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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

81. Fluffy. Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 2 by Yumi Tsukirino

Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol.21 by Yumi Tsukirino (US) - (Canada)
Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, Vol. 2

Pages: 173
Ages: All Ages (5+)
Finished: Mar. 15, 2012
First Published: (Japan, 2005) English - Mar. 6, 2012
Publisher: viz media/viz kids
Genre: children, manga, cute, kawaii
Rating: 3/5

First sentence:  "The pups are visiting Mocha's house."

Publisher's Summary: "While asleep in his cradle, Milk dreams that a black cloud has swooped down and captured the pups. He’s relieved to find that it was just a dream—until it actually happens! Does Milk’s cradle have the power to help him see the future?"

Acquired: Received a review copy from Simon & Schuster Canada

Reason for Reading:  Next in the series.

Volume 2 continues along in the same vein as volume 1 with a collection of sort episodes involving the gang of Cinnamoroll pups introduced previously.  Some stories are as short as three pages while others go on several pages and even continue onto a Part II, making them a double episode, if you will.  There is no running over all theme from volume to volume except that there main nemesis is "Cavity", however he only appears in some of the stories, not all by any means.  Events and items from volume one are mentioned and will make sense to the reader who has read the volumes in order but picking the volumes up out of order is not going to matter. 
This volume sees Cinnamoroll and friends having few run-ins with "Cavity", dealing with issues of friendship and daily adventures, seeking treasure and both finding and acquiring many new magical items.  The stories are cute and sweet without being saccharine, the text is fairly simple to read and will appeal to young girls who already like the Sanrio characters or who are into cutesy-cute.  Older girls will also find appealing if they favour the Japanese kawaii anime or manga.

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