inspringthedawn Belated January wrapup ... one twisty psychological thriller, one beautifully illustrated fairytale, one issue of an awesome new comic, one bittersweet love story, one dark YA fantasy sequel. Not a bad month!
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inspringthedawn January Landfall Freight Box | Theme: Freaks & Geeks - including two new comics, a weirdo mirror, weird notebook, and a fun, nerdy 2016 calendar! #subscriptionbox #subbox #landfallfreight #bookbox #comics #books #bookstagram #bookgeek #booknerd 2d

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inspringthedawn My Murakami collection!
Yes, there are a few duplicates other than Wind-up Bird (see previous pic) mostly because I usually prefer the UK editions, and I clearly have an obsession!
Anyway, I finished reading South of the Border, West of the Sun last night and really enjoyed it! Which was a little unexpected since I tend to prefer his surreal novels.
Thanks to @sumaiyya.books for arranging #murakamimadness and giving me the nudge to finally read it. Only 2 unread titles left to go now, which I hope to rectify this year.
#murakami #harukimurakami #books #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookaddict #bookhoarder #instabook #japaneseliterature #jlit #seaofbooks
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  •   ns510reads Three gorgeous copies! 1w
  •   inspringthedawn @olduvaireads I know. The bird one was my first, but then I couldn't resist the cat covers. It's an addiction. 1w
  •   inspringthedawn @ns510reads Like I mentioned in an earlier comment, I'm also seriously tempted to get another one (or two ) of the more recent editions since they're so pretty. Sigh. Must be strong...lol. 1w
  •   brilliantreads Yep I've got the one on the left, the one with the surrealist hallway, and a Dutch edition. 1w
  •   brilliantreads The new editions are gorgeous btw, and I'm so tempted my Murakami collection is a mess of different editions haha.. 1w
  •   beanreading I've got the one on the right but there are soo many beautiful editions... 7d
  •   inspringthedawn @brilliantreads Glad to know I'm not the only one. Most of mine are UK editions but not all the same... I have a feeling I may give in and get some new ones later this year. 7d
  •   inspringthedawn @beanreading There really are, and so hard to resist. πŸ™„ 7d

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inspringthedawn These last two weeks of January have been designated #MurakamiMadness by @sumaiyya.books and it feels like it has been much too long since I've read a Murakami novel. So although I'm a bit late to the party, this week I'm going to finally read one of only a couple Murakami books I have yet to read. Can you guess which one? This isn't my entire Murakami collection, but yes, it's in this pic. Which is your favourite Murakami story? #harukimurakami #murakami #vintagebooks #books #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookgram #bookworm #bookshelf #shelfie #instabook #jlit #japaneseliterature 2w

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inspringthedawn Almost the same, but not quite. My #firstbookoftheyear was The Sleeper and the Spindle, which I had previously ordered through The Book Depository, then received a copy in the December @landfallfreight box. So here they are side by side: US edition on the left, UK edition on the right. I don't know if you can tell in this pic, but besides the difference in size, the colour is a little different too. the UK one is more gold, and the US one more a coppery bronze. Always interesting to see the differences between editions, however slight! And regardless which edition, it's a beautiful book! #thesleeperandthespindle #neilgaiman #chrisriddell #book #bookstagram #bookworm #bookgeek #illustratedbook #instabook 2w

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inspringthedawn Where bookworms go on a Saturday night. California style. #books #bookstagram #bookworm #bookgeek #bibliophile #bookstore #barnesandnoble #california #sunset 3w

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inspringthedawn Interesting selection of books at the airbnb condo I stayed in last week. #books #bookstagram #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #instabooks #airbnb #victoriabc #latergram 3w

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inspringthedawn Canadian book loot. Even though I didn't buy any books during this most recent trip to Victoria, I realized that for some reason I never posted this pic I took of my bookhaul from my previous trip in November. Better late than never? It's not like I've actually read any of these yet. #books #bookstagram #bookhaul #booklover #bookhoarder #bookgeek #newbooks #canlit #bibliophile #instabooks 3w

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inspringthedawn I was so sad to hear about Alan Rickman this morning. He was such a talented actor, and brought many beloved characters spectacularly to life on screen. He will truly be missed. Always. #ripalanrickman #alanrickman #harrypotter #professorsnape #senseandsensibility #loveactually #pagetoscreen 3w

