My brief Sailor Moon history thus far (or, A very loose book review of Sailor Moon, Vol. 1)


Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, translated by William Flanagan. Sailor Moon Renewal Editions, #1.

My copy: Kodansha Comics (Kodansha USA Publishing), September 2011. Paperback, 240 pages.

Source: Library.



Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

This new edition of Sailor Moon will feature:
-An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation!
-Japanese-style, right-to-left reading!
-New cover art never before seen in the U.S.!
-The original Japanese character names!
-Detailed translation notes!

This version of Sailor Moon will be completely true to original. Join us as Sailor Moon returns to the U.S. for the first time in years!

(Well, it not’s really a strict review…
I’m using this “review” as an excuse to share my Sailor Moon life story with y’all.)

My first encounter with Sailor Moon was when I was a little kid perusing the (now obsolete) video and record store Tower Records. I spotted a VHS that had two Sailor Moon either episodes or movies on it, and my mom, knowing Sailor Moon was a fun, girly thing, bought it for me.

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Behind the Scenes: All the sites and apps I use to manage my blogging life

Today I thought I’d talk about all the sites and apps I use when it comes to The Leaning Tower of Tomes. There are a number of them that are absolutely essential, and a few I’ve kind of abandoned even though they still have their uses. The most essential sites I use are WordPress, Google Calendar, Gmail, and Goodreads. I could actually run my blog on those sites alone, but I use a bunch of other things, too. So, without further ado, let’s start!

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Books I like better the more I think about them (or, Why I like Crimson Bound the more I think about it)

Hello readers! Welcome to the second Monday Musing discussion post!

I was recently looking through my Read shelf on Goodreads just to get a glimpse of the ratings I’ve given out so far this year. (Thank you Emily from Loony Literate — she wrote a great discussion post about if giving out too many five-star ratings brings down reviewers’ credibility.) As of writing this post I have given out 23 five-star ratings in 2015. Which is many more than I thought I’d given! (Comparatively, I’ve given out 7 one-star reviews, and I’ve altogether read 143 books.) Five of those five-star rated books actually started off as four-star rated, but which I bumped up to five-stars after thinking about them some more as time passed. (Those books happen to be The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa, Fairest by Marissa Meyer, Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Seraphina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty, and Into the Wild by Erin Hunter.) There are also a bunch of other books that I really liked that I think of more fondly as time goes on. And one of those books is Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.

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