On the last day I did the exhibition hall rounds, spent way too much money on art, and then bought some manga. :( I wanted to get Samurai Deeper Kyo, but the only volumes they had were like 27 and 32 or something.
In the manga library on Saturday, though, I read 1-11 of Attack on Titan
, (also Vagabond
) which I liked so much I purchased a handful of volumes from the second day. I want to catch up with the scanlations, if they go significantly farther than the published manga, and then I'll probably sit back and leave it be for a while. That is not the kind of manga I want to keep up with chapter by chapter. I would die of stress.
(I love Mikasa, Eren, Armin, Levi and Sasha. Everyone else I'm emotionally invested in but could take or leave - especially since I agree that the manga so constantly bombards the audience with death and loss and anguish that it begins to have slightly diminishing returns. Or rather, I ate the canon but, as usual, am loosely attached to the necessity of its actual rules.
Also, titan!Eren is super hawt.)Day 20
– Favorite romance bookThe Gamble
by Joan Wolf. Georgiana Newbury needs to provide for herself and her younger sister and, in desperate straits, decides she'll set out to blackmail a gambler and rake into funding a season. The rake is dead but his son is more or less cooperative, and along the way she helps a downtrodden daughter pursue her dream, foils a kidnapping attempt, and strives to approach even her most criminally reckless adventures with staunch practicality.
Guilty of Joan Wolf making you go you're going to let him
towards a secondary male character again, this time far, far more egregiously than the general violent Nice Guy (tm) syndrome.Day 21
– Favorite book from your childhood
There was a children's book about two poor families who lived in the desert and a collection of caged and beautiful songbirds that the young son freed instead of buying seeds or a dowry or something...anyway, I loved it as a child. I need to look up the title when I get home. The art was breathtaking.Day 22
– Favorite book you own
L.J. Smith's The Forbidden Game
. I have this omnibus version of all three books that used to be my sister's. When she lost interest she gave it to me.Day 23
– A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
The Abhorsen trilogy. Inkheart. Or a reread of His Dark Materials. Or that Sarah Rees Brennan demon hunting brothers thing. I've been telling myself to read all of these for a bazillion ages.( the rest of the days )Originally posted by shiegra @ Dreamwidth with comments
So I was at SakuraCon Friday, Saturday and Sunday - my first convention ever. A friend of a friend had a son who had a hotel room rented and whose friends had backed out. I brought a sleeping bag and went for three days, though the second day I spent half in the manga library and half fleeing to the Pike Place Market (where I hurt my leg) and then napping. A lot. A lot of napping, because at night the two teenage guys also sharing the hotel room got very stoned, watched anime and mournfully shittalked the one guy's girlfriend for no discernible reason.