Manga Review: Wandering Island V 1 by Kenji Tsuruta


May Contain Spoilers

I noticed this title on the library’s catalog website and put in a request for a network library to send it to my library. I love this service, and if you are a huge library fan and you aren’t taking advantage of the Holds system, I highly recommend that you do so. I put in a request on Monday and had the book by the weekend. When I return it, an interlibrary van returns it to the lending library. I am so grateful that several libraries in our network have well-stocked manga collections!

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Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 2 by ONE and Yusuke Murata


May Contain Spoilers

Continuing my exploration of One-Punch Man, I’m on the fence with this series. There is a decided lack of depth, and the humor is moronic. Lots of booger jokes, which I think are gross, but the fights are quite fun, if short. Saitama takes a few pulverizing blows and then BAM!! One punch and the villain, no matter how bad-ass, is done.

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 2 Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

Honey So Sweet is really sweet! The romance will give you cavities if you aren’t prepared for the sappiness of both Nao and Taiga, but it’s sappy in a good way. They are both kind, gentle teenagers, and they both have so much respect for each other’s feelings. This is a feel good, slice of life, high school drama, and this volume will have you smiling all the way through. Except for the last few pages, but more on that later.

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Review: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

I have been holding off on reading Magic Shifts and Magic Binds until closer to the release of Magic Triumphs. I was experiencing another pesky reading slump, when nothing was holding my attention other than manga, so I picked this up. It’s been sitting on my Kindle (thanks, Poo Penny!) for a long time, and I figured no time like the present. That leaves one more volume until the final Kate Daniels book is released in August. It will be sad to see the end of this series.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 4 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I think my opinion of Bakuman has hit a turning point. I found volume Four fascinating. The “battle” aspects between Moritaka, Akito, and the other Gold Future Cup entries made for some stressful moments. Who would win? Who would get offered a series? Would Miho and Moritaka EVER speak to each other on the phone?? Read more

Manga Review: One-Punch Man V 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata


May Contain Spoilers

I grabbed this while strolling through the library last week. I have seen the manga previously, but didn’t really know much about it. I’m caught up on Black Clover, so I need another fighting manga to pass the time until May, when the next volume is released. I don’t know if this is going to be the one I go with. It was nothing special, though the fight scenes were fun, and some of the humor got a chuckle, too.

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Audio Review: Daisy’s Back in Town by Rachel Gibson



May Contain Spoilers

I have read enjoyed Rachel Gibson in the past, so when I saw that Daisy’s Back in Town was available to listen to using Audible’s Romance Package, I clicked away. It has one of my favorite tropes, too; I have a soft spot for second chance at love stories.  I even sort of enjoy secret babies, but this pushed the envelope on that. Nathan was 15 years old, so Daisy has been keeping him a secret for a long, long time. Too long, I think, given the circumstances. And she only  manages to drag it out for over 50% of the book, even though that’s the whole reason she has returned to her hometown of Lovett, Texas.

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