Monthly Wrap-Up | December 2017

Hello lovely people!

It’s that time of the month where we go through all the good (and maybe bad?) stuff that happened to us!

This is an easy way for everyone to check out posts that might intrigue them or have missed from us and share their thoughts with us.

Feel free to share what you’ve been up to and talk to us! There’s no bad time for catching up or for fangirl/boy’ing! โค



– 03/12/17 – Cruel Prince by Holly Black: Seductively Wicked

– 04/12/17 – What the Hell Did I Just Read and Stephen King’s IT

– 06/12/17 – The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

– 09/12/17 – Renegades by Marissa Meyer

– 10/12/17 – The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

– 16/12/17 – Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

– 18/12/17 – All the Light We Cannot See ft. Avalinahs Books

– 19/12/17 – The Widow by Fiona Barton

– 25/12/17 – The Hate U Give and Dear Martin: YA Novels Explore Racism and Policeย  Brutality

– 26/12/17 – Malice by John Gwynne

– 29/12/17 – Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist


– 02/12/17 – Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller

– 14/12/17 – All-Star Batman: My Own Worst Enemy by Scott Snyder


– 17/12/17 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi


– 11/12/17 – The Secret Life of a Blogger

– 15/12/17 – Anticipated Releases in January 2018

– 20/12/17 – Christmas Gift Ideas: Books Part III

– 22/12/17 – Heroes: Why I Love Them



A tie with Dear Martin too!ย  You can read all about it in my review ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


Easily one of the best books I read this monthโ€”even this year! Check out my review to find out why. ๐Ÿ˜€



ย Lashaan

It actually wasn’tย  a bad story arc, but it is unfortunately my least favourite of the month! My review for more on my thoughts by clicking here. ๐Ÿ˜€



Already at Season 7 and everything just got better! This show is so fun to watch from the beginning to the end, the character’s development was just so amazing! Not only the main character but EVERY character .ย 



Peaky Blinders: I actually wanted to start this show a while back when I heard about Cillian Murphy and his performance in it. I’ve seen him in a lot of movies, but a bad-ass protagonist? I just had to. But when I found out that Tom Hardy was in season 2, it was IMPOSSIBLE to resist. ๐Ÿ˜€

Power Rangers: The show was a HUGE part of my childhood so a live-action adaptation of it would only get scrutinized by me. When critics bashed it hard, I ended up waiting for it to release on Netflix. Now that it did… Now that I saw it with the fam… I was actually stunned! This was far more fun than I thought it would be!



ย Lashaan


A Darker Shade of Magic: So far so good. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m curious about how it’ll all end!

A Map of the Dark: A much needed break in-between them fantasy bricks I’m reading. Hopefully it delivers a good story!





Kings of the Wyld: So much praise went around for this book. Super psyched to see the banter and awesomeness of them boyz.

Words of Radiance: I mean.. Come on… After The Way of Kings, of course I was going to pick up the next book!



DECEMBER WAS EXHAUSTING.ย  I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS OKAY. But this year was mixed up with work and family Christmas parties here and there, in total of 4 suppers back to back I had to attend hahaha. You can see that I didn’t write posts as much as November ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


As expected, December was even busier than November was! But busy is nice when it keeps you proactive. Crazy that December is coming to an end though. 2017 went by in a flash and it feels like it was an insane year. I think everything to come will have to be managed differently, especially time-wise. Maybe I should try and read twice as many books in 2018.

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Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and donโ€™t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!

So whatโ€™s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies weโ€™ve mentioned?

Yours truly,


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55 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up | December 2017

  1. Wow, I can’t believe you guys had so many posts and read so many books despite being busy with the holidays! Go y’all!!

    I really hope you enjoy Flame in the Mist and ADSOM – they are pretty awesome fantasies! ๐Ÿ˜€ And yesss at the Hate U Give love! Have a happy new year!

