Notice for Review Requests

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, August 2, 2009

In My Mailbox - XXXV

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The Borrowed


The Bought


The Received

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
Ballad of a Shinigami vol. 1 by Asuka Izumi and K-Ske Hasegawa
Broken Blade vol. 1 by Yunosuke Yoshinaga
CMX Summer Preview 2009
Emma vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea by Nakaba Higurashi and Seiichi Morimura
Venus Cappriccio vol. 1-2 by Mai Nishikata

I have already reviewed Emma back in April so you can click here to see its review. It's a lovely manga based in Victorian England about a sweet maid named Emma who falls in love with the aristocrat named William.

Also, already reviewed Why I Let My Hair Grow Out! I absolutely love this novel and am so glad to get my own copy (signed too!). Reading it a year later, IT IS STILL AN AMAZING, LAUGH-OUT-LOUD READ! You can see one of my older reviews of it
here. Yea, not the best review but still a fab novel!

I want to give a shout-out to a new fellow blogger! Check out Reggie at
The Undercover Book Lover (Not Really)! She critique her reviews with precision and will definitely go far in the blogging world! Welcome!

Edit: Mrs. Magoo Reads is hosting an amazing contest to win 9 YA novels! She has a great blog and you should definitely follow! Click here for the contest!

Stop by tomorrow for the first post of Stop, Drop, and Read!'s blogoversary!!

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Erica said...

Why I Let My Hair Grow OuT looks great! Happy Reading :)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, hope you enjoy reading the rest of them.

Fantastic Book Review said...

Happy Reading! I'm glad your enjoying your books!

Amelia said...

Great books this week! Enjoy!

Diana Dang said...

I will!

Briana said...

They all look great :)


Diana Dang said...


Eli said...

Oo Lots of Manga! Happy reading!

Natascha De Marco said...

Im on your Cool Blogs section! *happy dance*

I want to read Why i let My Hair Grow Out! Mostly cause it has a cool cover lol

And wow, u must have a pretty big manga collection, I just have a few like D.N.A. Angel, Bleach, Inuyasha, kingdom Hearts, Princess AI

Diana Dang said...

@Eli: Yes! I am most happy!

@Taschima: You were always there! Lol! It's just that I only show 25 at a time because it takes up too much space if I display all blogs. o3o

Yea, I have quite a bit of manga! x)

a flight of minds said...

Ooh Venus Cappriccio. I've read a little bit and want to buy them- but can't find them anywhere. I've been wondering about Why I Let My Hair Grow Out. Maybe I'll go see if I can get it from my library if you like it so much...

- Alex

Diana Dang said...

Venus Cappriccio is a very cute manga! I will get to the review of it soon! After I do like, 3 reviews before it!


Mrs. Magoo said...

Thanks so much for blogging about my contest! :)