Review: Year One by Nora Roberts @StMartinsPress


Spoiler Free!

I went into Year One without really knowing much about it. I haven’t read Nora Roberts in years and years, except for a re-read of Irish Thoroughbred that didn’t go well, but the premise of Year One piqued my interest. I was curious to see how Roberts handled the end of the world, and post-apocalyptic titles are right up my alley. Especially if there are zombies. There were none here, but the paranormal elements were fun anyway.

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Manga Review: Kuroko’s Basketball Vol 3 & 4 by Tadatoshi Fujimaki @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Gah! I am such a sucker for these sports manga series! Basketball is one of my least favorite sports, and still I was turning away at the pages like they were on fire. Kuroko’s Basketball is like ninja basketball; players have basketball super powers that allow them to dominate the court, and when several of these gifted athletes come together, watch out!

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Manga Review: I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino


May Contain Spoilers

This was a quiet little gem. Taichi is a college student, and he’s drifting through life. Raised by his grandfather, money has always been tight. Taichi has a bit of a temper, and he isn’t afraid to defend himself or others should the need arise. He has been working low wage jobs to help feed himself, and suddenly finds himself at loose ends. When Kohei, a student who has a hearing disability, offers to give him lunch boxes in exchange for help taking notes in class, Taichi thinks he’s died and gone to heaven. Kohei’s lunches are delish, and now Taichi has an excuse to go to class.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 1 by Tsugumi Ohba &Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

The library is slowly adding manga to their digital catalog, so I have been borrowing random volumes in hopes that they will keep adding more to the catalog. I was interested in Bakuman because I enjoyed previous series by both creators, and I think the cover is visually appealing. I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet, though.

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Review: Once Upon a Texas Christmas by Winnie Griggs


May Contain Spoilers

Somehow this is the first book by Winnie Griggs I have read. Not sure how I missed her books in the past, since I have been trying to read the Love Inspired Historicals as they are released every month. All the better for me; this is the tenth and final book in the Texas Grooms series, and now that I’ve discovered it, I will be checking out more of the series from the library.

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Manga Review: The Water Dragon’s Bride V 1 by Rei Toma

May Contain Spoilers

I’m not sure why I checked this particular book out of the library. The cover isn’t  all that appealing to me because Asahi looks so young, scared, and helpless standing in front of the water dragon god. I’m glad I did, though, because I loved the art, with its clean lines and dramatic expressions. The story was engaging, and I’m looking forward to the next volume.

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