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Book Haul!

Really excited in getting back to this and also super hyped for this haul!

Food Wars is one of my favourite series at the moment! It’s so good! I have to admit that when I first tried to watch the show I was put off by the fan service but when you get past that it’s so good. It’s funny that I went from not liking it to watching the show a number of times and owning the manga. It’s such a fun show and the food looks amazing! I do highly recommend watching the anime as well as reading the manga. The show really does a great job with the cooking aspect, my only issue is that the 2nd season is way too short! It rushed through the plot too quickly.

Season 3 was also just announced and is coming out this fall! I’m so happy that we get new episodes and a future volume is coming out with a short episode on dvd.

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I saw this next title when I was on instagram one day and I fell in love! I had to get it. Not only is the art beautiful but it’s also influenced by Ireland and our myths. I can’t wait to give it a read. I may write a review over on Goodreads when I’m done!

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A friend of mine got the book on the left and after hearing her say it was good I needed to get myself a copy. I like to get books with Lolita’s in them or some sort of Japanese fashion. I’m a huge fan of Kamikaze Girls and knowing the author was a part of this project made me want it even more. There is a mix of essays and comics written by Lolita’s. There’s even a description of the style of the start which is quite cute. I’ve taken a couple of photos on instagram that show two of the pages describing Gothic and Old School Lolita. Both cute styles and the drawings are great. They actually both reminded me of a couple of girls in my community. If you are interested in Lolita or just Japanese fashion in general this to me is a must buy! I grew up in my teens loving Lolita and buying and reading whatever I could get my hands on. This is one of the better books that I have.

Giant Days is such a great and fun comic! I’m head over heals in love with it! Along with Food Wars this is a series that I try to buy almost as soon as it comes out. It’s such a relatable series as I’m currently in University! It stars three women going through University in England and their friendship is so cute! If you are wanting to get into comics this is one I would recommend. Along with Lumberjanes and Paper Girls, it’s so great seeing comics with female leads.

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Have you read any or want to read any of the above? Let me know below!

Also I’m currently taking part in a manga reading challenge over on goodreads! I’m hoping to read at least 50 volumes this year, I’m on about 20 right now! If you want to take part it’s under the Manga and Anime Lovers group challenge list!

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Catch Up!

So I’ve neglected this blog a bit too long and I really want to get back into it! Since we last spoke I’ve finished 3rd year and somehow managed to actually pass everything! I was so stressed out about it so I’m happy that I have one thing less to worry about!

I’m still looking for somewhere to rent in Limerick. One more year of Uni to go! The rent in Limerick has gone insane! The landlords are overpricing houses that are in terrible shape, with no basic heating and mould. It’s crazy. I can’t wait to finish my last year! I had to travel from Clonmel the past semester (mostly due to spending the first semester in Belfast for Erasmus) and I found it way too hard to keep up. Not only was it expensive but I couldn’t make half my classes due to bus time tables! Then a few weeks left in my semester the bus service went on strike! I was very lucky that my dad drove me in the odd time so I could make important classes. Light a candle for me guys so I don’t have to go through that in my last year!

It’s Summer now so I’m currently trying to find a job, which might as well be impossible in this day and age. Fingers crossed again as I really need the money. I’m hoping to keep myself busy which hopefully includes doing more work here and in my life. I’m sorting through my room right now hoping to de-clutter and try to use up stuff I have before I buy any more. My goals for the Summer include: fully cleaning and organising my room, maybe doing that on the rest of the house too, reading more including being ahead for college work, work on my FYP, losing even some weight, planning my outfit for a future event, etc. If I can get some of those done then fantastic!

I am super excited for next year! I’m looking forward to some of my classes, especially women’s lit and African lit. I’m also really excited for an event that my community has put together in October. I’m hoping to put together a really cute coord but I’m a bit stumped on what to do!

But we’ll get to that when we get to that! I’m 100 per cent focused on reducing my stress levels at the moment!

I want to thank you for following my small blog and reading what I write! I really appreciate it! I’m looking forward to really stepping up and doing more with it so let me know what it is you like the most or if there is anything that you’d like to see here more often! Thanks! I’m also hoping to get a new blog name as this one just reminds me of my teenage self!

I have a couple of new books so look forward to a book haul today!