I don’t know about you but June just blew right by – work has been crazy this month (in a good way!). Luckily I had some sunny evenings and weekends to get caught up on my pop culture!
I finally finished Fellside! It’s very different from The Girl with All the Gifts – I really enjoyed Fellside and wish I’d read it faster. There’s a ton of characters and they do all come together but I set it down too often and forgot about it. But if you’re looking for a good summer mystery/wait is this real? kind of story – I’d recommend it!
I blew through The Sound of Gravel after post apocalyptic stories, books about polygamist cults are probably my most-read genre. This is a memoir I’d heard about when it came out, the woman who wrote it now live in Oregon. It’s a really sad story about a girl growing up in a polygamist cult in Mexico and traveling between the US and Mexico. I wish the story had spent more time on what happened after her escape (she evidently raised her younger siblings- not a spoiler, it’s on the jacket cover!), but it was a good book if you like the genre.
I finally caught up on my comics the other day, my current comic shop is closing so back to my old shop (with better deliverability). I’m excited for where The Walking Dead comics are headed with this new war, and Ms. Marvel is heading into the Civil War universe which I’m excited to see. I also really enjoyed the first issue of Han Solo, which I wasn’t sure if I would.
And I finally started City of Mirrors! I’m just a few pages in, I was worried that I wouldn’t remember where the story left off since I read The Twelve & The Passage when they came out, and they’ve done a good job so far of reminding you what happened without making you feel like an idiot. Hopefully I’ll have some good time to read over the holiday weekend!
The Americans finished their 4th season and it was incredible (obviously) – and I am so curious where they will take it next season, a lot of great opportunities await! This is a show I will continue to tell you you should watch. It’s my favorite show and I love the family dynamics most of all.
Game of Thrones – Welp, lesson learned, Norm will NEVER miss a meal. What an amazing finale! I can’t believe we got the R+L=J reveal! And holy green slime, that was a pretty crazy opening 20 minutes. And Tyrion becoming Hand of the Queen was such a sweet moment, even if Dany is an idiot for leaving Daario in Meereen.
UnReal – This show is so fantastic and soapy but really good. If you haven’t watched it go rewatch the first season and get caught up. You’re welcome.
I finished House of Cards finally. It was a good show and okay that it’s over, this season fizzled out.
This spring I started Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and I finished it last week. The show holds up and is such a sweet and funny show, if you’ve never watched it, or need something light and fun to watch this summer, Netflix has all 7 seasons ready for you. And evidently I finished just in time since the new Gilmore Girls: Seasons comes out on July 1st! I thought I’d have to wait till the fall or winter, hooray!
Orange is the New Black is back and I am LOVING it! I think Lori Petty deserves all the awards for what a fabulous job she’s doing this season. More drones please!
I’ve been enjoying Ask Me Another lately – the trivia is fun when stuck in traffic as a go to distraction. But, I continue to wait for Thursday early afternoon when Keepin’ it 1600 arrives in my phone. I get excited when I have Thursday meetings so I know I can listen to the pod, it just gets better each week as this election intensifies. I’ve been bummed that The Watch isn’t doing an audio version of their Game of Thrones recap podcast as they did back at Grantland. But they do cover a few points from GoT each week on the pod which I appreciate. The Nerdist recently had a couple hostful goodness eps – I wish they were released once they did them, they were talking about the Oscars a couple weeks ago, which just felt too dated. But great to hear the sister wives on the show when available. And there was a really interesting interview with Chuck Lorre and Mayim Bialik that I’d recommend to folks!
Okay – that’s it for the moment, as we head into the holiday weekend – what’s on your pop culture to do list?