Book addiction, meet international shipping.

Okay, I’ve never really tried to hide it, but my book addiction is sloowly getting out of hand. Relatively lately I’ve been on a light novel kick. Now, I don’t think I can get away with calling it ‘a kick’.

Today, two boxes arrived via SAL shipping. after about 2 weeks fo waiting, give or take. One box was 4800g, and the other 1400g. Total cost of shipping, about 6400Y. Not too shabby.

Inside? 30 volumes of light novels and 2 volumes of manga. As you can see here. Total cost? About 18,000Y from BK1

Itemized, I’ve got

  1. Or-ri-ga-mi (full set of 7)
  2. Kill x Love (full set of 8)
  3. Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (full set of 4)
  4. Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (full set of 8)
  5. Bungaku shoujo (vol 3-5 – missing 1-2 because bk1 didn’t have them in stock at packing time and they dropped it, series still ongoing)
  6. Muvluv (vol 1-3, series still ongoing)
  7. Shakugan no Shana 15 (latest in ongoing series)
  8. Full metal panic sigma 5 (manga, ongoing)
  1. Erementar Gerad 13 (manga, ongoing)

Picture evidence follows!

And you thought you had a book addiction?

(For those paying close attention, the 3 muvluv books on the side, and Kill x Love 7 are extra. Those I bought on the same day, but from amazon.jp)

BK1 is going to get me in trouble. Unlike amazon, they have the option for SAL shipping, which is significantly cheaper than EMS. It of course takes correspondingly more time, but that’s no big deal. Amazon.jp now seems to use FedEx for their international shipping, I got my box in 2 days. I paid more for the box than I did the books.

I still have… alot more books that I want. Maybe in a few paychecks. Things like, the full set of Full Metal Panic novels (long stories only, that’s about 8 books right there). Not to mention a few short series that seem somewhat interesting.

Next, I need to find time to start reading these. Probably little bit at a time during my work commute… on a packed subway during rush hour >_> …

Anyways… I can say one thing so far. The Muvluv novels are nice. They actually got a decent writer (actually a game scenario writer) to work on it, and the story from the little I’ve skimmed so far, tries very hard to bring the original stories of the game across in the shorter light novel format. The Extra books (vol 1+2) actually have a new special ending in collaboration with Age because the author couldn’t choose just one girl!

Probably once things settle down, I’ll actually write little snippets about my reading as time goes on.



comments



  1. Ayato
    10/18/2007 08:16 PM | #

    I want you to know, though it is 30 volumes, I consider you a god with all those novels.
    (BTW How’d you pick up Hansuki? I thought it was outta print.)

  2. 10/18/2007 08:56 PM | #

    It was in stock, so I bought it. Same with Iriya. Whether it’s in or out of print has little to do with that fact.

  3. 10/19/2007 04:53 PM | #

    Hmm.. – is in the process of trying to find a relation between the previous blog entry and this one – Nope, nothing. Totally didn’t just glimpse half a rotten corpse of a certain ero-gamer, slowly shredding its skin like a snake. Changing, slowly turning into.. discosnake. Or a bookworm. First one sounds cooler though.

  4. Ortiz
    04/30/2008 10:16 PM | #

    Hello I really wanted to know were did you get all 8 episodes of hanbun no tsuki ga noboru sora please email me back

  5. 04/30/2008 10:44 PM | #

    Episodes? Wha? These are novels.

    What’s more, there’s a link to the shop I bought these in the article itself, and they’re in stock. Moreover amazon.co.jp has plenty too.

  6. ortiz
    05/01/2008 06:52 PM | #

    can the amazon site send them to america

  7. ortiz
    05/02/2008 03:19 PM | #

    Ya, the novels can amazon send them to America.

  8. ortiz
    05/06/2008 09:05 PM | #

    How do you pay for them can you use a credit card

  9. 05/06/2008 11:39 PM | #

    If you can’t figure this simple stuff out by yourself, buying a stack of 8 novels will amount to wasting over $50. If you still want them, go bother an import/deputy service.

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