Hello ladies & gentlemen,
The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 3 (−).
Comic books read: 10 (−).
Manga volumes read: 14 (↑).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS
DCeased by Tom Taylor
The Flash: Year One by Joshua Williamson
Road of Bones by Rich Douek
Batman (Vol. 11): The Fall and the Fallen by Tom King
Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows by Jeff Lemire
Aliens: Dead Orbit by James Stokoe
Spider-Man, Peter Parker: Back in Black by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEW
The third book in the Lightbringer series was another fantastic story arc that confirmed one thing for me: this is one of my all-time favourite fantasy series out there!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK
While it wasn’t bad, James Stokoe had some pretty good artwork to showcase, but the story was lackluster and unoriginal.
TOP TV SERIES/MOVIE
A metaphorical examination of social stratification, between the poor and the rich, portrayed through a masterfully-plotted thriller, carried by an indisputably perfect cast, and tinted in black humour.
4 ½ stars outta 5.
The sequel to one of my favourite reads of 2019 is now out and, so far, it is as epic as I remember this world to be! My thoughts on this one will be coming soon.
Following the Christmas and New Year holidays, it’s always a bit disconcerting to return to your professional routine, whether it’s work or school. We always wish the downtime lasted longer, that life was a lot easier on us, and that everything we want to achieve will have magically been achieved the next day. But sometimes the reward is only satisfying when you put in the time, sweat, and blood to achieve it.
January went by so fast but I felt like it was an excellent month to get used to the game once again and to put myself in a mentality that will sharpen my senses and have me rolling through the following month without letting little obstacles get in the way. By putting all my deadlines in perspective, I was quickly able to find that groove again but it was also a tragedy over the weekend that woke up something deeper in me.
Many might have heard of the tragic accident that the legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant suffered on the 26th of January, 2020. His death shook many of us across the world for various reasons. Whether it was his friends, his family or his fans, anyone who has followed his career knows that his passion for the game was unmatched, that his mindset was always focused, that he made his dreams into goals, and nothing could ever stop him.
Although his death was premature, his legacy was never going to be forgotten. If there’s one thing I’m going to remember him for, it’s not that life’s too short but that perseverance is quintessential to happiness, that we should always remember why we do the things we do in the first place and keep our heads up at all times as we aim for the stars and always try and become better versions of ourselves. #ripkobe24
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stayed tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?