Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm a liar

You know how I said I'd be cutting back on the book, manga, and anime buying? Well, I guess I lied. Or I fell off the wagon or something, 'cause yesterday was a majorly successful manga buying trip. I ended up with 25 volumes of manga, most of them only a dollar each, plus a DVD, plus a few books. And I'm currently trying to ignore the lure of "limited time only" coupons for an entertainment store.

So far, I've read 2 and a half volumes of the 25 I bought (I'm currently on volume 2 of Shinji Wada and You Higuri's Crown, which I had never even heard of before I spotted it in the clearance section). I know most of them will eventually end up as posts on this blog, but probably what I'm going to do is just read them and only write posts for them during my rereads. I can read these way faster than I can write posts for them, and I'd rather not delay my reading because I'm procrastinating on post-writing.

And that's the current status of my reading. My Shelfari widget is wrong - I finished all that stuff a while ago (I'll update the widget after I get back from getting the recall stuff taken care of on my car). The only non-manga thing I'm currently reading is What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss. An academic librarian! A secret baby put up for adoption! A former rockstar! Yes!!


  1. Heh, don't worry. We would never believe that you'd actually cut back on book buying!

  2. I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I keep saying, "I'm going to stop buying!" and "I'm going to stop agreeing to receive ARCs for review!" and guess what? Hahaha. It's like telling a joke. The sound of the cash register is the punch line. Ah, well. It's a decent weakness, isn't it?

  3. Well, there are definitely worse addictions. But, darn it, one of these days I'm going to get buried in all my books because I can't bring myself to sell or give away any of them! I've long since run out of shelf space, because I'd rather spend my money on more books than more bookshelves. I guess I could build myself furniture out of books or something. I could really use a coffee table...