Posts Tagged With Reviews


S4, E96: NaNo 2016 and Aisuru NetGalley Results

So how did NaNo turn out? Did I manage to make it to 50,000?? And what about Aisuru’s NetGalley run? Both covered in today’s episode! News & Notes: Finally got the newsletter out Still behind on Anma’s Manga Minute Deviations new cover still in progress, so it’s still Amazon only Dragon! NaNo 2016 – Final Results Managed to keep up the pace and though it was down to the wire, I did indeed cross the 50,000 word mark! I wrote some 68% of my NaNo words this year in just the last 11 days of November, with half of those […]


Manga Monday: Latest Reads

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 (April 5th-April 24th)

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 (March 28-April 3rd)

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, 2016 Reads: Manga, Part IV

At last we’re at the end of my current on-going series for 2016 (or, at least the ones in progress now).  Just two last series to cover today.  After this I’ll get back to my regular Manga Monday posts, though the format will be a little different.  😀 But first… Love at Fourteen Written and illustrated by Fuka Mizutani, the series Love at Fourteen is the newest of my series starts, in that I’ve only read one volume so far even though Yen Press is caught up with the Japanese releases.  I’m not sure if it is still on-going, though […]


Manga Monday, 2016 Reads: Current Manga Series, Part III

For this segment, of my on-going series on my 2016 reads, we’re going to look at the longer series on my TBR lists which are, with fifteen or more volumes out and all still on-going in Japan. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You Karuho Shiina’s Kimi ni Todoke: From Me To You is the longest shojo series I’ve ever read (a record previously held by Fruits Basket which has 23 volumes) and it is now the third longest series in my collection since I dropped Bleach.  It began its run in Japan in 2009 and is now up to […]


Manga Monday, 2016 Reads: Current Manga Series, Part II

For today’s installment of my mini-series of series I’m currently reading/collection, I’m taking a look at two series I’m actually finishing up this week (already ordered) and the series I’ve actually only read one volume of so far.  These three are also the only three in my current reads list with primarily adult main characters, versus teens or even college age, other than The Ancient Magus’ Bride’s Elias and side characters. Happy Marriage?! Happy Marriage?! Is a shojo series from Maki Enjōji, and I believe her first to be licensed for English release.  Though it’s under Viz’s Shojo Beat label, […]