This month, I did my best to keep the new books entering my home to a minimum. However, a used book sale in town caught my attention and I couldn’t pass up that opportunity, which is where most of my February 2024 Book Haul comes from. I was very happy to add these older books to my TBR. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. February 2024 Book Haul Physical Books Steins;Gate: The Complete Manga by Nitroplus, 5pb., and YomiRead More →

Title: Ôoku The Inner Chambers Vol. 1 Author: Fumi Yoshinaga Series: Ôoku The Inner Chambers #1 Page Count: 216 Publish Date: August 18, 2009 Publisher: Viz Synopsis: In Edo period Japan, a strange new disease called the Redface Pox has begun to prey on the country’s men. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male population has fallen by seventy-five percent. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to men, even that of the shogun. The men, precious providers of life, are carefully protected. And the most beautiful of the men are sent to serve in the shogun’s Inner Chamber… Ôoku The InnerRead More →

Title: Legends & Lattes Author: Travis Baldree Series: Legends & Lattes Page Count: 304 Publish Date: November 8, 2022 Publisher: Tor Synopsis: After a lifetime of bounties and bloodshed, Viv is hanging up her sword for the last time. The battle-weary orc aims to start fresh, opening the first ever coffee shop in the city of Thune. But old and new rivals stand in the way of success ― not to mention the fact that no one has the faintest idea what coffee actually is. If Viv wants to put the blade behind her and make her plans a reality, she won’t be able toRead More →

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by That Arty Reader Girl. Each week, we are given a bookish topic to discuss. This week’s theme is Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had. This was such a fun topic to do. After all, doesn’t everyone wish they had superpowers at one point in their life? Bookish Superpowers I Wish I Had Never forget what happens in a book This would make writing reviews so much easier! The longer it is after finishing a book, the more I forget and though I try to write reviews as quickly as possible, some books fade from myRead More →

Title: Serpentus Author: A.J. Calvin Series: The Relics of War Page Count: 266 Publish Date: February 27, 2024 Publisher: Indie Buy Serpentus at Amazon. Synopsis: Dispatched to Stone Hill to oversee the city’s defenses among nebulous rumors of the Shadow Council’s threat, Owen Greenwaters must rely on the city’s guard and its natural defenses to protect the citizens. But when an army of mythical hooded ones bolstered by a sea serpent and the Soulless arrive in the wake of a terrible storm, he knows there is little he can do beyond hope the walls hold – and pray to the gods he and Stone Hill’sRead More →

Title: Nina The Starry Bride Vol. 1 Author: Rikachi Series: Nina The Starry Bride #1 Page Count: 176 Publish Date: October 24, 2023 Publisher: Kodansha Synopsis: Nina had a rough start to life, orphaned and stealing to survive, only to be abducted for her unusual lapis lazuli eyes. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess…specifically, that of the recently deceased priestess-princess, Alisha, who had her same eyes. Despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight. Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits, but howRead More →

Title: Rin-ne Vol. 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Rin-ne #1 Page Count: 176 Publish Date: October 20, 2009 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Rin-ne Vol. 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day she meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he seems. As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager,Read More →

Title: Days At The Morisaki Bookshop Author: Satoshi Yagisawa Page Count: 160 Publish Date: July 4, 2023 Publisher: Harper Perennial Synopsis: Twenty-five-year-old Takako has enjoyed a relatively easy existence—until the day her boyfriend Hideaki, the man she expected to wed, casually announces he’s been cheating on her and is marrying the other woman. Suddenly, Takako’s life is in freefall. She loses her job, her friends, and her acquaintances, and spirals into a deep depression. In the depths of her despair, she receives a call from her distant uncle Satoru. An unusual man who has always pursued something of an unconventional life, especially after his wifeRead More →

February has arrived. While January dragged on for a while, as it tends to most years, the second month of the year is not here and it’s time to set new monthly goals. Before I get to my February 2024 goals, I want to take a moment to share how I did with January’s goals. January review January was a long month but it gave me plenty of time to work on my monthly goals. I did fairly well with January’s goals. Life Read at least 10 books. Yes, I read more than 10 books. See what I read in January. Study Japanese.  This isRead More →

Title: InuYasha Vol. 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: InuYasha Page Count: 182 Publish Date: April 18, 1997 Publisher: Viz Synopsis: Transported back to Japan’s feudal era, high school student Kagome accidentally releases the feral half-demon dog boy Inu-Yasha from his imprisonment for stealing the Jewel of Four Souls. InuYasha Vol. 1 The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. My Review: After getting a glimpse of what happened in the past with Kikyo and Inuyasha, we are tossed into the presentRead More →