Friday Five: September 2nd

 

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The Friday Five is my version of a weekly round-up of five things bookish and non bookish that I found interesting, entertaining, hilarious and/or down right shocking all around the many, many corners of the internet.

1. Casual (Season Two)

The husband and I have been binge watching the Hulu original show Casual pretty religiously for the last week or so and just finished on Wednesday. We became pretty obsessed with it pretty quickly. To give you guys the gist, if you haven’t seen it, the show revolves around brother/sister duo Alex (shown above) and Valerie after she and her daughter Laura (also shown above) move into Alex’s house following her divorce from her unfaithful ex-husband. As the title may give away, Casual is a pretty modernistic view into the casual dating world of adults who utterly suck at adulting. Alex and Val are pretty messed up. Alex is somehow the middle ground between a sociopath and an idiot savant, plus he’s the co-founder of a dating website that while popular can’t even match him to a lovely lady and Val is a therapist who tries her best to help everyone, but can’t seem to get her life in order. Then you have Laura and her teenage angst who’s being raised by them both, so good luck to her. Needless to say, their lives are a shit show, making my husband and I pretty thankful that our lives share zero resemblance to theirs. But, damn, makes for good television.

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2. Pottermore Presents: a trio of ebooks

It seems like everywhere you look there is more news about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While technically this news dropped two weeks, I only heard about it earlier this week, I’m like a snail sometimes. Basically, Pottermore will be dropping three ebooks, Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, on September 6th – “just in time for the new Hogwarts term” (and my birthday) – that delve deeper into the wizarding world that we all know and love. Obviously, I’m pretty stoked about this. I just wish there were physical books to add to my ever growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia.

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3. RIP Gene Wilder

Growing up I was huge fans of Willy Wonka, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein so losing Gene is like losing a piece of my childhood. Gene will be severely loved and missed.

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4. Stranger Things Renewed for Second Season

Earlier this week it became official that the Stranger Things was greenlit for a second season! If you are like me or my closest friends, this news is everything we’ve been wanting since binge watching the first season of the throwback 80s horror show about a billion times. The only show I’ve watched more is Rick and Morty, that’s saying something. Netflix even dropped a teaser video listing the episode titles for the second season which really got my heart pumping. What’s interesting is that it looks like the Duffer Brothers are going to be releasing the second series as more of a sequel titling it Stranger Things 2. Yet, instead of doing a major time jump they are sticking to the current timeline of the show leaving us in the fall of 1984. [The Atlantic.] It’s also been noted that most of the major characters from the first season are returning, but nothing has been confirmed for our tiny heroine Eleven and her eggos. In other news, Funko, popular vinyl toy company, released mock ups for Eleven and poor deceased Barb possibly hinting towards creating a line for the show soon. As a collector, I HOPE HOPE HOPE this turns into a reality.

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5. Book Riot’s 10 Hilarious Books for Your Coffee Table & Guest Bathroom.

My husband and I have finally decided to take the plunge into become homeowners as we go into our fifth year of marriage and get dangerously closer to our thirties. In preparation and to keep my sanity while house hunting I’ve been scouring pinterest and the rest of the interwebs for decor ideas and came across this list of books. I may end up maxing out my credit card on coffee table books. My husband has been warned.

How was your week?

 

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