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Weekly Check-in 05/20/2023-05/27/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time!! These past two weeks, I consumed media that I had previously procrastinated on.

Because of this, I watched three movies, one anime and two tv shows. I also read two volumes of manga. Onto the media!

Movie

Ugly Dolls

This is a movie that when I saw the trailer for it, I knew it was one I wanted to see because of the themes and music. I am glad that I waited though because it seemed to me that it was better for streaming/DVD release than theater because it was a good plot and all but very shallow and simple with the jokes and animation. Overall though I would recommend it to kids the audience it is marketed towards. Because of these points, I have to give it a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣

Sing 2

I was definitely avoiding this movie because I wasn’t sure how they were going to continue the story. However, I think the character development was amazing (even more than last time) and the singing was on point. I think though, the plot was a bit jumbled at points??? and the ending was awesome, but I wanted more from it? I know its just a children’s movie but still. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Bad Guys

This movie gave me Hoodwinked mixed with Harley Quinn/ Zootopia vibes. Definitely very entertaining and twisty at the same time. However, I think it’s not going to be for everyone. This is because it can be very crude and confusing at times. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Radiant

This anime is a good gateway fantasy in my personal opinion. It’s very intriguing with its magic system and lore. The twists and turns are fascinating, and the plot thickens at every step. However, there are still some simple aspects that make it a gateway. I would though recommend it for more older teens due to some of the violence and innuendos. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who needs some fantasy in their life. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

Ghosts

This show continues to be hilarious and dramatic all at once. However, how the plot is turning out, I am not sure how things will continue. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

ER

These episodes involved a ton with psychiatric care and it was emotional for me personally. However, I think for someone who is interested in the goings on of the hospital itself, only half the episodes I watched covered that. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

One Piece vol 100-101

This story continues on with the amazing aspects of the story and I loved the depth that is continuing on. The character development the story it’s amazing. I do though completely understand why not many people make it this far. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead,

Well as you can see, I definitely didn’t read very much these past couple of weeks. I think it’s because at the end of the day, at least at the moment, I just want to watch mindless media. I also want to embrace my libraries more rather than just getting more…. but it’s hard especially when sales happen (sorry tangent). Anyway, what about you guys? What did you read or watch these past couple of weeks? Let’s talk about it!

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Weekly Check-in 05/06/2023-05/13/2023

Hey how’s it going Weekly Check-in time! I honestly slacked these past two weeks because of personal and professional obligations.

However, I did read 6 volumes of manga and watched 2 tv shows along with 1 movie and 1 anime. Onto the Media!!!!

Manga

Series Continuations

One Piece volumes 97-99

This series continues to be amazing, and action packed. There are so many reveals and action sequences. I am definitely glad I am reading this now, so I know what’s happening after the anime dub comes out. I think my only issue is that there are some panels that seem unclear on what is happening. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Series Binge

Dramacon Vols 1-3

This manga series that was one that I was intrigued by, but I was worried that it would be cheesier than anything I have ever read. However, this first volume was not!!!!! First, there is an attempted rape scene and other severe verbal abuse points with crude humor. Second, I would not recommend this series for teens. I would, however, recommend it for older teens/college kids because I think it would signify a decent representation of what a first anime convention could be. I also thought the blind representation was interesting??? but I know not everyone is going to like it. Overall, though, I think it’s an interesting story. Because of these points, I have to give this 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

Continuations/Finale

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

This show!! Its one that you can learn moral lessons but also to just watch some mindless TV where I can laugh and not think about what is going on. Also, I can definitely see the adult jokes in here too lol! 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

ER

These episodes were definitely a turning point in the season, with different relationships getting the spotlight, more in-depth mental health discussions, and a variety of changes in hospital administration. I’m still enjoying the series but I’ll be honest watching it has made my mental health even worse than it already was. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Series Finale

Carnival Row

This is the show I have watched for a discussion with my discord for March/April check it out if you are interested.

The last couple of episodes of this show!!!!!!!! It was amazing. Everything was wrapped up for most of the characters, the world was expanded a tad, and the action was pretty interesting. HOWEVER!!!! I feel like there were too many pacing issues. Things were too slow in some places and too fast in others. I think if things were more expanded etc. It would have become a perfect substitute for GOT but with a cozier mystery vibe if that makes sense. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

Note: There’s a lot of photosensitive/seizure triggers that occur in this movie and tons of animal cruelty so be mindful when watching. Be that as it may, I enjoyed this movie but I had some qualms. 1. It felt like they were trying too hard to wrap everything up with the group as a whole. 2. There were a lot of awkward song pauses. and 3. I felt there were excessive one liners. I think as far as fitting in with the Guardians franchise it was a nice addition, however, the previous one was better. I am curious as well as if there will be solo movies afterwards. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣 .

Book Club:The Next Chapter

This was a hilarious movie, but unfortunately for me, it’s not one for me at this point in time. However, I do recommend it for women everywhere who are making sure that they are finding their way along with true love. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

One Piece

Watching the anime episodes after reading them in the manga is definitely an interesting experience especially when you know what is coming to an extent. I think my only issue with it now is that, although it is clarifying things for me, some of the order of things and information that is conveyed seems to be jumbled up or slowed down significantly. Perhaps that is due to me reading so fast or just because it’s an adaptation so in order for movement to be flawless, animators had to move things around who knows? But, I am still excited to continue watching the anime and wait for more dub to come out. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I fear will be more of the same. However, I think I want to expand by reading more. I was feeling that watching things would be easier than reading at this point. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!!

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Medical Media

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Hey guys how’s it going?? Today is a post that I have visualized in my mind for quite a while. I have one that is for people with health representation but what about the medical professionals? They have their own types of media too and I would like to talk about them. This post also has them varying from teens to adults. Onto the media!!!

Manga

For Adults

Incurable Case of Love

This manga screamed the second half of the Itazura Na Kiss franchise in my opinion with the nurse and doctor dynamic in the best way. The difference is that this is a slow burn romance of two total strangers as opposed to the former who start in high school and move forward with the nurse and doctor dynamic. But I love this as much as that franchise just in a different way. Also, I appreciated that it felt realistic with the setting and characters. Check it out if you haven’t already.

For Teens

Cells at Work Baby

I really enjoyed this manga actually more than I expected to because of the original anime series was fun but a tad episodic. This manga was a lot more flowing and more continual and easy to understand especially when it comes to the birthing progress. This is also a very good manga if you are a new parent who wants to understand the infant’s body with different situations but also for teens who want to explore how viruses and heat rashes manifest. My favorite part though was the new characters that was presented in this story and I’m excited to see more from this. Because of these points, I have to give this manga a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣

Books

For Teens

Sick Kids in Love

As far as an audiobook, this was a very good one although there are moments when I was not able to distinguish between characters sometimes.
When it comes to content, there were so many funny moments in these yet emotional moments all at the same time.
I appreciated that it wasn’t entirely about the illnesses the characters had it was about who they are and how their personalities were along with family dynamic. Real life is that way sometimes, so it was necessary I believe to maintain uniqueness.
appreciated the contemporary aspects of them all that occurred. It reminded me a lot of The Fault in Our Stars in some senses but in others it reminded me of all of my favorite contemporaries in the best way.
There were moments when I laughed aloud and almost cried when certain things happen but I would love to reread it someday and highlight all of the profound quotes and funny lines.
Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and it has become one of my favorites. Check it out if you haven’t already!

For Adults

Could be Something Good

This was an unexpected surprise. If you’re looking for a medical small town romance this is perfect along with a minor age gap. I was engaged with the story the characters and everything in between. If I had a small complaint, I could have done without the goofy if they can last 8 weeks before doing something they’re golden subplot but other than that I had a fantastic time reading this. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

TV Shows

Teen Drama

Red Band Society

This show spotlights teen patients in the hospital with varying disorders, but also it spotlights doctors and nurses in the ward. If this intrigues you, check it out.

Adult Drama

ER

This show is not a new one in the weekly check-ins so I will just keep it brief. Its a show that discusses several aspects of the ER from the beginning intern to the long time attending. This takes place in the 90s-early 2000s. Check it out if you’re interested.

Movies

For Teens

Patch Adams

Patch Adams is a loosely based bio pic movie that is about different perspectives on treating patients especially with using humor to help. It takes place in the late 60s early 70s and very interesting! Check it out if you haven’t already!

For Adults

The God Committee

This movie is one that I was fascinated with when it comes to how certain people β€œdecide” who gets an organ and who doesn’t. I also appreciated that there was mention on how there was some research being conducted that helps with the human organ shortage. Check it out if you haven’t already.

What about you guys? Have you consumed any medical media??? Give me some recommendations in the comments!!!

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Weekly Check-in 04/29/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I focused a lot of time not on consuming media but other things.

Because of this, I watched three anime and one tv show. I also read two volumes of manga. Onto the media!!!!

Anime

Call of the Night

This is a series with both the anime and manga that honestly has so many mixed reviews that I was intimidated by at first. I think it mainly comes down to the humor. (So many dirty jokes). But I am pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, dreamy visuals and the music is an unexpected choice. However, the main guy truly needs to be aged up for some of the concepts to land better for me personally. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Hi Score Girl

This is a show that I was wanting to try at first thinking it was a slice of life romance with gaming elements. It is but its definitely more about gaming than romance. It takes place in the 90s which I am familiar with some of the games that came out but not many so thankfully there were some exposition points involved for me but for veteran arcade gamers you may enjoy this more than me. The animation is similar to RWBY except choppy so if that bothers you, don’t watch. I loved the integration of the game characters with the anime characters (seems like most of the money was spent on that honestly). And the love triangle was interesting (although some points a little annoying). Overall, though, I’d like to know what happens next and is one I would recommend. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Kakegurui Twin

This was a show I was avoiding because of how the original left a bad taste in my mouth. But I actually liked the deception in these episodes and the variety of games that were presented. Also, how some characters disappeared and appeared from the original were interesting. Ultimately though, it was lacking quite a bit of background and more character development than previous in my personal opinion. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

This show is one that I remember watching sparingly in my youth because of lack of cable but now watching it from the beginning on streaming, I remember how funny it was and how wholesome. I am excited to watch some more but I do want to keep in mind the age of the show and its target audience. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣

Manga

Series Continuations

Snow White with the Red Hair Vols 3 and 4

Maybe I wasn’t ready to read this again or what, but there was something missing when I was reading this. I love the fantasy and the romance (especially the swoony moments) but I feel like I need to remind myself what the beginning of this series is all about and how well I love the characters. Perhaps it’s because of the distance between me reading these volumes and the previous ones. Yeah, that’s probably what it is. Anyway, if you are looking for a quintessential fantasy romance in manga form, this is for you. However, I feel like you can’t just read one volume of this and be satisfied. Because of these points, I have to give these a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I think I am going to continue what I am doing, but expand more in my consumption. I may though, do more reading rather than watching(hopefully). What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!!!

