A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

134. Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5

Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5 by Kiiro Yumi (Canada) - (US)
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 5

Pages: 200
Ages: 16+
First Published: 2010 Japan (June 7, 2011, English translation)
Publisher: viz media
Genre: YA, manga, science fiction, romance
Rating: 4/5

First sentence:

My parents have been following me around the library all day long.

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

Continuing on right where vol. 4 leaves off, only several uneventful weeks ahead.  Iku's parent's are on the last day of their visit and it has been hard on all involved.  The plot of this volume changes pace and concentrates on a side story about Instructor Komaki and a love interest.  He is also arrested, due to idle untrue gossip, by the MBC (Media Betterment Committee) and held for several days while being tortured.  The story mainly involves the team figuring out a way to rescue him.  In the meantime, Iku and Dojo are back to bickering with each other in that "I love you/I hate you" way.  But when Iku has to get all dressed-up feminine-like for a party and is hit on by all the men, it's Dojo to he rescue when an overly ardent admirer has her trapped against a wall.  Lots of fun and a nice sideline departure with the focus on another character for a change.

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