Monthly Wrap-Up + Halloween Costume | October 2017

Hello lovely people!

It’s that time of the month where we go through all the good (and maybe bad?) stuff that happened to us!

This is an easy way for everyone to check out posts that might intrigue them or have missed from us and share their thoughts with us. You can even get a glimpse at Trang’s Halloween costume below ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feel free to share what you’ve been up to and talk to us! There’s no bad time for catching up or for fangirl/boy’ing! โค

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 06/10/17 – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

– 09/10/17 – Blackwing by Ed McDonald

– 13/10/17 – Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach

– 19/10/17 – Best Snow White Retelling So Far // Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashadoust

– 21/10/17 – The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois (Editor)

– 23/10/17 – The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

– 24/10/17 – 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough // Brilliant Constructed Crime YA

– 25/10/17 – The Age of Instragram Poems // the sun and her flowers, Love her Wild, The Universe of Us Review

– 29/10/17 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

COMIC REVIEWS

– 15/10/17 – Ex Machina (Volume 1) The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan

MOVIE/SHOW REVIEWS

– 06/10/17 – Blade Runner 2049 – Movie Review

BOOKISH POSTS

– 04/10/17 – Trang’s Most Anticipated Releases of October

– 28/10/17 – Books for Stranger Things Fans

BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

Trang:

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Best poetry novel of all time โค You can read my review here.ย 

Lashaan:

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Batman: Under the Red Hoodย is one of the those classic stories in Batman’s lore and I’m so glad to have finally read it. Judd Winick does an exceptional job at developing the Red Hood and his gore-filled methods. This is one hell of a thriller!

BEST MOVIES/SHOWS OF THE MONTH

Trang: I don’t think its obvious that I wrote Blade Runner post along with Stranger Things LOL that’s how amazing they were. Recently watched The Americans and The Handmaid’s Tale ๐Ÿ™‚

Lashaan:

I’ve seen a couple movies this month, but man I just got to highlight Blade Runner 2049 as well as Mindhunter and Stranger Things 2 as the best things this month! If you haven’t started these shows or haven’t seen that movie yet, you’re missing out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

CURRENTLY READING

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TO BE READ

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PERSONAL LIVES

Trang:

October was such a crazy month! Turned 23 , done with all the midterms finallyy and get to celebrate Halloween as Elektra ;D A lot of opportunities were offered to me in the book blogging world and I look forward to show you guys even more content next year ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s a lil pic of me as Elektra, HAPPY HALLOWEEN !

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Lashaan:

Reflecting upon the month that just went by always makes me realize how we go through every month super quick, even if it seemed like it was going to be hell just to survive the first couple of days. Turns out it wasn’t so bad and even successfully survived some great challenges. You just got to know how to relish in those moments where you take on a task and deliver your best. Otherwise, how are you going to learn and move forward, right? This month was also welcomed with the premiere of so many shows for which I have been waiting anxiously for their release; although a lot of them are guilty pleasures (The Walking Dead, DC TV shows, etc.). Now it’s time to go through the before-last month of the year! 2018 is so close, I can almost touch it!

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Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and donโ€™t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So whatโ€™s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies weโ€™ve mentioned?

Yours truly,

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53 Comments Add yours

  1. Bookstooge says:

    Nice costume Trang! I really liked the version of Elektra in Miller’s “Daredevil: The Man without Fear” graphic novel.

    Lashaan: Are we going to get a review of “Under the Red Hood”? I’d be interested in it anyway…

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    1. Definitely! It would also shed some light on a story arc that the DCEU movies MIGHT, just MAYBE, adapt and bring to life. I’d be psyched to see it happen, even if it’s not completely true to the source material.

      I’m also currently reading The Death of Superman and plan on going through the two other volumes that lead to… well.. the Return of Superman! Preparing myself for #JusticeLeague ! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Bookstooge says:

        Oh man, that is a great storyline…

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    2. Thank you Mr Bookstooge! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was the fastest costume to do haha ๐Ÿ˜‚ The Man Without Fear graphic novel was awesome!! You remind me I need to review it sometimes soon !

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      1. Bookstooge says:

        That would a nice post! It would probably push me to read it and review it myself. I own it and have read it, but I don’t know if I ever reviewed it and I know I haven’t read it in the last decade.

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  2. Annie says:

    TRANG!! โค THAT COSTUME JUST MADE MY DAY !! YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN IT ! Very excited to hear your thoughts about Nyxia ๐Ÿ˜€ It sounds SOO COOL!