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inspringthedawn I can't go to Victoria and not pop into Munro's Books, even though I was good and didn't buy anything this time! Here's what the #canlit shelves looked like yesterday: 01/11/16. #books #bookstore #munrosbooks #indiebookstore #bookstagram #bookshelf #booknerd #booklover #canadian #instabooks #shelfie 4w
  •   thelilynotepad Honestly if a book has a pretty spine it is automatically a bajillion times more wonderful 4w
  •   book.berries 🏽 OMG!! ️️️ 4w
  •   inspringthedawn @rhondareads @thesesouvenirs It's one of my favourite bookstores and I try to go whenever I'm in town. I usually do buy something but I'm moving in a couple months so it just didn't seem practical to buy more books that I'd just have to pack up. 4w
  •   inspringthedawn @the.snow.child Hmm I actually haven't read nearly enough canlit. Margaret Atwood..is pretty typical. I loved Ann Marie Macdonald's first 2 books, although haven't read the most recent one yet. Frances Itani... 4w
  •   inspringthedawn @thelilynotepad Too true. Or a pretty cover! :) 4w
  •   the.snow.child Rohinton Mistry. Not exactly the cheeriest reads, but so so good! And Lawrence Hill! 3w
  •   inspringthedawn @the.snow.child Oh yes, Rohinton Mistry! It's been years since I read his books. And I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't read Lawrence Hill yet. I hope to finally get around to reading more of the canlit on my shelves this year. 3w

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inspringthedawn Since I never posted it last month, but in the spirit of fessing up, here is my last major haul of 2015, courtesy of Book Outlet's Black Friday Sale. Because clearly I needed a bunch of cheap books, right? Have you read any of these? #books #bookstagram #bookworm #bookoutlet #bookoutlethaul #bookgeek #instabook 1mon

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inspringthedawn First new books of the new year, or what I got at Mysterious Galaxy's New Year's Day Sale! Even though I really shouldn't be buying any more books right now, when your small, local independent bookstore has a sale on January 1st, you go, right?! #noquestion #books #newbooks #bookstagram #bookworm #bookgeek #bibliophile #bookstore #indiebookstore #mysteriousgalaxy #instabook #shoplocal #estellagram 1mon

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inspringthedawn December wrapup: After I finally finished Sorcerer to the Crown, December was all about comics and reading some of my recent acquisitions via @landfallfreight. LOVED Heart in a Box from the October box. Loved it!! And the art in Manabeshima is just gorgeous! (Note: Manabeshima Island and A Bride's Story weren't part of any #landfallfreight box). The rest were fun to read as well, even though I'm not a fan of zombies. This brought my total for the year to 71 books read (I don't count thin single issue comics, but do count the bound volumes). I did read a fair number of comics/graphic novels this year which helps to pad the numbers, but it's still a nice improvement over recent years. Here's hoping for an even better reading year in 2016! #books #bookstagram #bookworm #instabook #comics #graphicnovel 1mon
  •   tanged Landfall Freight has improved my graphic/comic reading greatly last year!! I agree with you...I'm looking forward to more reading of comics/graphic!! 1mon
  •   estellasrevenge I'm loving Landfall Freight! 1mon
  •   lambo_lov3 Wonderful 1mon
  •   inspringthedawn @tanged I love that it's introducing me to comics and artists I may never have found on my own. Looking forward to more discoveries this year! @estellasrevenge 1mon
  •   bibliophile_veterinarian Omg I love Otoyomegatari! The art is so cool... It's so detailed! 1mon
  •   landfallfreight @estellasrevenge @inspringthedawn @tanged sometimes we worry people will balk and just want their Marvel and DC so we are super happy to hear feedback that people are enjoying a few detours off the beaten path with us! 3w
  •   inspringthedawn @landfallfreight I'm not really into the typical Marvel/DC superhero comics so I'm very glad you don't send out only that kind of stuff. I prefer my comics like Maus, Persepolis, or the ones by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, or Faith Erin Hicks. :) 2w

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inspringthedawn Day 31: Favourite reads of 2015 - Hard to pick "favourites" but these were all memorable reads for me this year: 4 novels and 4 comics/illustrated books in a range of genres. #allthebooksof2015 #books #booknerd #bookstagram #booklover #bibliophile #instabooks 1mon

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inspringthedawn Day 30: Most anticipated release(s) of 2016 #allthebooksof2015 ~ I'm looking forward to the sequels to both of these. To be honest I think I'm a bit burnt out on YA. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to YA books for getting me reading even when life has been difficult in recent years, but I miss reading Japanese literature and other books in translation, along with all the literary fiction books that keep multiplying on my shelves as I can't seem to stop buying them even though I haven't been reading them. But these two YA series stand out and I am truly looking forward to reading the next books in both of these series. Tea: cocoa mint (and some chocolate from my stocking) #books #bookstagram #booknerd #instabooks #bibliophile #igbooks #tea #teastagram #herbaltea #rishitea 1mon

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inspringthedawn Day 28: Favourite quotes & Day 29: Book(s) you finally read this year #allthebooksof2015 | "Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?" (A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness) | "Here I'd been thinking that just because someone spoke English we'd understand each other. But I guess there are languages within languages, and those can be foreign, too, even when you think you're understanding each other." (The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak) #books #bookgeek #bookworm #bookstagram #bookquotes #bibliophile #instabook 1mon

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