Sunday, May 24, 2009
It's Memorial Day weekend and it's been pretty quiet around here. I've been more or less sidelined with seasonal allergies, which is great for reading but bad for anything else!
Yesterday my husband and I attempted to go to Anime Boston, a huge anime and manga convention, but without having pre-registered. BIG MISTAKE. The line was about 2 hours long to get in without a pre-registration. Considering we only went to go to the vendor area, we decided to bail. We were there to see a specific artist, Bettina Kurkoski, author of the English-language manga series My Cat Loki. My Cat Loki was a projected 3-volume series that was cancelled after volume 2, but Ms. Kurkoski had said on her blog that she might have an abbreviated version of volume 3 for sale at cons- and there's no bigger con than Anime Boston, and she's there. But between allergies and a foot injury I was not prepared to stand in line for that long, especially not without more assurances that I would get what I came for.
Disappointing, but what can you do? My Cat Loki was the first manga series I read, and it's really adorable. I would love to know how it ends but I may have to just find a way to go on living without that closure.
We're not trying again today! Today I'm going to the gym, and my husband is going to his writing group, and I'm going to spend some quality time with my current reads- The Children's Book and American Eve. I'm also going to go through my LibraryThing account and pull out some books I've tagged "summer reading"- since it's Memorial Day weekend, it's time!
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