Sunday, April 1, 2012

Me on In My Mailbox (66)

In My Mailbox is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. :)

It's April Fool's Day, which means this whole post is a joke. ;) No, not really.

For the blog event in May I'm going to post a list of all the Canadian YA authors I can think of, but that's only so many, so I want you guys to e-mail me or comment with as many as you can think of. Just authors, I can look up book titles. And it doesn't matter if they used to live in Canada or they moved to Canada or what, it all counts. :)

I'm rather anti-crowds, so I didn't go see The Hunger Games movie until Monday. I saw it at noon on a Monday with my sister, figured it would be a good non-crowd time. ;) It was when we got to the theatre, but then more and more people (teens still on Spring Break possibly?) showed up. Still, they only half-filled the theatre. I liked it, my sister was more it was ok. Don't think she'll read the book, though. Sad book-panda. ;)

I've still been watching a lot of anime on Crunchyroll, I've pretty much replaced TV-watching with it (apart from some sports-watching). A good deal of Wednesday morning was spend flipping out over one series in particular that came to an end, Ano Natsu de Matteru. So much flipping out. And crying. If you like contemporary teenagers making a low-budget student-type film over summer vacation with a splash or two of science fiction, I'd recommend it. :)

And someone explain the thing in my brain that, after watching anime, has me needing to read manga. I can't read newspaper comics anymore, my eyes go straight to the right instead of the left.

Now... I bought books this week, but they're not review books so I'm torn on whether or not to add them. *sigh* ... I will, only because I included all that Fruits Basket when I borrowed it from the library and because it's geared towards a teen audience. Yes, I totally bought manga this week. Good thing, too. There have been some I've found online and wanted to read/buy but aren't published in English. Or the ones that used to be published in English but then stopped because the company stopped/went under/whatever (I'm looking at you, Tokyopop).
To review:
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (from Harlequin through NetGalley) (You never let me down, Harlequin, not like Random House and their surprising pause in approving me. I want to read Velveteen and Touched and Flirting in Italian and Unspoken too, you know.) (You know, I hope Random House knows how much I appreciate them saying yes to all the books before. :)) (Also, I'm rather regretting not contacting Michelle Rowen about the blog event next month. *sigh* Oh, well. One more author to add to the list for next year.)
Dawn of the Arcana Volumes 1 & 2 by Rei Toma (Kingdoms, countries at odds, arranged marriages, semi-human creatures, love, hate, danger, evil kings and queens, and magic. Think Game of Thrones-lite in a teen manga form. And an adorable little boy with ram horns where his ears should be. I might wait to read them since Volume 3 comes out on Tuesday (honestly, Tuesday) and I pre-ordered it. And the covers are gorgeous, so colourful.)
The Earl and the Fairy Volume 1 by Ayuko and Mizue Tani (Historical England, fairies, a young woman, and a scoundrel earl who semi-kidnaps her. ;) Now waiting for June for Volume 2.)
(There won't be reviews of these, but there were never reviews of Fruits Basket, even though I would recommend it. Very funny and sweet. :))

To read & review: Zero, The Immortal Rules, Struck, Dark Kiss, The Hunt, Fated, Shadow and Bone, Never Enough, Scarlett Dedd, Yesterday, and Romeo Redeemed. :)


  1. Awesome books this week!! I requested Dark Kiss as well..hopefully I will get approved soon :)

    Happy reading and check out my in my mailbox!!

  2. I got Dark Kiss this week! I can't wait to read it.

    Awww, it's too bad your sister won't read The Hunger Games. As good as the movie was, nothing compares to the book (they are always better).

    Happy reading!

  3. Oh, I got Dark Kiss last week! And hey, are those manga I see there? I WANT!!!!!

    Patricia // My IMM