InstaReview: Something New

[Caption] Though I’ve read graphic novels in the past, they were usually comic books or Manga, so reading this type – a true story in cartoon form – was only slightly foreign. Something New by Lucy Kinsley, tells the story of the planning of her wedding👰 and events leading up to the big day.

It’s such a well-written (and drawn) book, with lots of funny moments as she tries to unravel the complicated world of the wedding 🔔 business and do her own DIY wedding 💍. I loved the insert of pictures from the actual day that was scattered throughout the book and the magic that she was able to paint of her actual wedding day. 💒


If I were Mayor of Night Vale

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. I’m still trying to find ones that work me, but here are a few that I’ve enjoyed immensely.

Relevant PodcastA weekly podcast released every Friday by the Relevant Magazine folks. This was my gateway podcast. They are hilarious, usually have one or two interviews from authors or musicians and there isn’t an episode that doesn’t leave me laughing. They have also introduce me to a lot of good music.

Mystery ShowThis is a relatively new podcast that solves strange mysteries, like a missing video store or what is Jake Gyllenhaal’s actual height, which I know sounds a bit strange, but the best thing about the show is Starlee Kine’s storytelling ability.

In addition to Mystery Show, some other great storytelling shows that I enjoy are The Moth, This American Life, True Story and StoryCorps. These are shows where different people form all walks of life share their true stories.

TED Radio Hour: Each episode is mainly a synopsis of a series of related TED talks, and it has lead me to discovering some talks that I probably wouldn’t have found on my own.

Finally, the odd, hilarious, and oh so imaginative, Night Vale podcast, a bi-monthly radio show that gives its listeners an update on the goings on and the mysteries of Night Vale. I would suggest starting from the beginning for this one.