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Wed Haul

Wednesday Haul #19

Well last week I didn’t get anything and this week wasn’t too bad. 🙂

Wednesday Haul #19 – 27 August 2008

Ruff Love (yaoi, drama, fantasy – Mature 18+)
Two of Hearts (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Heavenly Body (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Maid in Heaven (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

It seems all my Deux stuff came in all at once. Guess I’ve got some reading to do. I’ll report back once I have.

Wednesday Haul #18

Wednesday Haul #18 – 13 August 2008

Blood+ #3 (shoujo, horror – OT 16+)
Nephilim #1 (shoujo, romance, partial-yaoi, fantasy – OT 16+)
Love Mode #10 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

I’m looking forward to reading Nephilim since I got volume two before volume one (mix up in ordering). I put “partial-yaoi” as one of the genres only because the main character is a boy during the day and a girl at night and (s)he has a love interest. SQUEEE! Anywho. I shall give a full report once I read the whole series (unknown length at this time… it may still be going in Japan *sweat drop*).

Wednesday Haul #17

Hmm… I was wrong. This wasn’t the big haul week. I know it’s coming. It’s like earthquakes in CA or Japan. You know you’re due for a big one but aren’t sure when it’ll hit. Maybe the comic people knew I was short on cash and didn’t want to hit me just yet.

Wednesday Haul #17 – 06 August 2008

Tail of the Moon #12 (shoujo, drama, romance – OT 16+)
Platinum Garden #7 (shoujo, drama, romance – Teen 13+)
Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time ~ #2 (shoujo, drama, romance – OT 16+)
Tea for Two #2 (yaoi, comedy, romance- Mature 18+)

I got a pretty varied lot this time around.

Wednesday Haul #16

Ok, so I totally didn’t post this when I should have. 🙂 AND, the week before last (Wednesday 23 July) I didn’t get anything. But, I’m posting it now because I’m pretty sure today is the big haul of the month.

Wednesday Haul #16 – 30 July 2008

Pathos #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Steal Moon #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Feverish (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

And a random trip to Borders (on a date I’ve now forgotten):

Shinshoku Kiss #1 (shoujo, horror, drama – OT 16+)
Shinshoku Kiss #2 (shoujo, horror, drama – OT 16+)

Wednesday Haul #15

Wednesday Haul #15 – 16 July 2008

I hit the mother lode again. Lord have mercy. No wonder I’m always broke. 🙂 But them’s good reading.

Kiss All the Boys #2 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Mister Mistress #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Pretty Poison (shoujo, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Oh My God! (yaoi, drama, paranormal, romance – OT 16+)
Nephilim #2 (shoujo, drama, romance, paranormal – OT 16+)
Vassalord #1 (shounen-ai?, fantasy, action – OT 16+)
Silver Diamond #1: Silver Seed (shounen-ai, fantasy, action – Teen 13+)
Ellie Mamhara: Alley of First Love (shounen-ai, drama, romance – OT 16+)

Wednesday Haul #14

Wednesday Haul #14 – 10 July 2008

Actually, this is a Thursday haul since the 4th of July holiday delayed the comics shipment by a day. But, since the title is usually Wednesday Haul, I just kept it that way to be uniform. 🙂

Kiss Blue #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Blue Sky (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Golden Prince & Argent King (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #13

Wednesday Haul #13 – 02 July 2008

Love is Like a Hurricane #5 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
The Queen’s Knight #12 (shoujo, drama, romance – Teen 13+)
Fruits Basket #20 (shoujo, fantasy, drama, romance – Teen 13+)
Arcana #6 (shoujo, fantasy, drama, romance – Teen 13+)
The Devil’s Secret (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Love Recipe #2 (yaoi, comedy, romance – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #12

Wednesday Haul #12 – 25 June 2008

Hero Heel #2 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Vampire Hunter D #2 (horror, sci-fi, paranormal – OT 16+)
Don’t Blame Me #2 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Walkin’ Buterfly #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – OT 16+)
Walkin’ Buterfly #2 (yaoi, drama, romance – OT 16+)
Tomcats #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – OT 16+)
I Shall Never Return #3 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #11

It’s two big hauls in two weeks. Eh, that means more for me to read. 🙂

Wednesday Haul #11 – 11 June 2008

Hard Rock (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
Red Angel (fantasy, action – OT 16+)
New Beginnings (yaoi, romance, drama – OT 16+)
Eternal Love (yaoi novel, romance drama – no rating)
Zombie Loan #3 (supernatural, action, comedy – OT 16+)
Loving Gaze (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
Restart (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #10

Okay, so I’m a little late with the Wednesday Haul. I got buried under preparations for the 4th Annual Lori Foster Reader-Author Get Together (post about this at a later date). But I’m back now and I need to post last Wednesday’s haul before I post this Wednesday’s haul (if there is one).

Last week’s was the big one.

