Well this summer flew right by didn’t it? I can’t believe it’s Labor Day weekend, crap fall is right around the corner! August has been a fun month and as usual, a great pop culture month! Here’s a few of my favorite things from the month – make sure to share yours in the comments!
I finally finished City of Mirrors – and it was wonderful. What a great ending to a very cool trilogy, it couldn’t have ended any better. I do wish I’d read all 3 of these books closer together, and this book was LONG and seemed to require more of my attention to details than I remember the other two. Anyway, I highly recommend it!
Then I grabbed Amy Schumer’s Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo new book at Costco and read all but 30 pages in one day. So I’d say it was okay…I LOVED this book. Amy’s about my age and although we’ve lead very different lives, she’s incredibly relatable and obviously hilarious. Her chapter on being an introvert was fantastic!
I also caught up with some comic books last weekend! I’m up to speed on The Walking Dead (I’m excited for this new story line!) and Ms Marvel (fun tie in with the Civil War II story – loved Miles Morales showing up!). And I read the first 5 issues of Black Panther. I’m not sure if I’ll keep with the series in the long run, but it’s going to stay in my subscription box for a while!
Right now I’m in the middle of Before the Fall by Noah Hawley, who is the creator of the Fargo TV series that I love. The book is good so far with a bit of a mystery…
Jason Derulo “Kiss the Sky” is my song of the summer. I can NOT get enough of it, and after you hear it, you won’t either! Between this and Justin Timberlake’s new song on repeat, I think you know how road trips have been!
As usual Podcasts keep me going. The Nerdist had a great Hostful Goodness episode that made my week. And the interview with astrophysicist Summer Ash was FASCINATING! Mike Birbiglia’s episode was also awesome and so was David Schwimmer surprisingly!
On WTF Marc Maron did a really good interview with Kristin Wiig. She doesn’t interview very often and so it’s fun to hear her open up and talk about growing up and her time at SNL and beyond.
And of course I’m always up to date on The Watch and Keepin’ it 1600.
I mean what else did you do in early August but watch Stranger Things? My husband and I don’t do scary movies or horror and when I heard it was Spielberg-ian I was all over it. And then those first 5 minutes were terrifying and I wasn’t sure we’d make it. But with a lot of late afternoon binging we made it and it was SO WORTH IT. If you missed this series yet, stay inside this weekend and watch it! You’re welcome.
Oh Mr Robot – how I was hoping that prison wasn’t real…but it is, and now I think we know who knocked at the door at least. I’m really loving the addition of the FBI this year.
My husband and I finally finished on The Night Of and it’s fantastic. It’s a limited series so you don’t have to worry about sticking with it forever. Pretty dang great. Especially if you were a fan of Serial. That very final scene in John’s apartment was so great…
I finally finished my summer binge of Jane the Virgin. What a great show! It’s very funny and clever and light and easy. If there’s a Gilmore Girls sized hole in your TV viewing heart, this is a good place holder till November 25th.
It’s been a good pop culture month around here – who about you?