An update, of sorts!

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Long time no see! I’m not dead, nor have I been particularly busy… I mostly just forgot I had a blog for a while (always a good sign when you make a blog and forget it a couple months later!). I want to start posting again, but I’m going to restructure a bit… instead of […]

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride volumes 1-6 by Kore Yamazaki ✦ Translated by Adrienne Beck ✦ Published by Seven Seas, 2015-2016 ✦ ISBN: 9781626921870 (volume 1) | 9781626921924 (volume 2) | 9781626922242 (volume 3) | 9781626922556 (volume 4) | 9781626922846 (volume 5) | 9781626923508 (volume 6) Series summary: After an early life of misfortune, teenage Chise Hatori finds herself being sold to a mysterious, skull-faced man […]

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Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

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Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu by Junji Ito ✦ Translated by Stephen Paul ✦ Published by Kodansha, 2015 ✦ ISBN: 978-1-63236-197-4 Summary from publisher: Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new […]

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Howl’s Moving Castle (and Sequels)

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Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ✦Recorded Books, 2008 ✦ Originally published by Greenwillow Books, 1989 ✦ ISBN (Recorded Books): 9781436159500; digital 9781456107642 Summary from publisher: Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire […]

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2017!

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I wrote a big long 2016 in review post but I don’t think I’m going to post it. Let’s get to know each other over the course of 2017 instead! But since I’m not posting the 2016 review, I want to do sort of a 2017 preview (yes, I know 2017 has already started… I […]

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Comics 12/22/16

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In the future, these posts are going to be a weekly thing, but right now, I’m trying to catch up, so I’m just gonna do batch posts until I am caught up (ideally by the end of the year!). Today I read these eight issues. Here’s some short and sweet reviews! Format of these types […]

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Utahime: the Songstress

Utahime: the Songstress by Aki ✦ Translated by Sachiko Sato ✦ Published by DMP, 2009 ✦ ISBN: 978-1-56970-044-0 Summary from publisher: For centuries, a far-off kingdom has been protected by the nightly singing of the Utahime. This powerful voice is passed down from one female songstress to another within the Utahime’s bloodline. Then the impossible happens…a […]

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Are You My Mother?

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Summary from the publisher: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood […]

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Fresh New Blog

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I’ve been meaning to start a book blog for A While, so here we are. It’s a tie-in with my main 2017 project, which is to read more books than I read in 2016. It shouldn’t be difficult to accomplish, since as of today I’ve only read fourteen books in 2016 (I’ll probably get to […]

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