I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I'm trying to make more regular use of my library's Interlibrary Loan department, mostly to avoid buying (and having to house) so much manga. I figure I should be able to get through manga volumes well before their due dates, whereas novels are sometimes a problem for me. So what did I do, while requesting several manga volumes? I also requested a novel. But just the one!
I'm not generally a Middle Grade fiction person, but they always have some of the best illustrated covers and sometimes I can't resist.