I've polished off another seven volumes of manga, so it's roundup time again! Azumanga Daioh Volume 4 was so wonderful, and I'm sad there's no more to read - I wish it could go on and on, but I guess the girls had to graduate from high school eventually (but now I'm watching the anime again!). Monster is possibly my favorite dramatic manga right now, and Volume 4 was fantastic - I also discovered that there are 18 volumes of this masterpiece, so it's going to be years before I finish! My other favorite is still Death Note, and Volume 7 finally gets the story back on track with Light as the true Kira. So much of this story is told through thought balloons (quite necessary!), so it has the most words of anything I'm reading now, which is the total opposite of Kikaider 02, since Volume 4 is still mostly battle panels (but with more story than the last volume). Dr. Slump Volume 9 was really funny with a long honeymoon story (Senbei's proposal was hilarious, too), and I''s Volume 9 continues with its usual doki-doki magic. Finally, xxxHolic Volume 4 had a terrific plot about two sisters and how their lives are affected by the power of words, and I have to say the message behind the story really hit me - I think it's the first time a manga has actually got to me and really made me think. See, I knew all this reading would pay off!