Review: The Art of Running in Heels by Rachel Gibson

May Contain Spoilers

I’ve been on a hockey kick recently, so when I saw that Rachel Gibson, an author I have enjoyed in the past, had a hockey book out, I was all over it. This is the first Chinooks Hockey Team book I’ve read (it’s #7), but I had no problem keeping up with the story. I do want to go back and read Simply Irresistible,  her parents’ story from waayyy back in 1998 (and the original cover is so awful!). The Art of Running in Heels had a few troublesome moments for me, but overall, I thought it was a light, breezy read.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 14 by Haruichi Furudate



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Oh! Noes! Team captain Daichi Sawamura is injured in a collision with Tanaka and has to leave the game! Gah! Coach Ukai puts 2nd year wing spiker, Chikara Ennoshita in the game to replace him. Can Ennoshita overcome his nerves – and his low self-confidence – and help carry the team to victory over Wakunan? IDK, but it’s going to be another nail-biter!

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 13 by Haruichi Furudate



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Hinata really needs to stay out of the restroom before the start of games. Every time he goes he is confronted by a player from another team. It’s a scary, scary place for him, especially when he’s fighting his pre-game nerves. This pre-game confrontation features players from several teams and was absolutely hilarious. 

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Review: Head Coach by Lia Riley


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Head Coach is a quick, fun read about a hockey coach and a sports journalist. Neve has been covering the Hellions hockey team, and she is the bane of Tor’s existence. The head coach of the team doesn’t like distractions, and Neve has managed to constantly get under his skin. With his team struggling after one of the retirement of one of his key players and the threat of a team lockout when union negations take a turn for the worst,  he isn’t in a particularly pleasant mood when dealing with the press. When Neve and Tor are caught in a compromising situation, he tries to defuse the situation by letting her sports journalist peers know that he’s rather get naked with a penguin than Neve. Ouch! Not sure that I would be forgiving after a crack like that, and Neve isn’t too sure she can ever forgive him either.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 12 by Haruichi Furudate


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The Spring Tournament begins! Karasuno’s first game is against Ohgi Minami – a team that lost to powerhouse Shiratorizawa. When Hinata, during his pre-game jitters, runs into Towada, a 2nd year for Oghi Minami, he is mistaken for a middle-grader (again). Hinata defiantly proclaims that Karasuno is going to win EVERY SINGLE game in the tournament and make it all the way to Finals. Towada, humoring him, gives him a head-pat, pissing Hinata off even more.

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 11 by Haruichi Furudate

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Training camp continues! Karasuno is getting stomped by the other teams. With the change in their gameplay, they are struggling to find a rhythm for their games. Kagayama and Hinata are still not talking, which is only making the team flail about in disarray even more. How are they going to advance in the Spring Tournament, when they can’t even win a game at training camp?

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Manga Review: Haikyu!! V 10 by Haruichi Furudate


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Realizing that their game isn’t good enough to win at the Spring Tournament, Hinata wants to change how they run the freak quick attack. Instead of closing his eyes and trusting Kageyama to put the ball where he can hit it, he wants to keep his eyes open and be a more active participant in the play. Kageyama refuses to listen to him, and tells him he won’t put the ball where he can hit it anymore. It’s too close to the tournament to change their best play. The tension between the two teammates alters the flow of the entire game, and their first training camp is a disaster.

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Manga Review: Haikyu V 9 by Haruichi Furudate

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After coming to terms with their defeat at the hands of Aoba Johsai, the Karasuno volleyball club is working on preparing for the spring tournament. Takeda calls in some favors and gets the team invited to a training camp in Tokyo. There’s just one problem. Finals are coming up, and four players are dangerously close to failing! If they don’t pass their tests, they’ll be forced to miss training camp for make-up tests.

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