Must-read Monthly Monday (May 2019 ed.)

That's a lot of Ms in the title... If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 22nd of April 2019 to the 20th of May 2019. Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Coming up next... Other People's Reads It wouldn't be a round-up post without them. However, since I scour... Continue Reading →

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[OWLS May 2019 “Happiness” Tour] Pushing the Boundaries of the Mystery Genre (and My Life) Through Fanfiction

Happy, happy! Hello again friendos. If you’re new around here, this is the Spellbook and this is Aria, the blogger who maintains it. This OWLS prompt for May is kinda meta: “Happiness is subjective. We all have different definitions of what happiness means to us and we also feel happiness in varying degrees. This month... Continue Reading →

Houston, We Have a Consumption Problem…

At the heart of anime lies a dark truth... Being liberated from the stresses of my previous IT failures let me pursue some different things in international studies - things that, surprisingly, had a lot of crossover with sociology and anthropology. Sidebar: You might be surprised to learn this, but I was seriously considering pursuing... Continue Reading →

Making Old New Again

Hmm...how "retro" should one go to call an anime or manga "retro"? This Angry Anime Bitches post on High School Girls has this statement near the beginning (slightly edited for clarity and blog standards): Girls’ High was a show that aired in Spring 2006 and is currently about 12 years old, making it a retro anime.... Continue Reading →

Why I Read Manga

This is a response to Avalinah's post, although adjusted to fit this here Spellbook. I remember digging through hundreds upon hundreds of library records one day, just to discover what my first manga was. It confused me and amused me to find out I'd only been reading manga circa 2009, starting with Case Closed volume 4.... Continue Reading →

Must-read Monthly Monday (Apr. 2019 ed.)

My spring lineup's not finalised yet, but...man, the situation's pretty hectic away from the keyboard! If it's not specified, the time period covered in this post is from the 25th of March 2019 to the 22nd of April 2019. Navigation: Other People's Reads | Spellbook Offerings|Coming up next... Other People's Reads It wouldn't be a round-up... Continue Reading →

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