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I hadn't realized I'd read so many books by the same author... [Apr. 25th, 2012|08:34 pm]
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I have a terrible tendency to not remember author's names, so I am constantly surprised when I randomly come across an interesting book and realize that I've read a bunch of the author's books. Sometimes the surprise is good in that "Hey, I like her!" way and sometimes it just saves me money because I thought most of the author's books are crap. ^^;

I've recc'd this in passing before, but I came across it while fiddling with my order list: Tadashii koi on nayamikata by Watarumi Naho features one of my favorite situations, best friends where one friend has been in love with the other for a long time. The other one finds out by accident, the one in love tries to distance himself, things happen, and we get happily ever after. The happily ever after sex is HILARIOUS because the one in love has had fantasies for, like, forever, and he is going to LIVE THEM OUT. The one who has fallen in love just recently just doesn't have a say. Nothing skeevy, really, and the other one doesn't really resist or hate it so it's all cute.

BTW, I just realized this...if you click to enlarge the cover image you will actually get text! Like, four or five pages worth! Sometimes a writer's style is just unreadable to me so I'm super excited now to be able to "browse" a bit before buying. XD;

Another book by the same author I can't recommend as highly is Tamaniwa koidemo. It's about a more introverted and otaku-looking guy pursued by a very outgoing and good-looking coworker who turns out to be an uber-otaku. It's pretty cute and I enjoyed it, I just didn't love it.

Romantist na rokudenashi is another one by Watarumi Naho I more or less enjoyed. This one is about a gay hair stylist who keeps having rather...tragic/dramatic romances. They end up being the fodder of his sister's massively popular novel series. Her new editor is a very polite and nice guy, totally not the hairstylist's type, but when they accidentally run into each other the editor is a lot more of a bad boy and aggressively pushes for contact. This kind of guy, sadly, is totally in the hairstylist's strike zone. There's some angsty stupidness that makes me want to headdesk, but it's dealt with appropriately. And the main character is kinda adorable, despite his problems.

By the bye, this is the book I was looking at that led me down this rabbit hole. It's on my to-buy list right now.

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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2012-04-27 12:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, I love the cover of that last one! Which means I will probably buy it, because I'm shallow. >.>
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2012-05-02 09:37 am (UTC)
*laughs* I'm shallow, too. Luckily I haven't had too many really bad duds when I've bought something solely for the cover. Well, at least for novels. I've bought manga for the cover and regretted it enough times. :P
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