Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 12 by Aya Shouoto

As much as it is an overused word, the best description of this volume’s mini arc is lyrical. The illustrations are always lovely but Shouoto really shines as a storyteller. Her stories are full of pathos and each mini arc … Continue reading

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Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen

Nyxia Unleashed was the perfect follow up to the first book: we still have the action, the exploration, the uncertainly, and excellent characterization. As well, this sequel didn’t (for the most part) fall into the sophomore slump of being mostly … Continue reading

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The Wormworld Saga Volume1: The Journey Begins by Daniel Lieske

The chapters for this series were released 1-2 times yearly originally and just by the first few pages alone you can see why: this is a visually stunning graphic novel with beautiful full page art to tell the story. Yet … Continue reading

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Kenka Bancho Otome by Chie Shimada

By this second volume, I had hoped for something to really distinguish this manga from similar (but much better) titles like HanaKimi. I enjoy the premise (cross dressing/pretending to be a boy at an all-boys school) but here we have … Continue reading

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The Family Table Slow Cooker by Dominique DeVito

Author DeVito accomplishes what is promised on the cover: fairly easy recipes for items (not whole meals) using a slow cooker as the main cooking device. The recipes are beautifully presented with plenty of photographs of the finished items. The … Continue reading

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Kitchen Ideas You Can Use by Chris Peterson

If you are thinking of remodeling or creating a new kitchen, you’re likely hungry for inspirations. Instead of visiting every Home Depot, IKEA, or Kitchen store and collecting a bunch of brochures, you can peruse the latest designs all in … Continue reading

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Engineering For Cats by Mac Delaney

Clearly written by an engineer with a great sense of humor, this is a surprisingly useful book for creating DIY items for your cat – starting with a simple shelf and then moving on to items such as a water … Continue reading

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