Posts Tagged With Reading


Manga Monday: Current Manga TBR Pile

Now that we’ve looked at the current series I’m reading, I thought I’d give a quick run through of my current to-be-read (TBR) pile of manga and light novels.  For me, the TBR pile is a book I either have a physical copy of on my shelves waiting to be read, I have out from the library, or I’ve purchased digitally (which pretty much never for manga or light novels). I’ll group multiple volumes from the same series together for sanity 😀 Spice & Wolf, volumes 11 (Side Colors II) and 12 I’m so far into this series, I’m determined to […]


Manga Monday, 2016 Reads: Spice & Wolf

As we move into 2016, the next few issues of Manga Monday will give some quick highlights of the manga and light novel series I’m currently “reading”, i.e. the ones that I’m still buying new volumes for, either because they are on-going, the US licensors is still catching up on releases, or just that I’m catching up on buying them.  😉 The final post will note some that I’ve caught my interest and I may start reading this year. While I love light novels, at this point the only company translating and releasing them is Yen Press (which is doing […]


Manga Series Finished In May

One thing I did accomplish in May is getting some reading done…a lot of reading!  According to my tracking, I read 33 books in May, predominately manga.  I finished up several series, including: Beauty Pop by Arai Kiyoko (10 volumes) Although a truly gifted hairstylist, Kiri Koshiba has no interest in using her talent to pursue fame and fortune, unlike the three popular boys in the “Scissors Project” at school. Determined to become the best makeover team in Japan, they give showy makeovers to handpicked girls. As much as Kiri tries to shy away from the Scissors Project spotlight, she […]


S3, E58: Write. Publish. Repeat. Review, Of Sorts 1

Goofed a bit and sort of overlooked doing the episode earlier this week!  But it’s here now, so after catching you up on playing Final Fantasy X and revising Aisuru, let’s talk books!  Specifically I talk a bit about why I’m really liking the manga series My Love Story!! before going into the main topic – a full discussion/review of Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant, hosts of the Self Publishing Podcast.


My 2014 Reads

As you’d no doubt expect from a writer, a read – a LOT, and I have a lot of books.  There are well over 1,000 titles on my shelves and growing – I have so many books I had to put a special rider on my home owner’s insurance to cover them because the default limits in the policy weren’t nearly enough. 😯   Anyway, it came to pass that a few years ago a friend asked me “do you actually read all of those books you have?” The question triggered my “I’ll prove it” instincts so I began tracking every […]