This Week’s Manga Reviews: Slam Dunk and Dragon Girl

Slam Dunk volume 1, Basketball MangaThis week I got up my first post on BookNom.net, a review of the Shonen Jump manga Slam Dunk. I had gotten Slam Dunk from the library, on a suggestion from Deb Aoki. It’s a fun high school sports manga, and I’m excited to get the next one from the library, whenever I have the time.

I also reviewed both omnibus editions of Dragon Girl from Yen Press. This series, a shojo, as fun, though pretty predictable and cheesy. I loved a lot of the characters, but Hasekura was the man.Dragon Girl Manga, Omnibus 2

I have a few manga sitting around that I don’t have a lot to say about, like K-ON! Vol. 2 and a volume of Ugly Duckling’s Love Revolutionfrom Yen Press, so this week I’ll likely have a group of short reviews. Hopefully I’ll have something written for another website I’m starting for, Real Otaku Gamer, as well.

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Another Place for My Reviews – BookNom

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Last week I signed on to write for a new website, BookNom.net. The website, run by Matt Blind, is a review site for books – any books! – that the reviewers love. Yup, no bad reviews here, only glowing recommendations.

Earlier this week Matt put up a Q & A he had with me to introduce me as a writer, and I posted my first review for the site, Slam Dunk volume 1. Yes, this is a manga, like I tend to review, oh, everywhere else. But it’s the book I had most recently read that I really liked. I’ll be posting up recommendations for novels and children’s books later, as I read and love them.

I want to add that BookNom is still looking for contributors, since it’s a new site without too many writers. I’ve only written one review, but I can say that it was fun, and Matt is an easy person to work with. If you’re interested, give it a look.