This section focuses on books, comics, and manga. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. I read a lot of stuff: historical fiction, science fiction, and horror to name a few of my favorite genres.

Here you will find book reviews and a character tribute I made to a manga character a few years back.

Fueled by nostalgia, a lot of what I’ve been reading is older. I am currently making my way through a couple book series I read as a kid, rereading each installment and reviewing them here. I’m having a lot of fun; I hope you will enjoy this ride through the 1990s with me.

Book Reviews

Fear Street – A journey through the teenage horror series by R. L. Stine.

Goosebumps – A side quest through the children’s horror series by R. L. Stine.

Character Tribute

RipplesRipples – My site to Reiko Tamura from Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga series Parasyte is one of my favorite sites. I like it because it was so different to make, being my first manga-related project. I learned so much about Japanese culture, society, and language while creating it. Parasyte is a fascinating series that any science fiction or horror enthusiast should read. This site introduces the series to new fans while analyzing an incredibly intriguing character. Reiko had me asking a lot of questions when I first read the series. I’m happy to have explored answers to most of those in this site. Hopefully I inspire someone to pick up this great series. It’s now an anime as well.