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Weekly Check-In 04/22/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I decided to stay with one particular lane and pick up media that I have either avoided or needed the pick-me-up for.

Because of this I watched 4 anime and 3 movies. I also read 6 volumes of manga. Onto the media!!!

Anime Rewatch

My Dress-up Darling

This anime is turning into one of my comfort shows. The lead girl is confident yet dorky all at once. But it also shows ambition and all hobbies are cool. There are some moments that made the show a little slow after a while, but truly, I love it. Because of these points, I have to give this a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

New Anime

Oshi No Ko

This series is interesting????? The character dynamics the thriller feels…. it’s not what you would expect. The ups and downs of the entertainment industry are also fascinating as well. I am curious to see what happens next. Because of these points, 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Sword Art Online Alicization

Ooooooooooooif this show!!!!!!!!! I honestly knew based on the reviews of this installment of SAO, that it was going to be one that I was either going to be annoyed with like GGO and some of Alheim (don’t need a sister complex sorry not sorry). Or love it like the Mothers Rosario/original SAO arc(with bits of pieces I didn’t like but that was more the rewatch). Anyway, this installment is definitely one for adults and upper teens because of the on-screen cruelty and violence but also an unexpected rape scene in the first part of the season. My issue with this was the second half of the series the most. It took a turn that was truly not necessary (especially the girl harem growing) and losing the other guy that was more redeemable than Kirito(again sorry not sorry). (Also side note you need to watch ordinal scale before you watch the second half because of a cameo) Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5-4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Himouto Umaru-chan R

With this week being the way it is, I needed some fluff unbelievable sometimes silly stuff and this anime definitely takes that. This particular season discusses lessons of friendship and family dynamics as well that were more serious which I appreciated. I think my only issue was that some of the pieces just feels like they were just added to add more characters and I didn’t care. Because of these points, I will give you a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

Otomen vols 5-6

This manga series continues to be fascinating but also discusses interesting topics that I love learning about. Where it took a turn in vol 6, was very dramatic, and I could not imagine how it would continue so I couldn’t continue on. Overall, I do recommend this series and I am curious to continue on. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

One Piece

This series continues to be one that I am intrigued by and I love the background that was presented in these volumes. I think my only issue with the One Piece manga in general is that there are times that I can’t figure out which character is which. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Yona of the Dawn

This series continues to be politically driven and romantic. I love all of the characters, and the plot just thickens like pea soup in a good way. I just am only mad I can’t get any more from the library because after these they have 35-37. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣

Anime Movie

Suzume

How to put this into words……..it’s difficult Haha! Perhaps since this is my first film from Mikoto Shinkai (from my understanding) but I knew one thing for sure was that based on the trailer and other aspects that it was going to be doozy. It was beautiful and presented some moral lessons. However, there was instant love and need for some more exposition than what was presented. I also noticed that with a lot of the anime movies I have watched there’s no real huge epilogues and with this one in particular I think I needed one to solidify how things ended. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Movie

Trouble With the Curve

This is definitely a movie that can be perfect for people who love sports, comedy, and drama. I love that it was presenting an underrated yet important role in the sports industry: the scout. It was interesting learning about that aspect of the industry but also how the side effects of that. I loved most of the characters with this, but unfortunately, I was not a fan of one because it felt like they needed to be expanded on. Because of these points, I have to give this 4.5-5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Super Mario Bros

This movie was definitely a great pick-me-up for me this week. It brought a modern but also classic twist on the Nintendo Mario Games (which as someone who briefly played them in youth was very nice). It also created some origin stories for the games and characters that I appreciated as well. There was a ton of humor and moments that I enjoyed but I wasn’t sure how things were going to end (because of that the end felt rushed). I also was disappointed some characters did not get more love (maybe it will happen in a different movie who knows). Overall, I enjoyed my time, and I am curious to see what happens next. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I know there’s some assigned items I need to get done but mood consuming is the best. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!!

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Weekly Check-in 04/15/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I essentially went into my Otaku rabbit hole.

Because of this, I watched 5 anime 😱 and listened to one podcast. I also read 7 volumes of manga 😱😱, 1 graphic novel, and finished 1 novel that has been on my list for a month!!! Onto the media!!!

Anime

Record of Ragnarok

Watching the anime compared to the first volume of the manga, I can completely understand why people don’t like the animation style vs the manga artstyle. This is an interesting story but there are moments the animation feels choppy. I also feel like the changes in narrators can be jarring as well. Overall though, its still intriguing and I am curious to see how the anime and the manga finishes. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Phantom of the Idol

I’ll be honest, when I saw that this anime existed based on the manga, I was excited but worried too. There is a lot of CGI animation with the performances, but otherwise it reminded me so much of full moon wo sagishite, ginban kaleidoscope, and Uta no princesama all at once. It’s a true adaptation to the manga and gave needed life. The songs are also all amazing as well. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

One Piece

This series still continues to be amazing, and I am also glad I read the manga for the highlights but also because the anime clarified some things that the manga presented. Overall, though where the dub ended was such an impactful point that it was a bad spot in my opinion. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Tonikawa:Fly Me to the Moon

I will be honest; this series is okay at this point, but maybe I was expecting more from it? Its possible. I think also its one I can put down and pick back up without worrying about missing something. Overall, it’s an okay series but not something I can see obsessing over. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Tsurune

This is a show that has been on my list for a while. It’s because several podcasts and bloggers have recommended it. For me, I would say for fans of Chihayafuru and Run with the Wind but I am sure Free fans would enjoy it as well(I haven’t watched Free so take that with a grain of salt). I also appreciated the multi generational perspectives. However, there are some moments that make the series (both seasons) slow paced. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

Cherry Magic! Vols 2-3

This manga series continues to be beautiful and slow paced. At the same time, I think I want more different chapters from all four characters instead of just one. Overall, though, I think I want to continue on with the manga series, but I will take my time. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Yona of the Dawn vol 25-28

Honestly this series continues to be intriguing and politically charged. I truly loved every second of it. The romance is continuing to be amazing, and the humor is lovely. I am also glad there is more about the dragons in these volumes. I just wished I could continue on reading it. Because of these points, I have to give this a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Fangirl Vol 2

I will be honest; I was hesitant to read this volume of manga because as much as I love this story and am grateful for new readers to read it, I know there will be aspects that will be missing and also, I knew that in some sense, it wasn’t going to be the end of the story. I was correct on where it ended (about halfway through the novel), and the romance was adapted beautifully. However, the family aspect wasn’t much touched. I am hoping that things even out in the other volumes, but who knows frankly. I also feel like Simon Snow took up too much again, but I know from the novel it already does that, so that’s a source material issue, not a manga issue.  But I love the art style, and I am ecstatic to continue the series. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Graphic Novel

Pixels of You

Thank you to Amulet Books and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this graphic novel

Honestly………I would not really recommend this to anyone except as an art  book to teens……. ok ok I know that is very extreme. But as much as I appreciated what the characters accomplished(AI or otherwise) and the photography aspects, there was no really set plot….. there was no point to it in my opinion and I say I don’t recommend it to teens because of some of the adult subjects that are presented getting high off of pain killers, settlements from a lawsuit, AI oppression. All valid points that didn’t have a set direction to go……The characters were also flat at best….. and nice looking. The black pages were also too random, and I didn’t understand what the point of them were. Overall, I’m sorry I wasn’t a fan of the story, but the art is amazing, 2.5 out of 5 stars or 2 sushi 🍣🍣.

Podcast

Dub Talk

This podcast is one I like listening to because of the camraderie, the expansive knowledge, and the variety of anime that are presented. I wish that I watched more anime that they cover, but they’ll happen eventually. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novel

The Prince of Starlight

Thank you so much to the author for the opportunity to be on her street team and review this book.

This is a very character driven story. Because of that, it may take some time for you to read it (it took me a month but that’s more a me issue than a book one). It is though, one that is more slice of life mixed Asian fantasy. I found that with that in mind, I was able to pick it up and put it back down and know what was happening to an extent, but it also can be a drain for someone who isn’t ready for that story at the moment. Especially in the beginning. It has the atmosphere of the donghua series of heaven’s official blessings etc. and I would highly recommend it for those fans. I think my absolute favorite moments were the times that the characters were figuring things out and just getting along but the romance (if you could call it that its very slow burn) is in the background and the friendships were in the foreground. But my least favorite was that there was one too many mini missions. I think the story would have benefitted from one less to keep the middle from being too long. Overall though, I would highly recommend this, and I am excited to see what the other books have in store. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

Wow, this past week, I caught up on things but also tried some items on my list that have collected dust for a while!!! I want to continue that process the week, maybe even the month, ahead. What about you guys? What have you read watched or even listened to this week? Let’s talk about it!

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Weekly Check-In 04/08/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in Time where I honestly just took shots and hoped for the best.

Because of this, I watched two TV shows, an anime movie and anime show. I also read eight volumes of manga. Onto the media!

