DH series so obviously I’m biased about this but I think his story is fascinating so far. It’s really sad, though, I’ve already had the tissues out once :( You should give it a go, though. I keep meaning to get ahold of the Host, but I know I get way too into Stephenie Meyer (Twilight fan lol) and I won’t be able to unglue myself once I start, so I think I’ll wait till summer :)

:O This is me open-mouthed with jealousy over the fact that you live near Holly Black. I adore the Tithe books! Actually, Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale so I’m more inclined to re-read Valiant than the Kaye books, but I love the world she built. I tried to read Spiderwick a while ago but I never really got into it … it’s quite different, I think, from Tithe.

I’m really enjoying Fake 2, btw, thanks for the link :)

*stares at the size of this reply* Sorry lol, see you around :)
Hee. Yeah, we do seem to read a lot of the same stuff, don't we? I have to say Shadows Return really wasn'r redeemable for me - it seems like one of those love it or hate it things ... it's a shame. I liked the first few books so much!
Also, I can't believe you found Fake 2, that's so awesome! *goes off to check it out* I can get on it, yay, and it looks pretty!! *happy dance* Excuse me. *cough*
lol. I do adore Fai, I really do - do you ship him with Kurogane, at all? I have to say I think they're gorgeous together though I'm not really into the shipping lark that much ... however it IS Clamp we're talking about here, it can't just be in my head ... Clamp has to be the most open-minded manga organisation ever about gay/straight pairings, lol.
See you around :)
Greetings Jenine...I see that your taste is a good angle on mine based on your library, so I added you to the "interesting libraries" part of my profile. Just in case I need some inspiration for how to spend my book-buying budget!

Cheers
RMD
just wanted to let you know I got my copy of Walking After Midnight today. Thank you so much!
Thank you for letting me know. It's not a problem though. I just like getting books, I don't care where they came from.

I don't know if you've ever heard of Paperbackswap.com. You can also post your books there, and when someone requests one you get a credit to get a new book. I like the LibraryThing giveaways, but I tend to use it only if I've had a book on paperbackswap for a while that isn't getting picked. If you decide to sign up please add me Jennmarie68 as the person that refereed you.

Thank you again for the message. I look forward to getting the book :-)

-Jennifer D.
Thanks for the thumbs up on my review. :-)
Ooops! I thought I'd posted my review of Slightly Foxed on here but seem to gave forgotten. Have done so now though, thanks for the reminder. Here's its website - http://www.foxedquarterly.com/. It's a fabulous quarterly magazine that I aim to start collecting.
Congrats on being a featured author today!

I am not finished reading The Shadow Within, but when I am done, I'll post a review. I haven't forgotten, just been really busy.

Jenson, yay! I'm so glad you liked the movie! :-) Yes, the characters were MUCH softened in the movie, and far less detestable (though actually seeing Heathcliff with Isabella was rather disturbing!). Fiennes is definitely attractive, but I think he managed to be unpleasant as well. (And LOL, he looks much nicer in this movie than in HP!) Even though the script was rather abbreviated and his role necessarily simplified, I see him in my head when I read the book. And wasn't Binoche good too? I love her speech to Nelly in the kitchen, the night Heathcliff leaves. She was a great choice for the part.

So glad you liked it! :)
i cant find your catologue? how do i read books on here, i am new and cant figure it out?
I was entertained...and I hated for it to end. I really got attached to the main characters.
Started (and finished) The Shadow Within today...loved it! Thanks so much for giving me a copy through LT's Member Give Away program. =) I'm behind on my book reviews but the current plan to make some time tomorrow to get through them. I must admit though I did get it bound by my friends at Staples...I'm too much of a klutz with loose pages. But now I have a copy that should last a good long while.

Initial thoughts: the beginning was a little slow but it kept my interest and once Jessie learned Wesley's secret...well the world retreated from me at that point and I spent the rest of the morning engrossing in the book. =) I also love the cover art!
I received "The Shadow Within" today. I will try to get it read within the next 10 days or so and get a review posted. Thank you so much for sending it to me.

sevedra
I found three that I wrote down, they are:
On Pg. 12 you have a double superlative "most best"
On Pg. 117 you had a sentence with a missing word. In the book it is written: "I'm not going to bullied by anyone..."
On Pg. 188 another sentence missing a word. It reads: "Looking through the open doors she could Wesley on a stretcher..."

