Manga Monday #4 : Who are your favorite manga writers?

I tagged myself to Manga Monday by Bailey of Nerd of New York.


This is quite difficult to answer because I don’t really love to follow the writers ごめんなさい!The mangaka-tachi listed below came up to my mind because they made my favorite animations. For reference, see here.

 

  1. Takehiko Inouetakehiko-inoue

  2. Eiichiro Odaeiichiro-oda

    I have a personal attachment to Oda since I read even his tiny notes in One Piece and I do believe he has a cool- and cruel-personality lol.

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The Reading Habits Book Tag

I found another book tag and it’s from Mark Balas of Bong Bong BooksAccording to him, he got the idea from a video in Youtube and I quote:

Originally created by Booktuber The Book Jazz, The Reading Habits Book Tag is about answering questions that will tell how, when and where you mostly read.🙂 By answering the questions, we might learn what weird things other readers do. Here’s the original video.

You can click HERE to read Mark’s original post and his answers to the tags! Now, as for mine:

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I don’t mean to do it all the time but maybe because I love natural light’s effect on pages, I often read at the first few steps of our stairs near the window. Also, the wide wooden steps offer a large area for my coffee and smartphone.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Nice question! I do love using random objects as my bookmark because unlike others I don’t think spending even a penny for a good bookmark is reasonable. I know they look fancy but what’s fancier than your boyfriend’s photo as your bookmark but I personally think the cards I got from RunRio Registrations serve the purpose. If I can’t find any other bookmark, I just remember the pages.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

When at home and free to read as much as I want, I binge-read so I try to finish a book within certain hours. However, when I really have to pause because I need to do something life-threatening, I can stop whenever I want to and return in 299 792 458 m / s.

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4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Eating is difficult when reading. I’m overprotective of the wonderful pages of worlds in my hands so I prefer to just have a cup of coffee right beside me.

5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

Either. When I’m at work, it’s music but when I’m in the middle of my Harry Potter Marathon, I prefer rereading the books while the movies play in the background.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

One book at a time. I read faster that way. Also, because I have a thing for series, I can get through the entire collection without being confused.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere. Home, someone’s home, MRT, planes, restaurants, and fastfood chains, parks… I haven’t tried it under the sea though so I won’t assume being all-knowing. lol

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8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently because I love how I sound in my head. I’m sure you all have these amazing accents that you can’t do in real life, too! For example, whenever I read Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes or Lord of the Rings, I assume a British accent that I cannot sustain when speaking. There are still those times when I just read a wonderful line out loud particularly when it’s THAT good.

9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I prefer not doing that because it spoils everything. Once I do this, it only means the book is boring and not worth every word.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Keeping it like new even though some of my books are pre-loved, bought from Booksale. I prefer not putting any adhesive when covering my books, too. Also, I prefer buying the hardbound ones to avoid ruining the spine because when I return them to the shelves, they still look as good as new.

11. Do you write in your books?

NOOOOOOOOO. Heavens, no!voldemort-huh

I know it helps other people remember lines or understand words better when they put notes but I prefer not doing that. The most I make is put my signature in front and the date and place I got the book. That’s it.

12. Who do you tag?

The usual people I tag when there’s a book tag lol.
Syme, Out and Proud
Azelle, Life, Lemons, Escapades
Maiden,  Sushi and Adobo
Leticia, Shh I am Reading
JL Hunt, Hunt’s Clubhouse
Balie, Noveler’s Blog
Ella, Gabrielleluna
Lovely, Now Brewing 2013
Amy, Novelgossip
Alyssa , Book Huntress’ World


Disclaimer: Feature image is from the owner of the tag. XD

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Manga Monday #2: What is the scariest anime you ever watched?

I tagged myself to Manga Monday by Bailey of Nerd of New York.


Having watched Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titans, I never thought I’d see another anime that could scare me–more like disgust me in the process. It’s a story about this girl who has an insatiable desire to eat human flesh until she goes through a disgusting metamorphosis… simply reminds me of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and the movie District 9, both I wish I could permanently delete from my memory.

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Runners Up

Attack on Titan – the soundtrack and story line will distract you, I promise.

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Tokyo Ghoul – the fight scenes are so awesome, you’ll love the ghouls!

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I just remembered that the title of this Manga Monday is Scariest Anime, not the scariest anime you ended up loving (Tokyo Ghoul is FREAKING AWESOME). Ok, I’m going to stop now. XD

Bookaholics Anonymous – Book

I read The Inky Awkto ‘s answers for this book tag [which you can read by clicking on his name XD] and I found them fascinating so I went ahead and answered the questions myself. I’m so sorry if I can’t find the person responsible for this tag.

1. What do you like about buying new books?

The thrill it gives me, of course! I like sniffing my own books, which sounds disgusting to other people but I’m ok with that. So when I purchase new books, I always get excited thinking about how it smells. Also, I’m a hoarder so I’m always enthusiastic to build my collection.

2. How often do you buy new books?

Just when I feel like it… Or when I finish some from my stash. Or when there’s a completed series available in box sets. Yep, box sets get to me faster than a regular book would. There is something about a completed series that makes you think you deserve the set. The fact that it’ll look good on your shelf.

3. Bookstore or online book shopping – which do you prefer?

Bookstores. Traditional book hunting is my pick-me-up habit. Reorganizing shelves in bookstores gives me satisfaction that there was a time I seriously considered changing jobs.

4. Do you have a favorite bookshop?

Powerbooks because the selection is awesome and they have couches you can actually use if there is a book you want to read. They even encourage people to read available copies of the book so you don’t need to do it discreetly as in other bookshops with plastic film-covered copies.

However, since I also have a thing for pre-loved books, when my stingy self calls to me and tells me I can purchase good books for a cheap price, I go to the nearest Booksale.

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5. Do you preorder books?

I only did it for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I don’t think I’ll be preordering any other books unless it is from J.K. Rowling.

6. Do you have a monthly book buying limit?

I don’t really think I do but my father often tells me that I buy books faster than I read them so maybe I should. Lol

7. Book buying bans – Are they something for you?

I don’t really ban myself from buying any book.

8. How big is your wishlist?

My wishlist tends to be very short because I end up buying the books I want the week after [Heads up, I failed the marshmallow test].

9. Which three books from your wishlist do you wish to own NOW?

Will 3 different covers do? I already have two sets of Harry Potter but I still want to purchase these because of the covers… I know I’m hopeless.

 

10. Tagging?

Syme, Out and Proud
Azelle, Life, Lemons, Escapades
Maiden,  Sushi and Adobo
Leticia, Shh I am Reading
JL Hunt, Hunt’s Clubhouse
Balie, Noveler’s Blog
Ella, Gabrielleluna
Lovely, Now Brewing 2013
Amy, Novelgossip
Alyssa , Book Huntress’ World