Went to Kinokuniya for an early birthday present and bought 11 books, so now I’m gonna have to be responsible and read even more before I buy more books. Though, granted, 3 of them are JJK LNs that I’m not gonna read for a while anyways, but still.
I actually found every volume I was missing of よつばと! except for vol 11! And I got lucky with JJK 0 actually being the novelization because uh I didn’t realize that until later (I forgot what the cover looked like and I’m blind and didn’t see the “ノベライズ”) and I forgot I’d ordered 0 through TOM with my bday coupon (still dunno whether they actually have it or not though, and if it takes like 6 months to even be shipped like last time, I am going. to die.), and even though I’d made a note of it in my book list, I didn’t see it. So yeah.
They did have Blue Period too, but not the first volume, and I was already buying quite a bit too, so I decided not to get any this time.
And I think buying this number of books wouldn’t have cost much more than ordering them on Amazon because shipping, so I guess the price markup isn’t that bad as long as you’re buying in-store. Dunno what their shipping is like on the US site, but I doubt I’ll be using it.
Update 08/22: Actually, I had recently ordered all 7 of the re-release volumes of リベロ革命 off Kinokuniya JP since Amazon JP doesn’t have most of them for international shipping and Kinokuniya only had 1 or 2 copies of each of them, and today they finished the process of verifying the stock and getting them together and shipping them, and the total was just under $60. I dunno what the shipping would’ve been on Amazon so I dunno which would’ve ended up being cheaper, but the books themselves were a little cheaper on Kinokuniya. But those 7 books + shipping cost about half of these 11 books, so, hm. Yeah, the markup’s a little…
Very tired today, so I only read ch 58 of HQ.