TV Show

The Practice

OOF!!! Addicting and Dark and Dramatic all at once!!! Because of that I broke my promise of taking a break and it went nuts. I definitely have to take a break now. These past episodes had me emotional. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

ER

These episodes of ER themed around handling faith and when to give it a second chance. There’s also a “gay for you” storyline along with introducing more discussion with competency tests when it comes to post-operations after brain surgery. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Birdie Wing

This anime was recommended to me by Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews and it is definitely one that not everyone is going to like but I was very intrigued by all that I have watched. The golfing style is very interesting, the world building is also interesting, and the characters are mostly conniving. I want to know more about the background with the world but also more about the characters as well. Overall, I am excited to continue on with this series. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Movie

Kuroko’s Basketball: The Last Game

This movie is one that is a good ending to a franchise along with some additional humor and character development. I think it’s one, though, that if you want to save it for later(not binge it through with the rest of the series if that makes any sense at all). It’s not something you’ll miss a lot of huge news except for one piece that you can look up spoilers for. Overall though, I’ve watched better but it’s still enjoyable if you like basketball. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

Takane and Hana Vol 14 and 15

This series continues to make me smile and is one I can reread again and again. I know the age gap may not be for everyone, however, the comedy is one that makes up for the romance (plus vol 14 was the first time PDA actually happened in this series). I love the banter between the main characters but also the side ones as well. I think my only issue with these two volumes in particular was the speech bubbles were in a difficult order that for me late at night made the story difficult to follow at times. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

My Hero Academia Team-up Missions Vol 2

This series is one I like to read if I want more from the My Hero Academia characters but don’t want to read the original story (at least until it’s completely over). This particular volume I liked a little better than the first one because it showed more character development among other characters than the main ones and characters that were represented unexpectedly (except I missed Uravity πŸ˜•). Other than that, though, it was a lot of fun to read, and I recommend it if you want more UA shenanigans. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Yona of the Dawn Vol 22-24

Honestly this series continues to be intriguing and politically charged. This was a start of another arc, and I truly loved every second of it. The romance is continuing to be amazing and the humor is lovely. I just wished I could continue on reading it. Because of these points, I have to give this a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

One Piece Vols 93-94

This is to me where the anime English Dub left off and then some and I think in this case it has to be Dub or manga for me because of all the intensity of multiple conversations going on at once. I also had some difficulty with the art only because of the lack of color (something I will have to get used to). Overall, though, I am still continuing to enjoy the series. Because of these points, I have to give this 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I am just going to continue what I have been doing (except read more books I think) What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!

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Weekly Check-in 04/01/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I was consuming a lot of media that I have forgotten about.

Because of this I watched an anime and two tv shows. I also read four volumes of manga and one volume of manhwa. I also read a picture book to my students. Onto the Media!!

Anime

Spy X Family

Hmmmm, I am glad I have succumbed to the hype of this series truly, but I do know that it has its pros and cons, and the way it ended made me very disappointed. It’s a definite gateway anime for someone (think Burn Notice but some childish tendencies). I like alot of the characters (even the side ones) I appreciate the creativity that the plot decides to turn and the twists that are tiny yet important. I am not a fan of Anya (she can be annoying at times) and some of the inner monologues were very annoying but also funny at the same time. Overall, though, it’s one I know I’d love to continue on with and binge (don’t think I can read or watch one episode at a time). Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

Record of Ragnarok

I’ll be honest I read this because it was available at the library.  I certainly know there’s an audience for this, but I think I need to read more in order to have a well-informed opinion. However, as someone who loves history and twisting it, I enjoyed the background and the characters they’ve decided to represent. However, I think this will be more cruel and more dark undertones and less redemption than say the Fate/Stay Night franchises. So, with that, take it easy when it comes to consuming either this first volume or the anime. Overall, though, I am curious to see how this continues, but im not going to rush for the next volume. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Series Continuations

Yona of the Dawn Vol 21

This volume was a a wrap up of an arc and I still continue to enjoy this series. Highly recommend. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You vol 2

This series still continues to be adorable and sweet and completely made me smile. This volume was very helpful for the backstory on the characters and how they decided to try to make friends with each other in the first place. I think my issue though with this particular volume was that the order of the chapters didn’t vibe with me with plot. Otherwise, it’s amazing and I highly recommend. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Blue Lock vol 2

This series continues to be fascinating in a psychological way. And it was also intriguing because of how the teams work etc. However, I know the playing and artstyle is not one that everyone is going to enjoy. But I would have to say that, this series is also easy to follow and to consume when it comes to being able to read (because it’s not too dense and not too much exposition). Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manhwa

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?

Thank you to Edelweiss and Yen Press for the opportunity to read and review this manhwa.

This is definitely one those manhwas that I think will be one if you love office romances this is for you.  I think my only issue with this one per say was that it was a rough start for me. Other than that, I think the art is gorgeous and the plot is fun and intriguing. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Picture Book

Hiccupotamus

This picture book is perfect for my speech students. I love this book with this variety of vocabulary and art. The only issue I have is the rhyming. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

The Practice

I’ll be honest it took me awhile to get back into this series because of how much I watched a month ago. The new episodes that I watched turned dark and intense and because of this, I may have to take a break once again. I also am glad I am not a lawyer because all of it seems too fishy for my blood. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

ER

These episodes are more turning out to be like the Grey’s anatomy episodes. more personal less about the actual cases. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I know that I am going to be still sticking to my short media consumption. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!

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Weekly Check In 03/25/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I consumed media all over the place.

Because of this I watched a TV show, Movie, and four Animes. I also read five volumes of Manga. Onto the media!!!!

Movie

Creed

The time that I watched the original Rocky movies, I knew they were a classic and took them seriously but at the same time, they showed their age in the worse way. With Creed, they took the classic feels of Rocky, and they amplified the Black culture along with the modern looks of boxing and electronic music. I loved the deaf representation to an extent (it was a tad rude to me for the main character to just randomly ask about it). I also appreciated the transition from Rocky to Creed to show the new generation. Overall, it is an intriguing movie, and I would recommend it if you wanted a modern new twist on Rocky. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Rewatch

Kono Oto Tomare

I will be honest, I have wanted to rewatch this anime for weeks because of the openings and endings. However, rewatching it again this time, I still wanted more from it especially at the end of the series. I think I just want the manga or another season…. but I love the main characters, the music, and the friendship feels. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣. Need this series physically as well lol πŸ˜†.

New Anime

The Way of the House Husband

This anime is definitely one if you want a gateway for a new anime watcher to start with. It’s straightforward, fun and episodic enough to make a mindless television watching experience. My only issue is that it’s more choppy than usual anime. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Sasaki and Miyano

Hmmmmmmmmmm well this was not what I was expecting but I was in my feels and was laughing the entire time!! The Dub was also better than I thought it would be too. The BL fan bits were fun, and the slowburn friendship to relationship was great too. I think my only issue was some of the after credit scenes were more important than I thought they would be. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣

One Piece

Boy I have missed watching this! I enjoyed all the nods to previous seasons, I appreciated the mysteries. However, this chunk that was recently dubbed ended on an intense cliffhanger that I couldn’t stand. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Demon Slayer

With this series, I appreciate what it does as far as giving the viewer/reader the humanity of demons. I also loved the animation that this particular season had especially when it came to the Sound Hashira. Honestly though, I was disappointed with how short the season/arc was!!! It needed more oomph and more mystery to me. Just seemed like it was a movie broken up into 11-part bits. Because of that, I think I need to just wait and binge the rest of the series when I am ready to. Overall, though if you like the series this is a great installment. Because of these points, I have to give this arc of the anime 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

Fire Country

So this is a show my parents and I have watched from week to week since it started and this week I needed to catch up. I was surprised at how the plot thickens throughout the series and how the characters react. The ending as well is one I was absolutely sure was not going to be the case but you know that’s why I don’t write these things lol πŸ˜…. Anyway, overall I am curious to see what comes next and maybe I’ll rewatch it back later on in the year. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

Otomen vol 4

This manga series is one I enjoy because of the fluffiness and the variety of feminine topics and characters. My only complaint though is that sometimes the plot/volumes can run together so I can forget what happened in the previous volumes. Overall, though, it is one I can reread again and again if I want a high school slice of life story with a non-annoying male lead. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Takane and Hana vol 11-13

Man, it’s been a while since I read more of this series…… It continues to make me laugh, cry, and fall in love with all of the characters. Its definitely another one that helps me to feel better and the final confession ooooh I love it! I think my only issue is that I forgot a lot from the previous volumes, and I know this is one I can binge to make myself smile even though it’s an age gap romance. I also appreciated that there are some life lessons involved from both main characters. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi🍣🍣🍣🍣 due to the fact that I forgot things.

Cheeky Brat

I will be honest; I still enjoy reading this high school sports romance. However, I feel like I will need to binge read this series again in order to love it more. The angst is intriguing. The plot is good but meanders a lot. Overall, though, it’s one I am going to continue to read this series, and I enjoy it very much. Because of these points, I have to give this 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

I’ll be honest, there’s been a lot of changes in my life, and because of it, I want to consume things as easy as I can. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!!

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Weekly Check-in 03/18/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I focus on reviewing my backlist but also focus on media that I have avoided randomly.

Because of this, I watched 3 TV shows and 3 Anime. I also read 7 volumes of manga. Onto the Media!!!

TV Show

Rewatch and Continuation

Carnival Row

This is the show that I am currently watching with my discord server for March/April. Check it out if you are interested..

Whoop!! Boy, I rewatched and caught up with this show this past week and I certainly forgot a lot of details but also, I had forgotten how politically intriguing it was. So many creatures, morally gray and otherwise, lush world-building, and intense plot pieces that come together so seamlessly.  I am curious to see how they end this series but also its one I can rewatch again if I want something similar to Game of Thrones but less of an undertaking for binge watching. Because of these points, I have to give this series a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Continuations

Ghosts

This show continues to be hilarious and fun especially with all of the character development. I think though its one that I want to bank several episodes of though because it just makes me smile rather than watch from week to week. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

ER

The episodes that I am watching currently are ones that I sort of remember watching when I was little.  They are emotional but at the same time informative as well. I wonder if the current medical shows have used this one as a model and expanded upon it (or made it less medical based more personal based). Anyhow, I am still excited to continue on. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Noblesse

UMMMMMM What is this.????? It is definitely an intriguing show with a ton of humerous lines and interesting characters. However, I feel that when I started this show, that I missed some important aspects of the stories that the characters are talking about. Overall, though I am still curious how this series is going to turn out. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Toilet bound hanako kun

This anime is one that I was surprised by to say the least. The animation is intriguing and interesting, the characters are unique. The plot is twisty and unexpected as well. There are unexpected emotions that I felt while watching that made me feel more three-dimensional about the world. Highly recommend if you have not tried this series to try it now.  5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣

Ranking of Kings

My Goodness this anime!!! I can definitely see why this is an underrated favorite. I love the fantastical atmosphere (if you loved the first season of the original Seven Deadly Sins it has that atmosphere to me). The characters were also interesting (a lot more flawed than what I was expecting) although some of it was a bit disgusting. The Japanese Sign Language was also very clear and beautiful although some of the aspects of the main character being able to lipread sometimes was unbelievable. Overall, I am truly excited if there is a season 2 and I would recommend this if you love fantasy stories 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

The Lines that Define Me

Thank you to Netgalley and Kodansha Comics for the opportunity to read and review this manga

This was an interesting story that involves Ink painting and adult relationships. I appreciate the artstyle of the characters and the paintings. I am truly curious to see how the series continues on and I think if you appreciate Blue Period and I Hear the Sunspot, check this out. However, I think I wanted more to it than what was presented.  Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣

Sunbeams in the Sky

Thank you to Edelweiss and Yen Press for the opportunity to read and review this manga

This manga gave me So Cute it Hurts vibes but with a more serious undertone. (If you cannot handle Verbal abuse and males being rude to females this manga will not be for you. I appreciate the relationships and friendships between the characters, and I love the artstyle. However, I think that there is not much newness that this series brings to the manga table other than the serious undertone. Overall, though, I am curious what happens next but it’s in the back of my mind. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Piano Duo for the Left Hand

Thank you to Netgalley and Kodansha Comics for the opportunity to read and review this manga.

