My Monthly Anticipation | November 2020

Hello ladies & gentlemen,

Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.

Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.

To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!


TO BE READ.

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter;
Release Date: July 16th, 2019.

Just in time for the release of its sequel this month, I’ll finally dive into this beautiful and fascinating fantasy story!


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Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark;
Release Date: October 13th, 2020.

My excitement for this novella is through the roof! I’ve been dying to dive into this ever since I’ve seen its announcement and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me.


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Ashes of the Sun by Django Wexler;
Release Date: July 21st, 2020.

I was supposed to get around to this in September but it sort of slipped through my fingers. Hopefully I’ll have finally read my first book by Django Wexler later this month!


BOOK RELEASES.

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Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson;
Release Date: November 17th, 2020.

I’ve only read the first book of The Stormlight Archive and was completely mind-blown by it. It’s sort of just exciting to know that the fourth book is just a couple of days away for fans of this series!


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Call of the Bone Ships by R.J. Barker;
November 24th, 2020.

I really enjoyed R.J. Barker’s The Bone Ships and can’t wait to dive into its sequel this month! Get hyped or walk the plank!


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I read and loved Ready Player One (disliked Spielberg’s movie adaptation despite it being visually fun) and feared that this sequel announcement was just an attempt to milk its success. I’m hoping that Ernest Cline will prove me wrong but I’ll probably wait and see how others feel about this before picking it up!


COMIC BOOK RELEASES.

Sweet Tooth: The Return #1
Issue #1 of Sweet Tooth: The Return comes out on November 3rd, 2020 over at DC Comics (Black Label).

The original series by writer Jeff Lemire was truly intriguing and it’ll fun to see him revisit this beloved series with this re-imagining of the mythology in this universe!


Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #1
Issue #1 of Wolverine: Black, White & Blood comes out on November 4th, 2020 over at Marvel Comics.

With the recent soft reboot of the X-Men, Wolverine’s fate has been changed and here he comes again with Gerry Duggan and Adam Kubert looking into some untold spy story alongside Nick Fury.


The Other History of the DC Universe #1
Issue #1 of The Other History of the DC Universe comes out on November 24th, 2020 over at DC Comics (DC Black Label).

This brand-new mini-series project has Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Let It Fall) sharing a 12-issue series exploring DC’s history by revisiting its most iconic historical moments with a sociopolitical thread. You bet I’m intrigued!


TV SHOW RELEASES.

From Doctor Gregory House to a self-made Conservative Party minister. Who would’ve guessed? This four-part series has already aired from the British friends and will premiere in America on November 1st, 2020!


US Election 2020: The biggest since 1860? Why this one really matters | US  News | Sky News

A huge day for Americans and, probably, for everyone else around the world with this upcoming election and it is probably going to be a long night for many on November 3rd, 2020! πŸ˜‰


The Animaniacs was a huge part of my childhood and it was such a huge surprise to hear about the development of their revival over at Hulu! I’m not a huge fan of their flash animation but I’m glad we’ll be getting more of them out there on November 20th, 2020!


MOVIE RELEASES.

It’s honestly not on my radar but since there aren’t any real movies I really want to see coming out this month, I thought I’d share this ludicrous movie with its insane movie concept! πŸ˜‰ It’s bound to be a blood Christmas for someone this Holiday (or rather November 13th, 2020) with this dark comedy by the Nelms bros.


PERSONAL LIFE.

The penultimate month before 2021. How surreal. Usually, this month ends up being one of those month where everything seems to be in limbo, where nothing usually happens before December arrives. This year, the first week of November might be one of the most politically-charged months yet for Americans (which makes me, the Canadian) very curious to see how it’ll impact the future of America and whatnot.

I, for one, can’t wait to pursue my reading and blogging routine and see if I can capitulate on how successful it was during the month of October. I have so many books and posts that I want to share that I also feel like I’m setting myself up for a relative disaster too! πŸ˜› Then again, everything is good as long as I’m happy doing it, right?

Midway through the month, from November 12th to 19th, the whole world is also seeing the release of what is one of my most anticipated release in my life: the Playstation 5! As a Playstation fanboy, my whole life has been always about praising Sony and their console and my love for it has only grown over the years, especially for their exclusive content! Since Canada will see the PS5 release on the 12th, I’m very likely to kill all my reading/blogging plans instantaneously until I attempt to fix it again for… my New Years resolution? πŸ˜‰

❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!

Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?

