5 Stars (2019 – 2021)

This is just a quick post but I was curious about how many 5 stars I’d given out at the Review Heap so far (or, at least between 2019-2021).

And it seems to be about 40!

Out of the 200+ reviews I’ve done so far it kinda makes me feel like I’ve been throwing 5-star reviews around like confetti 😀

Well, maybe not quite.. but it might show that I’ll abandon something if I’m not enjoying it, rather than slog through!

Here’s the list (with bonus hyphens and the occasional abbreviation since I was running out of room in the word cloud generator):

(Looking back, maybe I’d change some of these, but it was fun to reflect on them a moment, but on the other hand it’s not such a big deal so I doubt I’ll rush to change any scores).

Any of them 5 stars (or favs) for you?

Out of Scheduled Posts! XD

So, not much to say here – other than the fact that I’ve now got nothing left in the bank of drafts/scheduled posts.

Which means it might be a while before I get another review or two up.

Hoping to at least do a Boxing Day review like in the last two years but I’m not sure what to review. I’d really like it to be Kino’s Journey but I might have to choose a film instead (since it’d be shorter and easier to review in the shrinking amount of free time I have at the moment).

In the meantime, I might do another guessing game and/music post to keep things ticking over!

October – Light Schedule

Tried to find a word that wasn’t ‘hiatus’ and kinda failed – but in short, I’m slowing things down on the blog this month and I think I’ll only have time to post two or three reviews max during October.

And I’m slowing down not for bad reasons, it’s just that I’ve got a novel to finish!

(still hoping to comment and read posts from other folks however)

A-Z Review Page – Compete… (I think!) + 200th Review Update

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been working on creating and then updating tan ‘A-Z Review’ page, which I think is now complete or very close to being up to date at least.

A – Z Reviews

In other news, I think I’ve missed some reviews/miscalculated because I’m not sure my 200th review is as close as I thought before – there might still be 9 to go 😀

In which case, I’ll take more suggestions – so feel free to hit me with some ideas!

So far, some options are below:

Wonder Egg Priority

Two I’ve seen and two I’ve yet to see 🙂

A-Z Review Page

Very quickly – I’m beginning the fairly tedious but also somewhat fun process of creating an ‘A-Z Reviews’ page for the blog, and have made some progress today 🙂

The menu now has the ‘A-Z’ page available and the whole layout might be a bit of a gamble, since it could load slowly as it gets bigger and the page grows long, but for now I’ve got at least a few reviews in place.

More to follow!

A – Z Reviews

11 Reviews Unit I Hit 200 (Suggestions Welcome!)


A fair while back I posted seeking votes on what my 150th review should be, offering a few options at the time, and from that shortlist it was The Vision of Escaflowne that came through as winner.

This time, as I creep closer to having written 200 reviews for The Review Heap I wanted to throw it open to suggestions – so if you see this, what do you think I should review for number 200? 😀

Obviously, there are a few conditions – I need to be able to legally access or purchase the anime and when it comes to my devices, CR just doesn’t play nice.

If you’ve been here any time over the last few years you probably know the genres and tropes I gravitate toward but I’m certainly open to trying stuff I don’t usually watch.

And so if you’ve got the time to drop off a suggestion lemme know as I’d love to see it!