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 (—).
Comic books read: 18 (↑7).
Manga volumes read: 17 (↑7).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Superman: The Last Son by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner.
Digital Mini Reviews | Light Reads to Get You Through the Day.
Hellsing (Vol. 1) by Kohta Hirano.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection (Vol. 1) by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz.
Harrow County Omnibus (Vol. 2) by Cullen Bunn.
Hellblazer: Rise and Fall by Tom Taylor.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
I decided to finally tackle this 26 volume manga this month (already 9 volumes in) since my girlfriend has been binging the hell out of both anime adaptations lately and I am really glad that I did! The series so far has been fantastic and never dropped in quality so far. It continues to brilliantly balance drama, comedy, and action in such an addictive way that it’s hard to not want to keep going! More on this series when I complete it! 😉
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
My first and probably last book by Iris Johansen. I think I got a good idea of how and what she writes about and I’ll leave her to anyone who’s a fan of romantic suspense…
Out of the 14 movies I watched in May, The Iron Giant (1999) was my favourite. This was one of the 12 movies that I have on my watchlist this year. I do remember bits and pieces of the movie as a kid but I don’t remember much of the story at all and, boy, was I pleasantly surprised by this movie in the end! A MUST-WATCH!
It’s a heart-wrenching masterpiece exposing America’s shameful xenophobia and obsessive militarism through an Iron Giant’s journey of self-discovery as he confronts the eternal debate of nature versus nurture through a beautiful bond with his innocent yet wise nine-year old friend.
I’m almost done with this one and what a journey it has been so far! More on this one soon! 😉
May turned out exactly as I expected it to be and I couldn’t have asked for more. The first weeks were the most intense with the correction of assignments of the 60’ish students that I had. I can’t emphasize how dull it can get to repeatedly read through the same answers. Some people made it a bit more entertaining with creative answers but those who just wanted to be done with it clearly didn’t plan to do more than necessary to pass the class. I guess we can all relate to that feeling at some point in our lives!
Once those two weeks of correction were completed, I was able to maintain my reading habits, and even exceed my own expectations by reading more than what I achieved in April. Now I just need to squeeze a bit more reading time to get through more books (not just comics or manga heheh) in a month! But I doubt that’ll be for June with what I need to get done this summer.
The month of May did allow me to find a decent amount of stability in many facets of my life, helping me find a nice groove that I managed to maintain throughout the month. It was also reassuring to have finally gotten my first dose of the vaccine, giving me more and more the impression that life outdoors will be like in the good ol’ days. I mean, the government’s already out there promising that college/university students won’t have to respect social distancing measures as of Fall 2021! I’m just looking forward to the days where the pandemic will be a thing of the past, that people will have learned a thing or two, and that everyone will do better for a future we can all be happy about.
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?