Yours truly,

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32 comments

  • Haha, had to laugh at that gif at the end of your post. Well, as you know I used to be a gamer, and haven’t been one for many years now. But I admit the look of that new Playstation looks amazing, and I’m very tempted to maybe buy one myself next year. But we will see if that happens. I’m glad you are excited for it though.
    Some good reads coming up too I see: that Wolverine book especially looks sick! What a cover. It will be interesting to see what the story will be about! πŸ˜€
    As for the Mel Gibson movie: I saw that trailer a week ago and was like β€œ WhaaaaaatttttπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚β€. It honestly is quite the fun concept, so who knows, this might really be worth the watch😊
    Either way: I’m looking forward to all your upcoming posts! Have a good month Lashaan!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    • Yep. I’m still happy to know that you own a Switch and have been playing games here and then (e.g. Outlast)! I have a hard time imagining giving up my support for Playstation as I grow up, having been a fanboy since the PS1 and still loving video games with a lot of passion to this day! I really can’t wait for the PS5 and all that it will offer! πŸ˜›

      Yep! The recent Wolverine stories are getting some very interesting twists. Hopefully it’ll pay off! πŸ˜›

      Hahahah right? When I first saw the trailer, I had no idea where this was going. I actually took the trailer really seriously until I understood that it referred to Santa hahahah

      Thanks, man! I look forward to your own posts this month, my good friend! πŸ˜€

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  • Lol, that gif seems to capture your mood perfectly! πŸ˜‚
    Yeah, US election is the theme this month… Not much of a chance it will end on the election night, even.

    I’m very curious of Barker’s second Bone Ships book – I enjoyed the first one surprisingly much, but I’m a bit wary of the direction I forsee it taking now.. we’ll see!

    Have a great month, Lashaan!

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    • As a recent subscriber to Bookidote I have enjoyed dipping in to the various blogs published from day to week, and they’ve all been thoroughly enjoyable/informative/heartwarming.. many thanks for (all) your commitment to championing everything bookish ! This particular series , highlighting your own upcoming ‘most anticipated’s’ has been really useful and inspiring..I’m off to my local bookstore before we get thrown into a second national lockdown in 4 days time ! Many thanks and keep up the great work all of you.. Jim.
      London, UK

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    • Indeed! πŸ˜› Ahh yes, absolutely. It’s just two very chaotic lives they have to choose from and I’m just curious about how it’ll all develop going forward. πŸ˜€ I actually feel the same for Barker but I guess we’ll see what he’ll have in store for us. πŸ˜€ Have an excellent month as well, Ola. πŸ˜‰

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  • If you didn’t have to be connected online all the time for the new game consoles, I’d probably actually try one. But that kind of lock is a no-go for me :-
    Obviously, you’ll have fun with it, so I hope it lives up to your expectations.

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    • That’s true. While there are things you could play offline without much hassle, it’s a very online world when it comes to new console generations. It’s still amazing how much they’ve evolved over the years too. I’m happy to have witnessed 5 generations of the Playstation though hahah

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  • Lot of controversy doing the rounds between the current Xbox and PS releases. I’ll be keeping an eye on it all before I decide to get one. Let the pro’s work out the kinks first. I am way too bussy completing PS3 games still…. Wolverine cover looks awesome! Have a great November mate.

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    • I’ve never been an Xbox fan and will likely never get it, especially when I have a PC where I can play all of their games too anyways hahah I’ll probably also be catching up on a bunch of PS4 games on my PS5! Thank god for backward compatibility! πŸ˜€ Thanks, man. Hope you’re safe and doing well nowadays, my man.

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  • Looks like you have lots to look forward to in Nov. I hope the new Playstation can live up to your expectations! And the US election certainly is a big deal even for those of us outside the US. Not sure I dare watch it!

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  • I finished reading Ring Shout the other day and it was everything I expected from the enthusiastic reviews I’ve seen so far – and more. As for Call of the Bone Ships, I’m reading it right now and so far it looks even better than its predecessor, which is saying a lot… πŸ™‚
    Have a great November!

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    • Now that’s what I love hearing! Getting your seal approval is probably the best thing anyone could hear for their books too! πŸ˜› I can’t wait to dive into soon myself now. Same for Call of the Bone Ships! I’m glad to hear so many positive things! πŸ˜€ Thanks, Maddalena! Have a fantastic month as well. πŸ˜€

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  • Hahaha love the excited bunny sticker πŸ˜‚ I love reading your monthly anticipations and I’m always very impressed by the things you look forward to! I imagine the election day will be a bit world-changing, hopefully for the best… Let’s see! In the meantime, enjoy your reading and, when it comes, the PS5! 😁

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    • Hahahah thanks, Juliette! It’s going to be a wild month for everyone, I believe. It’s nice that there are still books, at least, to look forward to every month though. It’ll allow many of us to escape some of the more insane things that life has to offer these days. πŸ˜€ Hope you also have some great things to look forward to in November! πŸ˜‰

