I love a lot of manga because Japan seems to open itself to plotlines that we don’t always think up and play with concepts that we take for granted. Like growing up and living full lives. Come with me today as we explore the world of Ikigami… To inspire people to full lives as productive citizens, … More SJ Reads: Ikigami
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 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
Time once again for another alternative holiday title to get you in the spirit! This week, we look at Batman: Noel. I stop and start with the Bat family comics, but they’re consistently the only DC I really keep up with (though not so much once New 52 hit). In general, I prefer titles … More SJ Reads: Batman: Noel
Time once again to visit a holiday book for the season, and keeping with the inadvertent theme, we’re going to look at another graphic novel: Note that this is not a comic/novelization covering the same story of the movie, though it is set in the same universe. If you like the movie, you’ll probably like … More SJ Reads: Krampus Shadow of Saint Nicholas
I really considered how to do SJ reads this month. I have an addiction to Christmas/holiday fiction, and there are a TON of great titles out there. My notes are also scattered everywhere, so I really need to re-sort and dig through. I decided to keep with the unintentional theme to finish out the … More SJ Reads: Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol
I know, I need to get caught up, though this time I do have a decent-ish excuse. Writing has taken me away a bit this month, but I’ll get to that on another post. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to: This tends to be one of my stress/comfort reading series, and it’s … More New Reviews! #manga #comics
Time to see what I’ve been up to this week! I’m looking at some creepy YA graphic novel offerings this month, so of course I had to go with the classic Anya’s Ghost for Books by Violet! A tale that really hits on the outsider theme in school/teen years, it also includes a really unique … More Review Roundup!