Welcome to my book review topic. Here, I will NOT be a droning idiot like the New York Times, and I WILL actually suggest some good readings. (Um, sorry about typos, my keyboard is... being an idiot.) Well, here's what I shall currently recommend: MAGAZINES NINTENDO POWER This is a magazine for every person who owns a nintendo system, hands down. One of the greatest magazines ever... or at least it WAS. With Future US now owning the magazine for over a year now, it's not nearly as good as it once was, but it is still a great source of information about anything Nintendo. I reccomend this with a 9/10. GAME INFORMER If you own any of the current generation home console systems, this magazine is for you. It's free with a purchase of an Edge card at your local Gamestop (I think...) and it's not too bad. While there are many Wii suck-jokes in there (God, it deserves it), and the magazine does tend to focus on the 360/PS3 (well, not much interesting is ever announced for the Wii) it's still a great source of info for anyone who gives a shit. I reccomend this with an 8.5/10. PC Gamer First off, I don't own a gaming PC. the only PC game I own is the original Halo. But I still love this magazine. It has a nice layout, and seems professional, yet also somewhat childish in terms of humor. The reviews are set up great, and while it makes me sad to not be able to PLAY these games, it is a joy to read about all the fucked up PC games out there. A 9/10. MANGA Whee, this is my favorite section. God knows I read too much of this stuff. BLEACH This is one of those hard to come by manga - it's gripping from the start, it's bloody, gory, AND it has a great storyline. Very few manga succeed to do this in a balanced way. This manga also succeeds in multiple story telling - there are side characters with their own storylines, and they aren't just there for filler space. Being able to use more than just the main character in a manga takes skill, and this manga succeeds in every possible way. This gets a 10/10. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST This is another one of those manga you can't put down. I read through 15 volumes in less than a week - it's that good. The action's intense, the storytelling great, and more plot twists than a carnival "fun" house. Even the fighting is complex - the complete reinvention of alchemy within this story allows for some great fights. Parts of this manga wanted to make me cry - and others wanted me to keep staring at the blood-filled pages. This is one of those precious gems that you MUST get. This gets a freaking 11/10. THAT'S RIGHT. ELEVEN. ACTUAL FREAKIN' BOOKS This is one section I can seriously fill up... -sigh- I need a life... ALEX RIDER SERIES Starting with Stormbreaker, this series (written by Anthony Horowitz) isn't half bad. The action's intense, the story is good, and the only problem is the fact that the currency is in freaking POUNDS instead of nice U.S. dollars. God, what is this world coming to...? Well, seeing as the author lives in London, it makes sense... anyways, if you're one of those people who like books that take place in the real, current-generation world, but like them to be good without faries and whatnot, this is for you. Anyone else, I still reccomend this. A 7/10. GATEKEEPER SERIES Another series written by Anthony Horowitz (And yet another taking place in London), this is like the Alex Rider series, but more fantasy-ish. not like faeries and warlocks, more like demons-from-hell-are-coming-and-you-gotta-make-sure-they-don't-ish. It's really good, but not the greatest. I would reccomend this more than the Alex Rider series, but the Alex Rider series has many more books so far. A 7/10. THE GOLDEN COMPASS SERIES Okay, fist thing's first - if you are one of those Catholic's who are gonna go "This book is a blashphemous piece of shit," SCREW. YOU. While this book has relations with religion (if you are a very religious person, stray away from this book), it is an excellent book. The storyline is excellently written, the parallel world is greatly described, and the addition of daemons is odd, yet welcome. Read this book, and do it now. You won't be sorry. (Sorry about any offensiveness, I'm just sick of being in a catholic school and hearing all this crap about this series. The formal series name is the His Dark Materials trilogy.) Another 11/10.