Manga Monday: Gakkou Gurashi!

Manga Monday: Gakkou Gurashi!

Hello. I like reading as well, though unlike Emily, I don’t read everything. I do read a lot of one thing, though and that is manga, aka Japanese comic books. On Manga Monday, I’ll detail some manga for you in a hopefully informative manner. Gakkou Gurashi! (literally Living at School!) is a slice of life manga serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward, written by Norimitsu Kaihou and and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba. It stars Yuki Takeya and her friends in the School Life Club as they try to perform various helpful tasks around her school, and occasionally get into trouble. To go into depth about what I enjoyed about this manga, I’ll unfortunately have to mildly spoil it (though most of this is implied or outright shown in the first chapter). Spoilers follow the cut.

Posted April 27, 2015 by Allison in Review / 0 Comments
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First Ever Triple T Thursday

First Ever Triple T Thursday

Hopefully this will be a regular thing. I’m going to describe a popular book that you might know. Then I will talk about a different book that you might like if you like the first book. These two books will have something in common that makes me think that you might like one if you like the other. If you like this, then you might like that. Let me know if you agree with my picks! Lords of the Underworld Book 1 Darkest Night by Gena Showalter This is the first book in a larger series. That’s what first attracted me because I love series. I’m nosy and I want to know what happens next. Always. This is Paranormal Romance. Remember Pandora’s box? In this world Pandora was protecting the box. Some men were jealous so they opened the box. Their punishment is being cursed with housing  one evil inside themselves and keeping the world safe. In the first book there is lots of exposition and also a very well written love story between Maddox (Keeper of Violence) and Ashlyn a girl with a superpower of her own. Maddox and Ashlyn start out as mortal enemies who learn to trust each other as they fall in love. There’s lots of side stories introducing the other characters as well. If you like this, you might like: Demonica book 1 Pleasure Unbound by […]

Posted April 23, 2015 by Emily in IFTTT Thursday / 1 Comment
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Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

  Book Talk Daniel has been accepted to a prestigious summer college prep program held at a university in New Hampshire. Unfortunately the normal college dorm is closed for renovations. This summer the students are being housed in an older building on campus, that just happens to be an old mental hospital. Daniel and his two new friends must race to figure out what secrets the building holds before someone else gets hurt. This is the first book in a trilogy. Review This book reminded me, and everyone else, of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Asylum makes use of creepy black and white photographs  and hand written notes that just add to the unsettling feeling the author is cultivating. However, unlike Miss Peregrine, this book is not paranormal. Everything that happens is caused by natural means. Asylum is rated YA but I would place it a little younger than that. The characters are still in high school. That doesn’t automatically make it appeal to a younger audience but Daniel and his friends were immature. There was a little romance that was sweet, innocent and at odds with the horror theme that the author was going for. Nothing says horror like young love and first kisses. I just didn’t connect to this book the way I wanted to. I didn’t like the characters. I wasn’t scared. When […]

Posted April 22, 2015 by Emily in Review / 4 Comments
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New Ventures

New Ventures

I love books. I’ve always loved books. I like to talk about books and I love it when people ask me for recommendations. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Texas Library Association (TLA)’s annual conference last week. There were lots of great sessions for librarians full of interesting information but I didn’t attend any. I had an Exhibit Only badge and I spent my time wandering around. It was a dream come true! People were handing me books left and right!. My Haul I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a book blog for years. While I was at TLA, someone who I respect and admire told me I should start one. Hearing her tell me that I speak eloquently about books made my day, maybe my year. It convinced me it was time to start. I have all these books from TLA to read. Let me tell you about them.

Posted April 22, 2015 by Emily in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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