I’m trying to get back into the swing of reading, I got out of it for too long. On my recent trip to Texas with the award winning Whitworth Forensics Team I finally had a chance to read the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle in Time which I had picked up at Powell’s a few months back. It was INCREDIBLE! I didn’t remember the story much from when I was a kid, and a graphic novel approach to this story is a must have. Grab it for you, grab it for a kid in your life, just read this great story (again!)
I’m catching up on The Walking Dead comics still, they’ve been a little more frequent since the show ended (more in a moment) and I like the new twist in the last issue…
I stopped at Powell’s the other day to pick up Fellside by the author of one of my favorite books last year, The Girl with All the Gifts. I’m about 100 pages in and it’s a very different story from his first, but it’s still a great book, and different kind of story this time. I’ll have a review for you next month.
I had a huge pile up of podcasts on my phone, so the road trips recently have been needed!
Keeping in 1600 continues to be a favorite new podcast discovery. This election season it’s especially nice to have a helpful and realistic commentary to guide me.
Ask Me Another – I love this NPR trivia podcast – I got away from it for a while and picked it up again on a recent road trip with my husband. We both like useless trivia (and know a lot of it) so it’s fun to play each other against the players on road trips (have you been through Eastern Washington? What else do you suggest we do…)
Serial – We finally finished Season 2 of Serial about Bowe Bergdahl. It was so different from season one and I didn’t like it as much, but it was really interesting. Especially if you are interested in the military and what all happened with this specific case. If you started it, it’s worth finishing the season. If you are on the fence and not into military politics, then you may want to skip it.
Nerdist with Sam Rockwell – I love Sam Rockwell AND I love the Nerdist, so this was a favorite podcast for me. It makes me want to go back and watch Matchstick Men again, and watch more of Sam Rockwell’s movies. And my favorite – The Way Way Back.
Game of Thrones is back! That was a fantastic season premiere, answering a lot of questions, setting up the season, and leaving a lot still unanswered (so, how is that near-death woman going to save Jon Snow now?!?) And the season premiere also included a lot of dogs (poor Ghost!) which confused the heck out of Norm, so it was a more interactive episode than usual at my house.
The Americans – with all my traveling lately this show got backed up on my DVR – but I’ve had time to catch up, and it’s incredible as always. If The People Vs. OJ Simpson hadn’t had the “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” episode – I think they easily could have called a recent episode “Martha, Martha, Martha” that poor woman, there’s just no way this season is going to end well for her. And I’m more afraid she’ll live, which would be probably worse for her…I love this show.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt – I finally started the new season, and haven’t had time to binge as usual but it’s off to a great start and continues to make me laugh at the ridiculous quick wittedness and Tina Fey’s sense of humor.
The Walking Dead – yeah, I hated that finale like everyone else did. Negan’s a monster, and what we saw was an a-hole, but no where near what I was hoping for to redeem this season.
Billions – I really enjoyed this show – I wasn’t expecting to, but it’s kept me on my toes and although it goes inside baseball (hedge funds) too much for me sometimes, I’m able to keep up enough to know what’s going on.
House of Lies – I’ve always enjoyed this show, and anything that Kristen Bell is in, and this season is off to a great start, with the team broken up, and a baby now in the mix. I just hope Ken Marino sticks around more than it looks like he might.
I still have Orphan Black on my DVR to get caught up on, hopefully in the next week or so – I love that show, but need the time to binge and catch up!
Okay – what were your favorite pop culture finds in April?