Monthly Archives: January 2016

Drug and Drop Volume 2 by CLAMP

With Drug and Drop Volume 2, we finally get some long awaited answers about Kazahaya’s and Rikuo’s pasts. Specifically, the two boys something unprecedented in a manga: they actually sit down and tell each other about their mysterious sisters. Story: … Continue reading

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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree is an historical murder mystery with a hint of the supernatural at its heart. Drawing from a meticulously researched Victorian Milieu, the tone and world are authentic without a hint of a modern voice. But the pace … Continue reading

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Drug & Drop 1 by CLAMP

Drug & Drop is technically Volume 4 in this ongoing tale; the original title is Legal Drug. CLAMP went through some publishing issues in the middle of the story some years back in Japan and changed name/publisher. Ironically, the same … Continue reading

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Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death Isue 1 of 5

With Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death we have a Pamela Isley attempting to concentrate only on her plants and avoiding the whole superhero/super villain scene. There is a lot of set up here but not much pay off … Continue reading

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Iphone The Missing Manual by David Pogue

Having just upgraded to an iphone 6, I was looking forward to learning the differences from my iphone 5 as well as picking up little tips along the way. The book is very comprehensive, covering nearly every aspect of iphone … Continue reading

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Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture by Katie Jackson

Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture lives up to its subtitle – these are projects anyone can make using only a few inexpensive tools. The book is beautifully laid out and very easy to follow. Photographs of the finished projects, steps, and tools/techniques … Continue reading

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Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter 1 by Keiichi Hikami and Shin Yamamoto

Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter is a manga serialization of the popular game and novels by Keiichi Hikami. The story centrally features a somewhat dimwitted but very exuberant young man who wants to become a master monster hunter. He’ll fight all … Continue reading

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