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: 8 (↓1).
Manga volumes read: 2 (↓5).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
Djeliya by Juni Ba.
100 Bullets Omnibus Vol. 2 by Brian Azzarello.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection (Vol. 2) by Kevin Eastman and Tom Waltz.
Digital Mini Reviews | Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan.
TV SERIES REVIEWS.
VIDEO GAME REVIEWS.
A huge one that took me a while to get through and only covered half of the completed series. A truly intriguing series with lots of crime noir and mystery. I look forward to completing this series!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
It wasn’t bad per se but it was rushed in terms of execution with a pretty important battle that should have had more tact to its finality.
Out of the 13 movies I watched in July, Casablanca (1942) was my favourite. This was one of the 12 movies I told myself I’d watch this year and I’m happy to have finally gotten around to it! Imagine the balls of the people behind this movie to release it in the middle of WWII with all of its blatant political statements. I was super impressed by the end of it and not just for that audacity but the overall execution. No wonder it’s a classic.
The story is about a cynical expatriate American cafe owner who struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
It’s a classic wartime romance that astonishingly captures the dreadful WWII era politics whilst exquisitely rooted in romanticism and patriotism..
Just in time for its grand release! 🙂 I’m assuming it is born from a twist on the classic Kurosawa Seven Samurai/John Sturge’s Magnificent Seven concept and I can’t wait to see what author Cameron Johnston has in store for us with his soon-to-be-released new title!
What a month it has been! Summer has been relentless so far and I wouldn’t be surprised if this trend keeps up for August. The first week was mostly dedicated to finishing up essay #1 and seeing my pseudo-vacation time (from work) come to an end. The following two weeks was me getting back to my working groove with countless emails to go through and a bunch of catching up to do. On top of that, I was also focused on essay #2. Once I handed in that second essay towards the end of the third week, I then had to prepare and set off to Toronto to complete funerals with more family there. It was a fine journey there but I’d have preferred visiting the city in another context with more time to myself but it is what it is. Heading back to my city was a comforting thought until I realized that I have (and currently am) on a business trip to train another set of cops in the whole body-worm camera project. I’ve never been this busy in my life but I feel like these long stretches of business are much needed in my life. They really push me into understanding myself better than ever. To know what I want, what I need, and what I should strive for. And right now, I’m just dreaming for the period in my life where I can actually go on some sort of vacation and lie down in the middle of nowhere with a book and not think about anything else.
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?