Hope that helps. I have this habit finding things even when I am not meaning too. I hope you find that they were fixed. Again thanks for the good book!
I just posted my review. I enjoyed your book thoroughly. I did find several grammar mistakes and hope those were found and fixed prior to your bound book going out. If you want to know what I found, let me know. Thanks again for the opportunity to read your book. I will look for you in the future.
Modern Magic showed up today! :D

Note to self: check manga.
I hope that you and your son both enjoy the trip-- really, what better way to spend the weekend, whether it is alone or with someone you love, than at a bookstore, right? ;) Find some good books while you are at it! :D

TBQ
It came out in December, I believe, though I just managed to find a copy at my Borders store. It's one of the books that is published and sold solely for Borders, so Amazon or B&N wouldn't have it. It's a anthology of teen fantasy short stories, from authors like Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Nancy Holder, Claudia Gray, Kristin Cast *and her mothe, PC Cast, was the editor for the book*, and a few others who's name escapes me right now. It's a good book (I gave it 4 stars) and I enjoyed reading stories from all of my favorite YA authors.

If you wish to know more, feel free to ask! :D If I get a spare minute this month *doubtful, but still..* I may write a short review on the book. If not, maybe I'll come back to write the review later on this year.

~TBQ~
Hi Jenine,
I finished your book and loved it. I posted my review in my 50 book challenge post bgale11 50 book challenge and also on my blog:

http://bethshobbies.blogspot.com/

I would love an opportunity to read more books that you have written.
Thank for sending me the book.
Bethany
I received your book in the mail today. I am finishing up another book (which never takes long) and then I will be starting on yours. I am looking forward to it and will post a review when I am done. I have never read an unbound book, this will be a first! Thanks again.
Hi Jenine,
I received your book in the mail today and am looking forward to starting it.
Rats, someone beat me to Modern Magic! Well, it was worth a try.
Oo, Modern Magic? :)
LOL, that is quite all right! I'm glad it is of some use to you!
Thanks for the comment on the review of The Little Prince. My husband read it for a lit class a few years ago and I skimmed it then, but I never really sat down to read it myself until this past week. It's really very good. I think it suffers if you try to tease all the profundity out of it, but if you are just content to enjoy it without having to wring out every last bit of meaning, it's a wonderful experience.

Ooh, I hope you like the movie of WH! Let me know what you think when you've watched it :-). The music is very good too.
Ooooohhh! Rochester is from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, which I HIGHLY recommend! It would be fascinating to read it right after Wuthering Heights; there are a lot of the same themes, but Jane Eyre is not as dark. (And of course it's fascinating to compare Emily's and Charlotte's works, as they were sisters.) Most people prefer Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights, and I can see why. Rochester is kind of a darker Darcy, but nowhere near the level of Heathcliff.

You should try it! :)
His mysterious background certainly has something to do with Heathcliff's mystique -- but I think too it's the whole bad-boy aura that so many young women fall prey to. I find Isabella Linton a fascinating character for that very reason; she is taken in by his gruffness, and regrets it all her life. And Cathy even told her the truth about Heathcliff!

Emily hints several times that Heathcliff came from the devil. I think someone says the devil is his father, or something like that? More mystery = more fascination.

In some ways Heathcliff is like Rochester gone irretrievably wrong...
Hi Jenson! :) I saw your review for Wuthering Heights, and it was quite good. I agree that Joseph's dialogue was a bit hard to understand, but one thing that helps me is to actually read those parts aloud. Sometimes the result can be quite fun, actually! He's sort of a pointless character, but I think he's in there to demonstrate how threadbare legalism is, especially against the background of the Heights' bleakness.

Oddly enough, I never had a problem with the cousins marrying in this book. I think I saw the movie a long time ago and thought, "hmm" for like two seconds. It was pretty conventional back then (in Austen's Mansfield Park, Fanny marries her cousin and everyone is very happy about it, with never a whisper of it being too close a relationship for marriage). It really doesn't bother me. I don't think the family's dysfunctionality can be traced to that, either. Heathcliff wasn't inbred, and he was the craziest of the lot!
Hullo Jenson! :)

Don't you love discovering a classic book for yourself? It's like, "yeah! I actually get this!" Yes, Lockwood is definitely humorous! He lets us right into his thoughts and they're so honest. I thought his reason for withdrawing from the world was funny; he liked a girl, she liked him back, and it totally paralyzed him! So he runs away to the moor.

I actually finished the book last night and I'm going to write my review after this. I had read it before, but I really got a lot more out of this read, maybe because I was going in ready to defend it from charges of terrible gloominess. The story is somewhat gloomy, to be sure, but I like how she ended it. I'm trying not to spoiler you, so do please ignore my review if you see it, until you're done with the book!

