Aug 8, 2021

[Books] July 2021 Reads

July 2021 Reads

From a "competitive" reading perspective, I read more books in July than I did in June, which is good. However, I still didn't read at a pace that was the equivalent of 1 title per day, and that means I'm still off my game. Then again, July was also a very busy and eventful month at work, so it couldn't be helped, I suppose. 

I enjoyed the mix of things I read, that's for sure. But I'm still balancing fulfilling titles versus also racking up enough numbers to hit my goals before the end of the year. It's just how things go.

Jul 12, 2021

[Books] June 2021 Reads

June Geek Reads

 Wow, looking back at the stuff I managed to read during the month of June left me feeling disappointed with myself. While I'm still "ahead" in terms of the pacing of my end-of-year reading goal, I definitely didn't cover as many titles this time around. In fact, I was short of reading at least one book a day, which is a little troubling since it severely ate into my buffer.

But that just speaks to how busy things have been at work, I guess, and all the craziness of trying to get vaccinated (which thankfully I did). So let's see what I did manage to cover this month.

Jun 17, 2021

[Books] May 2021 Reads

 I still managed to keep pace with my reading goals during the month of May and I feel like I managed to explore some interesting territory. A focus on more franchise-based fiction like the different Doctor Who and Star Wars books certainly helped in that area.

But that didn't limit me from exploring some interesting pieces that had been sitting in my collection for a while. So on the whole, it felt like a good month for reading. I certainly read a bit faster a the beginning of the month, but things sort of bogged down towards the end and I felt I slowed down. But maybe that's just me.

May 5, 2021

[Movies] Not-So-Nostalgic Sequels (A Triple Review)

Mortal Kombat (2021) | Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020) | Coming 2 America

It has been quite a while since I last wrote a movie review for the Geeky Guide given my decision to focus on other things, but after watching several movies that clearly tried to play on nostalgia, I figured some sort of a thematic discussion was in order. And I do miss writing these things, I really do.

Sequels and reboots tend to have a bad rap as we naturally expect them to be less entertaining than previous material save for certain exceptions. And for the most part, these movies were starting to feel that way to me at one point in time or another during our watching. Tobie and managed to survive the experience - but at what cost?

On to the reviews!

May 3, 2021

[Books] April 2021 Reads

April 2021 Reads

April was not a great month for reading for me. As much as I read a lot of interesting things, my overall number of titles read in the month wasn't just lower than previous months, but it was also below the a-book-a-day pace I need to keep up with my end of year reading goal.

But these things happen. Work was pretty busy, so that's a big "barrier" to extra reading. but perhaps my decision to finally read Haruki Murakami's Killing Commentadore may have played a larger role as well. Allow me to explain once I've gone over the numbers.