Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 28 by Takehiko Inoue @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Things are not looking so great for Shohoku. Despite going into the second half of the game with a two point lead, they haven’t scored one point so far. Hanamichi is on the bench, trying to soak up Coach Anzai’s wisdom, while the rest of the team looks like they have already lost. Enter the Phenom, who  has such an overinflated ego that he can’t see the writing on the wall. After making an obnoxious declaration and making himself a villain for the Sannoh crowd, he’s ready to show the world what he’s got! Will it be enough?

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 27 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia


May Contain Spoilers

Wow, this volume was painful to read. The Shohoku team, after leading going into the second half of the game again Sannoh, gets completely shut down. Nobody is playing to their potential, and without Rukawa and Akagi’s confidence to gain the momentum, the team has nothing to give. Every play is stopped, and Sannoh turns around and drives for a basket instead. Sheesh.

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Life to the Moment–Reading Slumps & Skyrim

Ugh! So I purchased a Nintendo Switch on Prime Day, mostly in anticipation for Let’s Go, Eevee. Yes, I am one of those. I play Pokemon Go every day. I admit I even plan lunches at restaurants with Poke stops so I can stock up on balls while eating. I spend most of our vacation time with my Go-tcha connected to my phone, so I can catch ‘em all day long. So when I saw a pretty good deal on the Switch, a memory card, and eShop credit, I finally made the jump. This was before the Pokemon Go bundles were announced, and while I wish I could have gotten one of those, I have spent so much time playing Skyrim that I accept that I will be stuck with a boring black Switch, instead of one with cute Pikachus and Eevees. I guess I can always decorate my Switch with stickers.

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Manga Review: The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai & Posuka Demizu @vizmedia @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

The kids from Grace Field House have caused a huge distraction by setting the house on fire, and run for their lives. Only Emma realized at the last minute, that no matter how desperately she wanted to save all of the orphans at Grace Field, the youngest of the children would only slow them down and reduce the chance of success for the everyone. After some very heavy soul searching, Emma talks to Phil, a four year old, and he agrees that it’s best for the younger kids to wait for Emma to rescue them when they are a little older and stronger.  Ugh. That was a really tough conclusion for Emma to reach, and I hope she doesn’t regret it.

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Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews


May Contain Spoilers

I am in the middle of one of the worst reading slumps I can remember. This all started after finishing Slam Dunk, which kept me on the edge of my seat for 31 incredible volumes. Then I read the final, glorious volume in the Kate Daniels series, and now nothing can hold my attention. Well, nothing except audio versions of Kate Daniels. Thought I’d start the series from the beginning, and see what I missed the first time around.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 26 by Takehiko Inoue @shonenjump @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

This is going to be more like a mini review, because the entire volume focuses on the first half of the game against Sanno. And while there have been previous volumes that are strictly confined to the arena of a game, the stakes seem so much higher here. One loss and Shohoku goes home. The season is over, and the seniors’ high school careers are over. I want so much more than that for Akagi; he’s worked hard his entire school career, and he deserves to have his dream of winning the Nationals come true. Even if Hanamichi inadvertently does everything to mess that up.

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Manga Review: Slam Dunk V 25 by Takehiko Ionue @vizmedia @shonenjump

May Contain Spoilers

After surviving their first contest in the Nationals by the skin of their teeth, Shohoku is facing last year’s champs, Sannoh. Coach Anzai shows the team tapes from last year, and suddenly, the Shohoku players realize what a miracle it will be for them to beat this team. Sannoh has three elite players with Nationals experience, and this year’s team is rumored to be better than last year’s. Everyone but Sakuragi is consumed with self-doubt. Are they good enough to beat this monster team?

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Review: Who Was Alexander the Great by Robin A.H. Waterfield, Kathryn Waterfield, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)


May Contain Spoilers

I love anything having to do with Alexander the Great (it must be because of Bucephalas), so when I saw Who Was Alexander the Great at the library, I grabbed it. I have read books in this series before, and I really like how the subject matter is presented. The information is given in easily digestible chapters for even the most reluctant reader, and there are many illustrations to break up the text.

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