Megan Erikson & Santino Hassell--Strong Signal

Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell: Strong Signal

This book was an absolute pleasure to read. Having read–and in some cases, reread–just about everything by Santino Hassell (remaining reviews of which I hope to find the motivation for soon) and enjoying all of it, I was dabbling in some other writers’ offerings, but fiendin’ for something new by Hassell all the while. I […]

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Santino Hassell--First and First

Xchg: Santino Hassell’s First and First

My friend, Requierobl–who I think is the person who put Santino Hassell on my radar in the first place–has been gracious enough to allow me to publish our conversation about the third book in Hassell’s Five Boroughs series. This took place over the course of a few days on Tumblr; it starts with me picking up […]

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Santino Hassell--Sunset Park

Santino Hassell: Sunset Park

This is the second book of Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series and of the three I’ve read so far, this is by far my favorite. I’ve only read it from cover to cover once, but I have gone back and read the last three chapters a few times and right now I’m skipping through the story […]

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Santino Hassell--Sutphin Boulevard

Santino Hassell: Sutphin Boulevard

This is the first book of Santino Hassell’s Five Boroughs series. I thoroughly enjoyed Hassell’s unrelated novel, Stygian, so I wanted to check out his other offerings. And thank goodness I did. Throughout their youth through college and into their careers as teachers, Michael and Nunzio have been joined at the hip. Nunzio–gay and disowned–has been […]

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Yamashita Tomoko--10 [tén] 2006-2016 Illustrations-x01-001

New Arrivals: 10 [tén] 2006-2016 Illustrations

I’ve been anticipating the arrival of this book for a while and I’m happy it’s finally here! It is so beautiful! Her art struck me from the first time I saw it. I think it’s interesting in general–she has such a way with facial expressions and body language–but I was really taken by how unconventional […]

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Takaku Shouko--I've Seen it All V03-01

New Arrivals: I’ve Seen it All V03

Finally! It’s been forever, really. One less Juné series to worry about being dropped. Now I’ll only have about 10 ongoing series on my “Ongoing” shelf, for print titles, anyway. Perhaps I’ll read the series this week so I can put it on the April monthly list–it’s looking kind of thin.

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Notes: Kadokawa + Hachette Book Group = More BL for North America?

Maybe. Maybe not. Hachette Book Group and KADOKAWA Corporation announced today that they have entered into an agreement to create a new venture, joining HBG’s Yen Press imprint, a leader in the US publication of Japanese manga and light novels, with KADOKAWA, a major Japanese publisher. KADOKAWA will hold majority ownership, with 51% of the […]

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Yoneda Kou--Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly-01

New Arrivals: Even So, I Will Love You Tenderly

It’s only been forever. Juné says that they don’t sell directly to Amazon, which, in and of itself, is not strange, but that they seem to have so little control over what happens to their books is. Both Amazon and B&N informed me that the publisher is the one that sets release dates. There’s a […]

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