What I’m Into This Week: 12/1/2015

I’ve grown rather fond of publishing these each week–it’s sparking fun conversations with you guys in the comments section, where I often get good recs or interesting commentary. Of course, one thing I’m really into this week is…Christmas!! I promise that this list has nothing to do with Christmas, but you can probably expect to see a Christmas-themed list or two this December. πŸ™‚

I’m working on some graphics for this, and possibly a new category or two. Mulling it over, as it were.

I’m also–


  • Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff.
    Groff’s novel is the story of a 24 year marriage from two sides—Fates is the marriage from Lotto’s side, while Furies is the marriage from his wife, Mathilde’s point-of-view. Groff’s writing virtually sings, creating two characters who are both sympathetic and infuriating, above all reminding us of how little we know about even those we live our lives with.
  • Gonzo Girl, Cheryl Della Pietra.
    Pietra’s time living with Hunter S. Thompson and working as his assistant inspired her novel about Alley Russo, Β a recent college grad who takes a job working for a drug-addled writer and vows to get his long-unfinished novel done and published. The fiction/memoir line is a bit thin at times, but the story shines.


  • Jessica Jones.
    I’d heard a lot about this particular show; several big entertainment sites and critics are praising the show, and so are some of super-awesome, super-nerdy friends–so Sam and I started watching it this weekend. And I can’t get Kilgrave, the show’s villain, out of my head. He’s an awful, awful character—manipulative and controlling and abusive (see this awesome pieceΒ for further discussion).
  • Hell on Wheels, Season 4.
    I managed to fall behind in watchingΒ Hell on Wheels, and I’m finally correcting that. I’m a bit of a history nut, and I’m absolutely fascinated by the way Americans have built and re-built the myth of the American West, so I picked the show up right away. The third season wasn’t as strong as the first two, though, and I lost the thread. I’ll be finishing up season 4 soon enough though, and then I’m on to the final season.




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  1. It’s The Librarians Season 2 for me. I’ve missed that show. I still don’t like it as much as Warehouse 13, but it dulls the pain of separation. Also I’m super excited one of my local theaters has put together a big showing of the Sherlock Victorian Era special for January. I can’t wait! Tickets already bought!

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  2. Jessica Jones is amazing! I saw all episodes in two days l0l Just love everything about it, and yes I love the comic book – tv-shows adaptions overall! Im hooked on Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Super girl,Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D etc etc πŸ˜€ I’m starting to think of myself as a sci-fi/comic book nerd.. not sure if its a good thing or not πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your week πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, I really enjoyed Jessica Jones. Wish there were more of it!

      I watched the first episode of Daredevil but didn’t really get into it, though I may give it another try.

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