A 1am ramble about my blog

Hello everyone!

I’ve been gone a long time and the main reason why is because i’m busy doing my dissertation for uni (which i cannot wait to be done with!) so that eats up a lot of my time. And when I’m not doing that I like to go on my manga blog and make edits for that because I really like the community and creating stuff for my blog.

I’m going to be gone for another month, and in the meantime I’m going to think about this blog and what I want to do with it, because I can’t say that I’m 100% happy with it right now.

This year, my tastes in fiction have changed a little and that’s definitely had an impact on the types of posts I feel I can make. I feel left out of the book community, and I have for a long time. Being an NA reader was one thing, but for manga I don’t think there’s much of a manga community on wordpress like there is on tumblr (I could be completely wrong about that btw!) And so that’s one reason I have spent more time on there.

But I love this blog, I’ve worked so hard on it and I don’t plan on giving it up or anything. I just need to work out what I want to achieve with this blog, its theme, what kind of content I want to post and so on. Do I make this a personal blog for myself and all my interests or do I remain a book blog even though it’s a little isolating.

Uh anyways I’m going to get back to work. I just wanted to explain myself. Thank you for following me and reading this mess of a post lol.

I’ll be back in one month!

– Jess

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June Wrap Up (i’m still alive!)

I have completely neglected this blog and I’m so sorry! I’ve just been busy with life and other hobbies, but it’s nice to be back writing this post. Here’s what I’ve been up to this month. (And hello new followers!!)

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Manga Review: Our Dreams at Dusk – Yuhki Kamatani

Title: Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare
Author: Yuhki Kamatani
Published: 2015-2018 (4 volumes)
Shelves: Manga, LGBTQIA+ (so much rep!)
Format: eBook
Overall Rating: 7/10

odadGoodreads Synopsis:

Not only is high schooler Tasuku Kaname the new kid in town, he’s also terrified that he’s been outed as gay. Just as he’s contemplating doing the unthinkable, Tasuku meets a mysterious woman who leads him to a group of people dealing with problems not so different from his own. In this realistic, heartfelt depiction of LGBT+ characters from different backgrounds finding their place in the world, a search for inner peace proves to be the most universal experience of all.

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A Late April Wrap Up!

I’m sorry for clogging up your feed with this late post but basically I’ve been juggling two blogs and my focus has been on my second blog for university. But now that’s finished and I have time for this blog again and I’m so happy to be done having two blogs it’s rough…

Here’s what my April looked like!

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Webtoon Review: SAVE ME P.1 (BTS Comic) – BigHit & LICO

Title: Save Me
Author: BigHit (art by LICO)
Published: Jan – Apr 2019
Shelves: Graphic novel, Fantasy
Format: Webtoon
Overall Rating: 7/10

save meWebtoon Synopsis:

Seven boys. Best friends. Their fates intertwined through the good times together, but also the tough times, as they have gone their separate ways and suffered greatly as a result. When all is almost lost for these boys, one is given a special chance to go back in time and help his friends fix the mistakes that led them down this path. He’ll do anything to save them, but can he? Or is he too late?

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The Future of My Blog (an update and stuff)

Hi everyone!

I’ve wanted to make this post for a while, but I’m a pretty private person and so writing posts like this is hard for me. But as more time goes on I feel this increasing, self-inflicted pressure to be honest on my blog.

It’s really not that deep, but basically my tastes in fiction have shifted from new adult to manga and graphic novels. And the reason for that is linked a little bit to my sexuality (which I’d really rather keep private). But if you’ve read NA you know there’s typically a lot of sex in them and I hate reading sex scenes now, so maybe you can work out what I’m hinting at from that.

Of course, I love romance reads so so much! That hasn’t changed in all the time I’ve been a reader. And I do have a few NA reads I’m still looking forward to reading. But for the most part, I’m done reviewing NA fiction on this blog. And instead I’ll be reviewing graphic novels, manga, and adult romance books that aren’t so sex-heavy.

I don’t really know where this love of graphic novels has come from recently. It’s loads of fun and so that’s what I’m mostly doing now in terms of reading and reviewing. But that’s the only change on my blog so it’s not really a big deal. I just don’t want people following me thinking I’m a NA reviewer when I’m not really anymore lol.

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Much love,

jess

Manga Review: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas – Yoru Sumino

Title: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Author: Yoru Sumino
Published: 2017
Shelves: Manga, YA
Format: eBook
Overall Rating: 7/10

pancGoodreads Synopsis:

Also known as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, this deeply moving first-person story is about a high school boy who finds the diary of his classmate—and discovers that she’s dying. Yamauchi Sakura has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school, and now exactly one person outside her family knows. He swears to her that he won’t tell anyone what he learned, and the shared secret brings them closer together. The two have very little in common, but they find themselves drawn to each other in Sakura’s final months to live.

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Manga Review: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness – Kabi Nagata

Title: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness/Sabishisugite Lesbian Fuzoku Ni Ikimashita Report
Author: Kabi Nagata
Published: 2017
Shelves: Manga, LGBTQIA+ (f/f), Auto-Biographical,
Format: eBook
Overall Rating: 7/10

mleGoodreads Synopsis:

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.

 

 

 

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Manga Review: Devils’ Line – Ryo Hanada

Series: Devils’ Line
Author: Ryo Hanada
Published: 2013-2019
Shelves: Manga, Romance, Paranormal
Format: eBook
Overall Rating: 8/10

DLGoodreads Synopsis:

Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood…

 

 

 

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