Culture Creature - Harry Potter, Altered Carbon, Monstress, Love Nikki, Black Panther

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Here's a look at what I've been reading, watching, playing, looking forward to and wanting lately.



  1. I've been working my way through the Harry Potter series again, but this time in audio book format. I look forward to my commutes so much more now. Currently, I'm listening to the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
  2. We started watching Netflix's Altered Carbon and I am hooked. I love the character, Poe. He's my far. Mr. LL isn't as into it as I am, so I have to watch it when he doesn't want to watch TV with me.
  3. My best friend gave me Monstress Volume One as a gift and I have been wanting to check out this comic book series. I haven't gotten to it yet, but I'm excited to read it.
  4. I've been slightly – or rather, totally – addicted to this mobile game, Love Nikki: Dress Up Queen. I have so many items in my wardrobe now that I'm overwhelmed sometimes.
  5. I love this etsy find and I need it in my house. (affiliate)
  6. We haven't had a chance to go to a movie since Lazy Baby was born, but I really want to try to make it out to see Black Panther in theaters. I'm like the only person in my friend group who hasn't seen it yet.

Culture Creature - Book Clubs and Comic Books

This week, I'm just burning the candle at both ends. I'm trying to keep up here (since I dropped the ball last week!), do a couple of freelance jobs, not to mention my full-time job, plus, you know, being a mom to a 6 month old and a good wife to Mr. I'm not consuming a lot of culture these days. Here are couple of things, though:

The Wicked + The Divine

I'm late to the party with this series, but I've finally started reading The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie . I'm not very far into it yet, but I really like the art style and the concept really intrigues me. If you don't know about this series here's the synopsis: "Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever."

Vaginal Fantasy: October 2017

I follow along with Felicia Day's romance bookclub, Vaginal Fantasy, and really enjoy watching their meet-ups on YouTube. I rarely catch one live, but it's nice to have something to put on when I have a stretch of time to just relax (very rare these days!) I sometimes read along with them, but not usually. Still, I love the dynamic between the four ladies in the group and appreciate their wit and humor.

Speaking of book clubs…

My book club, Books, Booze + Bajingos is getting together tonight to discuss our last book, The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. This book was my pick and I really enjoyed it. I definitely had a Spirited Away vibe to it with the descriptions of the spirit world and I found it to be a quick read. If you want to keep up with what we are reading next, join our GoodReads group!

Top Ten Books That Should Be Made Into Movies/TV series

Each week, The Broke and the Bookish hosts this book meme, and this week's prompt is "Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows ."