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These have mostly gone back to the library, so will be a little vague. Books here are Cherie Priest’s Those Who Went Remain There Still, Melissa Marr’s Graveminder, Lisa Shearin’s Magic Lost, Trouble Found, Jim Butcher’s Small Favor, Parnell Hall’s … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lackey: Foundation

This is the first Valdemar book she’s written in a while; it’s the start of a new series (The Collegium Chronicles) set a few generations after Magic’s Price (there is a Bard who learned a song from his mentor who … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 4

This series is based on a manga by CLAMP; it is the continuing story of Kimihiro Watanuki, a high-school boy who can see spirits. Much to his dismay, the spirits he sees are also interested in him. One day, he … Continue reading

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Mercedes Lackey: The Snow Queen

The world of the Five Hundred Kingdoms is a world ruled by the fairy tale traditions; there are Godmothers who oversee parts of the kingdoms and make sure that the Tradition is followed in such a way that everyone gets … Continue reading

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Lynn Flewelling: Shadows Return

This is the fourth in her Nightrunner series; however, it is only loosely related to the first three and I think it would work as a stand-alone. Reading the others first would be nice, but the relevant parts of the … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC, v12 (CLAMP)

Something resembling PLOT has arrived! It starts off with Watanuki’s birthday, and a sign of the hardship of being Yuuko (anything beyond feelings has a price). The next scene is Watanuki in a dream of Doumeki’s grandfather (Haruka) and discussion … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 3

This is the continuing story of Kimihiro Watanuki, who is a high-school boy who can see spirits; the spirits he sees are very interested in him. Yuuko Ichihara runs a shop that grants wishes for a price; one day Watanuki … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 2

This is the continuing story of high-school student Kimihiro Watanuki, who is working part-time at a wish-granting shop run by Yuuko Ichihara until he has earned enough for her to remove his ability to see spirits. He starts off as … Continue reading

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xxxHOLiC DVD 1

This is the first disc of the first anime series based on the manga by CLAMP; there is a second series that started this month. Kimihiro Watanuki is a high-school boy who can see spirits; the spirits he sees are … Continue reading

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Mushi-shi, DVD 2

This series follows the travels of Ginko, who is a Mushi-shi (Mushi master). Mushi are some sort of primal being, neither plant nor animal, neither alive nor dead; they can inhabit people or objects, and can occasionally appear human. Ginko … Continue reading

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