Monthly Wrap-Up | September 2016

Hello lovely people!

September is now over! And now it’s that time of the month where we revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think! 😛

Let’s get right to it then! 😀

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 05/09/16 – Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

– 18/09/16 – The Martian by Andy Weir (Book vs. Movie)

– 20/09/16 – A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book 2: The Reptile Room) by Lemony Snicket

– 24/09/16 – Harry Potter and The Curse Child by J.K. Rowling

COMIC REVIEWS

– 07/09/16 – Descender (Volume 1: Tin Stars) by Jeff Lemire

– 26/09/16 – Outcast (Volume 1: A Darkness Surrounds Him) by Robert Kirkman

CINEDOTE REVIEWS

– 12/09/16 – Legend (2015)

– 18/09/16 – The Martian by Andy Weir (Book vs. Movie)

BOOKISH POSTS

– 10/09/16 – Montreal Coffee Shop Book Nooks

– 28/09/16 – The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles Attraction)

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This is what happens when your local comic book shop has a 90% off sale! 🙂 Besides this, I just purchased reading material for my criminology seminars!

Foundation: Saw this book referenced in Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.. HAVE TO READ ITTT!

A Thousand Mornings: I’ve been in a poetry mood for a while now. I just love how their short and fun to read. I love how the words are used efficiently and resonates stronger than a page with a 1000 words.

the princess saves herself in this one: Same reason as above.

salt.: Same reason as above.

No Matter the Wreckage: Same reason as above.

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The Things They Carried: I’ve seen this book around my feed quite often. It sounds like Tim O’Brien knows how to tell a story. One centered around characters who’ve been in the jungle of Vietnam and who’ve brought their experience back to America? Sounds like a perfect setup for character development.

The Sympathizer: Another story about the Vietnam War? No, it’s not a trend I’m on. But I do have to say that this book sounds really great. It wouldn’t hurt to know more about those dark times, would it?

Silence: The reason why I found this book is because of the latest news that Martin Scorsese is about to release this movie after working on it for over two decades. I’ll always be interested in his work, and this is no exception.

My Friend Dahmer: This graphic novel is about a serial killer who’s apparently as notorious as Jack the Ripper. It has gotten quite some praise, and I’m curious how the comic medium helped in delivering a compelling story on a killer.

Serpico: I’ve added one of this author’s book in my TBR in the past. But then I found out that he also wrote this bad boy. A bad boy who has a movie adaptation with Al Pacino reprising the role of Serpico. Isn’t that a great incentive to read the book? 😀

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Legend (2015) : Lashaan: Saw this movie. Tom Hardy was phenomenal. The movie could’ve had better structure. Check out my review to find out more!

Fences (2016): Lashaan: Movie to come out soon. Trailer just came out. And.. OMG. Denzel Washington is magnificent! Can’t wait to watch this! 😛

Gold (2016): Lashaan: Movie to come out soon. I’m a sucker for Matthew McConaughey, so this is no surprise. 😀

Narcos (Season 2): Trang: Loveeed it! Tata is such a badass wifee!! ❤

The Infiltrator: Trang: I have to watch thiiis!

The Light Between Oceans: Trang: That fckiiing coupleee!!! ❤ ❤

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Trang: ABUSED THIS SONG SOOO MUCH!

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Lashaan: Okay. There was a lot of trailers that came out this month for which I am highly excited. Just the other day, a trailer for the play adaptation of Fences by August Wilson that came out. Denzel Washington’s first words were enough to convince me of a potential Oscar performance. But Free Fire is one that also stunned me!! With Martin Scorsese as executive producer, this movie looks like an instant classic! It has a Reservoir Dogs vibe to it, and I love it. CAN’T. WAIT.

Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So what’s going on on all of your minds? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned?

Are you excited for October?

Cause we sure as hell are ! 😀

Yours truly,

LASHAAN & TRANG

2 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | September 2016

  1. ljshouse2015 says:

    – on Trang’s Top 5 discoveries::
    I read the entire Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. First the original trilogy, then several books that followed up on the series (I forget exactly how many it finally turned out to be), and then a set or prequels. Sometime in the next two or three hardcopies of books I actually own I plan on reading The Complete Robot, which is evidently part of the same story trajectory. Anyway, if you are going to read Foundation, you probably want to read at least the entire first trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation).

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    • Transhaan says:

      Wahhhhh I didn’t know there was so many prequels and sequels interconnected with Foundation! I’m currently reading it and I’m loooooving it so far. Are the other books you’ve read of him that are related worth checking out? :O – Trang

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