Wednesday Haul #10 – 04 June 2008

Weekend Lovers (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Yurara #5 FINAL VOLUME (supernatural, romance, thriller – OT 16+)
Tail of the Moon #11 (romance, adventure – OT 16+)
Her Majesty’s Dog #9 (supernatural, romance, thriller – OT 16+)
The Gentleman’s Alliance #6 (drama, romance – OT 16+)
Red (yaoi, romance, drama – OT 16+)
A Strange and Mystifying Story #1 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
A Love Song for the Miserable (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Wild Ones #3 (romance, drama – OT 16+)
The President’s Time (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #9

As is probably obvious by this point, no Wednesday Haul post last week means nothing arrived for me. I only got two today, so I’ll probably get slammed next week. It’s always the end/beginning of the month I have to keep an eye out for. 🙂

Wednesday Haul #9 – 29 May 2008

Legend #2 (action, fantasy, drama – Teen)
Yakuza in Love #2 (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

Only one thing was plastic wrapped this time around. *sniff sniff*

Wednesday Haul #8

Ok, so for two weeks in a row I got nothing. How sad is that? I went shopping at Borders and picked up some manga, so I guess that made up for it. 🙂 And then, today’s haul totally made up for the lack of anything in the last two weeks.

Random Borders Trip Haul (forgot the day and too lazy to check receipt)

Takumi-kun Series Vol 2: Barefoot Waltz (yaoi, drama, romance – OT 16+)
I Shall Never Return #2 (yaoi, drama – Mature 18+)
A.I. Revolution #2 (shoujo, drama – OT 16+)
Pet On Duty (yaoi, romance, comedy – Mature 18+)
Love Pistols #1 (yaoi, fantasy, romance – Mature 18+)

Wednesday Haul #8 – 14 May 2008

Endless Rain (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
Prince Charming #3 (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
Love Control (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
A Foreign Love Affair (yaoi, romance – Mature 18+)
Love Mode #9 (yaoi, romance, drama – Mature 18+)
Love Pistols #5 (yaoi, fantasy, romance – Mature 18+)
Tea for Two #1 (yaoi, romance, comedy – Mature 18+)

That’s a lot of plastic wrap, let me tell ya. *evil grin*

Wednesday Haul #7

Well, I said in the last Wednesday Haul post I wouldn’t have anything to report for 16 April since I was in Pittsburgh at the Romantic Times Convention. I went and I really shall post about that soon, I promise. 🙂

Anywho, I went to the comic shop today and didn’t get that much. That means next week I should be slammed.

Wednesday Haul #7 – 23 April 2008

Thirsty For Love (yaoi, drama – Mature 18+)
A.I. Revolution #3 (shoujo – OT 16+)
Hana Kimi #23 FINAL VOLUME (shoujo, drama, romance – OT 16+)

I shall be posting a review of Hana Kimi in the somewhat near future (got lots to do) as the series is finished. I stopped reading around volume ten because Viz slowed down the release schedule. I kept getting it with the idea of reading the whole thing from beginning to end once the final volume released (I’ve done the same thing with a few other series I’m collecting). Well, that’s happened and I shall start and then give my opinion at the end.

Wednesday Haul #6

As is prone to happen after a huge haul like last Wednesday’s (read – Saturday), I didn’t get anything this time around. I’m not in the least bit upset by that since I’m spending major bucks getting ready for RT.

So, nothing to report for 09 April 2008 and next week’s post will be late since I’ll be at RT on Wednesday and don’t get back until Sunday. Actually, I’ll just wait until that following Wednesday and get it then.

Wednesday Haul #5

Like I said in an earlier post, I didn’t post last Wednesday’s haul simply because I didn’t go on Wednesday. I went to the comic shop on Saturday so I could take part in the sale they were having. Good thing too. I got 20% off instead of the usual 10%. That may not seem like much, but take a look at what I got. The beginning of the month (or end in some cases) is always the most expensive.

Wednesday Haul #4 – 02 April 2008

Sugar Milk (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Great Place High School (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
The Color of Love (yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
The First Stage of Love (yaoi, drama, romance – YA 16+)
(yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Selfish Mr. Mermaid #1
(yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Haruka Beyond the Stream of Time (shoujo, Heian/time-swept, romance – Older Teen)
Vampire Knight #4 (shoujo, horror, drama – Older Teen)
Tail of the Moon #10 (shoujo romantic ninja adventure – Older Teen)
Arcana #8 (fantasy – Teen 13+)
Dazzle #8 (drama, action – Older Teen 16+)
Can’t Win With You! #3
(yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Hot Steamy Glasses
(yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)
Love Lesson
(yaoi, drama, romance – Mature 18+)

Out of these, I’ve read a few already. Selfish Mr. Mermaid has a promising start and I hope the trend continues in the later volumes. Can’t Win With You continues to be good. I’ll expand on my review of it once it finishes.

Revision (12 June 2008, 8:40am):
I’ve pulled my mini-reviews of Sugar Milk and Great Place High School from this post and expanded them into a normal manga review posts.

The good news is Tail of the Moon, Arcana, and Dazzle are almost over. I’m loving Tail of the Moon and hoping it ends on a high note unlike it’s predecessor Ryou, which hasn’t been brought over to the US yet (I just happened to pick up the original manga while I was in Japan).

I stopped reading Arcana because Tokyopop took too long between issues and I lost the plot. I decided to keep getting it and just read it all at once when it finishes. That way, if Tokyopop goes on another publishing hiatus, I’m not left hanging.

As for Dazzle, I really want to know what Rahzel’s secret is. In true Japanese storytelling fashion, the author is leaving all explanations until the end. The end is near and, even though I have a guess, I’ll finally find out what’s up with her and all the other characters.

So, that was last Wednesday and this Wednesday is tomorrow. Here’s hoping I have nothing ’cause I’m broke after last week. 🙂

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