Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2017

Hello lovely people!

It’s that time of the month (a couple days late hihih) 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.

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! ❤

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BOOK REVIEWS

– 03/11/17 – How Nyxia Made Me Cry

– 07/11/17 – The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

– 08/11/17 – Origin by Dan Brown: Artificial Intelligence vs. Gods

– 11/11/17 – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

– 11/11/17 – Bonfire by Kristen Ritter: Yes, Jessica Jones Wrote a Novel

– 13/11/17 – Turtles All the Way Down To a Boring Plot

– 14/11/17 – Artemis by Andy Weir: Lunar Civilization and YA Approach

– 15/11/17 – Seventh Decimate by Stephen R. Donaldson

– 19/11/17 – All the Crooked Saints: Performing Miracles

– 20/11/17 – Star Wars: Phasma // From a Certain Point of View

– 21/11/17 – Jade City by Fonda Lee

– 24/11/17 – The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid: Cinder Meets Blade Runner

– 27/11/17 – Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

COMIC REVIEWS

– 04/11/17 – Batman: The War of Jokes and Riddles by Tom King

– 17/11/17 – Batman: Under the Red Hood by Judd Winick

– 28/11/17 – Graphic Novels – Fall Edition: Wonder Woman, World of Warcraft and… Korra!

MOVIE/SHOW REVIEWS

– 06/11/17 – Why Thor: Ragnorok is The Best Thor Movie Yet

– 16/11/17 – Justice League Movie Review: Messy But Enjoyable

– 23/11/17 – The Punisher (TV Series 2017—) Season 1 Review

BOOKISH POSTS

– 01/11/17 – Why Do You Read?

– 26/11/17 – Bookmail Appreciation: ARCs and Goodies

– 29/11/17 – Villains: Why I Love Them

BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

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Praising this book is not enough!! ❤ SO GOOD!

Lashaan

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This is by far the best book I read this month! A classic by Agatha Christie and also my first book written by her. The ending alone deserves a hundred stars. ❤ Check out my review here.

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH 

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Sorry to the fans but I completely destroyed this book in my review! It wasn’t for me T_T

 Lashaan

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It wasn’t a bad book, but it wasn’t extraordinary either. My review can shed some light on that.

BEST MOVIES/SHOWS OF THE MONTH

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Thor: Ragnarok:   I just loved everything about this movie ! ❤ Made a whole post about it 😉

Lashaan

Justice League (2017) was an amazing movie that gave us our first live-action team of Gods. ❤ The movie got WAY more hate than it ever deserved. It is fine entertainment and I hope we’ll get to see more of them in the future.

The Punisher (TV Series 2017) was the first decent, even spectacular, look at Frank Castle as the Punisher. A spin-off series that takes place after Daredevil Season 2, you’ll get all the character exploration and violence that you want for this guy.

CURRENTLY READING

Trang

Lashaan

The Way of Kings is my first book written by the wildly famous Brandon Sanderson. I’ve been waiting for this moment for too long. So far, it… is.. AMAZING.

Finally reading a thriller after such a long time! The Good Daughter starts off crazy too!

TO BE READ

Trang

Lashaan

Magician: Apprentice is another classic fantasy series I’ve been looking forward to read since forever. I’m counting the days till I finally start this! 😀

I read Fiona Barton’s recent thriller The Child and just had to go back and visit her first book The Widow!

PERSONAL LIVES

Trang

SUPER Busy month! The last week of November was chaotic because I have so many deadlines for my research and school projects and assignments. Now onto December and it’s FINALS TIME T_T November was also the month of amazing blogging opportunities ! I also recently hit some PR (personal records) at the gym this month, squatting for 165lbs, benching for 75lbs and deadlifting 175lbs 😀 Kind of scary how my back and shoulders growing faster than I thought ! o.o

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Lashaan

Probably one of the busiest month of the year, even blogging-wise! So much has been achieved, but I doubt it’ll be the last time it’ll be like this. 😀 The last month of the year is finally here and you just can’t help but wonder where the year went; sort of like… every year… December will also mark the beginning of a lot of deadlines, so here’s hoping that stress will remain at a minimum and life will be filled with surprises.

The good kind.

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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 with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned?

Yours truly,

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52 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2017

  1. Tammy says:

    Wow you guys posted a lot of reviews! I’ve missed some so I need to go back and catch up. I agree, it’s hard to believe it’s already December. I’m sad because of all the 2017 books I just didn’t have time for:-( Oh well, 2018 is around the corner! Lashaan, I’ve never read Brandon Sanderson either so I look forward to your review of The Way of Kings:-)

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      It was quite the month indeed! And with Trang’s reading speed, there’s no surprise with the number of reviews she put up hahah! 😛 Oh man, Tammy… I am saddened by that too. I made myself a shelf around mid-2017 with books I hoped on tackling before 2018 and I can proudly (not really) say that that shelf is still pretty full!!! 😦 So many awesome books I thought I might have time to check out, but it seems like I’m going to need a new strategy for 2018.. or some kind of superpower involving ultra light-speed reading speed! I can tell you now that my first experience with Brandon Sanderson was an immense success. I do hope you get the chance to try one of his books out. He is a God of epic fantasy that is not worth overlooking!!

