Update: First Week Of 2018, Things Are Going Well.

OK, now I’ve jinxed. Well, at least I had seven days of this year go OK. So far, nothing too crazy happened, which is going to make this update post a little shorter than the last one. I’ve been making good head way on the goals I have set for this year:  both gaming and reading goals have had progress made and on this blog, I’ve managed to stick to the schedule. Admittedly, it is only the first week and things tend to unravel more later in the year. Still, I am optimistic and I’m going to look at the bright side. Let’s move onto what I’ve been getting up to last week!

What have I been reading?

I finished The Bear and the Nightingale, which was amazing. I loved the Russian folklore that was central to the story, which in itself had very much a fairy tale tone to it. I don’t want to spoil the story too much, but I also got some serious Hunchback of Notre Dame vibes from certain parts of the book, involving one particular character. The Bear and the Nightingale is well written and the pacing is almost perfect. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves folklore, fairy tales or fantasy in general. I’ll definitely be picking up the second book, The Girl in the Tower, when is comes out later this month.

I have also started to read Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance, which seems to be just a novelisation of the Assassin’s Creed 2. Not that that is a bad thing and it does expand on little details that the game doesn’t cover as much, like the relationship between Ezio’s father and Uberto Alberti. I’m about half way through it, so I should be finished by next week.


What have I been playing?

This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, a lot of Assassin’s Creed. I’m making good progress, as I’m on Memory sequence 5 and there are 7 sequences in total. As for the 100% completion, I’ve killed 10 out of the 60 Templars hidden in the game and have about 100 of the damn flags, but there are 420 flags in the game, so I have a long way to go on the collectables.


Apart from Assassin’s Creed, I managed to play a little of Final Fantasy XIV, mainly for the latest seasonal event, Heavensturn. It was a quick, easy event but I have to say the reward does not beat Santa Bear.


What am I blogging about this week?

  • Tuesday: I’ll be posting about the latest Final Fantasy XIV event, Heavensturn, in an MMO Seasonal Event post.
  • Thursday: The first Recommended Reading post of 2018.
  • Saturday: I’ll be talking about X-Men : The Animated Series’ Unstoppable Juggernaut episode.


And that was my week! How has 2018 been treating you guys? Let me know in the comments and I’ll talk to you soon!

14 thoughts on “Update: First Week Of 2018, Things Are Going Well.

    1. You are 100% correct. While many of the games have flaws, some more serious than others, the series does have promise. Also, I love history, so any excuse to be able to run in the past and I’ll take it.


  1. Good morning! 2018 has been going by well so far. Most of my goals for the month are on pace and I finally grabbed the Day designer (planner) that I need to really stay focused and organized. I haven’t played the FFXIV event yet, but I will try and get to it before the end of the week. Thanks for the update!

    -Luna 🙂

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