Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God

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It was cold and empty. Tohko wasn’t there.
Tohko-whose braids had come unraveled and blown around wildly, who had gripped my arm, whose eyes had been filled with anguish, who had screamed at me and trembled.
When I recalled her pale face or her voice as she asked me, “Why?!” a scarring pain ran through my chest and my breath choked off.
“Why…?”
As soon as I’d spoken the word, my throat closed up, my nostrils flared, and my eyelids burned.
“…Why, Tohko…?”

nomura_BookGirlv7_TPTohko Amano is drawing away from Konoha Inoue because of her exams and she doesn’t have to come to school. But there is more than that. Tohko wants Konoha to write a novel, but that’s the last thing Konoha would like to do. He has decided to never write a novel! But slowly, slowly Konoha learns that there is more to Tohko than he has known. There’s a Tohko who he doesn’t know and he gets involved in the complicated life of the Amano-Sakurai family.

Nomura_BookGirlv8_TPAt the same time Konoha is trying his hardest to be a good boyfriend to his girlfriend Nanase Kotobuki, but it’s hard when he is torn between the despair Tohko gives him in her absence and the love he has for Nanase. Continue reading

Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation

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You know, Hatori.
I want to be a tree.
You laughed when I told you that before, it’s still the truth.
I really do want to be a tree.
If I were, when you fly through the sky, I would be in the place that’s closest to you and be able to look up at you.
And when you looked down at the ground, you might catch sight of me.
(…)
That’s why I want to be a tree.
I want to be a huge tree with its green leaves brilliantly lush and its limbs spread wide so that you’ll find me.
And when you get tired, I hope you’ll stop and rest on my branches.

BOOKGIRL_5Konoha Inoue is a member of the book club at his school. He usually has to write snacks for the president of the book club, Tohko Amano, to eat, but she’s currently studying to take various tests for different universities. In the meantime Konoha’s past, Miu Asakura, has come back to haunt him and it’s hurting him and all of his friends. Continue reading

Book Girl and the Undine who Bore a Moonflower

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A snake is in the swamp there.
Rich old spirit’s little girl
Get you up and set a trap
A bead of water ‘pon her neck.
Golden shoes upon her feet,
Call me this and call me that
To the mountain of the field, go, go, go…

14780627It’s summer vacation and Konoha Inoue is expecting a relaxing time without Tohko Amano, the president of the literature club and a book girl who lives off stories. Literally lives off of them, by eating them. But Konoha’s plans of doing nothing are changed when he gets a telegram and is taken to a mansion against his will. The place is said to be haunted by a ghoul – Shirayuki – and so when Maki Himekura starts trying get rid of the building, strange things start happening… Continue reading