Lashaan’s Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2019

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: 4 ().
Comic books read: 10 ().
Manga volumes read: 3 ().

BOOK REVIEWS

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Fourth Courier by Timothy Jay Smith

COMIC BOOK REVIEWS

Luthor by Brian Azzarello
Justice League: Trinity War by Geoff Johns
Preacher (Book One) by Garth Ennis
Superman: Year One by Frank Miller
Hawkeye (Vol. 2) by Matt Fraction
The Flash: 80 Years of the Fastest Man Alive
Forever Evil by Geoff Johns
Black Hammer ’45 by Jeff Lemire
Hawkeye (Vol. 3) by Jeff Lemire

TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEW

V for Vendetta (2005)


TOP BOOK

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My first attempt at this classic and it was a marvelous adventure!

Check out my review for The Hobbit for more on my thoughts!

LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK

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Spin-offs can be complicated and this is a stellar example of a case gone wrong.

Check out my review of Black Hammer ’45 for more on my thoughts.

TOP TV SERIES/MOVIE

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A terrifyingly intimate look at a man’s journey through hardship by turning into a hitman. 

This is director Martin Scorsese and the mobster trio (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci) at their best. 

This is how cinema is supposed to be done.

Really glad to have checked this one out in theatres with my girlfriend during its limited-time release. It’s now available on Netflix and it deserves every second of your time.

5 outta 5 stars.

CURRENTLY READING

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Making my way to the grand finale. So far it remains one of the best high fantasy series ever! 

Check out my review of the second one to find out why YOU should read this series too!

PERSONAL LIFE

 November turned out to be a busy month but nothing unexpected. With assignments that were due almost every week and work-related meetings that had me going to all kinds of locations, I feel like I was so much less stationery than in previous months and I’m completely fine with that.

They say that keeping your mind busy is a great way to keep yourself far from any temptation for procrastination. It’s not a lie. I think it’s important that we always do things that we love but also that somehow challenges you to do better. It’s by pushing yourself to become the best version of yourself through those self-identified challenges that you can at least say that you did your best after all.

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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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34 thoughts on “Lashaan’s Monthly Wrap-Up | November 2019

  1. Run, Forest, RUUUUUN!
    So the Irishman was good? Will keep that in mind when I have a moment and a chance to watch it.
    November has been a blur. As if Thanksgiving was only a couple days after Halloween. One more month and the world will slow down again. But then, it’s too boring. I wish we could find the common ground between the nothing and the madness.

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    1. Oh yes, it might be a very long movie (3h30min) but it was worth it. Even scenes that you might think could have been cut out will feel very, very necessary for the character development that occurs. I do hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!

      Ahh yes, I do feel like that there’s always ONE holiday or event every month that turns it all into a hectic period but I guess it’s up to us to find that balance we seek! 😀

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  2. Man, yo! It was a busy month for me too. For a while I wasn’t sure how I would meet all my deadlines at work, but things worked out. Hopefully December will be a lot more chill for us.

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  3. I’ve had some Brent Weeks sitting on my shelves for quite a while now. One of these days I need to give them a try. I love re-reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings every so often (though not too often). Great memories. Here’s hoping for a challenging, productive, and enjoyable December.

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    1. And I heavily recommend his Lightbringer series, especially now that it’s completed with the fifth book having come out in October.

      I look forward to diving into the LotR trilogy for the first time in 2020. The Hobbit was such a wonderful experience this year.

      Hope you have a tremendous month of December, sir! 😀

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  4. I hoped to see the Irishman today, but we got back home to late and watching it now would keep us up past midnight, not doable on Sunday 😦 Maybe next Saturday, if I convince my girlfriend it’s better than dancing…

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      1. My girlfriend laughed, suspiciously loud, but I’m not sure how I should feel about this assessment 😉 well, we’ll see what happens, perhaps we can find a way to do both the dancing and the watching 🙂

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  5. I will get to Weeks at some point, but first – Moby Dick 😀 And A Little Hatred… Oh, well. I’m sure I’ll read it one day 😉

    I’m glad you had a good month! Mine’s pretty busy too, but it seems it’s not going to change anytime soon, so I guess I’m resigned to it by now 😉 Good luck in December, Lashaan!

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    1. I think you’re the first one to actually have Moby Dick on your list of must-reads considering that everytime it’s mentioned people seem to say “ugh…”. I do hope you enjoy those and that you get the chance to try some Weeks.

      It does seem like you’ve been busy but I really appreciate the time you put into sharing reviews with us and for always dropping by my posts. 😀

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      1. Hah, I never vowed to finish it 😉 but I’m definitely willing to give Moby Dick a fighting chance. It is a mammoth of a book, so I’ll probably end up reading it with at least one more book at the same time, but it’s one of the few classics I haven’t read yet. So, a must-read! 😀

        Oh, reading your posts and engaging in discussions with you is always a pleasure, Lashaan! 😀

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  6. I’m so happy The Hobbit was your favourite book and also that I saw your monthly favourite movie with you! 😍 The mobster trio? What is this name? It reminds me of lobsters and confuses me🦀 (couldn’t find lobster emoji so here’s a crab instead) 😂
    Even if it feels like a long time ago now, November was a great month for me too! 😁

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