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    1. That… is shocking for us too! ๐Ÿ˜› Can’t imagine what the month would have looked like if Trang was able to post what she wanted to post and had to cancel to do business! ๐Ÿ˜› Definitely looking forward to completing the ADSOM trilogy in 2018! ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a wonderful New Year Aila!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. It seems like you both had a good December, even if it was a busy one as well (I know the feeling, I feel like my blogging has fallen to the side to make room for everything that December and Christmas bring with it!)
    Lashaan I really hope you love A Darker Shade of Magic, it’s pretty much my all-time favourite series so I can’t wait to see what you do think of it, and Trang I am so excited for Iron Gold to be released as well, it sounds incredible and based on Pierce Brown other’s books it’s going to be an amazing story as well.
    Great recap, and I hope you both had a great new year as well. ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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    1. Yep, yep! It is insane how much we need to work hard and put so much time to be consistent throughout a month for bloggin! Oh yes, I’m curious to see all the reasons that made me you enjoy the ADSOM series that much. ๐Ÿ˜› Have a wonderful New Year too, Beth! โค ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Great Wrap up! December has been a busy month for me too but it’s pretty impressive how you guys still managed to blog. I loved Flame in the Mist and I really hope you enjoy it too Trang!
    Lashaan: I haven’t read ADSOM yet but It’s been in my tbr for a long time. I’ll definitely look forward to hear your thoughts on it. I enjoyed the new power rangers movie but I didn’t love it.
    Anyway, I hope you both have a wonderful New year! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Raven! We just couldn’t give up on Bookidote, we love sharing with you guys so much and spend time blogging! ๐Ÿ˜›
      Hopefully I’ll be able to convince you to finally give ADSOM a go. ๐Ÿ˜›
      Power Rangers wasn’t a perfect movie at all, but it was fun. I’d sum it up as a “Cheesy as hell good movie” though. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Have a wonderful New Year too Raven!!! โค

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  4. Ok, so are we going to be treated to a Power Rangers the Movie Review?

    And for all the talk of being super busy, you two certainly pushed out a lot of posts. I felt overwhelmed on your behalf just reading this post ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Nop! Hahaha I didn’t plan on watching it to review it. Maybe someday soon I’ll have a sudden urge to review it though. Who knows? ๐Ÿ˜€ It was one of those popcorn movies I wanted to watch when I didn’t want to do any thinking. It wasn’t however a bad movie as so many claim it was. It was very cheesy, but fun and sometimes nostalgic. ๐Ÿ˜€ They could’ve done so much better, but you know.. Hollywood likes to shit on these types of movies.

      Hahahahah you had me laugh out loud with that. It isn’t THAT impressive. It would’ve been even longer if Trang didn’t have to cancel some of her posts (I had to force to skip on some posts in order to rest because of life keeping her busy as hell).

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    1. Same here. I know you had loads of expectations for it and wasn’t as impressed as you had hoped you would be, but I do hope it’ll somewhat be an awesome adventure though! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Hahaha that’s why Netflix is awesome. Some movies just pop up and remind me of my interest for them. It was good, but not in the traditional sense of it… This was… cheesy good. Hahah You should greatly lower your expectations and I think you’ll enjoy it more. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. FANTASTIC Post guys!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿค— I think you guys had some great choices here! You guys are the BEST!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค— I love your current reads’ cover porn, my BLOGGER BABE CRUSH!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค— I hope you guys have a great New Years and I am so thankful I met you both this year! Keep on being the badasses you are!๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Hello Trang and Lashaan!
    Sounds like you guys had a busy and productive month! I am amazed by how many reviews you guys posted in December!!
    That’s great that you are enjoying A Darker Shade of Magic, Lashaan! That is one of my favourite series this year. I was hooked after book 1 and had to read the rest of the series. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you guys all the best for 2018!

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    1. Hi Sophie! Thanks! It’s actually very surprising for us too. Even though we thought we’d dish out even more than that.
      I do hope to complete the series in 2018. It has been on my TBR for too long and seeing so much love go around for it has made me too curious to skip on it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy New Year to you too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Hi Trang, Hi Lashaan! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Flame in the Mist and ADSOM, hop you will love them ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishin you a lovely end of the year and best wishes for 2018! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Bro. I really hoped it would get huge praise by critics and turn out successful in the box office. The reception it got stopped me from checking it out in theaters but I’m glad to have checked it out. It’s not a horrible movie, but it’s “cheesy” good. It had a couple nostalgic moments, even a nice after-credits scene giving us hope for a sequel, a good one. Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to see it. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on it if you try it out sir.

      While I’m at it, I’d like to wish ya a wonderful New Year, Chris. I am glad to have met you and shared so much with you on comics, shows and movies. I hope 2018 has plenty of wonderful things in store for you and that we’ll continue to stick around and discuss on everything we share a passion for. Happy New Year, sir! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Same to you my friend, all the best for 2018 and our continued interactions on all things comics, film, tv etc…lots to look forward to as always!

