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half a year on - Idiot Control Now
bees on pie, burning rubber tires
mellowcandle
mellowcandle
half a year on
Oh jeez, let's see, three books in May and two books and four manga in June.


How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much by Samantha Ellis
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan


I am Having so Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax


Maid-Sama! v1 & v2
My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected v1
Everyone's Getting Married v1




Amy and Roger I loved as much as I expected to, crazy west coast kids traipsing around the midsouth. "What's Krystal? omg it's yummy. What's Sonic? omg it's yummy. What's Chick-fil-A? omg it's yummy. What's sweet tea? OMG WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE??"

Royal, on the other hand, is one I wanted to like more than I did. I can't root for two main characters to make it work if I don't care about them. By the end, fricking BEA was pretty much the only one I liked. Freddie was fine until.... well, if you read it, you know. I couldn't even finish the Freddie bonus chapter because of that.

So Much Fun was so much not. Oh goodie, another insecure liberal making sure she gets in lots of Bush-bashing, even though this was published six years after he left. And your war protest art installation sounds stupid.

Bestseller fell into that awful trap of trying to be a book about writing a book. Writing about writing gets to be a bit dancing about architecture. See also The Rewrite, while cute, didn't get as deep as it could have.


Hachiman continues to be my spirit animal.

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cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: July 2nd, 2016 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
How was "How to Be a Heroine"? That was the most intriguing title.

Do you recommend My Youth Romantic Comedy? I know the anime was popular. Hachiman struck me as a male Daria.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 3rd, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was okay. A memoir of a woman revisiting old classics and viewing them through a modern/adult lens.

I love Oregairu. The anime is very good.
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