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8 Reasons Why I’m a Fan of Manga

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I spent most of my high school life as a closeted anime fan. I ignored the kids with naruto headbands and obvious anime shirts while in school, and then I'd go home to my bedroom walls covered in anime wall scrolls and read manga for hours. I was a filthy poser. Card Captor Sakura by CLAMP was my introduction into anime and also into manga as well. A think a…

Books for Breakfast #108

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas & Spinster by Kate Bolick After a Court of Thorns and Roses, I was SO PUMPED for the second book in this series. I mean, frothing at the mouth ready for this book to come out AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! I wanted it so badly! When it finally came out, a put it off a little, only because, I knew…

Books for Breakfast #107

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Spice and Wolf, Vol. 1 by Isuna Hasekura & The Johnstown Girls by Kathleen George I've noticed that this anime has been seemingly super popular in a lot of circles. I never got around to really watching it though, aside from the first episode, but Alex found it boring and fell asleep, I got into other series more heavily, and it ended up on the back burner. Although, I will…

“Currently” To-Read List

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I've been churning out these book reviews faster than I can stub my toe on the dining room table's leg! (That's actually a lie, I can stub my toe in lightning fast speeds....constantly) Although, I haven't mentioned what's coming up on my reading list that I'm doing my best to knock down to a reasonable size! So let's take a gander at what the bookworm has on her to-read shelf.…

Books for Breakfast #106

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Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch All right, so I loved The Dinner, which was the first book of Koch's that I've read. I grabbed it when I was in SLO on vacation in California at a Barnes & Noble. It was up on the 'new' shelf or something and the cover just caught my eye, so I read the inner flap and it just sold it for me. I'm…

Single Issue Comic Roundup

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I don't mark them on GoodReads, I don't really talk about them much on the blog, and I don't even keep them on my bookshelf, but I do enjoy single issue comics! Back in Pittsburgh I used to live within walking distance of an awesome comic book shop, which was above my all time favorite art shop. I would drop in before/after my shifts at Starbucks and grab new art…

Books for Breakfast #105

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Damned by Chuck Palahniuk & Cucumber Quest, Vol. 1 by Gigi D.G. As I slowly read through all of Palahniuk's books, with more on my to-read list yet, I finally get to Damned, which actually has a sequel that I'll have to get my hands on now. So this hilarious little number is about Madison, a 13 year old girl that finds herself in hell. She's from an ultra rich family…

Books for Breakfast #104

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Scorch by Ashley Witter & Nobody is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey Another Kickstarted comic, I told you I am an avid Kickstarter, I wasn't lying. This is a very Halloween themed comic, and is perfect reading for the upcoming season. The story is a bit confusing, and it took me a bit to puzzle out what was going on, but I loved the art. It has the kind of Invader Zim-esque…

Books for Breakfast #103

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Asylum by Madeleine Roux & Ghost Story by Peter Straub This continuously caught my eye when I worked at Barnes & Noble. I am a huge horror fan, movies, books, haunted houses, you name it. (Minus those freaky kidnapping things where you can pay to have someone "kidnap" you, that's a bit too much) So I put it on my list! Who can resist a good creepy book? Well, maybe I'm just so…

Books for Breakfast #102

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Monsterkind Book 1 by Taylor C. & Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng This graphic novel was something I backed on Kickstarter many moons ago. In a way it's like Zootopia or Monster Pop (Another of my favorite web comics), at least in terms of setting only. The world of the story has monsters and humans living together, although some areas are more monster or more human populated,…