I’ve been adding to my collection of manga reviews. All can be found at ismellsheep.com, and be sure to check that site out as a whole, too, for your book and geeky culture needs. My Neighbor Seki – a student just wants to get her work done, but the boy next to her goes above … More Updates – Manga Mania!
Just when I thought zombies were over and done, I stumble on a title that gets me really excited. If you want a little optimism and fun with your zombie apoc, have I got a title for you… Yuki, Kurumi, and Yuuri make up the School Living club, where they try to live at school … More SJ Reads: School-Live!
I love history and learning about different places, and if they’re creepy, so much the better this time of year. One book that’s caught my attention and made me keep returning to it is A Season With the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts by J.W. Ocker. The witch trials have always fascinated … More SJ Reads: A Season With the Witch
I have been up to a lot lately, so I thought I’d put my latest reviews here before I update those specific pages. Also, if you haven’t checked out the new look – I can now be found at http://www.selahjanel.com – slowly but surely, I’m getting things done! All these can be found at booksbyviolet.com … More Updates – New Graphic Novel Reviews!
It’s no secret that I love reading manga, and there are some amazing horror titles out there. Today I want to look at one of my favorite authors and one of his collections. This is a collection of stories by Junji Ito, all guaranteed to get under your skin. I loved Tomie and was haunted by that … More SJ Reads: Shiver by Junji Ito
I’ve been away for a little bit working on some things, but I wanted to get back here for October, because…well, kinda my time of year. With everything going on, I thought I’d spend this month looking at some different creepy titles, because we all need a little October in our lives, right? It’s been … More SJ Reads: The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
I love fairy tales (surprise, I know). I don’t always love new interpretations, but sometimes they’re done so well, you just have to applaud. The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror is a superb collection of reworked fairy tales. Overall, it’s a short read, which is nice. These stories preserve the narrative structure we associate … More SJ Reads: The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
A few weeks ago we talked about support, how it can vary from person to person, how not everyone will give you the level you want, and that’s okay. I think it’s important to keep hitting this, though, because I think there’s this misconception with support and with things like marketing and networking that you … More Your Supporters & Audience are Human, Too (Things I’d Wished I’d Known)
Got some new links to sling about, so let’s take care of where I’ve been the past few weeks! Books By Violet YA Graphic Novel Reviews: Awkward – A fun book with a diverse cast of fully written characters. This one definitely captures what it’s like to be in middle school. Positively Izzy – An … More Doing My Thing! (news & updates)
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some non-murdery prose, so why not, right? I’m not the best at being vulnerable, but I do care a lot about people. I’m extremely lucky to have the friends and family in my life who support me, as well as have crossed paths with some amazing people who … More Prose: You are More