Season eight of Game of Thrones has consumed me for the past couple of weeks. I live-tweet the episode every Sunday and then watch The Ringer for recaps. To think that something that has been a part of my life for the last six years is just going to be over next month is… not something I really want to dwell on, tbh.
If you’re caught up on The Magicians season four, you’ll know why I chose this. And if you’re not? Well, just enjoy this exquisitely beautiful song from a new-to-me band.
Stuff I Added to My Queue
I saw The Binding in a book journal and was intrigued enough to look it up on Goodreads. Although it’s gotten mixed reviews, I still think it’s one of those books that I have to read for myself.
Botched is one of the few shows I can stand to watch with commercials, but for some reason, I also thought it ended in 2015?? Idk. E! broadcast all of the previous episodes in preparation for season five, and I was in a happy couch-watching state for the better part of two weeks catching up on the two seasons I’d missed.
Even though I’ve never read the books (nor want to) AND watched the show since it first premiered, none of the previous Outlanderseasons have been must-see TV before now. I honestly don’t know what it is that makes me choose it over other shows, but I watch enthralled for a full hour and then practically salivate until Sundays.
Stuff I Added to My Queue
I have no idea where I first heard about Anjali Sachdeva’s All the Names They Used for God, but the stories within sound just slightly off that I think I’ll dig ’em. (It also has over four stars???)
Joyce Carol Oates’ latest, Hazards of Time Travel, doesn’t have the greatest reviews, but I enjoy her writing and it’s also about time travel so…. 🤷♀️
I feel like How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson just kind of like speaks to me on a spiritual level because sometimes men are just so UGH that I can’t even deal with their bullshit. But then they’re like OMG YES and I can.
Sometimes I just want to forget that the 2016 election happened and, instead, be lulled to sleep by a 500-page oral history on the eight years Obama spent in the White House. (Brian Abrams coming in for the clutch!)
On a Sunbeam initially debuted as a webcomic, but Tillie Walden heard our prayers and let me lounge and read without having to deal with WiFi or scrolling or clicking.
Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Thick: And Other Essays is a (yet another) book that lulled me in by its cover, but I’m also pretty sure the poignant take on race and pop culture will keep me deliciously full.
On My Radar
The final season of Game of Thrones drops in April, and I low-key kind of want to rewatch seasons one through seven to like mentally prepare myself for the end. (But will this also make me more emotional???) I really only bring this up because if I want to do it, I need to start real soon and I am not at all ready.