        Will definitely check out Power Rangers at some point in the next few weeks, from what I hear the toy sales are keeping the possibility of a sequel alive.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed Peaky Blinders. I binge-watched the first 2 seasons last year and I looove Cillian Murphy. How did you like Marissa Meyer’s new book? I’ve been eyeing it every time I visit the book store but I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, and I’d hate to compare her works.

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    1. Oh my God! No way! So glad to hear you watched it too. I honestly didn’t expect anyone to have tried it out and even mention it to me! ๐Ÿ˜› Have you continued the series? Season 4 just completed and I can’t wait to start it. ๐Ÿ˜€ I feel like it is one of those rare shows that actually gets better every season. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      P.S. We might have rarely had the chance to communicate–I feel like the last time we talked it was over Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking trilogy–but I’d like to wish you a Happy New Years! I hope 2018 has plenty of amazing books waiting for you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Hahahah it is surprising isn’t it??? Maybe the only thing that can compete with your “number of books read”, relatively-speaking!!! ๐Ÿ˜› You have to give The Way of Kings a shot! Peaky Blinders is actually one of those rare shows that gets better every season! It also had me adapting and unintentionally talking with an intense accent for days!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Have a wonderful January gurl and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017 wouldn’t have been the same without your presence and unique humour!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. It’s ridiculous how happy I am to see the Power Rangers movie here! I felt like most of my friends slept on it and I was so angry because I LOVED it. I was legitimately in the movie theatre bouncing up and down with giddiness. All of that was made easier because there were only TWO other people in the cinema at the time. Such a freaking shame!
    I am going to read The Hate U Give this month and I am so excited, because I’ve only heard good things about it from everyone around me.

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    1. Hahahaah yaaass!!! I have friends who agree too, although one of them would’ve preferred if they stuck more closely to the source material with the way they morphin’ time hahah But man, the movie had plenty of moments that me laughing out loud, it was just cheesy good! Hopefully the sequel will be better appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Very true! It’s nice to have that one day that can be a nice reset button for everyone to start everything off fresh; even if any day of the year could be that day. ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a wonderful year filled with love, Karina. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. Cillian Murphy + Tom Hardy = Can’t miss! I don’t even care what they do. I’d watch them eat breakfast all day or do their laundry.

    I started ‘A Darker Shade of Magic’ as well this month. So far I can’t really say a lot ๐Ÿ˜€ But I like the concept of different Londons. Hope it’s gonna be a good start of the year for us ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. You have no idea how much I agree with that!!!! They’re brilliant, and honestly, I’d watch absolutely anything with Hardy in it. Dude’s a real actor!

      I thought there was too many Londons when I start it hahaah I still wouldn’t be able to say which London has what in particular and I’m halfway through the book! ๐Ÿ˜› Happy New Year to you and hope 2018 has fantastic books in store for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  11. Pretty productive month for being so busy ๐Ÿ˜‰ You guys are making us look bad haha. I am pretty sure I missed a ton of posts. I am sorry for that. For unexpected hurdles during my break have me at a near standstill. But all should be better next month (so they are telling me).

    I have been contemplating Peaky Blinders forever. It has been on my queue for months. I need to just commit!

    Trang – I have a copy of Flame in the Mist here so I hope you can sing oraise for it.

    Lashaan – you are in for a treat with Kings of the Wyld! One of my faves!

    Hapoy new year to you both ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. Hahaha weโ€™re under some sort of spell, Iโ€™d say. I think even during the end of the world weโ€™d probably publish a survival guide for you guys ๐Ÿ˜‚ Donโ€™t worry about it Danielle, I do hope those hurdle didnโ€™t keep you from enjoying some quality time! Iโ€™m just glad to hear from you! It is a pleasure to know youโ€™re back and I urge you to take it easy!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Season 4 just released too, might be nice to binge it all now as we all wait for season 5 hahah and Black Mirror season 4 came out too!!! Did you binge through them episodes or are you waiting for the nonhusb?!

      Canโ€™t wait to see why yโ€™all had so much fun with Kings of the Wyld!!! Happy New Year to you too and hope 2018 will be filled with happiness for you, Danielle! ๐Ÿ˜


      1. Omg Black Mirror.. still waiting on nonhibs ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข he is about to get left behing haha. I am working through Erased right now. I loved the anime and want the manga so bad haha. Have you heard of it?

        Easy schmeazy.. I like to live dangerously ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. Oh my! I just recently read a fellow bloggerโ€™s review of the live-action adaptation of that anime and was intrigued by it all! This might be a sign that I should totally try out the anime and that live-action adaptation! ๐Ÿ˜‚


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