Monthly Archives: October 2019

Heartstopper: Volume One (Heartstopper, #1) by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper is a gentle slice of life tale that takes an organic approach to developing the romance. Laconic, using empty space and wordless panels well, we see the unfolding relationship between two boys in a British school grow and develop … Continue reading

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Seven Days: Monday – Sunday by Venio Tachibana, Rihito Takarai

Seven Days is a nicely understated slice of life type of romance that takes its time to tell a story right. Most of the characters are fairly laid back and this offsets the time frame rush of only one week … Continue reading

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Teemu Selanne: My Life by Ari Mennander, Teemu Selanne

This book feels very much like one of Teemu Selanne’s friends needed some income and so the hockey star agreed to help him write a biography he could sell. By this, I mean the writing (or translation) here is extremely … Continue reading

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Ooku The Hidden Chambers Volume 16 by Fumi Yoshinaga

As the series winds up to the Meiji Restoration, I am still struck by how creative and imaginative Fumi Yoshinaga has been in this unique retelling of Japanese history. For those who don’t know the key events in Japan from … Continue reading

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Quick & Healthy by The American Cancer Society

This is exactly what you want to see in a cookbook: nicely formatted and easy-to-follow recipes, each with their own large photograph. Tips are given on various recipes (from washing hands after handling bell peppers to prevent irritation to where … Continue reading

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The Incredible Teenage Brain by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour, Tara Murphy

The Incredible Teenage Brain has an underlying philosophy: putting a positive spin on the teenage years by reminding parents that although teens are frustrating, it is a part of their biological and physical maturation and development into a self sufficient … Continue reading

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Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

To enjoy this second book in the series, you have to REALLY turn off your brain. It gets silly, highly unbelievable, and surprisingly ludicrous. That isn’t to say that you won’t like the characters; just that the plot and world … Continue reading

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