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!
I want to continue the theme this month of stuff I like, because it’s still my bday month, and I said so. Take the kid-gang aspects of It or Stand by Me and plunk them in Japan. Add some flashbacks and time jumps and a cult. Throw in germ warfare, an attempt … More SJ Reads: 20th Century Boys
Today I want to hit another of my favorite, recent titles, this time in manga. While recovering from respiratory issues this winter and trying to deal with a case of sudden existential dread, I started reading a lot of manga again. I hadn’t really gone on a binge like that in years, and I … More SJ Reads: Natsume’s Book of Friends
Geez, I’ve been all over the place in the past week. I’m back at Books by Violet talking about YA graphic novels. This time it’s a title that focuses on gaming, family obligation, and finding your life path (with some questionable supernatural help). Go here to see my thoughts on Gene Luen Yang’s Level … More Free read and new reviews up!
It’s interesting that now that I’ve committed to getting back into reading, I’m slurping down titles like water. Lucky you, you get to share it all with me! Admittedly graphic novels and comics are really easy reads for me. I’m that obnoxious person that will check out ten volumes of manga at a time and … More Reading with SJ: Graphic Novels, Manga, and Comics #2
Here’s something a little lighter for your weekend…I’ve been trying to catch up on my TBR pile: library edition before my entire life savings goes to paying off overdue fees. And sometimes I’m just in the mood to read a certain somethin’ somethin’, so here are a lot of somethin’s, as well as my thoughts … More Reading with SJ: Library and Graphic Novel Edition
A quick post to get myself out of my funk. It’s been an exhausting past couple of weeks for various reasons. Thanks to all the support you guys have shown in comments and on Facebook. Seriously, you are amazing and it helps to know there are people in my corner. And now, a break from … More Guest Posting for Nerd Month!