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  • I have an ebook copy of Rage of Dragons I’ve yet to try, so curious to read your thoughts on that. And I’ve heard good things about Ring Shout. Wexler is one I’ve still not read… one day. And speaking of that, I’ve enjoyed many Sanderson books but seeing the length of both the series and each book I keep putting off trying The Stormlight Archive… And I’m with you on Ready Player Two. I’m hopeful but highly sceptical. I’ve not been watching Marvel lately, though they put out most of the comics I used to subscribe to back in the day. Wolverine was always a bit of a favorite of mine and some of his older stories were fun. I still have a soft spot for the Kitty Pryde and Wolverine limited series and the first Wolverine limited series from the early 80s, though it would be interesting to reread them and see if I still enjoyed them. I won’t be losing any sleep election night. There’ll be nothing more I can do to influence the outcome and there’s no point getting all worked up over whatever happens. Better to find a way to peaceably live with it. I hope the PS5 gives you many hours of enjoyment! Always nice having something to look forward to. Just don’t forget about all the books and comics. πŸ™‚

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    • I look forward to sharing my thoughts for Rage of Dragons, Ring Shout, and Ashes of the Sun soon. Hopefully they’ll help you even more in picking up your own copies or to get more books to your ever-expanding TBR! πŸ˜‰ I am completely with you about Sanderson’s books. It’s the main reason why I still haven’t read the sequel to The Way of Kings hahah I do hope that Ready Player Two somehow surprises us in a good way. I really liked the nostalgia factor that was explored throughout it. It was a wonderful escape from reality!

      Funny that you mention Kitty Pryde and Wolverine hahah My latest post is pretty much an update on what’s going on with the X-Men nowadays in the comic book world! Maybe it’ll motivate you to revisit the ones you already own or maybe even make you visit your local comic book shop someday soon to check out some newer material! πŸ˜‰

      You’re right about not losing sleep over this election. The outcome is bound to have severe repercussions no matter who wins and we’re sure to discover what those will be in the coming days too.

      Thanks, Todd! I hope you have a fantastic month of November too and that everything you look forward to turns out to be fantastic. Don’t worry about me and the books/comics I hope to read. I’m sure I’ll somehow hack time and get more done that I ever thought I could hahah πŸ˜€

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  • A couple of my most anticipated books of the year are releasing this month, including Rhythm of War and Ready Player Two. And over the years I’ve gone from an Xbox lover to a Playstation convert. Love my PS4, though I think I will be waiting a while for more next gen games to come out before picking up the 5. We’re huge gamers in my household so I’m sure we’ll own all the new consoles at some point anyway πŸ˜› Speaking of games, are you going to be playing Cyberpunk 2077? Sucks that it’s been delayed again, but I’m really excited for it!

    BTW, didn’t know you are Canadian! Canadian transplant in the US here. Toronto’s my hometown πŸ™‚

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    • Waaaah! It’s nice to discover that you have Canadian roots in ya! πŸ˜‰ I’m born and raised in Montreal, so we were actually not that far from each other too hahah

      I do hope that both of those two books will prove to be as good as you hope them to be! And if you read Ready Player Two early, I’ll probably pick it up just based on your own thoughts on it too hahah

      I grew up with all the Sony consoles, so you can definitely expect no Xbox love from here hahaha During high school, it was a whole thing to embrace the console wars among us too. I’m really glad that the PS5 will have backward compatibility too, allowing me to revisit my PS4 collection and catch up on those that I haven’t yet completed!

      I have been really excited for Cyberpunk 2077 since E3 but the constant delay has gotten me more skeptical with each push… This latest push has me even more worried about the problems that they might have encountered too. I’m a bit saddened that they even had to delay it considering that they had announced that they were going gold (ready to ship). For them to run into problems NOW, must mean that they had encountered serious issues for their console editions. 😦 I hope I’m wrong and that the delay will be all worth it though! Will you be getting the PS5 for you and the fam as soon as possible or will that wait? Or did you dare convert back to Xbox?!?! πŸ˜›

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  • Animaniacs!! So glad to know it’s on Hulu. I’ll watch while working.
    And wowers! I was scared for a min there that Trump would be elected again. Whew!

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    • It’s probably a perfect background show to put on too!!! πŸ˜€

      I’m definitely glad for you guys that he’s out of the picture, at least until he stops post-election legal pursuits… And many when he calms down on Twitter too… I’m still incredibly mind-blown that 70 million people VOTED for the guy… The divide in the States is goddamn real and I think Trump really brought the worse out of some people throughout his term… Now… we just got to see what Biden dares do now.

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      • Yea man! This election was so crazy and I really hope all these lawsuits aren’t successful. He needs to go. I’m surprised that states that have heavy corona numbers gave him the most votes. I’m like, do these people realize he hasn’t done anything to better the situation? Anyway, I’m just hoping Biden’s term is much better.
        And yeah, Trump brought out the worse in everyone. Just reveals the underlying sentiments despite the progress being made.

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