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A Place in the Sun (Yaoi Manga)
by Lala Takemiya | Graphic Novels
Registered by spacedog of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 12/12/2016
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by GoryDetails): travelling

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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by spacedog from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, December 12, 2016

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a collection of stories, only some of which are that memorable. adding to manga bookbox. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

8 out of 10

I'm claiming this from spacedog's Manga/Graphic Novel bookbox. The artwork appeals to me, and I like anthologies...

Later: I really enjoyed this collection! It's definitely on the "light" side - nothing steamier than a few kisses, though some of those are pretty hot - but that can be a feature. The artwork's gentle and romantic, reminding me a bit of that in Natsume's Book of Friends, and I found most of the stories sweet and funny.

"Topping Boys" is about a teen who's stuck on his friend, the charismatic, love-em-and-leave-em type, but it isn't until he gets jealous of the handsome cooking teacher who seems interested in his friend too that he speaks his mind.

"Dustbin Space" has an interesting twist: the protagonist is a rather sloppy young man with a tendency to oversleep, who dashes to the curb to give his trash to the garbage-truck guys - only to find that one of them is a very handsome man who takes him to task for not properly sorting his trash! The interactions continue, each with a little lesson in why one should follow the rules of trash-sorting - including a scary one about the risks of damage or injury - while increasing the flirtation between the two men. Really charming, and the first "fell asleep in the dumpster" yaoi story I've seen {wry grin}.

"Afraid to Love" is short but sweet.

"My Manga Sensei" is a lot of fun - it opens with a manga fan writing to his favorite author asking for relationship advice, and then bumping into his crush, the tall, handsome Hatakeyama. Lots of flirting and blushing ensues, along with a twist that, while probably not that surprising to the reader, floors our young hero! I rather wish that this one - already a 2-parter - was even longer; the characters had depth but it only suggested room for even more, especially regarding the manga artist and his sister (born his brother).

The final story is "A Place in the Sun", in which college graduates Shu and Midori wind up working together - and where Shu falls hard for Midori, though it takes him a while to realize it. When Midori leaves the company to settle on a small seaside farm - his personal dream-life - Shu has a decision to make...

Low-key and sweet, often funny, and very enjoyable!  

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Green Needles Rd. in Littleton, Massachusetts USA on Monday, March 20, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (3/21/2017 UTC) at Little Free Library, Green Needles Rd. in Littleton, Massachusetts USA


I left the book in the Little Free Library at around 4; hope the finder enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2017 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 4 Elements release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2017 Oh, the Places We Can Go release challenge. *** 

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