Sold Out!

I’m not sure what happened since lock down but every manga series I’m currently reading is sold out online. Normally when something like this happens it’s because the series is being adapted into an anime.

I tend to buy one or two books in a series at a time, especially when I’m trying it out. So of course to my surprise when a series I haven’t seen anyone else reading is suddenly flying off the shelf, I’m like “Oh no…” because now I have to wait until its back in stock and unfortunately sometimes that can take months, especially if it’s Shojo. Shojo is that genre that tends to get overlooked unless one series in particular is trending, otherwise most sellers don’t pay any attention to it. It sucks for readers but I’ve gotten so used to it that I’ve just learned to jump between multiple manga series while I wait for the next volume. This is just that odd time where literally all of the series I’m currently reading are sold out. I’m sure the pandemic has something to do with the shortage. I know that one company had a warehouse fire and is still recovering from that, so the one series I’m reading is on hiatus until later this year.

Still it’s kind of a bummer because I was finally catching up on all of my reading.

I’ll probably keep checking online to see if the books are in stock yet and if I can order them. If now perhaps I’ll have to start something new…or buy one of the expensive ones that I tend to only purchase when I have gift cards.

My Favourite Bookish Posts

Seeing as how Christmas is around the corner, I thought a little Narnia humour was in order.

Seriously though, do not eat the turkish delight.

Now onto our next post which comes from Pillow Thoughts II. I found this one on pinterest and thought it was very beautiful.

Have you ever finished reading a gorgeous passage in a book and just sat there in awe? I always take the time to admire them before moving on to the next line. Passages like those deserve to be appreciated for the art that they are.

Have you ever read something without a fandom? I have…it can be a very lonely place. However, I use that as an opportunity to introduce people to new books!

The other day one of my co-workers suggested a book to me that sounds both hilarious and heart-wrenching all at the same time! I’ve added it to my list of books to read ASAP!

I take my co-workers book suggestions very seriously. We spend a lot of time looking at books and judging how beautiful the spines are…I also now have an obsession with the hardcover details thanks to another co-worker of mine. Some of them are absolutely beautiful!

Anyway, here’s another favourite of mine:

I think we all have at least once. When I read the Outsider’s I fell hard for Ponyboy Curtis. Before that when I read Camp Confidential I was in love with Jordan. Before that…and this one takes me way back I loved Prince Val’ in the Princess School series. This doesn’t even include all the cartoon and anime boys.

What’s the best book you’ve read lately?