I recommend the Binoche/Fiennes film adaptation. It cut out a lot of stuff, but Binoche and Fiennes are exactly how I pictured Cathy and Heathcliff, Fiennes in particular. I didn't see all of it, but I enjoyed what I did see of the new Masterpiece Theatre production. I'll definitely be looking for it at my library when it comes out on DVD!

Actually I haven't read Peter and the Starcatchers yet. I want to read Barrie's original first. The Starcatchers book has received such mixed reviews, I'm very curious to read it for myself and see if it's 1.) a terrible departure from the original, or 2.) a charming addition to the Peter Pan mythos. We'll have to see. I'll try to remember to mention it to you when I do read it, and if you could do the same, that would be lovely :)

Take care!

~ww
Hey, I saw in the YA Lit group that you're currently reading Wuthering Heights. I am too! I'm nearly done. Were you inspired to read it because of the recent Masterpiece Theatre adaptation that played on PBS?

I am really enjoying it (this is a reread for me). Some readers complain that there are no likeable characters in the book, but I think our narrator Nelly Dean is very likeable and decent. Mr Lockwood is, of course, us — our familiar guide, the one we can identify with, among the wild passions and stark emotional background of the Heights. I love the dark Gothic-ness!

I hope you're enjoying it too! :)
Great, but you have to read The Prisoner first! They are connected and The Bride Fair will make more sense if you read them in order. :)

CC
Hey, girl! I TRY to put comments on each book, but I am terribly behind about it. I'm going to try to tag them all and comment on them for you. Northern Star is out-of-print, but you should be able to find it fairly easy. I highly recommend Cheryl Reavis' The Prisoner and The Bride Fair; and all of Jodi Thomas' McClain brothers books; and Heather Graham's "Blue, Grey and West". Carolyn Davidson, a SC writer, also wrote a series about the Devereaux family, which take place during and after the Civil War. I highly recommend them, too.

Thanks!
CC

hi. Switch is a police mystery/drama about a narcotics dept 2 new rookie agents. The main characters back story is woven through it, although infrequently. It's just starting to pick up on the backstory in the last volume i read (vol 6 i think) other than that it follows different 'drug' cases. The art's good, but panels can be confusing. i think it focuses too much on one of the main characters (Kai, who annoys me. lol).
To be honest the 1st volume cover is what interested me to start with ^_^, and though I'm enjoying it more since the back story picked up, i'm mainly continuing to buy the series in hopes that Naked Ape's other series 'DOLLS' is licensed which i much prefer.(though i've read that tokyopop may have it, god help it ^_^).
It's above average, though not stellar. may have slight shounen-ai leanings depending how you look at it.
I always say if a summary slightly interests you, you should always try the first volume at least.
Hope this helps.
Jenson, you gotta see ..... katybear was interested by our discussion of Dark Slayer and went to look, they have updated Christine Feehans web page recently.
http://www.christinefeehan.com/coming_soon/index.php#darkslayer

WOW - just WOW, I never would have expected Ivory and Razvan.... WOW
Back at ya, I have noticed we have similar taste. I have also put a request in at the library for The Pagan Stone, I am waiting for it before I even start Blood Brothers and the Hallow, I am like 16 on the list for it. I already had Blood Red, so it was easy for me to get a hold of it to read. It is a little more tame or mellow, than what seems to me norm for you. Good luck with your goal. Happy reading.
Thanks for the kind words about Vintage.
It's Alfred (aka America) from Axis Powers Hetalia (technically a doujinshi illustration of him). It's a really great, funny webcomic. :) You find find some info and links over at MAL (http://myanimelist.net/manga/8878/Axis_Powers_Hetalia). It's not licensed, but some people have scanned parts and it's being adapted to an anime next season.
Happy holidays, Jenine! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy and prosperous New Year! Doing anything fun? I'm flying to NYC to spend the week between Christmas and New Year with my daughter. Looking forward to it, especially now that she seems to be completely recovered from TTTS (the terrible teen syndrome) that plagued her from about age 12 to, well, last year? lol

How far are you from NYC?
Storyteller is fiction - historical fiction with some supernatural elements mixed in - think Mary Stewart's Merlin books. It and its sequel are available in trade paperback from Amazon.com (best price) etc. More information and links on my blog (http://tregwernin.blogspot.com/).

As far as the ER thread goes, no, probably no opinions will be changed, but points to you for standing up and saying self-publishers exist, and are not all Neanderthals ;-) Myself I think Sturgeon's Law applies equally to all types of publishing - lots of stuff on the ER list I would have to be paid to read!

