My Monthly Anticipation | January 2022

Hello everyone,

Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.

Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.

To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!

To find out more about my thoughts, you can come to visit me over on my blog here:

Roars & Echoes.

Yours truly,



37 thoughts on “My Monthly Anticipation | January 2022

  1. It sounds like you have a lot to look forward to in 2022 Lashaan. I also look at my overflowing bookshelves and think I really need to get to my older books, then a new one catches my eye. Good luck to you.

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  2. When a comic book relies on the success of a previous fantastic entry to even drum up interest, I am immediately skeptical. I need to just get over it though. New comics aren’t for me and I need to accept that. It’s hard to accept though. Thank goodness there are so many old comics I can read ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It’s a nifty marketing trick that is sure to catch the attention of a lot of readers. I just hope they get it right though because, failing when doing something this ambitious, you know it’ll stick to our memories for a while… “Remember Frank Miller’s classic Daredevil story? The Man Without Fear? Oh yeh, good stuff. Remember when they tried to do a female version of that story with Elektra? Yeh, you shouldn’t…” Ouch… ๐Ÿ˜›

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      1. Wellโ€ฆ seems like our lockdown will be extended (we just hit another positive record today), so maybe cinemas will be open by then ๐Ÿ™ˆ (Spiderman played for 2 days before everything had to close down here – I guess somewhere lessons were learned ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‹)

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        1. I got so lucky seeing it on premiere night. Theaters closed a couple days right after here too. It makes me wonder how much more successful it could’ve been if it weren’t for a pandemic. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I hope you both get the chance to watch Spidy and Morbius in theater in the near future though. The former will be so much fun for sure! ๐Ÿ˜€

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          1. We did get lucky enough to see Spidy as well. They announced the closing as we sat in the cinema (already went to the 9in the morning showing just to be sure). Def one we wanted to see in theaters, the reactions of the audience made it so much better.

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  3. Great post! The new release by McGuire is on my radar but I haven’t even started that series yet. One day! Im also hoping to catch up on older items on my tbr after I finish my immediate reads. Best of luck!

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  4. Every time I see a new Wayward Children book I think the same thing you have, that it’s about time I finally get started trying the series. And yet, as you said, it’s already up to 7 books. But at least they’re novellas. I sure hope I like them because I’ve already purchased the other six. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you much success with checking off some of the books on your TBR. I think many of us suffer from the same thing. One of these days perhaps I’ll do an actual count of all the unread books I currently own and divide that by the number I typically read in a year to see if I do actually already have enough to last the rest of my life. And if I find I do have enough, do you think that’ll stop me from buying more? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Same! I have maybe the first 4 books waiting for me but if they’re as fun as Murderbot, I’m convinced we’ll both binge through them fairly quickly! Hahaha it is indeed quite a challenge not to be tempted by new releases, especially when we’re surrounded by all kinds of awesome reviewers who make us want to drop everything we’re doing to read them! ๐Ÿ˜› I look forward to seeing what else you plan on reading this year, my friend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. “Where the drowned girls go” sounds alluring, but will it just be another Harry Potter wannabe?

    I was so disappointed that the HP reunion would not be an actual HP movie!

    Morbius actually got me excited. I just hope it’s not going to turn into a Twilight saga (which I actually never watched).

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    1. No idea but I know that series of novellas has only known love from its readers. To be seen how impressed I’ll be when I finally give it a try.

      Hahah I doubt they could come up with a story for all of them to show up in without J.K. Rowling publishing something about it first.

      I hope so too… Unfortunately, Sony just announced that it’s getting delayed for the 6th time to April 1st… The wait is on… Again.

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        1. No idea… It must have some consequences… I just know it’s usually such a bad sign when a movie gets delayed and there’s post-production editing going on but I’m not sure if they’re doing that or just trying to push it further away because of new variants and all the theater closures going on…

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  6. Seems like there is lots to look forward to! I never do new year’s resolutions, but I still see it as a *fresh* start. Exciting to see what will come to your blog in 2022 and glad to hear you don’t have any plans of giving it up.

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  7. Wow looks like you have lots to look forward to in 2022! Iโ€™ve been meaning to clear my tbr too but every year I fall into the trap of FOMO! Lol weโ€™ll see how this year goes! Always love reading your posts, Lashaan! Wishing you all the best in 2022!

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    1. I think I’ve been discretely living through FOMO every past year too and I hope to break free from it because there really are soooo many amazing books that I want to read that have been published for yeeeeears now hahah Happy New Year to you, Jee! Wishing you the same for 2022. ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. Happy New Year Lashaan! Have you watched the Harry Potter reunion yet? ๐Ÿ˜Š I did on the day it came out (just a few hours later) and loved it, it was very nostalgic indeed! I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! ๐Ÿ˜Š I think the resolution to read more things that you’re dying to read rather than new releases is a great idea too, and one doesn’t mean you can’t do the other either! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Juliette! We haven’t watched it yet. I’ll have to try and remind Caro of its existence every time we have an opportunity to watch something so that we get around to it sooner rather than later hahah I look forward to the nostalgic experience and just to hear them all talk about the past so many years later. And you’re absolutely right about those reading ideas. I’ll still try and turn a blind eye to new and shiny things unless I reaaaaallly can’t help it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  9. All the best for this new year, Lashaan!
    Morbius looks interesting, that’s for sure. It has more horror vibes than any other MCU/Sony movie, so it may be an intriguing take on the genre in movies – maybe at some point we’d get Kraven’s Last Hunt, too?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Ola! It’s great to hear from you again. I hope you made the most of your December break! ๐Ÿ˜€ Wishing you a wonderful year as well. May it allow you to accomplish as much of your goals as humanly possible! ๐Ÿ˜€

      I’m both intrigued and skeptical with Morbius, considering that Sony’s Marvel projects have been at best “ok” so far with serious narrative issues. They do get some awesome actors to do lead roles (**looks at Mr. Hardy**). ๐Ÿ˜› Unfortunately, they recently just announced that Morbius will be delayed AGAIN until April 1st. Not sure if that’s an indicator of the movie’s mediocrity though… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      I heard they wanted to do a Kraven-centric story for No Way Home. I wouldn’t be surprised if they go down that route in the future. Video game-wise, the next Spidy game will have Kraven and Venom, so that’s already super exciting for Spidy fans! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Thanks, Lashaan!!! I do hope your wishes come true, I’d certainly appreciate some successes coming my way this year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Hmm, Venom was a mixed bag, but the new Spider-Man was amazing and I loved every minute if it ๐Ÿคฉ I’m kinda hopeful when it comes to Morbius, Leto can be sufficiently unhinged to carry the role and I saw Keaton as Vulture in the trailer, too, so that’s a nice bonus ๐Ÿ˜‰ Considering how much game and movie worlds of Sony seem to bleed into each other in case of Spider-verse, the new game should be fun, indeed! ๐Ÿ˜

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  10. I’ve been wanting to see Morbius since… 2020, lol. I think it was supposed to come out then but the shut downs pushed it back. It really does seem that we’re in a loop, as you mentioned in another post.

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