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I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In My Mailbox - XXVIII

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The Borrowed

Emma vol. 3-6 by Kaoru Mori
Yumekui Kenbun: Nightmare Inspector vol. 1 by Shin Mashiba
Haruhi Suzuyima vol. 1 by Nagaru Tanigawa and Noizi Ito
Trinity Blood vol. 2-3, 5-8 by Sunao Yoshida, Kiyo Kyujyo, and Thores Shibamoto

The Bought


The Received

The Real Real by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Water Song by Suzanne Weyn

Thank you so so much to Diane from The Book Resort for The Real Real! You should honestly stop spoiling me before it gets to my brain!

After borrowing the batch of mangas above, I managed to read all of Emma in one day because the rating I gave it skyrocketed to 4.5 (from 3.5)! I usually don't do a review for a manga series more than once so I will have to go back and change my rating later. Of course then I told myself to start studying because that's already a lot of manga I consumed. The next day, unforunately, I picked up the wrong book to start from my TBR pile. Originally I was like, "Just one or two chapters" but then I ended up losing my entire Saturday to it because it was bloody amazing! ARGH! I couldn't stop until I finished at 12 AM this morning!! Which book? Well, you'll find out later in the week after I'm done my exams.

Now, I have only today and tomorrow to cram for my biology exam. NO MORE BOOKS FOR ME! I hope... Homg, I know I will pick up something between today and tomorrow. Curse my book addiction! Anyone been in my sad situation before?

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Fantastic Book Review said...

I've never read a manga series, but I would definately watch it (I love Dragon Ball Z!) Happy Reading!

Diana Dang said...

You should totally try out a manga! And thanks!

Amelia said...

I read Death Note last week. It was my first and now I'm totally hooked. I can't wait to get more. Hope you enjoy all your books, they look great!

Lizzy said...

The only Manga I've ever read was Fruits Basket, and that's because my sister suggested it to me. I liked it though, and am definitely interested in finding new ones.

Anonymous said...

Trinity Blood looks soo awesome and my friends say it is. Happy reading!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

I'll have to try reading some Manga...middle school kids love it. Do you have suggestions for middle school appropriate series. I already have Fruits Basket. Thanks!

the story siren said...

loving all the covers! yay for summer! happy reading

Briana said...

I really want to read The Real Real! It looks so interesting.

Rebecca said...

Awesome books, hope you enjoy reading them.

♔ jessica.marie said...

What an amazing selection of books! Do you borrow your manga from the library or a friend? Unfortunately my library doesn't carry a very large collection. ^_^

Thao said...

You got Real Real! How lucky. And I love Emma, haven't read the manga but the anime is really good.

Diana Dang said...

Thanks everyone!

@Library: I recommend Ultra Maniac, Cowa!, and Dragon Drive for the middle grade kids. There's more but my mind is drawing blank at the moment!

@Jessica: All from the library! They keep getting new ones and I keep requesting for them. Now I have so many borrowed mangas I still have to read!

@Thao: Never watched the anime but the manga is definitely great!

The Book Resort said...

You are so welcome :]!Enjoy your goodies!

Diana Dang said...

I shall!