More recent Japanese books

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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
Review: Good Grief, Charlie Brown

So life has been full, and even after I got around to ordering Good Grief, Charlie Brown: Celebrating Snoopy and the Enduring Power of Peanuts, and even after it arrived slowly from England, I let it sit around for over a month before finally getting around to giving it a good …

Animated Peanuts
The Charlie Brown Christmas that slipped by me

So there I was, burning off some time in the mall waiting for my daughter’s movie to let out, so hey, I head into the Hallmark, figure I’ll look at some of the Peanuts stuff that I’m not going to buy (one thing about focusing on books is that it …

New releases
“Mad Libs” now sounds like the title of a Fox News commentary show

Digging through the pile of detritus that accumulates around my workspace, I just found an unopened Amazon envelope that had been there for a while. Inside? A copy of Snoopy Mad Libs, the second Peanuts volume for this classic word game, where someone lists specific sorts of words and a friend …