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Inu-Yasha #16 will be out sometime later this month. This is a Good Thing, since #15 left off in a cliffhanger. Of course, 16 will probably do the same...

Oh, and after a bit of confusion with the comic shop (I grabbed volume 1 instead of 7), I now have the old edition of Ranma #7 (and $1.08 of store credit). I'm also starting to run out of space on my bookshelf for all of this stuff, mostly because I pretty much refuse to sell any book I've read, which is probably an extension of my old habit of re-reading books a lot. (I first picked up Jurassic Park in fourth grade; by seventh or eighth, I'd read it sixteen times.)

I guess I feel a bit like those books say something about me. They tell the tale of my life and interests at a glance, even some things none of you know, such as my minor fascination with the Titanic. A few have sentimental value--my copy of Knuth's Fundamental Algorithms was my father's during college, and still has his name ("Jack Gordon" at the time--he hadn't married my mother yet) written inside the cover. But most are just cheap mass-market paperbacks, nothing special about them, except that I've read them. Perhaps that's part of it too--they're almost a sort of trophy case. Where other people have rows and rows of shiny trophies and medals, I have stacks and stacks of books I've read. Interesting.

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mordath
Dec. 3rd, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
I have trouble getting rid of books - I've managed to cull about 100 out of my probably 2,000+ book collection as I've been packing them up, but it's hard. I frequently find myself wanting to reread books that I read years ago, so having them onhand is nice.

Space is an issue, though...
caduceuskun
Dec. 3rd, 2003 11:36 am (UTC)
There are few things more valuable to me than books. If a book was really bad, and I know I'm never going to read it again, I'll get rid of it should the opportunity arise, but for the most part I keep everything I've read and a lot of stuff I've never gotten around to reading. I love books more than nearly anything. CDs and DVDs are the only other things that get the same sort of treatment; I'll trade in games should I get tired of them. I wish you could trade in PC games...
nathanbp
Dec. 3rd, 2003 01:15 pm (UTC)
You been buying the old editions of the manga? or did they catch up with new editions?
brentdax
Dec. 3rd, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
They haven't caught up, and I'm bored and impatient. Costs more, but... *shrugs* Bygones.
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