Waiting on Wednesdays — The Girl from the Well (Rin Chupeco)

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out.

“They all go to me, you know,” she says, as she slowly sips from her wineglass. The amber fluid sparkles as it catches the light, like effervescent honey, if there was such a thing. “All the lost things. They go to me.”
Chrissie Peria, The Goddess of Lost Things


Manga Mondays — Gin no Saji (Hiromu Arakawa)

Silver Spoon (銀の匙 Gin no Saji) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa, set in the fictional Oezo Agricultural High School in Hokkaido. It depicts the daily life of Yugo Hachiken, a student from Sapporo who, unlike his new classmates, has no intention of following an agricultural career after graduating. Instead, he decided to study there under the misguided notion that he could easily be the top student in the class.