Manga Review: Haikyu!! Vol 5 by Haruichi Furudate



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The inter-high qualifiers have begun! After a frenzy of last minute training, Karasuno is determined to to have a rematch with Nekoma by winning the upcoming tournament. They draw Tokonomi for the first round, and the heat is on! Can they survive to make it to the next round of competition?

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! Vol 3 by Haruichi Furudate,



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This volume of Haikyu!! didn’t hold my attention as well as previous ones.  I’m not sure if it’s because the volleyball match wasn’t as high energy, or if Hinata and Kageyama trying to convince two reluctant upper classmen to rejoin the team just didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat. 

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! Vol 1 by Haruichi Furudate

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I decided to give this a whirl because I see a lot of buzz about the series online, and because the library actually received a digital copy of volumes 1 and 2. Generally, I enjoy sports manga, though I will admit that volleyball is not my favorite sport. If not for Crimson Hero, one of my favorite, and vastly underrated, shoujo manga, I would have given this a pass. But there’s something about team work, and overcoming insurmountable odds, that makes sports manga alluring.

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Review: Stake Night by Susan Archer

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I borrowed Stake Night using Kindle Unlimited because it is about Saddlebreds.  I was wondering how accurate the author would be portraying the run up to showing at the World Championship show in Louisville, and because I love reading about horses. There aren’t a lot of books about the saddleseat disciple, so I was eager to give this book a spin.

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Review: Intercepting the Chef by Rachel Goodman

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I’m not sure what attracted me to this title.  I am not  particularly attracted to stories with chefs, but I do like professional athletes.  So I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a try.  I wasn’t completely hooked at first, but as I got to know Gwen and Logan, I really started to enjoy this story.

Gwen has worked hard perfecting the menu at her famous chef boyfriend’s restaurant.  She wants him to enjoy every success, even while he’s busy with other pursuits to enhance his brand.  When the restaurant wins a prestigious award, Gwen doesn’t receive the thanks she anticipated.  Instead, her douchebag of a boyfriend fires her, throws her onto the street, and tries to tarnish her reputation as an up and coming chef.

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Review: Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen

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I was really excited to start reading Pipe Dreams. Beacon wasn’t my favorite player, but I was intrigued by Lauren.  What was the deal with her, anyway?  So cranky and contrary, there had to be a reason for her unpleasantness, especially when it came to hockey.   She was obviously good at her job, or Nate would have ended her employment instead of promoting her.  The girls in the Bruisers organization, however, had nothing good to say about Lauren, and I wanted to know why.

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