This combines the feel of Midori Days and Your Lie in April with Lacordad’ro tendencies with a magical realism. There’s grief and a car accident visual, so keep that in mind if you want to read this…. some of the music is shown, but other times it’s not. I did, however, completely understand what was happening with the emotions, so if that’s something that worries you with music manga, I wouldn’t. I think my main issue that I am apprehensive about for the future of the series is how it will move forward in its plot and character development. I am curious but at the same time not going to be a top priority. Overall, though, I recommend this as a person who loves music and ghost stories. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

The Villainess Stans the Heroes

Thank you to Edelweiss and Yen Press for the opportunity to read and review this manga.

This manga is going to not be for everyone because of the rough start and how the reincarnation/world-building works. However, I think if you are looking for a new villainess story that is also an intense fangirl who doesn’t want to mess the main narrative up, this one could work for you.  I am someone who has only read a couple of these stories so it may not be original, however I think the ending saved it for me in the fact that it got more interesting, and the world opened up more. Overall, though, I think its intriguing enough to continue reading but, I completely understand if you are not a fan. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Call the Name of the Night

Thank you Edelweiss and Yen Press for the opportunity to read and review this manga

This manga was definitely NOT what I was expecting but it was very adorable and intriguing. It gives me Studio Ghibli vibes and the artstyle is gorgeous. Its episodic but also has a small underlying plot involved. I think though, it’s not going to be for everyone as far as the whimsiness and how the next volume is going to continue on. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Series Continuations

A Sign of Affection vols 4-5

I know I know you are probably wondering “Why is she still reading this series even though she doesn’t like the love interest???” The Deaf representation makes up for it truly. They continue to be in a romance of course in these volumes, but the reader also gets background information on the other characters and that kept me reading. However, volume 5 was too short and I was very disappointed. Because of these points, I am giving vol 4 4 out of 5 stars and volume 5 a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi each 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I ended up starting some media that I didn’t consume enough to list on this weekly check-in that I want to continue on. What about you guys? What did you read, watch or listen to this week? Let’s talk about it!

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Let’s Go to The Circus… Media that take place within a Circus/Performance Troupe

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Hey guys how’s it going? Today I am writing a post that is most anticipated on my blog draft list. Performers in a circus have always fascinated me especially when it comes to the atmosphere. It also is a part of history that is only scratching of the surface. I appreciate learning about the skills that it takes to become a circus performer.

Inspiration

The Family Fortuna

Thank you so much to Candlewick Press for the opportunity to read and review this book before release day (Has Released as of posting this). I truly appreciate the historical perspective (although some of the verbal abuse was something I was not a fan of). I also liked the atmosphere and unique characters. Overall, it’s an interesting story and if you are interested, please check this book out.

Movie

Dumbo

Now I like both versions of Dumbo, however, I like the live action version a bit more due to the fact that it focuses more on the circus that Dumbo attends rather than Dumbo himself. There is a variety of performers, and the historical atmosphere is helpful for the plot to thicken. Check it out if you are interested.

The Greatest Showman

This biopic is one with beautiful music and a lesson too. Its also a perfect family friendly movie. All-star cast, music to exceed all expectations and period atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Novel

Adult Romance

New Orleans Rush

This Book Series focuses on a ton of performers and this one focuses on a magician troupe and is my favorite. Trigger warnings for violence, parental grief, drowning, scarred both physically for the hero and mentally for the heroine. I recommend this book because there are magicians in a troupe but also the relationship aspect is amazing too. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Historical Fiction

Water for Elephants

This was the first adult historical fiction novel that I remembered reading and then watching the adaptation in the near future. I like how it explains the good and the bad of the historical carnival/circus scene. It also shows intense imagery. I would recommend both if you’re interested although the novel is more coming of age than the adaption being more romance centric. Highly recommend.

Teen Novel

Cirque De Freak

This is perhaps my first vampire story that I remember reading. It starts out as a performance at a carnival. The carnival travels all over the world throughout the series with vampires in tow. Teen friendly as well. check it out if you are interested.

Anime

Kaliedo Star

This is the anime that I have watched that focuses on acrobatic skills as a circus performer. It also shows determination that the main character has to succeed in making people happy. It is child friendly as well and one I would recommend as a first anime for new watchers. Check it out if you’re interested.

Do you have some recommendations for Circus Media??? Let’s talk about it!!!

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Weekly Check-in 03/10/2022

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I went everywhere in my media consumption.

Because of that, I watched two movies, four animes, and one TV show. I also read two picture books with my students and four volumes of manga. Onto the Media!!!!

Movie

The Butler

My mom has wanted to watch this movie for so long and I can definitely see why. There’s so many fantastic actors and so many different perspectives that were represented. It felt so real, profound, and very informative for me. I appreciated the range of time that was covered and  the information that may not have been presented in movies like this before. Overall, I appreciated this story being told and I highly recommend it if you enjoy biography movies such as these. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

R.I.P.D

This movie is definitely one of those that you have to suspend your disbelief on but its a lot of fun with some crude language. If you enjoy speculative stories along with some humor this is perfect for you.. 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie

This anime was  fun and adorable, and the friendship aspect is top notch. There was more drama in these episodes and background information. Otherwise, I still love it. Because of these points, I have to give it a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣

The Way of the Househusband

This series continues to make me laugh and is perfect for needed mindless television. I wish that it wasn’t all over the place in plot to  be honest. But the characters are fun and adorable. I also think its accessible to everyone who hasn’t watched anime before either. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣

Aria the Animation

This anime is one that if you’re not feeling well physically or mentally can bring a smile to your face. But at the same time it can definitely be something that can be annoying if you’re not into the happy go lucky feels. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Tonikawa:Fly Me to the Moon

This series was definitely not what I expected,but not in a bad way??? I think personally I’ll need to watch more before I can give a more accurate review. However, I think if you like My Bride is a Mermaid etc., you’ll probably like this but I just wish we knew more about the girl (at least where I am at) because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣.

TV Show

ER

This show continues to be fascinating in the professional and personal aspects of life. I wish that though things didn’t go more in the background than in the foreground. Because of these points, I have to give this tv show a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Picture Book

Ruffington Dog Show

This book is one that is definitely perfect for my speech students with the art and speech sounds. The art is beautiful and the story is silly and fun. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣.

Night Light

Thank you so much to the author for the opportunity to read and review this book  with my students

This book is truly beautiful in art and cadence. My students thought this was a fantastic story however, some of the panels were too dark to keep some of them engaged once the art came back to beauty again though, they were able to appreciate the story again. Because of these points, I have to give this book a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

One-Shot

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If you like the story New Game but needed a singular volume, this definitely takes the cake. It has a developed story, some video game development jargon, and some wonderful female friendships. I think my only concern was that there was not enough time to develop the female relationship. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Series Starters

Run on Your New Legs Vols 1-3

I’ll be honest, with how much hype this series is receiving, I am surprised I did not get to it sooner, but also why there isn’t an anime for it. I truly appreciate the expositions of all the varying perspectives on protestics, but especially athletic ones, which are not as common. The effective use of COVID-19 in this story was profound and important for readers of today and for the future. I appreciate all the characters, how flowing the story is, and the lessons I learn from each volume. Overall, I love this and highly recommend it and am excited for more 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I think that I need to focus on some of my responsibilities when it comes to reviewing just because I know there’s so much, I need to assist with but also, I have gotten behind on my private projects. This past week I went all over the place and this next week with spring break, I would like to focus on something. What about you guys? What have you read or watched or even listened to this past week? Let’s talk about it!

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Weekly Check-in 03/04/2022

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I have knocked a ton of different media off my backlist

Because of this, I watched five TV shows and three anime. I also read one comic collection and three manga volumes. Onto the media!!

