Blankets– I got this giant graphic novel for my birthday and I’m LOVING it so far. About half way through and hoping to finish it up on the patio in the next couple of days!
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars– Another excellent birthday gift from some friends, it’s next up on my to read list!
The Walking Dead: All Out War– this was a 12 issue arc in the ongoing comic saga, and it ended satisfactorily, but then the next issue picks up with a couple of pretty great surprises that have me excited for what’s in store! And after Comic-Con this weekend and the Season 5 preview, I need all TWD I can get till October!
Pocket– this isn’t a book, it’s an app that collects all the content you want to read when you have time online. I LOVE it! Any time I see an article on twitter I want to read and don’t have time for? I send it to Pocket! TV show review on an episode I haven’t watched yet? Pocket! It’s SO HANDY!
I’ve been on a big Friday Night Lights kick lately. Such a great series, I’m up to Season 4 (go Lion’s!) and love how perfect this show seems to be. It’s worthy of all the hype it’s gotten over the years.
Masters of Sex is also back. This is one of the greatest shows on TV, and sure there’s a lot of sex, but you watch it for the stories (and yeah, I know I sound like a 16 year old boy getting caught with a Playboy here…) but it SUCH A great show with such interesting characters, if you aren’t watching it, pray for some rain and marathon it to get caught up!
The Bridge- one of my favorite shows last year has returned! It’s weirder than last year, which I love, and has some great new characters this season that I’m enjoying (including Jerry from ER!)
The Leftovers- I’m going back and forth on this one. It’s so dark and there’s no redemption, but I can’t turn myself away. Everything I read and hear says it’s worth it, so I hope so. I trust Damon Lindelof, even though some think that makes me a fool.
Summer road trips mean Podcasts in our car. The latest indulgence is NPR’s Ask Me Another. HOW have I not been listening to this since the beginning of podcasts? It’s trivia and pop culture and SO FUN! It’s great to listen to with others in the car and race to get answers first!
Nerdette- here’s a new podcast I recently discovered. It’s about 25 minutes (a perfect drive time pod) and talks about things in lady nerd-dom. I love it!
So that’s it for me for August. I am sure there was more, but I spent a ton of time outside, enjoying my birthday, and hanging out with friends and family. Fingers crossed August has more in store inside & outside! What have you been enjoying in the pop culture universe this past month?