Monthly Wrap-Up | June 2018

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.

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

The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari
Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

COMIC REVIEWS

Dark Days: The Road to Metal by Scott Snyder
Dark Nights: Metal by Scott Snyder
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 1 by Yukito Kishiro
The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract by Marv Wolfman
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 2 by Yukito Kishiro

MISCELLANEOUS POSTS

Author Interview: Cameron Johnston
We Need Kindness
6 Times Goodreads Got The Rating Wrong
What I Think of Book Snobbery
Best Sellers 2018 – Are They Worth The Hype?

BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

Trang

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My mini review here

Lashaan

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Check out my review by clicking here!

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH 

Trang

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My mini review here

 Lashaan

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Check out my review by clicking here!

BEST MOVIES/SHOWS OF THE MONTH

Trang 

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My review here

Lashaan

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After 14 years of wait, was it worth it? Definitely as good as the first one. 😉

CURRENTLY READING

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Lashaan

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Review coming soon! 😁

TO BE READ

Trang

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Lashaan

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A bit of a stretch, but I’m going to try to get it done this month! These are so huge though!!!!! 🤣

PERSONAL LIVES

Trang

So many things happened this month I don’t even know where to start. I learned the suicide of one  of my friend and it was a hard time for me at the middle of the month 😦 . Following by some crazy announcement that I’ve been inviting to Google Headquarters in San Francisco because I’ve reached 1million views on Google Reviews LOL that’s insane! On top of that, having only graduated with a bachelor, I’m happy to say that all of my 3 scientific papers also got published which is pretty cool, here’s one of them!  I’ve been also boosting my food blog / instagram which is great but I’m always prioritizing Bookidote, no worries 😉 Can you tell I love blogging about what I love? hahaha 😀 

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Lashaan

I’m having a hard time understanding how June flew by this fast, especially with this insane heat wave we’re currently going through this week in Montreal! Things have been pretty intense, but I definitely got used to the routine and tried to make the most of any free time I had. It does get pretty hard when you’re exhausted as hell after work. Guess that’s why picking up a book and getting comfy is such an easy option that we rarely second guess, huh? 🤣 I’m definitely looking forward to the beginning of the second-half of 2018 though. I feel like there’s a lot of great things that are bound to happen, and that’s always a nice feeling. Makes you want to hug that feeling with all your heart and embrace all the positiveness in the world. As rare as they might be. 🤣

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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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48 comments

  • Wow Trang, you certainly have had one heck of a month. I’m really sorry to hear about the suicide of your friend. I can not even imagine how tough and difficult that must have been.
    It is therefore so nice that you had something good this month as well: 1 million views on Google Reviews: You are so right that is so insane, but so incredibly awesome as well: Congratulations!!
    And Lashaan…I understand that feeling man. There have been times where I was so exhausted from work that even picking up a book was too much. So all I can say is …take the rest and time where you need it. As much fun as blogging is, your health is very important too. I’m looking forward to the upcoming month and all the cool reviews that are bound to be heading our way again. You both are awesome 😊😊

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    • True that man. There are nights where only a good show/movie could save me hahahah No worries about my health though. Always at the top of my game. 😉 Thanks for always stopping by, sir. I too look forward to your content. It’s always nice to have a buddy to interact with whenever ya want. 😀

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    • Wow thank you so much for your kind words ❤ ! It's been one heck of a month indeed haha you never know what life be throwing at you right ? Ups and lows lows LOL Again, so happy to see that you're back 😀

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  • Trang – I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Suicide is something that has impacted my life more than once, and very recently in my family. I will be sending you vibes of positivity, strength and comfort 💕 The Google and published papers are awesome news! Very happy to see this.

    Lashaan – I am so excited for your review of City of Lies. I have been on the fence, so it will be fabulous to have some trusted feedback 😉 I feel you on routine. Mine is pretty straightforward with being a remote worker and all, but not being allowed physical activity has shown me how much I really appreciate even the smallest bit. Love your positivity my friend!

    Wishing you both the most productive, satisfying and successful July ahead ❤

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    • It’s quite a huge book, but if you’re in the mood for a mystery-heavy, magic-light fantasy story, it’s a great pick. 😉 Oh yes, got to stay positive (or at least realistic) to survive out there! Stay awesome, Danielle, and happy reading! 😀

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    • Daniellle ❤ ! Thank you so much, and I also send my sympathies to your loved ones 😦 Suicide is oen of the hardest losses I felt so far.. it's a mix of feelings.. like anger and sadness at the same time? It's very weird but I keep my head up and try to to cope with it little by little hahah :3

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  • Trang:
    What is Google Review? I googled it (talk about ironic eh?) and it was bringing up sites talking about reviewing for places on Google Maps. I’m assuming that is NOT what you are referencing.