TV Show

Bake Squad

This is a show that has famous bakers competing for a chance to help someone with an event. Thankfully it’s not a negative competing game and everyone helps each other for the most part. Its also a lot of elaborate cakes. Because of these points I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Tattoo Redo

This is just a quick series that shows 4 different types of tattoo artists whose sole job is to cover-up people’s tattoos. I love the positivity among them and how pretty much most of the episodes were great and easy to binge. I think my only issue was the host was kinda annoying at times. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

That 90s Show

When I was a kid, I used to watch that 70s show with my parents all the time. Because of that, when I found out about this series I was worried it wasn’t going to be as good as every other reboot/spinoff I have watched…. watching the last few episodes with my parents made me want to try it from the beginning and get those feels again…. because of these points, I have to give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

ER

These latest episodes helped transition from one season to another and it greatly showed how when someone pretends everything is fine and when its not, serious consequences can occur. I know these episodes also show that when you find a soul mate you should never let them go no matter what happens, but I know not everyone believes in that…. point is I am excited to see how things progress and how the series will continue. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Zoey 101

I think the time I watched this this week I just wanted something different something nostalgic etc. But honestly, this is a series im watching when I am in that mood and nothing else because it has the simple plots, simple solutions, and some crazy shenanigans along the way. Watching this now reminds me of when I was young and wanted to do those things/wanted that to happen but I also know how unrealistic it can be. Overall though, if you want your tweens to watch a show that is older that still holds up, watch this. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Anime

My Hero Academia

This week I watched the latest episodes out and seeing it on screen rather than hearing about it made me actually more sympathy for Deku (honestly in the beginning he was so annoying). It makes me wonder as well, why the creator decided to wait this long to go this dark with the series…… we may never know. But I think for the moment I’ll need to bank some episodes to binge later because going week to week is going to be tough. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie

This is an anime/manga series that one of my dear friends lovess and I can definitely see why. First, its an already established relationship with a fun friend group and the female is the right amount of strong and meek at the same time. I think my only issue is the leading guy at this point. He just seems too much for the story at this point. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣

Aggretsuko Season 5/Series Finale

This series ended not how I had expected, but in a good way?? I appreciated the more background that the characters were given but also make way for the next generation/full circle ending. I think though, I would appreciate more shenanigans/side stories for more character development overall but I am definitely going to rewatch this several times because I love the humor, characters, and how the plot is as a whole. Because of these points, I have to give this anime a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣

Comic Collection

Series Continuations

Fence

Going back to this series after not reading it for awhile was fun but at the same time I forgot everything from the previous volumes so except for the angst I wasn’t as invested (oops). Overall though, I think its a good series discussing fencing itself, but I think its better to binge it all the way through. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

My Hero Academia Team-Up Missions

After watching the last couple of episodes of the anime, I wanted to keep this world in my mind and find out some new information. Reading this, I did get some new information especially when it comes to the Two Heros Movie and the Mirko hero character. But, I also got the feels of the prewar arc of the characters and some character development that was unexpected. Overall though, I am curious to see what the other volumes of this have in store, but ill take my time. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Blue Lock

I will be honest, I have a heard so many mixed reviews about this story. Because of this, I went into this manga with an open mind.. I can definitely see why a lot of people love this series but also why people hate it. I am intrigued by the psychological aspects of how the characters are thinking about the sport soccer and how they win or lose. I don’t think that I will love it as much as other sports series when it’s more team based, however, I still will love to continue to see how the plot and characters respond to everything. Overall, Blue Lock is not going to be for everyone especially when it comes to the cruelty and meanness of the characters. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi. 🍣🍣🍣🍣

Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You

The reason I got this first volume was because of all the hype that the manga internet community brought, and I can definitely believe the hype here! I truly enjoy the slow burn friendship that is occurring in this and the artstyle is also adorable. I think my only issue is the panel style seems too much like a 4koma for me personally and it makes things difficult to follow sometimes. Because of these points, I have to give this manga a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead I think I am going to continue the momentum of reading and watching all over the place but who knows. What about you guys? What did you watch, read, or listen to this week? Let’s talk about it~!!!!

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Weekly Check-in 02/25/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time!!!! Where I have been relaxing when it comes to my media consumption.

I watched a couple of movies one anime and one western; I also watched a couple of animes. I read also a couple of volumes of manga and a graphic novel along with a picture book with my students. Onto the Media!!!

Movie

The Sting

This was a movie my parents wanted me to watch and just based on how this was formatted and how intense the pace was, this walked so Leverage the tv show could run. It was very intriguing yet confusing all at once, but the characters were cool, and the plot threw me for a loop about 4 times. Overall, though I think if you are fan of Leverage, I think you need to try this movie. Because of these points, i have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Movie

Bubble

This was my discord’s buddy watch pick if you are interested in the discord let me know

If you are someone that is definitely looking for an anime movie that is similar to all of the rest, but also want to see a dystopian sport anime movie, this is it. I liked the characters, I liked the themes, and the animation and music are beautiful. However, I think I wanted more character development from the main characters and more exposition when it comes to how things happened here. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣

Anime

After School Dice Club

This is definitely one of those anime that I think is going to be a perfect slice of life fave to binge-watch. Its about tabletop games which is something that is very interesting to watch especially when you want to know more about international board games. But it is possible that it might be too cutesy for some people. I also appreciated the life lessons that they show as well. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Romantic Killer

Well do you guys remember how last week I wasn’t a fan of this?? Maybe I just needed to keep watching because I like it more now. I wasn’t a fan of so many moments of the female main character being a gorilla towards love and towards the end of the series went so dark(stalkers, an almost rape scene etc.), that I didn’t like because it felt very extreme….I also didn’t think we needed the Princely character honestly but I do like the friendship aspect and the other characters got less cringey. Because of these points, I have to give the series as a whole a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

A Nico-Colored Canvas

Thank you so much to Kodansha Comics and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this Manga!!!

Yeaaaaaaa this one is definitely a blue period kitchen princess mashup (fluffy underdog with intense artists). Its a university level starting out which is unexpected and there’s not many artistic references with expositions which if you are not a fan of exposition, you’ll appreciate this manga. I love the characters (although one of them is a little questionable……..) and I appreciated the humor and camaraderie between them. Overall, though, I believe this manga needs to get out of digital jail and fill in the void that we need of artistic manga/anime. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Series Continuations

You’re My Pet

I’ll be honest, I forgot everything that the prior volumes had….. however, I truly enjoyed the story and the characters (although there is a ton of girl hate and soap opera crazy drama so if that doesn’t interest you do not read this). I think my only issue is that we needed better movement from one chapter to the other. Because of these points, I’m giving this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Graphic Novel

Series Starters

Goldie Vance

I can definitely see now why this series is so popular for cozy mystery lovers. I loved the atmosphere, the characters, and the mini mysteries that were presented. The artstyle is also gorgeous and perfect for the story. I think my only complaint was that I wanted more background information on some of the characters, but I have a feeling that I will get that throughout the series. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Picture Book

Chocolate Space Bunnies

Thank you to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This is an adorable story that would definitely be perfect for the bunny as well as chocolate lover in your life. It has beautiful art, and it has the perfect amount of humor. I think there were times when it went too long with the plot but overall, its one I can add for my speech students to read. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I would like to continue going through some of my backlist of all of my media. I also would like to do more community collab things even if it’s just commenting with a friend who has already watched it because I did that twice this past week and it was really fun. We shall see though. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!

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Missing Figure Skating??? Check out this Media!!!

Hey guys how’s it going? I don’t know about you guys, but I have gotten into the winter sports mood lately because of the weather around here. Because of that, today I wanted to recommend some media with Ice-skating involved.

Background

The whole family at my house would always watch ice skating on television when the small tournaments would come up but also during the Olympics. I always enjoyed the music and the moves that they would create. Because of that, whenever I see ice-skating in media, I consume it. These are the most recent ones I have consumed and if you haven’t already check them out!

Movie

Ice Princess

This movie focuses on teen figure skaters who have to choose between skating or having a career in the STEM field. It is pretty straightforward as far as plot and characters go but I think if you want to show a movie to someone who loves figure skating and they are young, this would definitely be my choice.

TV Show

Spinning Out

This is a show that shows all the positives and negatives of ice skating professionally. There is also an underlying romance that is involved but not really resolved. I think if you are looking for a more in-depth look on figure skating in a live action setting and are looking for an young adult drama show, this is definitely one you should check out.

Anime

Skate-Leading Stars

This anime series gave me Yuri on Ice vibes mixed with Haikyuu in the best way. I enjoyed most of the characters, the plot, and the skating. I also appreciated the journey and humor as well. The animation in the moves is smooth and gorgeous and at least to me, it was great to feel the emotions of a competitive rivalry to the max but also how people who grow up together doing the same type of skating.

Manga

The Medalist

This manga focuses on child figure skaters and adults that do not make it pro exactly but love the sport. There’s more to it than that obviously but I love the artwork that the mangaka shows with the moves and how the emotion feels throughout the series. This one also at least so far is child-friendly so if you want your children to read a fictional story about ice-skating check this out.

Adult Romance Novella

Thin Ice

Like every Cassie Mint Novella, I have read, I love the males falling in love with the females even though in this instance it’s a coach and athlete relationship so if that is not something you’re a fan of don’t read this. This one only scratches the surface on what it means to be a professional couples Ice skater which I personally didn’t mind just an FYI. But the sexual tension and the scenes involved are definitely what I was looking for. 18+ though.

Young Adult Book

The Ice in Our Hearts

This is one that actually takes place during the winter Olympics Its a young adult novel about two teenagers (sixteen and seventeen respectfully) who are world renowned Winter Olympic athletes. One is a skater and the other is a snowboarder. You’d think it’s just fluff. No actually with the athletic aspects of things plus Type 1 diabetes as well as hyperhidrosis representation there was a lot of jargon as well as explanation involved without feeling dumbed down or too excessive.
I really enjoyed this story and how magical it was especially with the family and friendship side of things. I also could feel the emotions that the characters presented in their respective roles in the Olympics but also falling in love with someone who truly understands you. If this interests you, check this book out!

Thank you so much for reading!!!

Did you find some hidden gems with this post??

What Other Sports should I do?

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Weekly Check-in 02/18/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I was trying to just catch up with some media consumption because I was feeling slumpy.

Because of this, I watched two Anime and two TV shows. I also read one volume of manga and one novella. Onto the Media!

