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
Review: My First 100 Peanuts Words

  The first entry in the board book My First 100 Peanuts Words is Charlie Brown, which is arguably either two words or not a word at all. Like all of the 101 other entries in this book, it is accompanied by an illustration of the subject (or, in the case of music, a picture …

Classic finds
Review: O Natal de Charlie Brown

Recently added to the Reference Library’s Excessive Accumulation of A Charlie Brown Christmas Books is O Natal de Charlie Brown, a 2011 Portuguese-language edition published by Brazilian publisher L&PM Editores. This is a translation of the 2008 American edition with the Tom Brannon illustrations that have been a staple for so many edition’s …

Classic finds
Apparently, I’m the Man, and not in a Stan-the-Man way

“I live my life thinking I’m the rebel, fighting against the forces that be, Then one day I see the real rebel in the distance, and the one she’s rebelling is me” –“The Man”, by Strange Not Dead, off the album Gotta Dammerung So I get to thinking about that odd …