For cat pictures - http://tregwernin.blogspot.com/2007/05/cats.html

Yes, I have in fact read City of Ashes *Loved it, and the whole series, by the way, and I think even if can't use it for the challenges, you might want to read it later on. I think you'd enjoy it.*

As far as I can remember, there were no werecats or psychics in it *Unless they were just characters mentioned in passing and I hate to say it but I can't always remember specifics on the 'background' characters like that, unless there is something unique or interesting about them*, but you might be able to put it under the 'guardian' one-- the Shadowhunters, as they are called, job are to protect the humans, and other races sometimes, from evil demons, etc.

Glad I could help. :)

If I think of more, I will of course let you know. I'm sure that after I finish this post, I'll probably think of a dozen and have to hurry and write them down so I don't forget! LOL.

I was intrigued by the challenges you were talking about and I went to look at the groups. I think I may also join in on both of the 999 challenges-- it sounds like fun, and hopefully it can help me to spread out my reading to different categories. If I do join, who knows, maybe I may be the one sending you a question about books for a certain category!

I know what you mean-- every time I think I'm working on getting my tbr pile lower, something happens or I look up new books online for too long and BAM!, suddenly I find my pile twice as big without even realizing it! I think they secretly multiply during the night....Not that I'm complaining-- the more the merrier!

Well, I hope you find more to fill your categories, and have fun along the way. Enjoy!

TBQ
No problems-- you can ask me a question about books any day! LOL.

The Darkest Night, and all of the books in Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld Series do in fact deal with Demons-- that is what each of the men have locked away inside of them *They were cursed by the Gods thousands of years ago for something that one of them did...*. I'm sure this could easily fit into either category, at least the demon one. It might be able to fit into the guardian/enforcement one, but depending on how they 'grade' it, it could be a stretch.

Werecats, werecats... Hmm... Well, though I haven't read them yet, I've heard some good things about the Werecats series by Rachel Vincent. The first one is called Stray. My mind is drawing a blank right now on more werecat ones, but I'll get back to you if I think of more.

Psychic... There are very few that I've read, but the ones I have were great, in my opinion. Nalini Singh writes these amazing paranormal psychic books, called the Psy-Changelings series. I've read almost all of them, and they were both interesting and very spicy! :) I think you might enjoy them.

If you need any more suggestions, feel free to ask- I'd love to help. Besides, you do have a point-- we seem to have a lot of books in common. Great minds think alike, I guess. ;-)
Hi, Thanks for the info. It sounds fun. I'll have to stop over and check that group out.

Bones says thanks. He's quite a character and not even spoiled in the slightest. (And if you believe that......)

Carrie
Hi Jenine,
I was in the 999 paranormal challenge group and I saw that you were in a monthly book read for a romance group. Can I ask what group that is? I enjoy a good romance as much as a good ghost story.
Thanks,
Carrie
Thank you so much! Yeah, I'm getting married in just over two weeks. I am *slightly* stressed. :)

Oooh, I forgot to mention Ouran--it's just so cute and funny. Such a zany parody of all the shoujo tropes. And I love Tsubasa too. I used to keep up with the spoilers from the latest translated Japanese chapters, but not in a while. I'm desperately waiting for the next volume. Such good stuff! I'm such a CLAMP slave. Curse them and their pretty, pretty pictures. I have all of FAKE as well. I see you have Here Is Greenwood--that's another of my favorites. Basara is also good for action-packed shoujo stuff.
The book arrived today; thanks!
Sorry for the late reply - I had both guests and ill children and the internet seem very far away when those come to visit XD.

I am glad you find my reviews interesting. They are a lot more in the line of brain-spills and I always worry about sharing them directly here... linking to them seem to be a bit safer, especially when considering the nature of my choice reading ^^;;.

Yaoi and gay fiction are my main focus in book collecting at the moment but, yes, it is a messy library, straining to cover everything I find even remotely interesting... book collecting is more or a compulsion or an incurable illness than a hobby but nothing say home to me more than a wall covered with book-shelves... I just wish they WERE on the shelves and not piling under tables... by sofas... on top of the TV...
The Tokyo Babylon OVAs are pretty good. I liked seeing an animating version of the bet scene under the sakura tree. Subaru's character is always entertaining--I love how he becomes a bit unhinged later in the X timeline. Poor guy. The Rayearth anime is fun to watch, despite its age. The manga is great too. It one of the first I ever read and helped hook me. You should enjoy it!
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