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The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volume 4 This series just continues to amaze me with its gorgeous artwork and compelling storyline. The fourth volume finally gives us a look into Elias past, how he came to know Lindel, and the conflicting emotions he has around Chise.    Chise also gets a good emotional boost from her dragon friend Nivel, who helps her deal with the circumstances of her past that gave her such low self-esteem.  Both characters are starting to see the issues they have communicating with each other than the needs the other can fulfill, bringing them slowly closer to […]

Manga Monday: Latest Reads


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Very little progress to show this month…added one new goal… Writing Deviations Submit for Bookbub as often as possible until accepted or year runs out – last submitted 3/3, next one will be around mid-May when its KDP Select term flips BHAG: 200 copies sold in the first month Aisuru Sell another 100 copies, minimum Continue submitting for Bookbub as often as allowed until accepted or year runs out – last submitted 2/6, next one will be around early-May when its KDP Select term flips Girl in the Forest Make revision plan and have fully revised for beta reading by June 30th […]

2016 Goal Check In: How Did I Do in April


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Okay, really, all of these are from this weekend, because new manga shipment from RightStuf arrived!  Yay!   And as I needed a mental break, most of Saturday was spent snuggled on the sofa reading. Note: quite a few of these are later volumes, but as always, I’ve tried to avoid major spoilers 🙂 A Silent Voice, Volume 6 The penultimate volume of the series and a much anticipated one considering how volume 5 ends!  I liked how those events twisted and that this is the first volume where we truly see the world from Shoko’s point of view, as well […]

Manga Monday: Latest Reads (April 5th-April 24th)



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With little chance of “making it worse”, I decided to do a pair of experiments with free pulsing on Aisuru and tried out a blog tour book blitz.  This episode is all about that, after a hefty section of news and notes.  How did my experiments turn out?  Let’s see… (side note: my mentions of the episode length in the episode are “off” as I clipped out some extra babbling 🙂 )

S4, E85: Eh, Why Not? Newbie Experiments


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Over the last week or so, I actually managed to get in some good reading time, yay!  Said reading included some new manga, which is an even bigger yay! Sweet Rein, Volumes 1-3 Sweet Rein came out awhile back and I initially ignored it because it was Christmas-themed and that really isn’t my thing.  However, it is also by Sakura Tsukuba, the manga-ka of one of my favorite series Land of the Blindfolded, so I decided to check out the preview and eventually added it to my wish list.  On my birthday, my sweetie and I went to Half Price […]

Manga Monday: Latest Reads (March 28-April 3rd)


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Got two big tasks done, but the rest…eh….um….yeah… *le sigh*  I debated adding a couple of new goals, but I’m still iffy on whether I fully want to do them or not, so not committing yet.  I will note that two would involve audio books for my current titles and the third is a potential writing project, but not a novel, that would connect to Aisuru, Deviations, and Girl in the Forest and that fans of one or all will likely be hoping I do.   😀  Writing Deviations Submit for Bookbub as often as possible until accepted or year runs […]

2016 Goal Check In: How Did I Do in March



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Today is the final day of Deviations’ Book Blitz.  Huge thanks to all the blogs who participated and good luck to everyone entering the giveaway, which runs a few more days yet!   Ali – The Dragon Slayer All in One Place Bibliophile Wonderland Reviews Blissfully Bookerized Chill Reviews Fiction Dreams Once Untold One Book Boyfriend At A Time Pretty little book reviews Romantic Fanatic Roxy’s Reviews Shooting Stars Reviews Teatime and Books The Avid Reader The Bookworm Lodge The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf The Recipe Fairy underneath the covers Whispered Thoughts a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deviations Book Blitz, Day 5


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Nearing the end of Deviations book blitz, but there are still a few more stops to go!  Such as these from today! A Book Addict’s Bookshelves Around the World in Books BethLee’s Book Blog Carries Book Reviews Extreme Bookaholics Les Chroniques Aléatoires (Facebook) Please Pass The Books Quesarasera Book Reviews Taking It One Book at a Time Those Crazy Book Chicks (Facebook) Tome Tender a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deviations Book Blitz, Day 4


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Today was day three of Deviations book blitz!  Here are the awesome blogs that Deviations “visited”! A British Bookworm’s Blog books and fandom Haddie’s Haven Kookie Krysp Reads StarAngels Reviews The Alchemy of Ink The Golden Scribbler There is also still plenty of time to enter the giveaway!  Want to know what the mysterious assortment of Japanese treats will be including?  Here is a picture of Deviations with all the yummy companions that will be shipping out to the winner! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deviations Book Blitz, Day 3



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Today was day two of Deviations book blitz!  Here are the tour stops from the second day.  Check them out for more excerpts and Q&As with me 😀   Bibliophile Mystery booklovercircumspect4 Girls With Books Musings From An Addicted Reader Naughty Book Eden Stardust Rabbit Blog The Writer’s Inkwell There is also still plenty of time to enter the giveaway!  Keep an eye out tomorrow for a picture of the prize pack! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Deviations Book Blitz, Day 2


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Deviations is getting out and about by going on a five-day Book Blitz, a kind of virtual book tour, with stops at nearly 100 blogs!  Tour sites will be featuring quick bits about the book, excerpts, and author Q&As.  During the week, Deviations will also be on sale for $2.99 (which was supposed to start March 27th, but apparently I botched the times, so it didn’t start until midnight, i.e. 3/28 – sorry about that!)! If you’d like to “follow” the tour, here are the stops from day 1! Adventures in Writing Book Junkie Reviews Books Over Sleep Bookworm for Kids […]

Deviations Book Blitz, Day 1