Monthly Archives: June 2018

Social Intercourse by Greg Howard

I was curious as to how others were receiving this book and came across one review that noted you might feel like you need a shower after this book. And I have to agree – this definitely looks like it … Continue reading

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The Bird and The Blade by Megan Bannen

The Bird and the Blade is a retelling of the Opera Turandot. If you have never heard of Pucchini’s 1924 unfinished piece, that’s not surprising. Reviews through history have been polarizing, especially since it was completed by someone other than … Continue reading

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Shortcake Cake volume 1 by Suu Morishita

I had a hard time with Shortcake Cake simply because I have rarely seen more wooden characters. Our protagonist is like a clueless mannequin walking among people but never really giving any semblance of being an actual living person. This … Continue reading

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Black Torch Volume 1 by Tsuyoshi Takaki

Yes, we’ve seen this story before: boy gets possessed by something [insert supernatural entity here: yokai, demon, angel, satan, evil spirit, etc. etc.] and gains extra powers. He’s recruited by secret organization with iffy roots, and he goes out and … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 5 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland continues to be a fascinating read as the kids are now outside and facing new perils. I had worried the series would be about constantly scheming to get out but never actually leave the orphanage. Fortunately, with … Continue reading

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That Blue Sky Feeling by Okura and Coma Hashii

That Blue Sky Feeling should be fairly popular – it has a sweet, slow burn type of romance that is somewhat rare in a lot of manga in this genre. But at the same time, both main characters are very … Continue reading

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Cleo and Cornelius by Elizabeth Nicholson, Janine Pibal, Nick Geller, Michelle Thies

This is a short and simple retelling of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse published by Getty (known for their classical history collection). Here, we have two cousin cats who live a nice existence in ancient Egypt but are … Continue reading

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