Sunday, August 23, 2009

『古本地獄屋敷』

"'You see,' he explained, 'I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.'", Sherlock Holmes, "A Study in Scarlet"


Packages from Japan finally arrived (filled with quite a bit more than this), which took around 7 weeks. As my reading stack was growing dangerously low lately, it came in just in time, bringing me manga, detectives (and non-detectivey books, CD's and DVD's). And there was much rejoicing.

The problem of my collection though, is that I don't have proper bookcases for a large part of my books and I occassionally have to air them out a bit and dust them. Especially because I have been away for months. Doing book maintenance always, always, means chaos in my room. Total chaos, I tell you. Especially when stacks of Meitantei Conan tumble (a complete Conan stack by the way, stands surprisingly tall). In a distant past, the books were quite managable too. Lately? Less and less. It has come to the unbelievable point I actually was surprised to find books at certain places, as I was convinced I had placed them elsewhere. Never a good sign. And people thought I had many books in my room in Japan.

4 comments :

  1. *speechless*

    ... Do I spot a complete Ranma 1/2 series?

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  2. Yep. Actually one of very first series I bought and actually completed. Of course, even though the set is complete, the ending still isn't a real ending, as Takahashi has serious problems with winding stuff up in a good way. 'Cept for Maison Ikkoku <3

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  3. I know. Ranma 1/2 was one of the first series I've bought and completed as well.

    ... It's not the German release you've got there is it? Because that would be too freakishly similar.

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  4. Yep, the German version. Which for some sinister reason has an incomplete spineline image, even though the set is complete. As if Egmont forgot the series ends at volume 38, leaving female Ranma with just half a body.

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