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    1. YAY THANK YOU GURL โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜€ had so much kicking peoples ass ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  3. Trang: You make a kick-ass Elektra!๐ŸŽƒ

    Lashaan: Extra point for you using that adorable Pom gif!๐ŸŽƒ

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN Guys!๐Ÿ‘ป

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    1. Hihihi ๐Ÿ˜€ HAPPY HALLOWEEN KIM!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Tsuki Chan says:

    Trang as Elektra !! I think I just got a new crush on you ๐Ÿ˜€ Are you single hahah

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    1. LOL hum thank you ๐Ÿ˜Œ but no Iโ€™m not ahahha but Iโ€™m glad to see another Daredevil fan ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. I want to get and read Origin and Murder on the Orient Express as well. (Not that I don’t have 5 new books that I need to read as well.)

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    1. I know that feeling… It took me a new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic for me to finally read her book after all. ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. I haven’t read Murder on the Orient Express either. But I’m planning on doing it very soon.

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  6. Happy belated birthday, Trang! October has been crazy, I’ve missed plenty of your posts, guys ๐Ÿ˜ฆ xxx

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    1. It’s okay. Hope your new internships and classes have been fun, Meggy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Take care!

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    2. No worries about it love!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve been tracking your posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love them!

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  7. Zezee says:

    Awesome costume, Trang, and happy belated birthday!!
    I hope things get better for you, Lashaan, and awesome to see you about to read Murder on the Orient Express. It’s the first and only Agatha Christie book I’ve read and it was pretty good. Hope November is great to both of y’all.

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    1. I’ll soon be in the same shoes as you then hahah I’m reading it now to time it with the latest movie adaptation coming out for it. I’ve always wanted to read her books though. Might not be my last. ๐Ÿ˜› Have a great November yourself, Zezee!

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  8. I’ve read almost all of Agatha Chrisitie’s books with Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot and another one. So long ago though. She’s so good!

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    1. Swear! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Since high school I’ve heard of Agatha Christie and her exploits, especially the great Hercule Poirot. I was more inclined to be a Sherlock Holmes fanboy though, so I never tried to extend my knowledge by reading on Poirot. But I did grow a desire to want to find out what he was all about, and yet here I am with still no books read about him. I did see some random episodes with him, and also the classic movie of the Murder on the Orient Express. Should be a good time to finally see what her writing style is like! Do you remember what your favourites of Christie were?

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      1. That’s like asking me what our Christmas dinner menu was on Dec. 25, 1935. Of course I wasn’t born then but you get the idea, although And Then There Were None is definitely one of the standouts for me.

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        1. Oh, with your expert cooking skills, I’m sure you remember all your meals. ๐Ÿ™‚ I assumed you were an immortal creature with a talent for writing anyways.

          That will be the 2nd Christie book I’ll check out for sure.

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          1. You’re sweeter than a bag of Halloween candies!

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  9. Another fabulous month for you both and Bookidote โค I always love our interaction and your reviews and posts! Something for me to look forward to each time I log in. I only regret having been offline so much. Love the Elektra pic Trang! And thanks for ensuring my Netflix and film queue always rival my TBR Lashaan ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am planning to start Mindhunter this week. I have to wait on Stranger Things and TWD until the nonhubs returns. Happy November to you both!

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    1. I look forward to our interactions too! Always appreciate your love and interest in everything, and totally enjoy everything you share with me! Oh, I’ll always be there to do that. ๐Ÿ˜€ Hopefully the next time the nonhubs appears, you’ll superglue him to the couch! Happy November to you too, Danielle! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Haha superglue. I do get to keep him home for a week, but now he is so tired that he cannot stay awake for a single episode. So I binged Mindhunter haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. That’s the Danielle I know!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ How did you find it? Up to par with the high praise I gave it? Hahahah

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          1. Soooo up to par. So I started it on Friday and finished it on Saturday if that tells you anything haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was seriously carrying my tablet around while cooking, doing laundry, etc. I cracked out bad! Didn’t you find the gentleman who played Ed Kemper soooo disturbing?

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            1. Absolutely!!! He looked like the real deal too. I loved how they filmed his scenes too. It would focus on him and slowly approach on him at moments in such an indistinguishable rate just to make it that much more freaky when he starts to unveil his twisted mind! Loved the chemistry between our two FBI boyz too!!!

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              1. Yes!!! And that ending.. OMG. Of course, I will not divulge it here, but whooooweeee.

