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text 2016-06-14 12:43
Guest Review ~ Time Turner Tuesday
Strangers - Taichi Yamada

Harada is a 40-something, recently divorced script writer living in Tokyo in the mid 1980’s. He now resides in a small apartment, which he had previously used as a day time office space. Finding himself alone and cut off from his college age son and ex-wife, he begins a downward spiral into depression. Looking to make a change in bland day-to-day, he boards a train back to the area of the city he grew up in. Upon arrival to his old home he finds his parents, seemingly alive and well, even though they were killed 32 years ago. Unable to resist he finds himself returning day after day. Will Harada be able to save himself from becoming another haunted soul? Or will he give into these ghosts of the past trying to claim him?


I must start by saying I have always been a strictly romance or young adult reader, so this book was way out of my genre norm. Not one to back down from a challenge, I agreed to give it a try and I am so glad I did! Originally written in Japanese in the mid 1980’s this book was later translated into English and sold stateside. I found the translation left a little to be desired in the way of dialogue at times. Use of phrases like “Okey-dokey” and “Whatdja” seemed a little out of place and simplistic to me. However, this was an easy book to fall right into. Harada’s narrative was shockingly believable and really brought the story to life. Mr. Yamada did a wonderful job of examining not only the relationship between parents and children, but our search to understand ourselves. Though more chilling than horror-esque, this book kept my attention with each page turn and left me feeling on edge by book’s end. It is a great first book for those looking to dip their toes into the Japanese suspense/horror genre!



Amelia is a coffee, book and crafting obsessed, 20-something girl, living in upstate NY. Her perfect day is spent getting lost in another world and she often has trouble distinguishing reality from the books she reads. Until recently, she has been of the chronic "read and rate" type. Being that she takes reviews into careful consideration before selecting a new read, she thought it was high time that she  dip her toes into the reviewing to world. 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/time-turner-tuesday.html
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text 2016-03-22 13:29
Time Turner Tuesday

Time Turner Tuesday

I read 8 books collecting the majority of the Calvin and Hobbes comics.

Ah, how I love this comic strip. It's my all-time favorite and I waited too many years to reread them. Of course, they were packed away in boxes and I only unearthed them recently, but still.


Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/03/time-turner-tuesday.html
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review 2016-03-08 20:34
Time Turner Tuesday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus, Vol. 1 - Eric Powell,Joss Whedon

*Book source ~ Home library


This graphic novel starts before Buffy goes to Sunnydale and contains her life in L.A. after Merrick, her Watcher, tells her that’s she’s the new Slayer. There are some Sunnydale scenes interspersed here and there and it flips back and forth between the stories and, after Origin, Giles being tested to see if he’s worthy of being the Slayer’s new Watcher.


All’s Fair ~ A Spike and Dru story set at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Man, I love these two crazy vamps.


The Origin ~ The story of how Buffy became the Chosen One.


Viva Las Buffy ~ Buffy and her friend Pike follow a lead about a vampire casino all the way to Vegas. Seeing Buffy in that coat check girl outfit, it’s hard to remember she’s still only 15. Woah.


Dawn & Hoopy the Bear ~ Not bad, but it’s about Dawn who shouldn’t even be included in the past stories because she doesn’t show up until Season 5. So…blerg.


Slayer, Interrupted ~ Ah, nice to get the skinny on when Buffy spent time in a mental institution since she mentions it in Season 6.


The artwork is fantastic and the stories kept my attention. Even though the Dawn story irritated me, it was still a decent read. I am so looking forward to continuing with the omnibus books and any other Buffyverse material I can get my greedy mitts on.



Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/03/time-turner-tuesday-btvs-omnibus.html
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