My Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2022

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: 1 ().
Comic books read: 6 ().
Manga volumes read: 4 ().

Viewing Breakdown.

Movies Watched: 11 ().
TV Series Watched: 1 ().

Gaming Breakdown.

Dishonored: Definitive Edition (Currently Playing on PS5).
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Remastered (Currently Replaying on PS5).


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.


Graveneye by Sloane Leong.
TKO Presents Tales of Terror.
Digital Mini Reviews | Even Kids Can Be Heroes.


Hawkeye (2021).


A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019).


My New Library… Not Really.


Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.

A wonderful little spiritual and philosophical classic worth discovering!

You can find my full review by clicking here.


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The Old Guard: Tales Through Time (Vol. 1).

A collection of stories, set in the same world created by Greg Rucka for his The Old Guard franchise, by numerous writers and artists that just didn’t work.


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Jagten (The Hunt) (2012).

Out of the 11 movies I watched in January 2022, Jagten (The Hunt) (2012) was my favourite. Having binged a bunch of Mads Mikkelsen’s movies, I can convincingly say that this Danish movie really did highlight his acting skills and put him on everyone’s radar.

Jagten (The Hunt) (2012) is about a teacher who lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

This was a frustrating yet brilliant examination of social stigmatization amidst a village’s deeply-ingrained false belief of children being the purveyors of truth.

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

Working my way through this big guy. More on this soon!


January was pretty insane! The first half was dedicated to preparing our big move into our new place. Thankfully, it was still within the same city, under 20 minutes from our previous places. The big move happened on the 15th, and as I described in a previous post, it was a rough yet exciting week that followed, filled with our fair share of issues regarding access to big appliances and Internet. Afterward, we quickly and smoothly transitioned into our new home, started to figure out a new routine, and are working our way towards understanding how to make it all work so that everything just seems natural. If anything, I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience as a homeowner.

Obviously, with all that going on, my hobbies took a hit and I’m totally fine with it, considering that it was expected after all. I am, however, now trying to figure out a way to make every piece of that puzzle fit into the grander scheme of our daily life now. As much I’d like to coordinate my actions to the very little second, I also know that I much prefer taking all the time in the world to do certain things, to forbid time to pressure me into being in a state where I can’t appreciate the little things. I also can’t forget that we’re still living under numerous pandemic-related health measures that come and go, making it harder to establish routines outside of our home. All I know is that January proved to be a great month with huge life accomplishments and it has made me realize all the fantastic things I can now look forward to in February!

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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!

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?

Yours truly,



28 thoughts on “My Monthly Wrap-Up | January 2022

  1. That Mads Mikkelsen looks interesting and unusual in that the village is taking the side of the child rather than the adult for a change. Was it a tough watch? We saw the new Bond and The Eternals. Enjoyed the Bond but was disappointed with The Eternals. What was with all those dramatic pauses? Maybe that’s where they got the name for the film from!! 😂

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    1. Apparently, it was based on a true story. I like how it explored that facet of that kind of story that you more often hear about today. And I tell you: it was a super frustrating viewing experience! You’ll continually want to punch your TV! Definitely something that you should try out someday, Nicki. As for Eternals… Yeh, no. They took themselves too seriously and got lost along the way. It was a weak MCU movie for me too hahahah Bond was pretty fun too! A bit on the messier end as they tried to tie together all the previous movies together but it was a great swan song for Daniel Craig!

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  2. Jagten looks like a powerful movie, just added it to my queue. Is it your favorite of Mikkelsen’s movies you seen? I love hearing how well January went even with all the extra challenges. Here’s hoping you slowly find that rhythem that works for you both. And you appear to be tackling some real classics on the book front. 🙂

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    1. Besides what his more Hollywoodian Disney movies offered (Doctor Strange and Star Wars Rogue One), as a lead role in more “traditional” cinematic features, I enjoyed both Danish movies Another Round (Druk) and this The Hunt (Jagten). Funnily, they were both done under the same director. 😛

      Thanks, Todd! And yes; I’m trying my best to steer clear as much as possible from newer releases just to focus more on all those books that I’ve been dying to read for years and have been around for years hahah


  3. The Hunt is great, I’ve also seen it quite recently, powerful movie, taking an unusual approach to a very important topic. I plan to see Another Round some time soon..

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    1. So glad to hear from someone who saw it too! Tell me it wasn’t a super frustrating viewing experience. They really made sure you were almost in Mads Mikkelsen’s shoes throughout the whole movie. I also liked the unusual approach. The ending was quite poignant too! I saw Another Round before The Hunt and it’s just as good. A cinematic social experience. It was fascinating to watch it unfold before us. Hope you enjoy it when you get around to it!

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      1. It was! It was actually easy for me to understand the motivations of most of the people (not the brutal actions though)… we all want to protect children, they were often not listened to in the past, when they were abused… and here we have a genuinely innocent man…

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  4. Oooh, Dante! Looking forward to reading more on your journey through Heaven and Hell 😉
    Once again, congrats on the big step and happy Feb to you and your girlfriend, Lashaan!

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  5. Congrats again for the new home, Lashaan! I’m sure you’ll soon find a great routine in your beautiful apartment! I’m very curious to know what you think of Dante’s Inferno, especially as I haven’t read it myself ahahah Also, I’m sure that with your Duolingo skills you are reading it in Italian 😛
    Thanks also for sharing your top movie as I will now add it to my list! I hope the first week of February went well so far!

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