Title: Read or Die Vol 1 Author: Hideyuki Kurata Series: Read or Die #1 Page Count: 208 Publish Date: March 21, 2006 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Read or Die Vol 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: Yomiko Readman’s love of literature goes far beyond any run-of-the-mill bookworm! In fact, she has a supernatural ability to manipulate paper in the most amazing ways. From turning a tiny scrap into a lethal throwing dagger to making a single sheet hard enough to block bullets, she’s only limited by her imagination. She uses her phenomenal power to seek out legendary books containing secret information that, in the wrong hands, couldRead More →

Title: My Happy Marriage Vol 2 Author: Akumi Agitogi Series: My Happy Marriage #2 (light novel) Page Count: 186 Publish Date: July 12, 2022 Publisher: Yen On Buy My Happy Marriage Vol 2 at Amazon. Synopsis: RELATIONSHIP GROWING PAINS… When Miyo Saimori, the unwanted daughter of a declining noble family, is married off to coldhearted military commander Kiyoka Kudou, no one expects their betrothal to last. Against all odds, however, the unlikely couple find themselves drawn to each other’s kindness, and their engagement becomes official. Wanting to prove herself to her talented fiancé, Miyo starts studying etiquette with the goal of making her social debutRead More →

April has arrived. It’s hard to believe we are already in the fourth month of the year. The seasons are shifting and it’s starting to feel more like spring – though winter can still make its presence known from time to time. With this weather change comes a shift in my attention. Garden season will be here before we know it and that means a lot of my focus will be on getting the garden ready for planting. That’s a big part of my goals for the month, but I also have some of the usual ones as there is always blog work to doRead More →

March has come and gone and it was a fairly good reading month. I got through more books than I had planned to and yet had quite a few DNFs for the month as well. I did pretty well with getting through much of my March TBR along with several additions to it. Each book read has helped to reduce my TBR. March 2024 Reading Wrap-up goes over what books I read and a mini-review of what I thought about each book. March 2024 Reading Wrap-up The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith I’ve been on a kick with books about libraries, bookstores, orRead More →

Title: Ranma 1/2 Vol 1 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Ranma 1/2 #1 Page Count: 304 Publish Date: May 1, 2003 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Ranma 1/2 Vol 1 at Amazon. Synopsis: Follows the adventures of half-boy, half-girl martial artist Ranma, whose transforming gender problems began at the Accursed Springs in China when he became cursed to turn into a girl when splashed with cold water, and back into a boy with hot water. Ranma 1/2 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 noRead More →

Title: Magus of the Library Vol 1 Author: Mitsu Izumi Series: Magus of the Library #1 Page Count: 240 Publish Date: July 9, 2019 Publisher: Kodansha Comics Buy Magus of the Library #1 at Amazon. Synopsis: The Magic of the Written Word In the small village of Amun lives a poor boy named Theo. Theo adores books, but because of his pointed ears and impoverished life, he isn’t allowed to use the village library. As he endures the prejudice and hatred of the village, he dreams of going where such things don’t exist: Aftzaak, City of Books. But one day, Theo chances to meet a Kafna–aRead More →

It’s time for another monthly TBR. Picking a stack of books to read during a particular month is always fun. There are still quite a few unread books on my TBR and each month I do my best to get to some books that have been waiting a while along with some newer books. I’m looking forward to getting through April 2024 TBR as there are so many great-sounding books on it. April 2024 TBR Physical Books The LEGO Story by Jens Andersen It’s estimated that each year between eighty and ninety million children around the globe are given a box of LEGO, while upRead More →

As a reader, I am always looking for the next book to pick up. This often leads to my buying far too many books. However, this year, I’ve been making an effort to limit the amount of books I buy each month. Some months this goes well, and others I buy too many. In March, I did a pretty good job of keeping my book purchases to a minimum. My March 2024 Book Haul shows the books I bought this month and added to my TBR. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of theseRead More →

Title: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs Author: Steve Brusatte Page Count: 533 Publish Date: October 16. 2019 Publisher: Large Print Press Buy The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs at Amazon. Synopsis: The dinosaurs. Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today they remain one of our planet’s great mysteries. Now The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs reveals their extraordinary, 200-million-year-long story as never before. In this captivating narrative (enlivened with more than seventy original illustrations and photographs), Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field–naming fifteen new speciesRead 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 Movies/TV Shows That Would Have Made Amazing Books. However, I wasn’t paying attention when I looked at the list and messed up the dates. So, instead, I’ll be doing the Unread Books on My Shelves I Want to Read Soon. As readers, we tend to collect books faster than we read them. I decided to divide this list between the 4 physical books and 5 ebooks that have been waiting to be read the longest. While IRead More →