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Little observations ...

Thanks to recommendations from [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll, I've been reading Rocket Girls, by Housuke Nojiri. I'm about 60 pages in, and it's good fun so far, but the pacing and dialogue have a more manga/anime feel than novel-ish.

So, at lunch-time today, I was wandering around Minotaur, and browsed the Manga section, and noticed that Rocket Girls was shelved there - with a big sticker on the front saying "NOVEL".
I didn't go back to the fiction bookshelves to see if it was also shelved there, possibly with a "NOT MANGA" sticker on it ...

I also noticed something slightly unusual - book prices have actually come down. They're still higher than US prices, of course, even when we've been sitting over AUD 1 to USD 1 for a while now, but quite a bit less than previously (e.g. new-release MMPBs around around $15-16 now, they were up to $20-22 some months ago). Now if only prices for other imports would follow (notably, Lego, bicycles, and camera equipment).
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