My Monthly Wrap-Up | February 2020

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.

Reading Breakdown.

Novels read: 3 (-).
Comic books read: 5 ().
Manga volumes read: 17 ().

BOOK REVIEWS

The Shadow Saint by Gareth Hanrahan
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

COMIC BOOK REVIEWS

Black Hammer (Vol. 4): Age of Doom Part Two by Jeff Lemire
Dial H For Hero (Vol. 1): Enter the Heroverse by Sam Humphries
Gantz Omnibus Vol. 1 by Hiroya Oku
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 1): Mythology by Peter J. Tomasi
Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil by Jeff Lemire
City of Others by Steve Niles
Amulet (Vol. 1): The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi

TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEW

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

MISCELLANEOUS POSTS

Should You Take a Break From Blogging?


TOP BOOK

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While the huge cast change caught me off caught, Gareth Hanrahan’s sequel to The Gutter Prayer was as epic as expected!

Check out my review for more on my thoughts!

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK

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Now in the hands of Peter J. Tomasi, the Detective Comics series didn’t particularly impress as much as I wish it had. It remains to be seen if he has other ideas for the Dark Knight in the following volumes.

Check out my review for more on my thoughts!

TOP TV SERIES/MOVIE

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Worth watching just for the heart-breaking and beautiful silent montage showing Carl Fredricksen and his wife growing old.

The movie explores an old man’s journey to moving on as he helps a child discover the thrilling perils of adventures through hard work and hard love.

4 stars outta 5.

CURRENTLY READING

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The sequel to The Shadow of What Was Lost has been treating me well so far. I was supposed to finish it for February but it’s so huge that I’m stretching it over March! My thoughts on this one will be coming soon. 😉

Check out my thoughts on the first book for now!

PERSONAL LIFE

While February might have had 29 days this year, I will still blame the irregularity for my inability to find time to read as much as I would’ve wanted to. But in all honesty, I had a couple of assignments to hand in, as well as a lecture to give, and they all sort of took up some of my reading time. Then again, I don’t feel like it was a failure since, overall, I appreciated the slower tempo to admire each word and each comic book/manga panel a bit more. 😉

I also appreciate February for making me relative and put into perspective the things I have to do before Summer arrives and it was a breath of fresh air to breath in that sudden surge of motivation, especially when you find yourself in a routine that makes you seem stuck doing things out of habit. It doesn’t help when you got that gloomy wintery weather to pummel it all into your consciousness. 😛

But yes. February was kind to me and I’m glad that I was able to accomplish everything I wanted to do throughout the month without worrying too much.

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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?

Yours truly,

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32 comments

  • Glad you had a productive February, I haven’t really evaluated mine yet as there are technically two days to go, but I think it was good? As with every month, it seemed to fly by!

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  • You forgot to add your fanatic love for Joachin Lashaan LOL But yes I get what you mean with slowing down on reads etc because real life is just busy! To be honest, I don’t know how many books I have read yet (will have to count for my wrap up Sunday!) PS on the beginning of next week I have a post JUST FOR YOU! 😉

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  • I can’t believe you have just seen Up! It’s a lovely movie for sure 😊 It is always nice to read your monthly wrap-ups, and maybe one day there will be a book that I have read or that I am currently reading (actually I think I read Persepolis so…) 😀 Anyway, keep up the good work and looking forward to reading your monthly anticipation ! 😊

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    • Hahahah yep. I’ve been meaning to check it out for a while but I’m glad I finally did! 😛

      Oh man, if you just stop with all the non-fiction you enjoy reading, I think there would be more chances of seeing common books between us! 😛

      Thanks for stopping by, Juliette. Really appreciate it. 😀

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      • Ahaha I think the problem is more that I am a very slow reader (meaning I don’t take enough time to read during the week) so I just don’t have as much variety as you do! 😛

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  • So are you saying that Feb was a slow reading month for you?! I wonder, how much you get through in a good reading month, then. 🙂 Anyway, I agree that Feb really does feel a lot shorter. I only managed to post three times, which might be new low for me. But nevermind, as you say, a slower tempo can be nice. Also, I’m looking forward to the summer. It still seems quite far away, though.

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    • Hahahah it does sometimes niggle me that I can’t just READ and do nothing else in life but hey, that’ll remain a retirement plan or something hahah

      Absolutely, as long as we’re satisfied by what we’ve accomplished, no matter the frequency, it’s good! Especially if we were even able to DO it at least once. It’s more than others! 😉

      Summer sure does seem super far… But the moment we don’t get any more snow here in Canada, I’m good. 😛

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  • I really enjoyed Up. It was a fun movie, but had some real heart to it. Glad to hear you’re leaving February with a positive attitude, Lashaan. Hopefully we head into March with much the same! 🙂

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    • Hahah it was! Besides all the child endangerment going on, it was quite good. 😀 Hope you have a fantastic month of March as well, Todd. Here’s to all the amazing photos you’ll likely be taking! 😉

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  • Loved UP, adorable kid and grandpa, funny and an overall lovely story ^.^ I like that you talk about movies/TV shows on top of being a book blog. You’ve read quite a lot for such a busy schedule!

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    • It is quite a lovely and fun movie, huh? 😀 And yes! I love movies/TV shows and will always sneak in a little of those here and then amidst all the book reviews I share. 😛 I hope you had an excellent February as well! 😀

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  • If all goes according to plan, I’ll finish my seventh book today, just under the wire! I’m tackling Godsgrave by Kristoff next, very excited about it. On the TV front, I’m diving into season two of Altered Carbon, which let’s be real, gets lots of brownie points for the AI character.

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    • Ohhh man, that’s amazing! I can barely sneak in a book per week and envy anyone who can do more hahah I hope you enjoy Kristoff’s novel!! I usually only hear great things about his books. 😛 Hahahaha I love it! Brownie points! 😛 Netflix are killing it with their scifi series nowadays! 😀

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  • I had a really slow month too. Not beating myself up because books weren’t a priority, either. Sounds like you found some great perspective for the coming months too. I was actually able to pull over some older posts for my new blog, so that’s some background stuff needing doing that got done. Up is such a precious movie. I really loved the older couple. Here’s hoping March is most excellent.

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  • Ok, that particular Phoenix gif and your vague words about oncoming changes are creeping into the creepy territory for me 😀 Now I’m doubly glad I live on the other hemisphere 😉
    I’m glad it was such a great month for you, Lashaan!

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