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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

I have really been enjoying poetry lately. Chalk it up to the fact that I am currently writing my own poetry book, or that I have had many experiences last year and the best way for me to process it is via poetry—reading and writing alike. Whatever the reason, I am very grateful for my…… Continue reading When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen – Book Review

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The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi

Do you ever anticipate a book so much that when you finally get around to reading it, it ends up being such a humongous disappointment and your heart breaks? Welcome to my reading adventure with The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi. Sometime in the distant future, scientists discover the presence of a small black hole…… Continue reading The Ouroboros Wave by Jyōji Hayashi

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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire by Naoki Serizawa – Manga Review

For my 30th birthday this year, I received the complete manga series of Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire written and illustrated by Naoki Serizawa, with the original concept produced by Capcom. When I first learned of the series back in April, I was ecstatic, and it ended up becoming one of my most-anticipated manga serials…… Continue reading Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire by Naoki Serizawa – Manga Review

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Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

Blade of the Immortal is a seinen, chanbara (media about/involving samurai), jidaigeki (period drama) manga series with supernatural elements. It’s a series that has been credited with redefining the jidaigeki genre with its near-flawless execution. Dark Horse Manga picked up the series and has been releasing them in breathtaking (yet very heavy) omnibus editions where…… Continue reading Blade of the Immortal Omnibus I by Hiroaki Samura – Manga Review

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Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

Fruits Basket is a shōjo, romcom, slice-of-life series with mild supernatural elements written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It’s an immensely popular series, one that is considered to be the very best of the shōjo manga medium! Originally, Fruits Basket was published by Tokyo Pop for Western readers, but then Tokyo Pop went out of…… Continue reading Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Volumes 1 & 2 by Natsuki Takaya – Manga Review

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Mini-Reviews: Poetry Collections by Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, & Ayesha Khan

Recently, I have been on a massive poetry kick. I have been reading as many poems as I can, and have even began compiling a collection of personal poems that I hope to get published one day. Most of the collections that I read were rather mediocre, unfortunately. This doesn’t mean that they were bad…… Continue reading Mini-Reviews: Poetry Collections by Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, & Ayesha Khan

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Noble V: Greylancer by Hideyuki Kikuchi – Book Review

Noble V: Greylancer  by Hideyuki Kikuchi is a Japanese, science-fiction, supernatural novel. It was released by Haikasoru (an imprint of Viz Media, LLC) in May 2013, and translated by Takami Nieda. Disclaimer: The book is a part of the Vampire Hunter D universe, written by the same author, and as such I don’t recommend this…… Continue reading Noble V: Greylancer by Hideyuki Kikuchi – Book Review