THE LIST of Books I Re-Read Last Month (April)
- Songs of the Earth (Sumeria’s Sons, #2) by Lexi Ander [Review]
- Ikenai Otoko by Hiroi Takao [Review]
- Ore ni Koi Shite Dounsunda by Kou Yoneda [Review]
- Jigoku Meguri #1 & 2 by Siam Kuju [Review]
- Dark Prince (The Dark Earth manga, #3) by X. Aratare & T.Wolv [Review]
- Haito Diamond #1-4 by Mika Sadahiro [Review]
- The Abyss: Upon A Midnight Clear by X. Aratare [Review]
- The Erl-King: Jealous Sons and Mistletoe by X. Aratare [Review]
WHAT I Remember
About Songs of the Earth… that everything was STILL NOT OKAY, NOT OKAY MAN!
About Ikenai Otoko… nothing actually. XD That is until I saw the cover and then one thing led to another and I ended up reading the whole thing in one go. No joke – the title does NOTHING to jog my memory of the story. Only the cover art brings the comedic escapades back in full swing.
About the Jigoku Meguri series… that I… I read it before… but somehow I felt like I hadn’t finished reading it or something? It’s possible that I started this series when it was being scanlated and never got back to it, which could very much so explain away why at least the ENTIRE SECOND BOOK and, maybe… the second-to-last chapter in the first book was such a blank to me.
Either that, or I have shit memory.
S’toss up between the two, fer sure.
About Dark Prince… that I had read most of it when it was being serialized but hadn’t finished it because 1) wasn’t completed yet and 2) membership ran out. Now that both of those things have been rectified, I decided it was about time to catch up on my favourite series.
About Ore ni Koi Shite Dounsunda… that… once again THE TITLE GAVE AWAY NOTHING TO ME. xD Just like with Ikenai, the only thing that helps is the cover art. Once I got a glimpse of that I had the same sort of feeling as I did with Jigoku, knowing that I HAD read it, but not ALL of it, so… yeah. *needs to get a physical copy of this one SOON* Anyone know where I can get one? xD
About the Haito Diamond series… that it will forever be one of my favourite fucked-up series that will live on in infamy till the end of time, because
About Upon A Midnight Clear (A short holiday tale from The Abyss)… that it was fuckin’ cute and I wanted to re-read it. END OF STORY.
About Jealous Sons and Mistletoe (A short holiday tale from The Erl-King)… that it was EVEN MORE FUCKIN CUTE, AND I WANTED TO FUCKIN’ RE-READ IT. GOD
WHY I Wanted to Re-Read
I think I made myself clear with Jealous Sons and A Midnight Clear, so I won’t reiterate.
For Haito Diamond, I was actually dusting off my ATF (All-Time-Favourites) bookshelf and ended up picking up one book, dusting it off, reading it. Picking up the rest of the books, dusting them off, and reading all of them one after another. Then upon putting down my dusting cloth, went over to my computer and looked through my scanlations of all four books to compare and contrast the horrible “translating” to the original raws.
It was a gloriously entertaining afternoon. ❤
The rest were basically spurred on by random, “Oh! What’s that title? I don’t remember reading this—OHHH. Yes I do. Yup. Yes, I doo~ooh——fuck, I’m actually already halfway through this one, aren’t I? Might as well finish reading it. 8DDDD”
Only Songs of Earth was re-read again for the sake of refreshing myself for the next book.
HOW I Felt After Re-Reading
And I think that was pretty much for each and every book on this list. Nothing disappoints. XD
WOULD I Re-Read Again
I think the answer for all of them would be…