I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
[The lag has been horrible today! If you all actually get to see this post, it's because I was both patient and lucky.
...A few minutes later...
I'm going to have to do this in at least a couple parts, because the "add book links" feature has stopped working for some reason. Booklikes is not cooperating with me tonight.]
This post will be including two weeks worth of stuff, because I forgot to write a TBR Thursday post last week, but, to be honest, I picked up most of the stuff in this post this week. I think I'll handle this in sections.
First, the "I'm helping a fundraiser!" purchases. One of the groups on campus had a used book sale, which I of course had to check out. Here's what I got:
In Fury Born - David Weber - The back of the book mentions a "self-aware computer." Here's hoping it's a prominent character.
Greenthieves - Alan Dean Foster - A whodunnit with robots.
Next, the freebies:
This next bunch came from an ill-advised trip to my local entertainment store. I discovered that they had several things I was interested in on sale:
I Am Alice: Body Swap in Wonderland Vol. 1 - Ayumi Kanou - I added cover art to the first one but for some reason couldn't get that cover art to display here, even though it worked just fine for volume 2, which was also originally missing its cover art. Anyway, the primary attraction of this series was the artwork and that it's only 3 volumes long. I have a feeling it's destined to be donated to my library.
The Alice in the Country of stuff is neverending. Seriously, I thought I'd read most of it while I was on vacation, but I haven't even heard of a few of these. I hope they'll at least be so-so, but I figure they're probably destined to be donated to my library as well.
The one I'm really excited about is this one:
Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Bet On My Heart - Sana Shirakawa,Nana Fumitsuki - On the shelf, it looked like a very thick Alice in the Country of manga volume, but when I flipped through it I realized that it was actually a novel. I had no idea that there was an Alice in the Country of novel and that it had been licensed. Crossing my fingers that it's one of the better entries in the franchise.
The Crown Tower - Michael J. Sullivan - I already have this one in audio form, so now I get to decide whether to read it or listen to it first. From my understanding, it's a series prequel, so I hope it works okay for newbies to the series.
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie - Jennifer Ashley - I've been hunting for this one in used bookstores for a while.