This Fangirl Favourites is a little late, but I went on vacation so….it’s allowed right? Fangirl Favourites is where I share with you all the nerdy things I loved this month – shops, blogs, comics, products, and whatever else I’ve been obsessing over. Here’s what I’ve been loving in August:
Oh, Comics! Podcast
Oh, Comics! is the podcast companion to panels.net (which I also love). I’ve been listening to the Oh, Comics! podcast since they started about a year ago, but I fell behind on episodes in July. I spent August catching up and my binge listening made me realize just how much I love this podcast. Each week hosts Paul Montgomery and Preeti Chhibber talk comics, movies, and comics news in addition to the occasional themed episode such as the recent “Who’s Your Batman?”. There’s also a monthly book club which is cool, they’ll announce at the beginning of the month a comic or graphic novel to read that month and dedicate the last episode of the month to discussing the selection – previous book club picks include: Fun Home, Nimona and This One Summer. You can check out the podcast here or on iTunes.
Golden Snitch Bracelet
I picked up this super cute golden snitch bracelet while on vacation. We went to Crawford Bay in BC one day to check out all the artisans and I found this in a little shop called Celts & Vikings. I love nerdy accessories but typically they’re a little over-the-top for me; I prefer simple pieces. So obviously when I saw this snitch bracelet I knew I had to entertain the Harry Potter fan in me and get it. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday since.
Archie Reboot by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
Also while on vacation I managed to find issues #1 and #2 of the Mark Waid and Fiona Staples Archie reboot. I had missed picking up issue #1 on release day and it’s been sold out everywhere since, so I was incredibly excited to find it at a comic shop in Edmonton.
The first two issues are great. I’ve been an Archie fan all my life; I remember my uncle buying me a new double digest on every trip to the grocery store when I was growing up, and it’s for that reason, I was a bit scared that the reboot would be too much of a change but I love it! Waid and Staples manage to keep the personality and look of the characters familiar enough for older readers like myself, but bring new life to Riverdale at the same time. I’m excited to see where the story goes, and I’m even more excited now for the Jughead reboot by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson that’s coming in October.
Adult Colouring Book Postcards
Okay, this one is kind of cheating because I just heard about them yesterday but they’re so cool! Everyone (including me) has been obsessed with adult colouring books lately, and why not? They’re fun and a fantastic stress reliever. The postcard version is exciting for me because thanks to IGGPPC I’ve gotten back into writing letters and having penpals and I think these would be so fun to send out! Check out the Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden ones.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
It was so hard to put this book down, and I can’t tell you how many nights I ended up staying awake way too late because I couldn’t stop reading. This book was a roller-coaster ride, that’s for sure. I got attached to the characters so easily, and despite having a feeling about how the book was going to end it still felt like a punch to the face when my assumptions proved right. I highly suggest you read this book if you haven’t already, it’s like the X-Men set in a high-tech Game of Thrones type world. Who can resist that?!
GIF of the month
Just because I missed Nova while I was gone…and also because guinea pigs are cute…
That’s it for this month’s favourites, and as always let me know what you’ve been fangirling about in August!