January 2020 in Retrospect

What can I say about this past month? I mean, I decided to get back into doing book reviews here, so that’s a thing. Still in the process of rewriting and posting some of the shorter reviews I posted elsewhere while I was going, but I’m catching up, and it’s helping me remember why I loved doing this blog in the first place.

So, what did I accomplish here over January? Let’s take a look.

Book reviews
The Rage of Dragons, by Evan Winter
The Walled City, by Ryan Graudin
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, by Mackenzi Lee
The Lady Rogue, by Jenn Bennett
Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire
The Night Tiger, by Yangsze Choo
Hunter, by Mercedes Lackey

I posted a list of all the books I’d read in 2019, which looks impressive-ish if you ignore that there are a few children’s titles on there that I read for nostalgia’s sake. I also reviewed the terrible J-horror movie, Sadako vs Kayako.

Upcoming in February

I’ve decided that February is going to be the Month of Manga, so expect pretty much exclusively manga reviews. I know that won’t interest everyone, but I’m honestly using it as an excuse to go through a lot of my manga backlog, which is extensive and daunting. Even if I only review 2 volumes a week, that will cut down the backlog by 8 titles, and that’s nothing to sneeze at.

I know there’s at least one more movie I’d like to review, so stay tuned for commentary on a truly weird and obscure piece of J-horror I came across not too long ago. (Ectoplasmic worms, anyone?)

How did your 2020 start? Well, I hope. I hope it was a good and productive month, full of enjoyable things and progress in your life. And I hope that trend continues as the year moves on.

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