Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus V 6 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Ugh, I started reading these out of order again. I caught my mistake when I was about 25% of the way through Vol 7, wondering what the heck the guys were doing at a hot spring. Anyway, this was a terrific volume. We get insights on how the team was formed, Kiyoshi’s injury, and a dramatic basketball game against a dirty playing team with a psycho captain. This is my favorite volume of the series so far, and I think the story just keeps getting better and better. Read more

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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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 1 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

I noticed that one of the libraries in our network had Honey So Sweet, and knowing that I would be home with Poppy all weekend, I requested the first two volumes of it, as well as some other manga I’ve been wanting to read. When this first came out, I was a little put off by the old school feel of the cover. While the art has a retro vibe, I found myself quickly warming up to it, and in the end, enjoyed this sweet book about a scary looking guy and a shy girl, and their quietly developing friendship.


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Manga Review: Black Clover V 10 by Yuki Tabata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I finally got my hands on volume 10! We left off with Asta suffering from a debilitating curse that damaged his arms and threatened his future with the Black Bulls. Unable to swing his swords with his arms, he was forced to resort to a Sanji and swing his anti-magic weapon with it clenched between his teeth. I just kept hoping that the Clover Kingdom offers free dental coverage.

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Audio Review: Absolute Power by David Baldacci


May Contain Spoilers

I don’t read many thrillers, but a friend sent an Audible copy of Absolute Power to me, so I loaded it up and listened to on my drives to work. My listening was interrupted when I went to visit my dad for a few days, but I picked right up and didn’t feel that I missed too much in the week I was gone. This was a great read, though I thought the ending was wrapped up a bit too speedily.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Omnibus 5 V 9 & 10 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

After the Seiren players watch a nail-biter between To-oh and Kaijo during the Inter-High quarterfinals, we get back to delving into what makes the Seiren players tick. Kuroko finds an abandoned dog in the park, and promptly adopts him. While the rest of the team is overcome with puppy love, Kagami demands that he take it back. Who knew big, bad Kagami is afraid of fluffy little dogs?

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Review: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley


May Contain Spoilers

I picked this up because I enjoyed Head Coach, and I have a weakness for sports stories. I was interested in finding out what made volatile Patch tick, and what the deal was with his bar brawl. While he seemed like an out of control freight train in the previous book, his reasons for his short temper were presented so well that I felt a pang of empathy for him.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 3 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

I am finally gaining some traction with Bakuman. Volume 3 was the best so far, mainly because of Eiji. The genius manga creator is shockingly unique, and I really enjoy his personality. He is so lost in his stories that he doesn’t even notice the real world, taking extended visits into his vivid imagination. While I thought he was going to be conceited jerk, he was far from it in this volume. He’s just a comic geek, magnified by 100, and he doesn’t have the best social graces. Then again, neither do Moritaka and Akito.

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