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  10. Marie says:

    Hi guys!
    Happy belated birthday, Trang!! โค I hope you had a fabulous day. Also, that costume just KICKS ASS, I love it so much! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lashaan, I'm glad to hear your month went a bit better than you expected it to! โค
    I hope you'll both have a fabulous november, filled with great books and love โค

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    1. Hi Marie!!! Totally! Life’s bound to give you some light after darker days! ๐Ÿ˜› Hope you’ve been doing good yourself!!! Happy reading, Marie! ๐Ÿ˜›

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    2. Thank you so much Marie!! โค

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  11. You both got through some great books this month, and it seems like you had a great October too so hopefully November is even better for you both. Trang I love your Electra costume, Iโ€™m a little late now but I hope you both had a great Halloween, it seems like something you celebrate more than I do over in the UK. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also I really need to start watching Stranger Things. Iโ€™ve heard so many incredible things about it there are just so many TV shows still on my to-watch list! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great post. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Definitely! There’s always something awesome to look forward to every month. ๐Ÿ˜€ You totally got to start Stranger Things. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy reading, Beth!!

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      1. Itโ€™s on my to-watch list, hopefully that means Iโ€™ll be able to get around to it soon-ish but I doubt itโ€™ll be before this year ends. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thanks Lashaan! ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. Hope none of your friends dare spoil you in the following days then! No problem, Beth. ๐Ÿ˜›

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          1. Iโ€™m not sure any of my friends watch it at the moment either, but even if they do they know better than to reveal any big spoilers for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Love the costume, Trang! Elektra is one of my favorite female action icon! You look pretty good in that costume! As for the movies, I loved Blade Runner 2049! Currently, I’m pretty excited for Blade Of The Immortal! I’m a total sucker for Japanese live action movies especially the samurai ones.
    Anyways, I hope you guys have an amazing November! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Blade of the Immortal looks amazing! That’s one adaptation that seems to promise great things. ๐Ÿ˜€ I do hope you’ll enjoy it! Happy November to you too, Raven!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    2. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I had so much fun walking around as an Assassin HHAA

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  13. I just heard about Stranger Things and was thinking to give it a go! I saw a preview and it sure looks cute… like a Goonies tv show!

    Iโ€™ll be so interested to hear what Trang thinks of Nyxia… it wasnโ€™t my favorite! Hereโ€™s to November! Happy reading Lashaan and Trang!

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    1. Funny that you mention the Goonies cause one of the actors of that show appears in Season 2 and he’s greatly loved by the community! ๐Ÿ˜€ I definitely recommend it. It’s sooooo well-done and soooooo much fun. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy reading, Dani!!

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    2. I loved Nyxia! ๐Ÿ˜€ Reviewed it here too : https://bookidote.com/2017/11/03/how-nyxia-made-me-cry/

      Thank you Dani ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Your costume is everything!! Love it! And woah what a great reading month!

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  15. I really like the Americans!! So cool you started watching that Trang! And I’ve heard such good things about Mindhunter Lashaan ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy belated birthday Trang!!!! โค That's such a cool costume!
    Hehe I definitely feel like I can almost touch 2018 (and it's freaking me out a little, cos where did 2017 go?!)

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    1. Oh man, I highly recommend it to you too! I think you’ll enjoy the criminal psychology they explore. It does a pretty nice job in reflecting the evolution in the “science”, while making it cinematographically entertaining for viewers!

      Man… dรฉjร -vu! Every month feels like that… and every year the same question pops up. Time is magic…

      Have a wonderful month of November either way!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Oh brilliant! Yes I’ve seen the trailer and I love the subject matter!! Awesome!!

        hahaha I know right!?! Must be ๐Ÿ˜‰

        You too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  16. Holy buckets, you two are quite active bloggers! I am really impressed with all the progress you made with reading, blogging, and watching other forms of media! From a Certain Point of View is high on my TBR list. I can’t wait to see what you think of it, Trang. And I LOVE me some Agatha Christie tales, Lashaan! I hope you enjoy Murder on the Orient Express have you read it before?

    October was a fairly quiet month for me when it comes to reading. But, I’m two books away from finishing me Anne of Green Gables series read along! That’s super exciting.

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    1. Oh, we do love to blog! ๐Ÿ˜€ And if there’s anything that attempts to rival our passion for reading, I’d say shows/movies/music. This is actually my first time (finally!!!!) picking up an Agatha Christie book. I’ve always wanted to try one out ever since I first heard of Poirot back in high school too. So far the book is impressive!

      I’ve always thought Anne of Green Gables was just one book hahah That’s definitely really awesome though. Hope the series ends on a great note!

      Thank you for visiting, Jackie!! It is a pleasure to get to know you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading!

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      1. I really enjoy the Poirot novels– I think those mysteries are more intriguing than the Miss Marple ones, even though I like Miss Marple as a character better. There’s something about Poriot’s arrogance which I struggle with as a reader.

        Nope! It’s a series of 6-9 books (depending on what sort of canon you believe). I’m doing a Anne of Green Gables series read along this year with Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf. It’s been a ton of fun.

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