Books Category

Bungaku Shoujo animated film announced!

Woo! In perhaps the most balanced move between fans of the Bungaku Shoujo series of light novels and the trend of animating light novel series, a film adaptation will be made!

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Book review: The Translator's Invisibility

Lawrence Venuti’s “The Translator’s Invisibility: A History of Translation” is a tough book, a dense book, that challenges the notion that the best translations are transparent, where the translator is invisible. It does make a good case for why the alternatives should be considered. If you can find it in your library, give it a shot.

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Mysterious Bungaku Shoujo project announced

”文学少女” Project Memoire… will we see an animation? Bah who cares, the flash is pretty!

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Book addiction, hanging in air

Dictionaries, reference books, novels, … more novels, and a dash of manga. Semi-rational purchasing at its best!

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Dictionaries of Japanese Grammar

Wandering through the reference sections of bookstores out of habit pays off; the latest and final volume of the Makino and Tsutui’s Japanese Grammar dictionaries, “A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar” had just come out 2 weeks ago on April 25!

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Goodie-box - Narcissu Side Story Novels.

It’s no secret I spend a rather ridiculous amount of money on books, but even I think I might’ve gone a smidge too far with these little things… But they Are pretty…

Mmmmm Narcissu….

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Book addiction, at 50% off!

Do you know what happens when everything at a bookstore is marked down 50%? Well, something like this… the cashier lady was going “sugoi” to her coworker as she helped pack my items.

Oh, and pretty pictures of lots of LEDs on trees too.

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Book addiction, round two!

Well, it was bound to happen, I wound up buying more books… This time it was a small order! Only 13 volumes!

But hey, Full Metal Panic, Shana, Bungaku Shoujo, and in all sorts of quick little descriptions…

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Shakugan no Shana vol 12 translated excerpt

Some bonus reading for Thanksgiving this year.

Taken from the novels Shakugan no Shana 12 (灼眼のシャナXII), this is the last 3 pages of the epilogue (p247-250). Here. the flashback stories of the human Johan and tomogara Pheles, finally come to an end in this scene…

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Book addiction, meet international shipping.

Bad things happen when I find cost effective shipping for books. Lots of them.

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