I love seeing other monthly favorites, so I wanted to share my own. Because I think it’s fun. And cool to see into what makes someone’s month!
Below are a few highlights that stood out to me as my favorite things that I read/used/played this past month. What was yours?
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This game, oh goodness this game. It has caught me in a web of curiosity. I was a little late on the bandwagon for getting the Switch, but a couple of months ago my husband got it for me. I think my puppy dog eyes every time we walked into a store with it there, sitting beautifully on a shelf and not in my hands, got the best of him. 😉
He got this game to accompany it, and it’s been the only video game I’ve been playing for this past month. The perfect combo of open world, beautiful graphics, and enough secrets to keep me distracted from the main objective but I don’t even mind. If you’ve played a Zelda game before, you already know the skeleton of the plot. However, they do twist it a bit, like most of the games, so that it is a fresh experience. I still haven’t completed it, but when thinking of what made me happy this past month, I could not leave this one out.
Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll K-Cups
Y’all know I’m a coffee addict, and that my taste for it changes like the seasons. Recently I’ve been on a flavored coffee kick, so when we saw this in our local grocery store, it was an impulse buy.
I almost instantly regretted it because no other cinnamon flavored coffee has beat out this one. It has just enough of the flavor to where if you add some creamer in it, it tastes VERY similar to cinnamon rolls. You can still taste the coffee in it, so it’s a fantastic mix for me. It’ll definitely be treated like a treat for me, since I could easily buy too much of this stuff and have no money for anything else.
Geek & Sundry has a Twitch channel where they almost treat it like a tv channel. Which is pretty cool in and of itself, but one show has always caught my attention above the rest. Critical Role is *technically* on its second season, since they just started their second campaign with new characters, new area (though same world), and new problems to solve. These characters are so well-developed from session one that I honestly don’t know how they did it. It’s impressive and inspiring. I’ve been tuning into this show as they release the episodes the Monday after it airs on YouTube while I work on some of my artwork. They crack me up with their shenanigans, and their overall excitement for the campaign is infectious.
Brimstone Angels by Erin E. Evans
“Nothing makes you realize the world is a mad place like owlbears. You think they’re so silly-looking, and then they’re eating your face in strips.” -Brin
That line is a great summary of how this book is. If you don’t know much about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, this book could become a difficult read since the author assumes you know it enough to read through it without trouble. As long as you have a phone near you to google some of the creatures, and deities, you should be fine.
This is one of the official stories created in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast and an author to help shape the world of D&D. I believe this book is set in the transition between 3.5 and 4th edition of D&D. It specifically follows the story of a tiefling warlock.
As far as ratings, I give it a 4.5/5. It’s rare for me to get invested enough into a fantasy book that I want to read the rest, but here I am, working on buying the next book in the series. It helps that over the past few years I’ve been catching on D&D lore to become a better player and Game Master. So all of the names mentioned in this book clicked together and helped me understand some of the lore of this world actually a little better.
A lot of January’s favorites were part of my hobbies. I have no idea what this month will be like, but I hope to do another post like this to share with y’all.
If you have moment, I would love to hear what made your January a little brighter as well.
Hope you have a great day,
Jessi, the ArtsyRobotz
P.S. Here’s a sneak peek at my current work in progress. I’m hoping to finish uploading it into my shops soon. I plan to share on my social medias when it’s officially ready, so be on the lookout. 😉