Summer is the time of year when I tend to binge watch something on Netflix or sit outside and read. I love the summer. Norm’s loving all the backyard time, we even blew up the inflatable pool for him the other night! July has been a great pop culture month, and I have a full DVR and book stack to prove it. Here’s a few things I’m enjoying this month!
I’m still reading The City of Mirrors, and still loving it! It’s a big book, although not as long as The Passage (the first of the trilogy) and we’ve had a busy summer where I haven’t had as much sit down and read uninterrupted time lately. Puppy’s will do that.
My birthday was last week and as usual I got a few new books to add to the mix!
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a book I can’t wait to read. Hawley created the Fargo adaptation on FX which is a top 5 favorite TV show for me, I’m excited to read his book.
I also got Thug Kitchen Party Grub – the original is easily my favorite cookbook to read. It’s exactly how my brother and I would write recipes to each other.
Speaking of which, I finally got a copy of Chrissy Teigan’s cookbook Cravings – it’s also hilarious and an excellent read – I can’t wait to dive into it.
And, because of course I did, I got The Comic Book Story of Beer, sounds like a perfect book to read on the patio with a cold one.
Mr Robot. I mean, do I need to say more? Okay sure – I love this show and am so excited it’s back. I can’t wait to find out where the heck Tyrell is – but Dom discovering so easily “where” F Society is, was pretty great at the end of last weeks episode. I don’t know how people stay up and watch it at 10 on a weeknight, I have to watch it early in the evening/late afternoon when I’m alert and focused – there’s so much detail!
Jane the Virgin – I had heard great things about this show and it’s been my summer Netflix binge. It’s very funny and clever and is currently filling the Gilmore Girls sized hole in my heart. Hurry up November 25th!
UNReal – well this season is not as good as last…WOW. I had so much hope for the show based on Season 1, but wow is it doing its best to disappoint…If you haven’t watched it check out Season 1, and if your DVR is full, it’s OK to skip S2…
I’ve been watching a bit of the conventions and a lot of late night TV recaps. I can’t get enough of Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert is on fire!
On the DVR but not yet watched: Preacher (I finally watched the pilot the other day – gonna give it another episode to make a call), The Night Of, Orphan Black (yes, I disappoint myself, don’t worry), and The Jim Gaffigan Show (which is very funny and you can watch it with parents/kids/grandparents – super SFW).
I can’t stop listening to Keepin it 1600, they are on fire for the conventions and I’m loving it!
You can hear my voice on the July 14th episode of the Turn Knowledge to Profit podcast, and on the July 8th episode of the Know Like and Trust Show podcast! It’s okay to miss my voice, I miss yours too!
I started listening to Beervana’s podcast – he’s a local beer guy, wrote a book and has a podcast all about beer. I like that they have a news segment at the beginning of episodes, and their Oregon Beerfest episode has helped me figure out what I’ll be drinking…July is awesome.
So, what have your pop culture obsessions been lately? Share them in the comments!