Monthly Wrap-Up | July 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

City of Lies by Sam Hawke
LIFELIK3 by Jay Kristoff
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
The Outsider by Stephen King
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

COMIC REVIEWS

The Sheriff of Babylon by Tom King
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 3 by Yukito Kishiro
Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer
Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola
Dark Night: A True Batman Story by Paul Dini

MISCELLANEOUS POSTS

Mid-Year Movie Ranking 2018
Europe in 5 Days
The Nevers and Forevers of Readers
Bonding Through Blogging
Why We Love Psychological Thrillers
Upcoming Book to Movie Adaptations 2018

BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH

Trang

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Lashaan

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Magical and colourful epic fantasy! 😍

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK OF THE MONTH 

Trang

 Lashaan

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Volume 15 was sort of uneventful, but at least the next one was phenomenal!

BEST MOVIES/SHOWS OF THE MONTH

Trang 

Lashaan

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It could get cringe’y, and it wasn’t the worse thing in the world, but I’m putting it here cause the fact that I’m done with season 2 means that I’m that much closer to DAREDEVIL SEASON 3! 😍

CURRENTLY READING

Trang

Lashaan

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TO BE READ

Trang

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Lashaan

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Did you hear that? That was me unleashing a manly squeal. 😍

PERSONAL LIVES

Trang

Harvard internship has been a successful event, where these past few days allow me to not only grow as a researcher but as a person as well. However, when an amazing opportunity opens to me, I am greeted with the most devastating news ever: my Mom is diagnosed with cancer. It’s sad to say but the bad news kind of overshadows all of the good ones, you know? It will be a rough time for her and our family from now on, but she is an amazing and wonderful woman that I can only pray to have her around me as long as possible. ❤️

Lashaan

July, July, July. That month of the year where you either prepare for big trips or are at the pinnacle of all the fun summer could offer you. I don’t know why it went by so fast, but I do know that the end of July was the beginning of a busy time with big deadlines coming my way. It’s during those moments that you simply got to remember that the little things in life can bring you the biggest boost of happiness. And happiness is necessary if you want to remain sane. Motivation is hard to come by too for a lot of folks, but I look forward to the coming weeks as I rejoice in the little time left before summer fun decides to leave us. P.S. My bad for the lack of activity in the past week, I’ll get back in the game soon enough! Stay frosty, folks!

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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,

Lashaan & Trang

23 comments

  • Oh man…I am so sorry to hear about the news of your mother Trang, that truly is abolutely horrible news. I can only wish you a lot of strenght and offer you my prayers. I hope you and your mother will be alright. And of course the same thing for you as well Lashaan. You are both two extraordinary people and that’s why it pains me even more that something like this happens to you.
    And please Lashaan: no apologies are even necessary for a single second! You are always an amazing and engaging blogger, so please take all the time you need, no need to rush in any way.
    Both of you: please take care!

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  • Oh Trang I’m so so sorry about you mum, I hope you and your family are doing all right (as all right as can be expected I mean) and I’m sending lots of love your way. ❤️
    And Lashaan I kind of love your outlook on life, trying to find the happiness in the little things is something I struggle with more often than not but I hope you enjoy your remaining weeks of summer fun! 😀
    Great recap post, and I hope you both have good August. 🙂 ❤️

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  • I’m sorry to hear about your mom 😦 My thoughts and prayers are with you 🙂
    Guess I’ll have to watch Extinction now since you enjoyed it, Trang. I’ve seen it around, but haven’t committed.
    Looking forward to your thoughts, Lashaan, about Ball of Lightning!

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  • Glad you liked Antman & Wasp. That gives me some hope that I’ll like it as well.

    And that is a very respectable number of posts. That’s a post every 2 days out of 3, or slightly more. Kudoes to you guys.

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Trang. I went through something similar with my mom a few years ago and know how hard it can be and how it can overshadow happier moments. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    In other news, I stumbled across Extinction on Netflix this past week and it pleasantly surprised me! Glad to see you enjoyed it as well.
    Lashaan, I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and find the balance you need!

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  • So sorry to hear about your mom Trang. I wish you and your family lots of strength, love, and support during this time.

    Lashaan, I hope you’re able to get a moment enjoy what’s left of summer before it ends.

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  • Trang, I’m so sorry to hear the recent news about your mom. 😦 I’m hoping for the best for her and for the rest of your family. ❤ I know firsthand how hard getting that news can be. I may be a total stranger to her, but I'll be rooting for her with everything I have in me! 🙂
    The Language of Thorns is such a good (and pretty) book! ❤
    Also, Lashaan "unleashing a manly squeal" over Bloody Rose definitely made me laugh. 😛
    You two take care! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  • So sorry to hear about your mom, Trang. Hope everything goes well for her and for both of you as well. Remember, a diagnosis of cancer is not as much of a death sentence as it used to be, so keep up hope all ’round.

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  • I’m so sorry Trang… These news are always devastating. I wish I could do more but I send your family all my love and my best wishes to stay strong during these difficult times 😊 she’s lucky to have a loving daughter to support her ❤️ on a more positive note, it’s amazing for your internship it sounds like it was very interesting! 😄

    Lashaan, summer is such a weird time of the year, so hard to stay motivated 😊 and I wish you’ll enjoy august! Focusing on small happy things can truly make a difference and I’m sure you’ll manage to find them 😊

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  • Oh Trang, love, I’m so sorry to hear about your mum, I am sending you all of the positive vibes and strength your way ❤ ❤ ❤
    I'm happy to hear that your internship has been successful so far ❤
    Lashaan, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your summer ❤
    Take both care of yourself, I'm sending you love and positive vibes for August ❤ ❤ ❤

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  • I am so sorry to hear about your mum’s diagnosis, Trang. I’m sending all my positive vibes your way! I’m glad to hear that the internship is going well though.
    July seems to have been my busiest month yet at work and it’s so easy to forget about the importance of ‘me’ time. These three days off are the most I’ve had in the last three months and it is quite exhausting, but we keep on trucking.
    I am so behind on Netflix’s Marvel productions. I’ve only actually seen the first two Daredevil seasons.
    I hope you both have a lovely August. ❤

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Trang. It’s really a devastating news! I’m sending all my positive vibes your way. I’m glad your internship has been successful so far.
    I hope you both have a great August! 🙂

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  • I’m so sorry to hear about your mom, Trang ❤️❤️
    I am thinking of you and your family during this time, please remember that my inbox is always open if you need an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on ❤️

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  • So sorry to hear about your mom, Trang. Cancer is the worst news to have. We found out early this year my sister’s husband has a cancer of unknown origin. It is definitely the kind of news that can easily dwarf the best of news. May your mom get the best of care.

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