The Monday Musts | June 27, 2016

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for The Monday Musts! The Monday Musts is a weekly meme hosted by Jessica at Lovin’ Los Libros in which we talk about our must reads, must listens, and must sees of the week!

Must Reads

Ah, my second foray into traditional comics and it was quite grand! I loved Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside. I thought it was very fresh, young, hip, and accessible to those of us who didn’t grow up on traditional comics. The storylines were fun and playful and the art young and modern. Definitely a must read if you’re a budding comic book fan.

Must Listen

So I’m pretty late to this party. Like, awkwardly late. Like, so late I pretty much missed the party entirely. But hey, at least I got here, right? If you didn’t know, Hamilton is the musical sensation that’s been sweeping the nation. Now you may be asking, “Lila, as a classically trained singer, how on Earth have you not listened to Hamilton until now?!?!!!” Well, ya see, I’m not a huge fan of Broadway style music and singing. Sorry? I loved In The Heights (Miranda’s other musical), though, so I have no idea why I thought Hamilton would be different. My favorite songs so far (I haven’t listened to all of the songs yet–BUT JUST YOU WAIT!) are “Satisfied,” “Non-Stop,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”, and “The Room Where It Happened.” So far. I’m sure I’ll gain more faves soon enough.

Must See

Season 1 of Mr. Robot is now streaming on Amazon Prime and I’ve always wanted to watch it. I’m only halfway through episode 1 but I’m really enjoying it. I love the whole unreliable narrator thing the show has going on, but also as a STEM person, I love that aspect of the show too. Plus the acting is top notch!

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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

7 thoughts on “The Monday Musts | June 27, 2016

  1. How did I not know Lin-Manuel Miranda also wrote the music for In the Heights?! I saw that musical at a local theater a while back and really enjoyed it. Now I’m definitely going to check out Mr. Robot. I’m super picky about TV shows (probably ’cause I’d rather be reading) but did stumble on one recently on Netflix that’s pretty good: Master of None with Aziz Ansari. I’m surprised I like it as much as I do.

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    1. wow! that’s neat that you got to see a production of in the heights! definitely check out mr. robot especially if you like computer geeks and unreliable narrators! i’ll have to check out master of none–it has to be good with aziz ansari in it!


  2. YASSS HAMILTON!!! It’s impossible for me to pick a favorite song. I’m seeing it in Chicago in February and I’m losing it, it’s such a long time from now! I actually just did a Hamilton book tag on my blog, too. It has taken over my brain.

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  3. The Hamilton party will never end. I won’t let it! Mr. Robot is so good! I haven’t finished the 1st season either though. I need to do it soon since the 2nd season starts in days. Also, I’ve never heard of this meme. I may start doing it. I was looking for a good weekly Monday post. 😀

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