The Sunday Post // July 31, 2016

4. Sunday Post 7-31-2016

This week was filled with reading and writing and a little bit of fingerling over all the awesome news that came out of SDCC!

Here is what you may have missed and some highlights from this past week.

This Week On Comma Hangover

Sunday: The Sunday Post // July 24, 2016
Monday: Memorable Mondays // A Rebuke to that Old Chicken Joke | Social Media Book Tag
Tuesday: Book Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday // Mercury by Margot Livesey | Book Style // Relativity by Antonia Hayes
Thursday: Book Traveling Thursdays // A Book About Friendship
Friday: Book Style // The Girls by Emma Cline | Audiobook Review: The Program by Suzanne Young
Saturday: Book Style // Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

My Other Adventures

So, last week I told you that I had a copy of Replica to read, and I am working my way through it, but now I have another early reader’s copy I am trying to finish this week in addition to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which I just picked up tonight.

In short, be ready for an influx of reviews in the next few weeks.

I closed out my coverage of Orange is the New Black Season 4 for Tell-Tale TV. It was a really heavy season and while I can’t wait until Season 5, I am sure some of the question this season proposed are going to stick with me until it airs. That’s the sign of a good show though, so I say God’s Speed to the cast and crew.

Around the Blogosphere

Michelle @ Book Adventures discusses why you should read hyped books. All the points make perfect sense and I agree with it.

Erin @ Nerdy Girl Notes wrote a letter to the women of the new Ghostbusters! So nice to see this group of women getting some love!

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts gives you four reasons that she will never be as cool as Harry Potter. Man, don’t we all wish we could be as cool as Harry Potter? Joey, you’re still pretty cool.

Nicolette Elzie discusses the problem she has with happy endings in books. I am on board here, good and unique endings are the best. Can’t stand when things are tied into a pretty bow. Same goes for television series.

Elsewhere On the Web

For fans of adult coloring! Penguin Books takes you on a tour of Joanna Basford’s art studio in ScotlandExcuse me while I swoon over this amazing space! I am really excited to see her Magical Jungle book coming out this month.

And now, lots of news from San Diego Comic Con this week!

Hypable went to SDCC and came back with some great coverage. One of my favorite interviews was one with Lindsey Morgan. ‘The 100’ star talks about how grateful she is for the show’s complex female characters. All I can really say is that is exactly why I watch this show, so I am with Raven Reyes 100 percent on her points. Plus, Season 4 sounds like it is going to be so good!

The Daily Mail UK prints a sexist headline about Geena Davis’ outfit at SDCC and the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media call for their Facebook followers to rewrite it. Seriously Daily Mail? We expected more from you!

This isn’t the first time actors and fans have rewritten sexist headlines, remember when Maise Williams did the same thing. I want to pass all my anger and frustration over this onto the fact that I just read and reviewed We Should All Be Feminists, but come on, we’re not asking for the moon, just to stop being rated like racehorses.

In another amazing story from SDCC, Joss Whedon talks about diversity in Hollywood, not directing Doctor Who until there is a female doctor, and urges the public not to elect a cantaloupe with Tourettes as it’s next president! So, in short, Joss Whedon is basically an amazing human being and now I want to watch Dollhouse again.

For anyone mourning a certain character on Orange is the New Black this year, you can expect to see her again on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Moira.

The first trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life is now live and it has drawn attention from the two celebs mentioned in it! Yes, John Oliver does indeed find Lorelai Gilmore hot, despite what Rory thinks. 

What were your highlights from this week? Are you excited for the Gilmore Girls new season? Did you pick up a copy of Cursed Child?

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

6 thoughts on “The Sunday Post // July 31, 2016

  1. I’ll pick up a copy of The Cused Child today or tomorrow, but I’ve mixed feelings about reading it.
    And as for th Daily Mail hardline. Well. The Daily Mail isn’t The Guardian. I think sexism and body shaming is the bread and butter for The Daily Mail? But good for Gena Davis for calling them on it.


    1. I guess you are right. Maybe I am an idealist where journalism is concerned, but I still applaud anyone who calls them out.

      And I have mixed feelings about reading the play too, but I am also feeling really nostalgic.

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