This Japanese book, Shojo Manga Wonderland, is coming out on May 29th, and yours truly is in it! How cool is that? I participated in a forum discussion with a number of female scholars from around the world a few months back, and it's been included in this amazing looking book all about the history and development of shojo manga. Questions I answered revolved mostly around why I was initially interested in shojo, what my first title was, etc., and though I'm not sure how much of what I said actually made it into the book, it's still pretty darn awesome. Unfortunately, it's all in Japanese, so I won't pressure you all to buy copies for yourself and your friends/family (it's also academically oriented, so it may not be the most fun for those not invested in the topic).
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Is that cover gorgeous or what? (I may be a little biased, but still) I should be getting my copy soon, and I'll be sure to whip up another more detailed post when I do!