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: 6 (↓2).
Comic books read: 28 (↑12).
Manga volumes read: 8 (↑2).
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab.
The Trials of Koli by M.R. Carey.
Digital Mini Reviews | You Say Poetry, But I Say Misery!
The Seventh Perfection by Daniel Polansky.
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman.
Machine by Elizabeth Bear.
The Doors of Eden by Adrian Tchaikovsky.
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Batman: Universe by Brian Michael Bendis.
King of Eden (Vol. 1) by Takashi Nagasaki.
Green Lantern: 80 Years of the Emerald Crusader.
Batman: Knight Out by Chuck Dixon.
Kabuki Omnibus Vol. 3 by David Mack.
Batman: The Man Who Laughs by Ed Brubaker.
Naomi: Season One by Brian Michael Bendis.
Tales from the DC Dark Multiverse.
TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEWS.
This really turned out to be a wonderful surprise coming from writer V.E. Schwab. I’m putting high up there alongside The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
More on this in the near future but let’s just leave it here as it turned out to be my least favourite read of the month. I think me and Captain Marvel just don’t click in general…
Director Roman Polansky’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968) is a terrifyingly brilliant movie that perfectly masters the art of gaslighting through an examination of horror without visual gore in a story centered around an impending baby and enigmatic neighbours.
The movie also does a phenomenal job of questioning gender roles and intergenerational relationships through Mia Farrow’s incredible performance as a submissive woman desperately trying to escape this mental prison.
It was my first Polansky movie and it will probably not be my last!
Although I’ve been meaning to dive into his The Witcher series for a while, I caved in and I’m currently going through this English translation of his Hussite Trilogy. A review for this one is just around the corner! 😀
This was an absolutely fantastic reading month for me! Last month saw me include digital novels into my reading habits and this month allowed me to fully appropriate it in my daily life. And it worked like a charm! I love how much I’m able to sneak into my schedule and how well I’ve been able to read more than usual. Obviously, it helps that it’s a lot harder to be occupied socially with the pandemic but it was nice to finally explore this lifestyle for a month.
This month was also the beginning of the pandemic’s second wave as our government issued a 28 day quarantine that was further extended by four weeks (ongoing). While the shock of having to once again slow down outdoor activities hurt much less than it did the first time, it’s a bit unfortunate that we are where we are when it comes to staying safe and practicing safe habits. I don’t know anything will change anytime soon but I’ve already made up my mind that things will remain as it is for at least until March 2021.
The upside of having less time outside of your home is that you can fully embrace a couple of hobbies you have with even more fashion than ever before. I think it’s often something that many forget when they’re sucked in by responsibilities. You sometimes need to remind yourself that life has so much to offer and that it’s up to you to make the most of it despite the conditions in which you’re in.
Speaking of circumstances, I imagine that Halloween is probably not lived the same by everyone out there, especially kids who were used to going out trick-or-treating. I hope everyone out there got the chance to celebrate this holiday in their own way during these tough times!
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!
Stay 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?