My Monthly Anticipation | February 2021

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.

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  • I’m curious how you’ll see Riordan… I listened to this series, quite recently, and definitely felt I’m too old… but I will recommend it to my nieces, at some point, as a way of getting to know mythology better 🙂

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  • I saw the kickstarter for Bzrker ill wait for reviews to come in before i invest in such ventures. If there is anything 2020 taught me its to avoid getting on the hype train.

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  • Riordan isn’t really for me (yet I do want to finish the Percy Jackson series this year). Would be interested to see what you think of it.
    I hadnt heard of Minamata but now I Really want to watch it. So sad cinemas won’t be opening anytime soon over here 😔

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    • Is there anything, in particular, you would warn a reader of when picking up the Percy Jackson series? 😮 And yes… I’m sad about theaters too… I miss that big-screen experience. I look forward to checking out Minamata as it comes out, hopefully, it’ll be a quiet success, seeing that it isn’t a huge blockbuster movie.

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      • The humour just didn’t work for me personally. I don’t know if that’s because I’m too old or maybe a culture thing, or maybe just me (I do find American teenager quite insufferable in general for some reason). Most people really like it though 🙆🏼‍♀️
        Yeah, I do hope for Depp it does well. But your post is all I have heard of it so don’t think it will get huge. Oh well, still looks like something I’d love

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  • I think you’re right, February is going to fly by! I’m hesitant to watch Clarice but oh so tempted. And I’ve been seeing some good reviews of The Burning Girls. Hope you have a great month, and good luck with your lectures😁

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  • Interesting that you’ll be reading The Lightning Thief. I just recently bought the ebooks of the beginning of the series. No clue if I’ll enjoy it or when I’ll get to it, but maybe your review will push me one way or the other. I’ve felt a bit of a pull lately to try more YA or middle-grade reads, though YA has been very hit or miss for me. But I guess I’m wanting to weave in some simpler reading amongst whatever else I choose to read. Looking forward to reading your reviews on any of these things you make it through this month. You’ll rock those lectures!

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    • I can see that you’re taking big steps into embracing MG/YA this year and I hope some of the stories you check out work for the better! I do tend to steer clear of most YA unless they’re proclaimed classics or undisputed favourites by many but a couple throughout the year is the healthiest dose I can have hahah Thanks for the kind words, Todd! Stay awesome and keep on doing the things you love as well. 😀

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  • I agree that short-term gains drive a lot of folks these days. It takes a lot of patience to do something now that may not pay off until much later in the future.
    These days, I’m trying to savor each day to prevent months from passing by too quickly. I almost managed it in January.

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  • I enjoyed the Percy Jackson series. The first one was really good and then I enjoyed each successive book less and less until I stopped bothering with him altogether.

    And is that Kong I see in the young Hellboy cover?

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    • What happened as you progressed? Unoriginal? Belief-contrary elements? Redundant? Boring? 😮

      I doubt it hahah It’s probably going to be more along the lines of an Ape-God than textually King Kong (some could argue it’s the same thing though). We got a Godzilla vs. King Kong trailer the other day if you need a dose of kaiju fighting awesomeness though! 😀

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      • It became almost a retread and there were moral issues, the usual. But considering he was hitting it pretty hard, in a Middle Grade book, as an “issue”, I would have been livid if I’d been a parent.

        I haven’t even seen Kong: Skull Island yet, so it will be quite a while before I can shovel in a new movie.

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  • Oooh little Hellboy! I want one now!!! 😀
    I think you’ll enjoy Percy Jackson, especially if you’re less attached to the original portrayal of Greek gods than I am 😉
    Good luck with your lectures, Lashaan!

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  • Hey, while you’re at it could you read all the things I missed in 2020? Much obliged! And I hope you like Ashes of the Sun! It was probably the best thing I read last year 😁

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    • If I had such powers, rest assured, I would have done so a long time ago! 😛 I’m glad to hear such high praise from you for Ashes of the Sun. I never read anything (but short stories) from Django Wexler, so this will be quite thrilling! 😀

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  • I hope work doesn’t surprise you with anything negative.
    In regards to this post – it might just be me, but there is no trailer for the last movie. Plus, some of the descriptions seem to be under the wrong trailers…

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  • I am curious to hear what you think about both The Lightning Thief and The Four Winds. Fingers crossed for you and your colleagues that you won’t get any unwanted surprises i February. Unfortunately, short-term optimisation is a well-known feature in our society, since politicians and company directors risk losing their position if they don’t show results quickly. So I don’t think it’s their fault entirely, it’s partly a consequence of the structural / democratic process of letting voters and shareholders decide.

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    • Wow. You couldn’t have said it better. That’s pretty much it and it’s unfortunate that those who truly believe in the vision of the organization/team don’t try a way to balance both short- and long-term objectives. Their race for quick wins is quite killer on those who put in the hard work too!

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  • I’m very late with my catching up Lashaan, so I just hope your month of February is going as planned and that the lectures you gave went well – though I’m sure they did! As always at the start of each month, week and day I hope that I will read more… let’s see how it goes in the second half of the mont… 😊

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    • No worries at all. 😉 February has been super hectic for me and I too haven’t been very active in the blogging end of things but I’m remaining hopeful that I can pick up the pace again soon hahah! I do look forward to sharing my thoughts about giving classes online nowadays in my upcoming monthly wrap-up though. Hope your month of February has been going well so far though! Take care! 😀

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  • I read a book in December titled “Minamata: The Story of the Poisoning of a City, and of the People Who Choose to Carry the Burden of Courage” by Eugene and Aileen Smith and it really opened my eyes to the shocking corporate negligence in Japan at that time, so I recommend it and it is with photographs.

    “The Burning Girls” by C.J. Tudor also sounds good. I wonder now, though. I recently put into my TBR a new book coming out titled “Burning Girls and Other Stories” by Schanoes, Veronica. Obviously, I am intrigued and also a bit confused now 🙂 We will have a year of burning girls, it seems.

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    • The book sounds quite fascinating, especially with a title like that. I’ll have to look into it now.

      So fascinating that Burning Girls is suddenly a trend (maybe 2 cases is really a trend but it’s already a lot in my books)! Hopefully, both books turn out good reads though. 😀

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