Anime

Romantic Killer

These episodes were very chaotic, funny, but also cringey at the same time. The cringe wasn’t exactly the lines but some of the animation style choices were not exactly something I liked but I understand why that choice was made etc. Because of that I can’t binge this series. I do think if you enjoyed the manga, you may enjoy the anime but again I don’t think it’s a bingeworthy series. Overall, just give it a try. Because of these points, I will give this anime a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Aria the Animation

This anime series has hovered around on my radar for so long that because of my media slump this week, I decided to give it a try. It definitely gives me AH My Goddess vibes with the feels and the characters and I am happy about that. However, because of the age of it plus how the anime is structured, there were a few moments that were also cringey enough that I cannot binge watch this either. But if I need something calm, serene, and with no high stakes, this is definitely something I am keeping on my list to watch. Because of these points, I have to give it a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

ER

When it comes to ER, it doesn’t just show residents learning the ropes of the emergency room, it also shows experienced doctors dealing with a variety of cases everyday and needing to refer to different departments etc. However, in these latest episodes there were a lot more humor moments and emotionally draining ones as well. These moments are the reason I continue watching and for learning more about the medical field. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

The Practice

I think now after watching this show, I can understand why people love binge watching crime shows such as criminal minds. There was a ton of angst, frustration, love, and also crazy character dynamics all at once. It was definitely addictive and intriguing however, I think I will need to take a break after this week because I did start feeling overwhelmed towards the end. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

Blue Box

Ok the hype is real with me to an extent with this series starter. It’s definitely the teen version of the manga series Practice Makes Perfect with the athletic comraderies between the characters plus the different sports that are not typically discussed such as badminton and rhythmic gymnastics. I think my only issue with this particular volume, was that the male main character in this one, I wanted to shake him into oblivion with the miscommunication and angst. I am excited to continue on, but let’s just say I hope he gets better. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novella

Thin Ice

Like every Cassie Mint Novella I have read, I love the males falling in love with the females even though in this instance its a coach and athlete relationship so if that is not something you’re a fan of don’t read this. I also for the purposes of reviewing a sports romance, this one only scratches the surface on what it means to be a professional Ice skater which I personally didn’t mind just an FYI. But the sexual tension and the scenes involved are definitely what I was looking for, and I was glad I read this during the winter season. My only issue with this particular one though was that things that could’ve been flushed out were not, and to me personally, the epilogue could have been loads better. Because of these points, I have to give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

Honestly, I don’t know anymore. Hahaha! I am sorry I think currently I am going through an intense media slump for no reason, so I am just picking things up and hoping for the best. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!

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My Journey with Crafts/Arts

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Hey guys how’s it going? Today’s post is something that I have reminisced about for a while but it’s about my journey with crafts/arts. Early in life, I have always appreciated the arts. Because of that, I wanted to try some art and crafts myself. This post represents my journey with that up until present day.

Inspiration

Blue Period Anime

Watching the Blue Period Anime recently with its collaborative efforts with art and how anyone can make it at any time and how different aspects of art can help people express themselves. Because of this, reminiscing on this part of my life has made me happy. Check out both the anime and manga if you are interested.

Let’s get started!!!

Painting

The first known memory that I remember when it comes to the arts is painting with my grandma and trying to paint the walls in the house. I think that was the first time I discovered how color was made and how to express myself…. The only problem that ended up happening was that I never really had a set idea on what I wanted to create when I painted.

Soap-Making

When I was around 8 years old (3rd grade) was when I started doing more crafting things with my mom. She decided to start soap-making and I wanted to try it too. I loved creating the different shapes through the molds and also smelling the scents to make sure which ones would fit best with which color or shape. The only issue that happened with this was that it would eat up our entire weekends at a time and it would make our house very warm due to the boiling water etc.

Art Club

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In 5th grade (about 9-10years old), I joined the art club at my school. With that, I was able to create a variety of art pieces such as ceramics, pastels, paintings, and photography. With that, I was also able to collaborate with people who had more experience than me and I learned a ton about different art mediums. I even one time created a piece that was in the local dog show. I truly enjoyed my time in the art club, and I actually thought I would continue on creating….

Drawing

Along with Art-Club at school, outside of school in 5th and 6th grade I tried actually learning to draw. This wasn’t really the best experience because at the time, I wanted to learn to draw with color and paint eventually again like when I was little. This particular teacher also had the teaching style of simple of line drawing, shading, and then move up from there through varying drawing books. Doing that, truly turned me away from drawing and creating art in that manner. I also decided that it would never be my career like I thought it would be in the 1st grade.

Sewing

After the drawing fiasco, in middle school (7th and 8th grade) my mom still wanted me to try to do something else to express myself but also, I loved looking at the fashion magazines with the unique items people wore and then looked at my size and….. anyway, my mom decided to sign me up for a sewing class for two summers…. It wasn’t a bad experience although it felt like for me, I only learned the fundamentals and even then, it felt like the teacher was just creating the pieces for me rather than me learning the skills needed to create clothes and pillowcases. However, I think I would be able to make a pillowcase or two today just have not had the time or space.

Photography/Graphic Design

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Photography is probably the most consistent Art/Craft that I have learned about and enjoyed for the longest. I have taken pictures during my family trips and just for fun to chronicle things I like seeing, however, in high school (14 years old) I actually learned more about how graphic design works/photo editing but also the history of photography as well. Even created something that ended up winning an award. Honestly, If I could say the craft/art medium that represents something that I do the most and the one I am the proudest of doing now, it would be photography.

Jewelry-Making

This is also a craft that I found out about in high school and bled into college and adult life. Jewelry making can be difficult to do, but I think if you have the right beads and skills that can be replicated over and over again, it’s amazing to create something beautiful with it. My mom showed me how at first, then I learned from a professional at a local small business who had classes that I could take over and over again with actual teaching.

College

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In college, you know you start expanding your horizons and meet new people?? Well I definitely did that when it came to art. My freshman and sophomore year of college, I actually met someone who was becoming an artist/art teacher and they gave me a ton of different perspectives and tried to teach me as much as she could about the art styles I rejected and embraced the ones I had tried. I will be honest, I think if not with her inspiration and willingness to show me contemporary artwork, I would probably not enjoy art as much as I do now.

Knotted Blankets

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This is the latest craft I have learned how to do. I actually thought because of how my cutting skills are, I wouldn’t be able to do this. However, one of my friends’ moms was a fantastic teacher and I have one completed and one in progress. It’s definitely something that can be taught at any age, and I am glad I picked it up now.

Reflection

Overall, at the end of the day I still enjoy having art/crafting in my life, even though it’s not as much as it used to be. I know I am never going to be a professional artist, but having it be a part of my life can make things relaxing.

What about you guys?

How do you feel about Art/Crafting???

Let’s talk about it!!!

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Weekly Check-in 02/11/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in Time where I consumed quality over quantity.

Because of this I watched an Anime and a TV Show. I also read a volume of manga and two picture books. Onto the Media!!

Anime

Skate-Leading Stars

This anime series gave me Yuri on Ice vibes mixed with Haikyuu in the best way. I enjoyed most of the characters, the plot, and the skating. I also appreciated the journey and humor as well. I think my only issue was that I wanted more flushed out moments other than the rivalry and more competition/matches. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

TV Show

The Practice

This show was definitely very addictive this past week with the morally grey cases along with the characters having to question themselves together or individually. The relationships that the other characters have with each other is also interesting and not just shipping either. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Ghost Reaper Girl

This is a manga my best friend picked up first and since it was ghosts, I HAD to check it out.

I truly enjoyed this first volume; however, I can definitely see why it doesn’t have the hype it deserves plus it was cancelled at 6 volumes. It is very campy with its humor and some of the lines that the characters say can give me the side eye for sure. The artstyle is gorgeous in its own right and its worldbuilding is lush and interesting. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Picture Books

Otto’s Epic Adventure at the Dinosaur Museum

Thank you to Netgalley and Book Buzz for the opportunity to read and review this book.

This is a story I recently read to my students this week and it is definitely perfect for them. The illustrations are beautiful and clear for what is going on in the story and the story is definitely open for comprehension questions as well. My only nitpick was that I wanted just a little bit more plot wise. Overall, it is one I would recommend educators using. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Tiny T-Rex and the Perfect Valentine

This was another story I read to my students and honestly! It was so adorable!!! The illustrations in this one is perfect if you want to teach actions and items that are used to make a valentine. This also shows the lesson that you don’t need to make something perfect for someone to appreciate you. Overall, I am excited to try more from this duo and if you need a great little valentines day story for the kids, I recommend this. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead I am not quite sure what I will be doing, however, I do want to create more of a balance with my media consumption (yes I say this all the time) but truly I do want to balance things out. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!!

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Weekly Check-In 01/28/2023-02/04/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time! I spent time this week focusing on media I needed to review but also just picked and chose through what was pending.

I watched two movies, two anime, and one tv show. I also read two volumes of manga and one novel. I even listened to one podcast. Onto the media~!

Movie

Battle of Jangsari

This was truly a profound story. As far as the movie watching experience, if you are not comfortable with mostly foreign language in your films, I would not recommend it, but if you do not mind, and you are curious about the South Korean perspective on the Korean War, I would highly recommend this film. It is profoundly sad, and you will have emotions all throughout, but there are some funny moments too like American War films. The only aspect I honestly wasn’t a fan of was the choppiness of the American aspects of the event. Because of these points, I have to give this film a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Movie

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond

I wasn’t disappointed by this but at the same time the plot was very predictable even for someone who hadn’t watched the series beforehand (I had one of my dear friends go with me and he predicted everything even though he had never watched this series before). Its the usual items that are involved in the series but at the same time, it seemed like there wasn’t a lot of character development except for the guest characters and the bad guys. But in order to know certain characteristics of the series, you need to watch both seasons of the anime. Overall, though if you are interested in the movie, try it, but I would take it or leave it. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

Aggretsuko

I finished up the latest season of this these past two weeks, and I will be completely honest, I was very disappointed by the characters. There was a lot of miscommunications and there were times things were very choppy feeling especially the plot. I am hoping the next season is better and funnier. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.

Blue Period

I inhaled this series!!!!! Definitely better than I expected for sure. how they handled the (I might be mistaken so don’t crucify me) trans character was awesome (although there are some verbal and physical abuse points so be aware). I loved learning about the different kinds of art that people create and what it takes to become a painter/professional artist. I also appreciated seeing more unique characters with a variety of ambition and mental health discussion. I was also able to look back on my journey with art inhaling this show and if that is something you are interested in plus art, I highly recommend this. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

The Practice

These episodes had a ton of relationship dynamic conflicts, a ton of racial and appearance bias, and tremendous lawyering. It can be very intense and annoying at the same time, but I am still enjoying learning about what it is like to have a law firm. Because of these points, I have to give this show a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms

Thank you so much to Kodansha Comics and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this manga

This has a ton of unnecessary fanservice involved and I think the concept is okay however, there were way too many miscommunication moments and the guy just needs to tell her his reasoning for not talking to her properly!!! I was getting a little frustrated with the leading girl so much. I am though curious how things will continue on. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣.

