July 6th, 2006

mmm books

Confessions of a bookaholic

I went to the used bookstore today to get a copy of What Color Is My Parachute?.

Two hours later, I walked out with the following:

- Megan Chance, Fall From Grace
- Kara Dalkey, Little Sister
- Geraldine Harris, Seven Citadels: Prince of the Godborn
- Soryo Fuyumi, Mars, vols. 1-7
- Hagio Moto, A, A' (WHOO!!!!!!!!)
- Yuki Kaori, Angel Sanctuary, vols. 6-10
- Akiyama Tamayo, Mouryou Kiden: Legend of the Nymph, vol. 1

The really sad thing is, I was actually displaying some modicum of willpower. I passed up Death Note vol. 4, Planet Ladder vols. 2-5, something called Thread of Time vols. 1-5 (I vaguely remember this title, probably from LJ, but I can't for the life of me remember), Tezuka Osamu's Buddha vol. 1 and Get Backers vol. 1.

Most of what I got are things that I've read before and know I want. Um, of course, I already have all of Mars, but I console myself with the fact that it is all in Chinese and back in Taiwan. Ok, I already have the Chance too, but it's out of print. The Dalkey and the Harris are unknowns, but highly recced by yhlee, and Hagio Moto speaks for herself (I read A, A' before in photocopy my freshman year for a class). Plus, I know I will want all of Angel Sanctuary. It's just too pretty and insane to resist. The only real unknown is the Akiyama Tamayo, and I fell to the wily ways of the back cover copy, which says Akiyama was a former member of CLAMP and the series is fantasy romance.

I comfort myself with the thought that everything was used.