More recent Japanese books

New releases

I’m flitting through Amazon Japan, finding lots of books I’ve not seen before. I’m just posting the ones with interesting covers or things that suggest interesting content… but I don’t read Japanese, don’t know what’s in them, and having more fun guessing my own guesses rather than asking someone.

There this one, which is, well this one:

And then there’s this other one, which appears to be some sort of craftmaking guide:

Oh, I’ve got this one, it’s Peanuts Friends, a Happiness is a Warm Puppy-type book!

And an issue of MOE! What is MOE! I don’t know, but this is not the only Peanuts-covered issue of MOE to be found.

This girl is sniffing Charlie Brown’s head! Is that a thing?

A recipe guide? Spy stories?? VCR installation instructions? Dang it, why are Japanese products so inscrutable?!?

The cover really says Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Linus, and Goods, etc. Goods? Really, goods? I’m easily befuddled. A craft book, I assume.

And that’s all I have time for at the nonce. More, some other time!

New releases
Choo-choo Charlie

I am not going to buy this. Even though it is, technically, a Peanuts strip reprint. Even though it says AAUGH! on the top. I am not, am not, am not going to buy it. I just gotta keep telling myself that. Share this:

New releases
Review: Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, a recently released children’s storybook, tells the tale of Charlie Brown not being a good sport, in that as the manager of his baseball team, he yells at his players. But then he decides to be nice, and the team all likes him better. …

Classic finds
The Czechs came in the mail (yes, yes, every joke about Czech is how it sounds like “check”. The world is that simple.)

The books I ordered from the Czech Republic arrived yesterday. They took two months to get here, but that’s fine – shipping that isn’t slow isn’t cheap. These books are 2007-2008 translations of Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and Educating Peanuts. If you don’t recall that …