Hey guys! It’s already time for a TBR recap?! Time is flying by, but unfortunately, those pages just weren’t for me this month. With Spring Break and everything, I had hoped to get more than a few books read, but it just didn’t happen. However, I did get to reading some stuff, mostly manga and short stories. But that’s fine, those still count towards my reading goal! I’m hoping to get a little more caught up this coming month, but we’ll see how that goes. For now, let’s take a look at what I read in March.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 3-4 by Akira Himekawa
Synopsis: (Vol. 3) Link and Midna journey toward Death Mountain, seeking a power that can save Hyrule from the Shadow King. In the face of so many obstacles, Link must steel himself to overcome his own doubts and to find Ilia and the other villagers kidnapped by the forces of evil. But even if Link can defeat these challenges, he still has to find the shards of the Shadow Crystal. The quest continues in the Shadow Realm…
(Vol. 4) Link and Midna head for Death Mountain to dispel the darkness that is plaguing the Gorons and hopefully obtain another shard of the Shadow Crystal. If they can recover the shard they’ll only need to find one more piece of the Crystal. But their journey is far from over—shadows are gathering at Hyrule Castle and there are still many grave dangers and terrible foes to face!
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I can’t believe the last time I read this was four years ago! It seems like yesterday I was reading Vol. 3, and I still love it now that I’ve reread it! The same goes for Vol. 4. The art just got better and better with each volume, and I love watching Link go through his character development, especially since it’s rather hard to see his personality go anywhere in some of the LoZ games. I highly recommend this series to any Legend of Zelda fan, or to anyone for that matter!
Rating: 4.75/5 Stars
In a Grove by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Synopsis: “In a Grove” is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto. Each section simultaneously clarifies and obfuscates what the reader knows about the murder, eventually creating a complex and contradictory vision of events that brings into question humanity’s ability or willingness to perceive and transmit objective truth.
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I first heard of this story from a book I’ve been going through with Christian Girl Writes (hi!), Gilbert Morris’ How to Write and Sell a Christian Novel. Morris was using In a Grove to explain point-of-view. It was the first time I had heard of the story, but funny enough, a few days later my film/literature professor revealed we would be reading the short story and watching the movie, “Rashomon”. I read the short story pretty quickly, and it is CONFUSING. It never says who killed whom, but I think the point of it is to make you think about truth, as it mentions in the synopsis above. One thing’s for sure, is that it is definitely interesting to study in terms of point-of-view!
SAD, am I right? I guess I was in a bit of a reading slump this month, and I did get a little behind, but that’s all right! I’m starting to come out of the slump and I am reading a lot more now, so I’m sure there will be plenty of books to report in April! Wish me luck!
What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments below! And as always, God bless and have a wonderful rest of the week!