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: 2 (↑1).
Comic books read: 11 (↑5).
Manga volumes read: 10 (↑4).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Digital Mini Reviews | Sweet Tooth.
Colonel Weird: Cosmagog by Jeff Lemire.
Dark Nights: Death Metal by Scott Snyder.
Wonder Woman: Earth One (Vol. 3) by Grant Morrison.
Batman: Detective Comics (Vol. 5): The Joker War by Peter J. Tomasi.
Batman: Bruce Wayne: Murderer? by Chuck Dixon.
Invincible (Compendium One) by Robert Kirkman.
TV SERIES REVIEWS.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
One of the most memorable moments in Naruto unfolds in this volume and it is indeed fantastic and emotional. It contains a much-anticipated battle between Sasuke and his big brother Itachi, and one can only shed a tear as it all comes to an end. The reveals are also mind-boggling. You also see Sasuke’s outrage and shock throughout the reveal; completely in accord with his impulsive self.
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
This volume brings to an end the story arc around Moro. Who knows, maybe the anime will finally be revived to give fans this story arc? Then again, I wasn’t too thrilled by how this volume progressed. There’s a lot of deus ex machina, a lot of second chances, a lot of odd plot twists that felt undeserved. The story also gets a bit odd, stretching out the tension unnecessarily. At least it introduces a new level of Saiyan powers for Goku. You can only wonder how much stronger anyone can get in Dragon Ball Super after that…
The epilogue chapter introduces the next story arc with a new character driven by revenge and the rebirth (apparently) of another villain. Will it be any good? Only time can tell.
Out of the 21 movies I watched in April, Intouchables (2011) was my favourite. This was actually a rewatch. It’s been years since I first saw and adored it, and guess what? It stood the test of time.
It’s a heartbreaking portrayal of physical disability hidden in a blissful and full-of-life story of happiness and joy as two individuals from two socially polar opposite spheres of life cross paths and share a genuine friendship free of pity and judgment.
I’ve been reading John Gwynne latest Norse-inspired novel and it has been fascinating so far! 🙂
I’m back! I still remember how much my reading had to suffer during February and March because of everything I had going on at work and university. From teaching to a huge change in my work environment, I was constantly drained and couldn’t find any time to read and blog as much as I wanted to. And then April came. I knew things would calm down, that I would find more time to pick back up the pieces and reacquaint myself to a routine I much preferred and envisioned for myself. While I could probably squeeze in more reading/blogging, I think I’ve taken the proper steps towards getting where I want to get.
University-wise, I didn’t have any classes to give this month but I did know that towards the end (26th of April), I’d have all 60 students’ essays to correct, which is essentially what will keep me busy during the first week of May. How much did I enjoy giving classes to students in the end? I think it was a very insightful experience for me. I had fun being on the other end of the interaction. It allowed me to share my passion for my field of study, to integrate my own experience from work into my examples/anecdotes, and to exchange with students who appreciated my lectures. I won’t lie that giving classes online isn’t the best format to fully experience teaching but it had its perks.
Work-wise, I’ve gotten used to the busy days that comes with the development and implantation of the body-cam project. We launched the project on the 26th of April and so far there hasn’t been any issues, beyond traditional logistical and political concerns. You can read about the launch here. I’ve been having quite a lot of fun and can’t wait to see how this will all be received by citizens as I make sure that we document all the hiccups along the way. I honestly can’t tell you if the whole province will ever see a full-scale deployment but I do think it’ll all come down to how much more money the government is ready to invest in police organizations.
To sum it all up, I think April was a good month. It allowed me to get my shit together. To prepare the table for the next month. Now I just need to not let myself get carried away too much if I don’t want to relive a month similar to February or March. So, let’s keep our heads up and look forward!
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?