Futari Escape

This is a manga that I have heard mixed reviews about, however, if you need a quick lunch break read, I will highly recommend this. Its an episodic slice of life about people spending the day with each other avoiding their obligations and escaping. The art is gorgeous and the characters are funny, however, there isn’t much happening in a sense of plot. I had more questions than answers and wanted more character development. Because of these points, I would have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novel

The Wild

Thank you so much for the author and Valentine_PR for the opportunity to read and review this book

I truly enjoyed this book, but I can definitely understand why people do not. The banter is definitely giving me the vibes of Desperately Seeking Roommate from this author but also it was deeper than I expected. I loved the music aspect (although I wished there was more with the music production aspect when it comes to the female leading lady) I also enjoyed the character dynamics between the friends and the couple as well. One thing that I have a feeling not a lot of people are going to like is a lot of the crude language that a lot of the characters do. However, I think if it’s possible to skip over it, some of the beautiful quotes that are in here make it worth it. I also think and maybe it’s because I haven’t read a lot of longer books lately, there were some scenes that could have been cut. I did appreciate most of them though. Overall, I am curious to see how this series will continue and I am really glad I read another book by this author. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Podcast

Dad Needs to Talk

These past two weeks, I have gotten into a slump with what to listen to while I am driving. Because of this, I listened to a ton of Vol 1 reviews from Dad Needs to Talk. I appreciate his conciseness, detailed descriptions and his personal opinion on specific series. My only issue now is that I am running out of episodes lol! Because of these points, I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

For the week ahead, I truly enjoyed what I did these past two weeks, so because of that I would like to continue my momentum to read and watch all I can. What about you guys? What did you read, watch, or listen to these past two weeks? Let’s talk about it!!

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Tips and Tricks for Video Game “Noobs” A collab with a Video Game Expert

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Hey guys how’s it going? Today I wanted to talk about video games. I am what people would consider a Noob/Newbie, so I don’t have a ton of knowledge about it. Because of that I have enlisted assistance of my dear friend 2ndtolastunicorn a Twitch Video Game Streamer and her husband to assist me and my fellow Newbies on some tips and tricks to get started.

Bios

2ndtolastunicorn: I grew up playing video games with my family. My first game I completed was the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 and then the GameCube version of Animal Crossing!

Where does a β€œNoob” start when it comes to consoles? Do we pick what’s popular? Do we pick something that is easiest for our motor skills? Etc.

2ndtolastunicorn: Honestly, I’d take a look around and see which controller works the best for your hands. I prefer the Switch Pro controllers or a PlayStation controller personally!

Now Games, I know you have some favorites that you enjoy, but in your opinion what kinds of games would you suggest being the first place to start (I am sure this will probably depend on the console) however, maybe the opposite would happen.

2ndtolastunicorn: If you’re wanting cozy gaming I’d start with something like Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing, easy to understand and very fun to create. If you want something like a simple RPG (role playing game) I’d suggest a Mario, Zelda or Kingdom Hearts. Shining Force or Chrono Trigger for a more tactical RPG.

Okay we have the game we have the console now; Now are we ready to play. How does a Noob make as much time as you to play video games (without going extreme)?

2ndtolastunicorn: I play whenever I have a spare moment. One nice thing about the Switches is that they are the easiest to carry around and don’t need to be attached to a TV to play πŸ₯°

I know also, being someone who is obsessed with video games, it can also be expensive. Any tips on how to be a video game lover on a budget??

2ndtolastunicorn: Watch for sales! Around Black Friday there tends to be some good ones. If you want the biggest bang for your buck check out the memberships for the consoles! Switch Online is awesome and PlayStation Plus has great pros to it too!

Any Additional comments for any noobs and plug your social media. Thank you so much for assisting me on this blog post, I truly appreciate ya’ll.

2ndtolastunicorn: Honestly, all gaming is to be FUN! So, if it doesn’t bring joy to YOU, then don’t do it hahaha and don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot play. And once you master any of the games, there are SO MANY communities of gamers that will help you get better and even if you want a challenge there are challenge runs and speed runs. But that’s another blog post for another day! 🀣🀣

Thank you SO much 2ndtolastunicorn for this opportunity to learn!!! Please check out Her and Her Husband’s Twitch Channels if you haven’t already!! I hope this was helpful for you I know for a fact it helped me!

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Weekly Check-in 01/21/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I was watching more than I was reading but I was also working a ton.

Because of this, I watched three TV shows and one Anime. I also read one manga and novella. Onto the media!!!

TV Show

Will Trent

I watched this two part premiere this week and I appreciate the dyslexic representation and the character dynamics, however I think this will be one that could be trying too hard to be like a more arrogant Monk and an on again off again relationship. Overall, I appreciate that there’s a new show out there but I think its going to be a miss from me. 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣.

ER

My gosh these past few episodes were so emotional that they were hard to watch. The relationship shifts are also amazing right now. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi πŸ£πŸ£πŸ£πŸ£.

The Practice

My dad had watched quite a few episodes ahead of me while I was at work, so I watched the gaps. I appreciate the explanation of how the system works and the various cases that are presented. However, I think with these set of episodes, there was a lot of morally grey aspects that made me feel for the characters but of course others made me uncomfortable especially for the time this was airing. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime

One Piece

I have just reached the Wano arc, and I am living for it!!! I will be honest; I think I really wanted to watch One Piece last year because of the animations I saw of the Wano arc, and I was enthralled by it. Now that I have gotten to that point, I am very invested, I love the world and I am excited for more to come. My only issue though with this arc so far (other than FUNimation being weird with the dub) was that some of the fights have been too long. Because of these points, I have to give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Starters

Having an Idol-Loving Boyfriend is the Best

Thank you to Kodansha Comics and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this manga

If I had to combine two different manga that I would personally use to describe this would be My Girlfriend is a Geek (except the leading lady is much nicer) and Wotakoi because of fan references and the slow burn romance. I truly enjoyed this because of the fan culture, the great character dynamics and the adventures that the characters go on. I also appreciated the unique artstyle as well. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Novella

Snowed in with the Billionaire

Thank you to Netgalley and Relay Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this novella.

As someone who has recently had some difficulty reading, this was definitely something that I needed to read. If you are looking for a Christmas novella romance with two protagonists having vastly different family life and a small fame trope with some witty banter this is for you. Content warning for verbal abuse and virginal sex. My only issue with this one is that I was not a fan of how the perspectives shifted with the characters as far as writing. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

I will be honest, the week ahead I would like to read more and review some things I have procrastinated on. I would also like to watch maybe some new series or movies, but we shall see. What about you guys? What did you guys read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!!

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Weekly Check-in 01/07/2023-01/14/2023

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-In Time where I was productive yet all over the place.

Because of this, I watched a TV show, a movie, and two anime. I listened to a podcast and read three books and one volume of manga. Onto the media!

TV Show

ER

My gosh these past few episodes were so emotional that they were hard to watch. I do though still continue to watch it. I am also curious to see what happens next. Plus, there are a ton of guest stars that I know from other shows. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Movie

Rescued by Ruby

This was one of those movies that if you want to learn about someone plus an adorable puppy become a K9 US state trooper, you definitely need to watch this movie. I also enjoyed    how encouraging everyone in the movie was to an extent. There was also a nod to the flash which was hilarious. However, some of the plot was a little choppy and it felt like the script kept regurgitating itself with the same lines over and over. Because of these points, I have to give this movie a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi   🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novel

A Chef’s Kiss

This was a book that I discovered from a booktuber and I am so glad I did as my first novel for 2023. It was a fantastic discussion about a second chance romance because of career opportunities. I also enjoyed the main characters’ romantic moments. The atmosphere and the food was also very clear. My only issue with this book was that I felt like there were too many characters all over the place that I couldn’t remember and some petty moments but overall, I enjoyed my time with this book and would recommend this to people who love foodie romances like me. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Chitose is in a Ramen Bottle

This manga is very pretentious especially when it comes to how cliques work and how the popular hierarchy work. It sometimes has way too many exposition points and I hated most of the characters unfortunately. If you are a teen who wants to know more about how high school socializing works, I would recommend it, but otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. Because of these points, I have to give it a 3 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣

Anime

Aggretsuko

OOOOf the angst along with humor in this show. I truly appreciate the realistic approaches to office settings and relationships. However, I also think once you binge the episodes, you’re not sure what you just watched so overall I enjoy it, but it can be forgettable. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣

One Piece

There was a ton of recaps in this group of episodes, but I am glad we got some extra crumbs for the future. However, this english dub release schedule is wayyyyy too slow for me. I want more now please and thank you. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Picture Book

Don’t Be Silly Mrs. Millie

This is a picture book that I have read to my students because of the silliness of it but also because it shows a ton of speech errors and as a speech therapist, it helps students to know that they are not alone with that but also to see all of the absurd things that people think that they hear but it’s not what the speaker meant if that makes any sense at all. Anyway, I am definitely glad that I have this series on my radar, and I am excited to read more books from them 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Dinosaur who Discovered Hamburgers

This is an adorable picture book about how a hamburger is made but also a way to help with food vocabulary and procedures to go on an adventure and cook.  I also love the artstyle that the book has especially when it comes to the food and nature. I think my only issue with it is that it can seem a little too long for the students. Other than that, I highly recommend it. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Podcast

Dad Needs to Talk

This podcast still continues to be my favorite because of the host’s attention to detail and the realism of his personality. These past two weeks, I listened to a ton of podcasts but his are what I come back to especially when it comes to first impression reviews of manga volume ones. He even convinced me to read some that I needed a push to put on my list. Because of these points, I have to give this podcast a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

The week ahead, I think I like my pace of media consumption this year, however, I think I want to read some more. What about you guys? What did you read, watch or even listen to the start of the new year? Let’s talk about it!!

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Reflections of 2022 and 2023 Goals

Hey guys how’s it going? Today I want to reflect on my 2022 goals and write my 2023 goals. Now, I will tell you this, I am not quite sure what next year will bring for me anymore as of a few months ago so, because of that, I don’t know how I will be able to accomplish these goals. I do though still want to try especially since this past year has gone so well.

Recap!!

