Well, my favorite month finally arrived! Between the holiday weekend and my birthday I’ve gotten in some great reading, a few podcasts, and finally finished Ozark! Here’s what kept me entertained and cool this past month…
I finished Kal Penn’s memoir You Can’t Be Serious and really enjoyed it. The story he tells about his (spoiler alert) fiancé was so sweet, and being married to a NASCAR fan… I feel his pain. I spent the rest of the month listening to How To Be Perfect by Michael Schur who created Parks and Recreation and The Good Place. As a philosophy minor in college (I know we’re all surprised by this information) I really appreciated the thoughtful and easy to understand way he writes about philosophy. This is definitely a book to listen to for The Good Place actors voices!
I really liked the mystery of Disorientation which was not at all what I expected! It is a very fun summer read set on a college campus that kept me on my toes. I then read The Paper Palace on a recommendation, I enjoyed it but t/w: child abuse/rape. Maybe I’ve been married too long, but I didn’t enjoy Cult Classic as much as the reviews made me think I would. It is still good twists and turns if you are looking for a weekend beach read, just wasn’t my jam.
We have a new Lizzo album out and I couldn’t be happier! And on the day I post this the new Beyoncé album drops! It is the birthday month that keeps on giving! Alos, I finally got on the Harry Styles bandwagon and I’m sorry it took me so long.
As far as podcasts go – OPB Politics Now has a great summer series called Growing Oregon that is fascinating (to me).
We finally did it. After months and months we finally finished Ozark. I’m still not sure what I think of that finale, but I’m glad I watch the whole thing.
At the opposite end of the spectrum we are really enjoying Loot on Apple+. Maya Rudolph is perfect as usual and Adam Scott plays an excellent ex. I finally finished Ms Marvel this week and it was so fantastic. I’m frustrated that I didn’t know about Partition until I watched a Disney+ show, but like Watchmen, sometimes TV is a good history lesson.
Now that we finished Ozark we can watch other things like The Bear on Hulu which everyone is talking about. I also started Julia on HBO Max over the 4th and need to go back and finish it, it is delightful.
Next will be Under the Banner of Heaven I think and one of these days I also need to catch up on Stranger Things.