Title: Ranma 1/2 Vol 2 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Ranma 1/2 #2 Page Count: 224 Publish Date: May 1, 2003 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Ranma 1/2 Vol 2 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 2 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 →

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 Books on My Summer 2024 To-Read List. My summer is bound to be exceptionally busy, so I am not sure how much reading time I will have. However, I want to focus on continuing a few series, knocking out a couple of books from my 24 books in 2024 list, and squeeze in some new series as well. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of theseRead More →

Title: Sweet Bean Paste Author: Durian Sukegawa Page Count: 186 Publish Date: October 5, 2017 Publisher: Oneworld Publications Buy Sweet Bean Paste at Amazon. Synopsis: Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. But everything is about to change. Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past. Tokue makesRead More →

I had grand plans of tackling numerous neglected ebooks in May but then life happened and I ended up not touching books for most of the month. However, despite that, I did read a lot of books, mostly rereads, in the first week of the month. So, while I hit my reading goal for the month of at least 10 books, the books I intended to read didn’t exactly happen. I also had a surprising number of DNFs, all of which were audiobooks. My May 2024 Reading Wrap-up goes over the books I did get to in May. The post may contain affiliate links. ThisRead More →

Knowing that June is going to be hectic at best, I am making a smaller TBR for the month. Most of the books I am focusing on are continuations of series I am reading, and ironically enough there are a lot of fourth volumes this month. I also slipped in one book I started in May but didn’t get a chance to finish. While my June 2024 TBR is small, I am excited to get to these books and see what each story has in store for me. Should I find extra time to read, I will pick whatever book from my main TBR strikesRead More →

After going a bit heavy with book buying in April, I decided to take it easy with my May book purchases. The books I did get this month were long-standing pre-orders that I’m excited to get my hands on finally. My May 2024 book haul is here to share the books I added to my TBR this month. 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. May 2024 Book Haul Yona of the Dawn Vol 41 by Mizuho Kusanagi Princess YonaRead More →

Title: The Library of the Unwritten Author: A. J. Hackwith Series: Hell’s Library #1 Page Count: 382 Publish Date: October 1, 2019 Publisher: Ace Buy The Library of the Unwritten at Amazon. Synopsis: Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and captureRead More →

Title: Mermaid Saga Vol 2 Author: Rumiko Takahashi Series: Mermaid Saga #2 Page Count: 360 Publish Date: February 16, 2021 Publisher: Viz Media Buy Mermaid Saga Vol 2 at Amazon. Synopsis: They say that if one consumes mermaid flesh, one can attain immortality. Unfortunately, the more likely result includes becoming horribly deformed or turning into a vicious monster! Even if one were to gain eternal life, however, is such an anomaly a lucky blessing or a terrible curse? Immortals Yuta and Mana continue to come across people who are dealing with the consequences of having eaten mermaid flesh. Some are scarred, in excruciating pain orRead More →

April has come and gone and it was a spectacular reading month. I came into the month expecting to read 10 books from my TBR and managed nearly double that. Though a couple of DNFs also occurred, I am truly surprised by how many books I got through and enjoyed nearly all of them. My April 2024 Reading Wrap-up goes over the many books I read in April and my thoughts on them. April 2024 Reading Wrap-up Horse by Geraldine Brooks This is a book I have heard good things about and decided to give it a chance. After all, I do love reading booksRead More →

For my May 2024 TBR, I am putting a heavy focus on my neglected ebooks. I have made a lot of progress whittling down my physical TBR, but have not done the same for my ebooks. This is the month that all changes. I am going with a mix of older and newer ebooks. On top of this, I should be getting a few audiobooks through the library to enjoy. As always, my monthly TBR is larger than can likely tackle, but I like to keep my options open and some months I read more than others. The post may contain affiliate links. This meansRead More →