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    Trang:
    I am rather excited to see that you are going to be reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide. I think I rated them all around the 3star mark, but just remembering having a load of fun reading them. The humor was right down my alley. I hope it’s not a miss for you.
    As for gym goals, way to go! I assume it is too early to start calling you Jennifer Walters though?

    Lashaan:
    Your first Sanderson. Ahhhh, that is great!
    I’m also looking forward to what you think of Magician. I can’t objectively read it because I read it in my teen years and it has so many good things associated with it. So getting an outside, adult, view of it will be interesting. Even if you hate it 😀

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      As you might have noticed, my first Sanderson was pretty successful. Looking forward to more of his stuff.
      I actually had a funny-looking French copy of Magician: Apprentice but I don’t think my younger self managed to complete it. I was actually shocked that I even had it when I went back to look at what I had in my possession. I hear ya on the whole nostalgic and childhood factor. I’m definitely looking forward to that series. I’d tag it as a classic and look forward to it immensely.

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    • Trang (Bookidote) says:

      I heard people had some mix reviews about Hitchhiker’s Guide ! :O I’m waiting to see how the humour will play out in my head LOL Thank you so much!! It was a long time gym goal so I was so excited when I achieved them :’) HAH JENNIFER WALTERS would be an honor but no I don’t think I can reach her body anytime soon T_T

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  3. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Great recap for November both of you, and wow it seems like there was such a lot you did last month as well. Lashaan I completely agree with you about November being a really busy month of the year, already my December is lagging a little behind in terms of what I’m going to achieve. 🙂 Good luck with all of your deadlines though.
    Also Trang I really really really hope you enjoy A Darker Shade of Magic, that’s like an all-time favourite book of mine so I can’t wait to see what you think of it. 😀 I also hop you enjoy Renegades as well.
    Again great recap, and I hope you both have an amazing December as well. 🙂 ❤

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  4. anniesbooksweb says:

    TRANG 💜💜💜 Your books look awesome!! 💕 Very curious about Renegades 😍😍 I didn’t know you working out too?! YOU ARE OFFICIALLY MY IDOL. 🙆🏼🔥🔥 LASHAAN, MAGICIAN APPRENTICE IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK 🙌🏻 🙌🏻

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  5. lostartofreadingblog says:

    I’m very curious as to what you will think of The Good Daughter.

    Great job at the gym, I am now trying to get back to where I was before being laid up for over a year. Squatting a plate seems so very far away:( But to be honest I’m just happy to be back in the gym.

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  6. healed1337 says:

    My month of November was really busy, participating in NaNoWriMo for the fifth year (as an ML, I also ran local events). I ended up writing 211,000 words in one month, which didn’t leave all that much mental energy to read too many blog posts.

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  7. Lewington_Katie says:

    So many books! That De Niro Gif you used for your Agatha Christie review is one of the best ways to describe the reaction you can have to some reads. I do wonder how many more samey books John Green can write before people get bored with them.

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  8. Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    You guys are the best! It was a fantastic month, but I have never seen less than fantastic on Bookidote 😉 I do not know how you manage it all and still accomplish so much in real life! ANIMALS! ROCKSTARS ❤

    Very excited to see that both of your top reads of the month are in my pile for the upcoming year. But not surprised, since you are both the reason they are. Funny how that works 😉

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      I don’t think we know ourselves how we do so much while being insanely busy in real life too. 😮 I guess when you love what you do, you just don’t realize how much you’re doing or how fast time goes by! 😀 Hahahah I hope you’ll enjoy them!!!! There’s nothing like knowing that some of the books you have on your TBR are potential 5 stars!! 😛 Have a wonderful month of December, Danielle. 😉

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  9. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer says:

    Lashaan!!! Guess what?! I TOTALLY have read Magician: Apprentice!! Hahahhhha… I can’t wait to read your thoughts! It makes me super excited for this next month… And I need to check out Justice League, glad to hear you enjoyed it… 😉

    TRANG! Those back muscles?! WOW! And I just read A Darker Shade of Magic and am dying to hear what you think!? And Nevernight is one I’m excited to read too… ♥️

    Happy reading December… and I’m sure you guys will meet your deadlines and do well on your papers and tests and things!

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    • Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

      Awww ye! I’m not surprised that you read that classic though. Sounds like something that any author who loves/writes fantasy stories would have read at least once. 😛 And yep, Justice League is fun, but I think you’ll be able to spot a couple of flaws here and there though. I’d probably recommend the full unedited edition of the movie that they’re most likely to release on bluray/DVD though. Hate that the company cut scenes out and mess around with the director’s product… Happy reading to you too, Dani!!! 😉

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  10. Karina Pinella says:

    I just finished reading The Good Daughter. I am a reader of all of Karin Slaughter’s books and this is another excellent book from her. One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging– I’ve been reading, eating, working, reading, and reading. Oh, in addition to doing some living like going out too.

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