It's been 4 weeks since I've posted a Mailbox Monday because I just hadn't had any new books for awhile, but my delayed Amazon order finally showed up this past week, plus a couple others I'd ordered recently.
Be With You - Takuji Ichikawa
As Shadows Fade - Colleen Gleason
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
Emma, vol. 2 and vol. 3 - Kaoru Mori
The Museum Guard - Howard Norman (Thank you Sandra of Fresh Ink for this one).
Most surprisingly is the fact that I've already read 3 of them. I'm always excited to get new books, but I don't often get to them right away. They just fit my mood though, so good timing.
It's Monday, where are you?
I've racked up a few more literary airmiles this past week. I started off in London, England but then travelled to Prague, and into the mountains of Romania in an attempt to take down the evil vampire queen (As Shadows Fade). After that it was back to Forks, Washington for more vampire and werewolf adventures (Breaking Dawn). Now I'm back in London at the end of the 18th century, working as a maid and falling in love with William, even though he's an aristocrat and I know his family will never allow us to be together (Emma, vol. 2).
We were all warned as children to 'never talk to strangers', but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you? (question courtesy of Dena)
No, I have to say that I don't usually talk to strangers, about books or anything else really. If I spot someone reading, I do always try to see what book it is, but I won't try to ask them about it. Besides being naturally shy, a lot of it has to do with the environment I live in. In Japanese culture you just don't talk to strangers. You can see a lot of people reading in the trains, but no one would think to start up a conversation with someone they didn't know. Plus my poor Japanese skill and the fact that I'm a gaijin (foreigner) would probably give someone a heart attack if I tried to talk to them out of the blue! Even in a bookstore or library, the only stranger I'm likely to talk to would be one of the staff, if I had a question. So the reverse is obviously also true. People don't talk to me either in those situations. Which I suppose is one of the big appeals of having a book blog, and talking with all of you about books. Thanks guys! :)