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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
language is an annoying necessity
Four real books in July, plus two manga.


The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
The Naked Duke by Sally MacKenzie
by Matt Beaumont
Addition by Toni Jordan


Stepping on Roses (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume) v6
Otomen v10



I kinda had things to say about these books, like how Vaughn and Mary had the most interesting relationship so far with their snarky cynical banter but I'm just so damn tired of Eloise, and that while it was refreshing to have a duke be a virgin I just didn't buy it plus he was so annoyingly love-at-first-sight it was giving me hives (but I ordered the next two books because I liked Charles and it was totally obvious that something was going to happen with Robbie and Lizzie), and that I didn't even know why I was reading the sequel to e when the characters were so unlikeable but I had an unused gift card for Half-Price Books....

But then there was Stepping on Roses/Hadashi de Bara wo Fume. D and I have this thing where we'll go out for coffee together and read manga, and we'll pause and show each other scenes we find amusing and share our reactions, and since he was the first one to read this (we read a lot of the same stuff, and sometimes he even gets to it first), he said, "I don't want to spoil anything, but I have to show you this."

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Because he knew I'd completely flutter, and I did. I already loved Komai, but this pushed him over the top and officially into my Top Five Anime/Manga/Game Boyfriends. Sorry, Touya, you had a good run.

I love, love, love Komai. I'm totally shipping him with Keiko, too.

D would keep reading, and I'd say, "Show me Komai hanging laundry with a baby on his back again." He had to flip back to it like four times. Sigh.

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Comments
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 3rd, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
So you'd recommend Stepping on Roses?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 3rd, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's hard to recommend things because we have different tastes, but I'm enjoying it, melodrama and all.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 4th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Went through some chapters. Typical shoujo so far. Komai isn't really part of the picture... yet. I haven't watched either, but is this what "Days of our Lives" or "Young and the Restless" is like?



cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: August 4th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Nozomu's descent from sweetness-and-light to a psycho is abrupt, but interesting.
aprilclydel_ac From: aprilclydel_ac Date: August 14th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice, I like that bonding style with your husband. I hope I'll have a hubby who likes manga, too. *sighs* :P
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 14th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
He got me into anime in the first place, so all my obsessions are indirectly his fault.
aprilclydel_ac From: aprilclydel_ac Date: August 22nd, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*LOL* I thought it was the other way around. :>
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