I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I had the day off from work, and it was wonderful. As stressful as the past couple weeks have been, I decided I deserved a book shopping trip (with raspberry white chocolate cheesecake at the end!). However, I hadn't planned for the trip, so the pile of books I offloaded was tiny. I ended up breaking my "always sell a larger pile of books than you buy" rule, big time. Maybe I can put together a library donation pile to make up for it.
Anyway, I thought I'd list some of the highlights of my trip.
Owning a copy means I can take as long as I need to to read it when I finally get around to it. And then I can decide whether I'll be able to stomach watching the movie.
I picked up several volumes of this (yay for used bookstores that make this possible for me to do without emptying my bank account!), but I only just now spent more than a few seconds flipping through them. The first volume has the homicidal maid. Score!
Apparently it made an impression on me, but not a huge one, or I'd remember more about it. I decided to get it anyway. The colors are pretty.
Although this does contain some romance, the emphasis is on over-the-top battles. Also, because some of its characters are actual historical figures, it could be considered educational. A little. Kind of. If you squint.
We'll see if I can bring myself to part with this when it's time. I remember enjoying Rurouni Kenshin when I first read it, and this big three-in-one volume is pretty nice.
Now that I've unwrapped the package, I'm a little worried, though. Babies are mentioned in the descriptions of at least half of these books. Babies aren't necessarily a dealbreaker for me when it comes to romance novels, but I'm not overly fond of them. Oh well, at least it's just babies and not sickeningly adorable small children.