What I’m Into Wednesday: 1/27/16

Hello lovelies!

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had a chance to publish a What I’m into Wednesday. I’ve been extremely busy working on our annual fundraiser and an art class at a local school for the nonprofit job, and I’ve also been dreaming up ideas for next week’s Mardi Gras costume. In the meantime, here are the things I’ve been paying attention to–

READING:
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  • The First Bad Man, Miranda July.
    This is a weird one. It’s by turns laugh-out-loud funny, cringe-worthy, grotesque, and banal. It’s full of clever banter and weird psychobabble. But for some reason I couldn’t put it down.
  • Cress, Miranda Meyer.
    This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series, and I’m still not sure if I actually like them. (This seems to be a bit of a theme with my reading this week, dunnit?) At this point I will read them all, of course, since I’m this far into the series, and perhaps after that I’ll know whether I liked the first ones.
  • Lucifer, Book Two.
    I started reading the Lucifer comics a few weeks ago; they’re an offshoot of Gaiman’s Sandman series, and they’re quite wonderful. Lucifer has left Hell to live on Earth, giving up his post as the ruler of Hell. The series is somewhere between fantasy and horror, and it can also be quite snarky at times. It’s lovely.
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 1.
    I’ve been hearing about Lumberjanes for a while now, so I picked up the first volume while I had a chance to on Monday. They’re a quick read, but so much fun! Five friends spend the summer at a sleep-away camp, and they run into all sorts of adventures. As a former camper and camp counselor, I laughed my way through Beware the Kitten Holy, the first volume, and now I can’t wait to get my hands on more of them.
  • A Wild Swan and Other Tales, Michael Cunningham.
    This is beautiful, beautiful book. It’s short—under 100 pages–but it packs a punch. The book is a collection of fairy tales re-told; the stories are accompanied by stunning illustrations from Yuko Shimizu.

WATCHING:

It occurs to me, on writing this, that I have hardly turned on the TV for the last two weeks. In fact, the only thing that I can actually remember watching recently is the season finale for American Horror Story: Hotel. This season of the show was incredibly uneven, with a plot that did a lot of meandering and a cast that turned in some strong performances despite not always having a strong script to work with.

LOVING:

  • This post from Zen and Pi on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • This post from Katie Paul about ways to get more traffic from Pinterest
  • Stoffel, the honey badger with 1,001 escape plans.
  • The sign-up list for the A to Z Challenge, which is now open. We’re #172!

FOLLOWING:

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  1. Thanks for sharing my post! I signed up for the A to Z Challenge too (I’m #233), I hope this year goes better than last. Life got in the way and I was unable to finish 😦

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    1. You’re welcome—it was a very very good post. 🙂

      Hope that you have a better time with A to Z this year. I’ve managed to finish the last 2 years, mostly by the skin of my teeth (whatever that actually means…lol).

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  2. I just put the first volume of Lumberjanes on hold for myself. I just saw the trailer for the she Lucifer that’s based on the comics and I might have to check out the show. It looks very interesting.

    Oh, and I realized we have Penny Dreadful at work, so I binge watched the first two seasons. My mom, assistant, and I all loved it! We can’t wait for season three! I also couldn’t resist buying Penny Dreadful player cards at Hot Topic with my Hot Cash. I snatched everyone one they had left up.

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    1. Lumberjanes is so good!!

      I had no idea there was a show based on Lucifer….Or at least, if I did, I’d forgotten. I’ll have to check it out.

      And oooh, I’m so ready for the third season of Penny Dreadful!

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    1. Thanks–glad you enjoyed. 🙂

      I vaguely remember Cole from Charmed…I didn’t watch it often, but I caught re-runs.

      Lucifer is pretty fantastic—definitely a fascinating version of the cosmos.

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