    Lashaan:
    I hear you about the heat. Today I went through 2 liters of water and 2 liters of gatorade and now I’m sitting on the couch at home just cruising wordpress. Don’t want to even read a book at this point 😀

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  • Great wrap up! I haven’t watched the Jurassic world yet but i’ll soon. I have City of Lies on my TBR list. I hope you enjoyed it, Lashaan! I’ll look forward to hear your thoughts on it. Congratulations, Trang! That’s a huge achievement and I’m sorry to hear about your loss.
    Hope you both have a wonderful July! 🙂

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  • Trang, I am sorry for your loss. Grief can be hard to process. I hope you are gentle with yourself as you try to make sense of this loss. I am sending you love. Congrats on publishing three papers! Wow. That’s amazing. You are a multi-tasking ninja. Are you planning on continuing in academia? Or, are you tired of uni?

    Lashaan, I hope you enjoy Sanderson’s novel. I am still way back in Mistborn book 2. I enjoy his writing a lot but I get intimidated by his novels’ length in general. By the way, do you have any other favorite fantasy authors besides Sanderson? I am trying to broaden my horizons. (Also: Happy Canada Day!)

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    • After The Way of Kings, I’m sort of convinced that anything he writes will blow me away, but then again the length of his books has me taking it super slowly! One of my favourite is Scott Lynch and his Gentleman Bastards series. I highly HIGHLY recommend it. Some more recent debuts that are worth every penny is Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames, and Blackwing by Ed McDonald. If you want older, I really enjoyed my time with Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist. I think with these you’ll have a fun time for sure. 😉 Hope you had a great Canada Day yourself! And if you’re in the States, Happy Independence Day! 😀

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    • Thank you so much!! ❤ Yes it's hard and a very good advice you said there hahah I was quite hard on my self as I heard the news but I take it easier a little bit every day hehe.. 😀 Multitasking ninja LOL I like that!! As for academia, I'm way too fed up with school to continue hahah. I do research with the government and so far it's been way more challenging than school 🙂

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, Trang:-( Hang in there. And congrats on getting your papers published! Lashaan, I’m super excited to read your review of City of Lies:-)

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  • Oh, so sorry to hear that about your friend Trang. June really had its ups and downs for you. But Congrats on being invited to Google and having your papers published. Those are some great achievements.

    I hope you both have a wonderful second part of the year. And Lashaan, I really want to see the Incredibles too. I haven’t yet seen the first one tho.

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  • Oh Trang I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, I know that can’t be easy so I hope you’re doing OK. That’s great news about your three papers being published and reaching 1Mil reads on Google reviews! 😀
    Hopefully things will be less intense for you soon Lashaan, but it sounds like you worked out a decent schedule (if you can share how you did that please let me know because it’s something I struggle with a lot!)
    I hope you have a great July, filled with amazing books and films! 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you so much Beth!! ❤ My emotions have been all over the place this past month LOL I'm doing better now for my mental state sake 🙂

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    • I guess it all comes down to prioritizing and then compensating for everything you couldn’t do. It’s really in a trial-and-error phase since it seems almost impossible to have everything nailed down perfectly and be able to have moments throughout the day to breath. Will definitely think of sharing it with you if I find a magic solution to it. Happy reading, Beth! ❤

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  • Oooh I love your wrap-ups !! 🙂 Trang, I’m so sorry for your loss, it must’ve been really hard for you, I hope you’re getting better and you have all my support ! ❤ Also congratulations for the review and for your papers!!! It's really amazing to publish with just a bachelor and they look very interesting 😀
    Lashaan, I know that feeling of time flying so fast…! It's good to take a little rest and take time for yourself 😀 and good luck for the next month, I'm sure they'll be amazing ! 😀

    Sooo are you both from Montreal? Trang, is your food blog (love it by the way!) about places in Montreal? 😀 Yesterday I've had a positive answer for my application to Montreal's University so I'll be there for a year! Still need to book my tickets but immigration stuff is in progress!! 😉

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words Caroline ❤ It means a lot to me 😀 I've been doing better, thank god! It's still had but coping it every day slowly hehe 😉 And yes we are both from Montreal !! FOR REALL??? Omg that's awesome you should come visit and I'll bring you to all the restaurants HAH and yess my food blog is about Montreal restaurants ;D

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      • Good luck for that, time is the best healer 🙂
        Yeeeesss!! I still can’t believe it but yeah, I’ll spend at leat a year in Montreal, starting from september 😀 I would really like to, that’s so nice of you!!! Omg I have so many food to try then yaaayyy!!

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    • Thanks Caroline! Congratulations on getting accepted, I’m sure it’ll turn out to be pretty fun and exciting. 😉 Where and what did you apply in? As Trang might have mentioned, feel free to ask us for anything. I’m born and raised in Montreal. That definitely helps a lot. 😀 Good luck!!

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  • Both of your have had a daunting month. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Trang. 💕 I lost my sister recently and have had to take it day by day. Take care of yourself. *hugs* Congrats on getting to visit Google and your papers published!
    Lashaan, you are the best example of someone not put off by the length of a book. After have read the first Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, I took a break from the series. Know some people who had him as a professor, they recommended the book. Congrats on the masters, I know they are a lot of work! It’s amazing you have time to read. Hmm, 🤔 I can see why your passion comes out when you write about what you love.

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