You already have an idea what went through with me in March, reading-wise (or at least if you did read my wrap-up, that is). To recap, I barely did some reading last month because of how chaotic and crazy everything went through (with summer approaching then with combination of uncertainties & impulsiveness mixed in, so yeah, my plate was pretty full then). However I still did some reading although I mostly chose short & finished series instead (you know I can’t just stop reading even for a month—of whatever medium).
And not to jinx it (speaking of it this early in the game) April is starting to look good, but that’s a story for next month!
This is a special feature on Rainy Ink where I present you the books I’m planning to read & manga I recently read (or have read). I decided to do this in hope that I’ll able to de-clutter my ever piling TBR.
Nope, not yet ready. BUT!!! I’m bearing good news people (or at least to me it’s exciting news) I think I found THE BOOK! It was so long since I’m very giddy over unpublished book, but I’m so excited for Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. I read the snippet of it & oh man, I was snickering the whole time. I loved Apollo, he was my fave god in the Percy Jackson-verse. And to read his OWN book! You know I’m in, right?! I’ve read the sneak peak quite a few times. And I’m so happy that I’m enjoying it (and that’s just scratching the surface what’s more the real deal! So yeah book, I’m so ready for you!!!
Manga-wise, it was a little gloomy too. I opted to read short & finished series. I wasn’t in the mood to read long series. I think I took a semi-breather last month. That being said, these fellas were good reads!
For starters, Fukigen na Mononokean is not a short series, neither it is done. It’s still on-going and if you’ve heard of the news of the anime airing this summer then you already know what this series is all about. It’s fave of mine. Love the comedy and creatures here. I can’t wait for the anime (as you all know summer anime has strong line-up!)
I have a love & hate relationship with Aikawa Saki ‘s manga but Kore ga Koi to Iu naraba was on the OK side of things. It has the same drama (trademark of the author’s work) but since it’s short, it got away just fine. While Korosareru nara, Isso Sakura no Ki no Shita de was weird & creepy kind of shoujo. Like, the dude was creepy, the friend was creepy, the classmate was creepy. I felt sorry for the MC being surrounded by them. It was weird in a way I didn’t understand the point of story. I’m not sure whether the creepy factor was a good thing or a bad thing.
Pen to Chocolate is josei series about struggling mangaka, who fell in love with her editor but her series was axed so insert awkward phase here. Pretty short and unsteady but I liked some mangaka stories because a peek inside the industry’s work is always interesting. Shuriken to Pleats was Hino Matsuri’s unsuccessful successor to her very popular Vampire Knight series. Unfortunately it was kinda meh, very uninteresting. No wonder it was cut short…(I’ve heard that there’s spin-off VK in June so I guess the author still can’t get away from it…)
Yuurei Apato Kanrinin is a fascinating manga about a guy stuck in an apartment full of ghosts. His best friend became a ghost and his death was a mystery. It’s hilarious, mysterious & quite interesting. I may need to buy the last volume to find out the best friend’s secret!
So how about you, how’s the reading pile? Overwhelming like mine? Care to share it with me?