2022 Goals Personally

  • Budget!!!❌
  • Take Appropriate Breaks and Socialize Outside the Internet!! βœ”οΈ
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Go on an Adventure βœ”οΈ
  • Balance My Food Intake and Exercising More ❌
  • Last but Certainly Not Least, Don’t Be Afraid to Be Myself βœ”οΈ

2022 Goals Professionally

  • Be Bolder and Adventurous When it Comes to My Photography βŒβœ”οΈ
  • Consume Whatever Media I Want No Matter What It is. βœ”οΈ
  • Keep Learning and Don’t be Afraid to Try Something New When It Comes to My Careerβœ”οΈ
  • Plan Better When It Comes to My Overall Schedule ❌
  • Last but Most Certainly Not Least, do not Lose Sight of Myself in my Career or Hobby βœ”

As you can see by the emojis, overall, I do not think I did too badly on accomplishing these goals this past year. However, the main ones that involved money I still did not accomplish well, or I didn’t put the effort into my health as I should have. I also did not do very well with planning considering a new schedule change halfway through the year. Also, I think with my photography I did go a little bit bolder and adventurous this year, but it was not enough for me to think that I accomplished that.

Here are the Goals that I want to accomplish in 2023 and three of them are going to be ones that I have repeated because I still haven’t accomplished them. Those are:

Budgets, Planning, and Nutrition/Exercise Equalization

I am going to take a different approach to these and have a better idea when it comes to accomplish these, and I am going to need some assistance. Because of this, any assistance is welcome and helpful.

New Goals

Professional

1. Keep Asking for Help from other Professionals

Over the years, asking for help is something that I have difficulty doing especially when it comes to my professional life. Next year though, I would like to ask more questions for more professional growth and personal as well.

2.Keep My Car and Office Areas Clean and Tidy

Yes, I need this as a goal because of all of the travelling I do for work plus the different places I work at need to be tidy. I need to be able to find all the supplies for work and the last few months I slacked on my organization big time so next year I hope I can make things better.

3.Be Picky about Opportunities that are Presented to me (Don’t do everything for Hobby/Job)

Ever since I started my book Instagram, I took absolutely any opportunity I could for free books or merch, and this blog also gave me the opportunity to attend comic conventions with minimal cost this year. However, I spent a lot of money outside of those things that were opportunities that I loved but at the same time, I need to be picky. I do not need to attend all of the comic conventions, I don’t need to buy or request all of the media to consume, and I don’t need to be that person who has to be everywhere in order to have a huge following (I have to be picky, so I am not overwhelmed or broke).

4.Be More Adventurous with my Ideas Professionally

Now this is something I did a ton this past year, but at the same time I feel like I didn’t take many risks when it comes to my photography, blog and therapy techniques because I think I attempted but I didn’t do enough. I hope that everyone enjoys the risks I take, but if they don’t that’s ok.

5.Dress More Appropriately Everywhere

This is one my mother recommended I put on here because I will be honest, I am still adjusting to professional attire but also comfort attire as well. I need to be more appropriate when it comes to colors and my age. Hopefully I can accomplish this.

Personal

1.Give Myself Time to Rest

Honestly, I need to do more resting when it comes to working multiple hours and days on my hobbies and my professional time outside of work hours. I need to make time to rest sometimes, and because of that there may be times I don’t post or don’t necessarily work on things that I cannot control. I think I need this in order to become a better person.

2. Give Myself Something Fun to do Once a Week/Once a Month

This is also something I would like to do with more balanced lifestyle. I want to be able to do something fun with my friends or go on an adventure but not do it excessively. Go to a movie, dinner with a friend etc. I need that work-life balance and even do things by myself if I have to.

3. Consume Media that I have, DO NOT BUY MORE

This is probably the goal I need to accomplish the most. I don’t need to consume every bit of media out there; I don’t need to buy every sale book out there. Instead of buying them to consume, add them to my wish list. Don’t buy another streaming service, consume the media I already have access to etc. This will probably be the goal that will make the biggest difference between my budgeting for sure.

What About You Guys? How Were Your 2022 Goals? Are You Making Your Own 2023 Goals? Let’s Talk About It!

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Weekly Check-In 12/24/2022-12/31/2022

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I was sick but also celebrating the holidays.

Because of this, I watched three TV shows and one Anime show along with two Anime Movies. I read a Novella and a Picture book along with listened to a podcast these past two weeks. Onto the Media!!!

TV Show Rewatch

Ghosts

Lately I’ve needed to watch something mindless, funny but also with some profound moments at the same time and because of that, I decided to rewatch this show. I will be honest some of these episodes were a little too silly and some of the jokes didn’t land as much as last time but overall, I am glad I am watching this again and will continue on when it comes back again. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

ER

This show is continuing to intrigue me in the sense of office politics along with the new characters that are being presented. I also am enjoying the psych aspects this set of episodes. I think my only issue is that there were too many social justice aspects with one particular storyline but otherwise I am still enjoying it. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Practice

I think my favorite aspect of this show is that it explains certain procedures depending on which case that is being tried. My only issue with these episodes is that some of the people are very whiny and superficial. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Movies

One Piece: Strong World and Z

I lumped these movies together because honestly I am still waiting for the new dub and I wanted to be in this world again. I have to say I liked Z better than Strong World because of the plot and character development but both were great πŸ‘. As far as where these movies fit into the timeline Strong World fits into the story by pre Fishman Island arc and Z is pre Dressrosa post Punk Hazard arc if that makes any sense at all. But overall if you are wanting more One Piece like I did I recommend these movies. 4 out of 5 stars for Strong World and 4.5 out of 5 stars for Z and both are 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Anime Show

Taisho Otome Fairy Tale

This is an anime I had seen on Tiktok but also one of my dear friends recommended me to watch it and I am so glad I did.  This takes place during the Taisho Era of Japan which was interesting because of the fashion but also because of the cultural aspects. I loved the wholesomeness of the romance, the way that several people in the show found their purposes in life, and overall I enjoyed my time and loved it. I think though because of how much I loved it, I wanted more I wanted more plot in the best way. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣

Picture Book

The Gingerbread Twins

This is a picture book I read with my students and if you are looking for an updated version of the Gingerbread Man story (which I remember my grandmother reading to us so much as a kid), this story definitely is one to be fitting the bill. It discusses a fox trying to create the perfect recipe for the gingerbread mainly and shenanigans ensue. I think my only issue was that there wasn’t much closure for the gingerbread, and I wasn’t a fan of that. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

Novella

Mingle All the Way

This is an office fake dating holiday romance with an online dating component that I was truly surprised and appreciated all at the same time. Its one of those stories that I could definitely see hallmark eating up. Now I had two issues. One, there were a few plot holes that could have been cleared up by a couple of sentences. Two, its one that I think I know I read but its not one that I’ll shout through the rooftops for everyone to read. Because of these points, I have to give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣. If you need something for the holiday season and haven’t read it yet do so.

Podcast

Dad Needs to Talk

There is a definite reason that this podcast is my number one. I love learning about all the different media that is out there and the different guests he brings on. I really wish there were more episodes to listen to but he is only human. Because of these points, I have to give it a 5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week/Year Ahead

In the year ahead, I am going to focus on my back log of media and few new releases so we will see what happens. What about you guys? What did you read,watch or listen this holiday season? let’s talk about it!!

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Weekly Check-in 12/10/2022-12/17/2022

Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time!! Where I was productive but also feeling sickly. 🀒

Because of this, I watched a movie and two tv shows. I also read a novel, a volume of manga, a picture book, and a comic. Onto the media!

Anime Movie

Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

I will give a caveat with this movie that its essentially the third/last part of this series so please watch the anime episodes first! After the last season, I was worried that the anime was going to deviate from the source material. However, they did not, and it was so good!! There was a ton of character development, romance, and hilarious lines for the win. I think the only issue for me, and it was minor was that it was moving a little slow towards the end. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.

TV Show

ER

My gosh these past few episodes were so emotional that they were hard to watch. I do though still continue to watch it. I am also curious to see what happens next. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

The Practice

Oh another Lawyer show??? Don’t mind if I do. I think my dad is truly just reliving some of the shows he liked when I was young, I remember the opening music and maybe some of the main actors but thats it. I like in this particular show though, the explanation on procedure depending on the case and the watcher actually get the opportunity to see the sequential steps in some aspects. The only issue I had was that, it just felt like to me that I was just dropped into the story in the middle of something with no background anything. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣

Novel

The Holiday Switch

Thank you so much to my instagram followers for voting on this holiday read

This is a book that I loved because of the atmosphere, the romance, but also the internal conflict of trying to navigate their career path. Its bookish in the sense of the leading lady is a book blogger and their goal is to read and review holiday reads. I loved how detailed the reviews are although sometimes I just wanted things to move forward. I also wanted more from the friendship aspect of the characters and wanted more depth in the background at times. Overall though, I am excited to read more from this author and I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a holiday read. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Manga

Series Continuations

Cheeky Brat

My Instagram followers picked this manga out for me to read and I am glad they helped me continue this series

I am still continuing to enjoy this series. Upon reading it, it is reminding me of Maidsama but with Kurokos Basketball angst. I think my only issue with this volume in particular is that I had difficulty with reading some of the bubbles thinking its one person but its another. I am excited to continue on but I honestly am not sure where its going except to finish the basketball season. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.

Comic

Teen Titans:Raven

Thank you so much to my followers for picking this title for me to read

I honestly really loved how this plot was built. I also appreciated the diversity of magic that was presented as well. I think my only issue with it is that I felt the ending was very lackluster plus one of the characters looked too similar to Beast Boy. Because of these points, I have to give this a solid 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi🍣🍣🍣🍣 and I am excited to continue on.

Picture Book

Holly Holiday and the Christmas Forest

Thank you to Netgalley and the Green Books Group for the opportunity to read and review this book

I read this several times with my speech students for the Christmas season and for me personally, I believe it was perfect for them. The plot was simple, the artstyle is beautiful to see and understand what is happening, and there was only one vocabulary word that I taught the students and that was it. There’s also an added cookie recipe and a sequence page to show how to plant a tree that was perfect for my students who need to create step by step directions. Overall, if you’re looking for a different picture book for the holidays, I would highly recommend this one 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.

The Week Ahead

For the week ahead, the holidays will be in full swing, so I don’t know how I will be consuming in the future. However, I do have a buddy read this week with some of my dear friends and I also have some other ideas as well. How about you guys? What did you read or watch these past two weeks? Let’s talk about it!

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