Call the Name of the Night by Tama Mitsuboshi

The manga follows a young girl named Mira, who suffers from an illness that causes her entire surroundings to be consumed by shadows as dark as night whenever she feels sad or anxious. Her illness is as much a mystery as it is a rarity, resulting in confusion and fear in both Mira and those around her. Feeling helpless and worried for the safety of those around her, Mira goes to live as an apprentice to her new Master, a young doctor named Rei who specializes in the medical practice of magic. With her under his guidance, he hopes to find a treatment that will help Mira gain control over her emotions, therefore her abilities, all while protecting her from those who would wish to leverage her condition against others.

Boozy Book Club - Once Upon a Wardrobe by Patti Callahan

I am late to discover Patti Callahan, didn’t even know she was there to be discovered. This has been happening a lot since I opened lala books. I now realize how narrow my reading of the past 10-20 years has been, focused on educational writers and middle grade novels. It has been a joy to discover the wonderful authors that have been quietly waiting for me to take the time.


Mass Center for the Book 2023 Reading Challenge

How It Works

  1. Sign up at
  2. Choose a book that fits the monthly challenge
  3. After you read, fill out a short form to tell Mass Center for the Book all about it
  4. That's it!
    • If you read at least one book, you will be invited to a year-end celebration hosted by Mass Center for the Book
    • If you read a book in each of the 12 months, you will be entered in a drawing to win 1 of 2 totes filled with books and Massachusetts goodies

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