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
Space Snoopy

Folks are bopping around article links to a statement that “Snoopy”, the module from Apollo X that was discarded into space, may have been located by investigators who were looking for it (which makes them, I suppose, both searchers and researchers, much like some folks are simultaneously tired and retired.) …

Classic finds
The AAUGH Blogger gets a pile of books

On one day last week, I received two shipments of used Peanuts books, eBay lots, with seven books total between them. Four of these were duplicates of books that I already have, but that’s the way things go when you buy an eBay lot. But getting these books as a …

Classic finds
Collecting Peanuts books is educational

It wasn’t until today, when I finally get a book that I’ve been wanting for over a decade, the one missing book in my set of traced-and-translated-into-Polish Peanuts strips published in the mid-1980s, that I was aware of this historic fact: Communist-era Poland, while bereft of many things, did in …