Episode 18: Woman Alone With Wifi

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week in "Woman Alone With Wifi:"

  • This Week in Comics
    Pretty Deadly #4, Black Widow #2 and Hawkeye #16 (yes, we know) | Allison reports that Pretty Deadly is becoming slightly more comprehensible, though it's still got a lot going on. You True Grit fans (Becca is not among you) should give it a go. Black Widow is meeting and maybe even exceeding our expectations and you know we always love an Annie Wu issue of Hawkeye. Seriously, if the Clint Barton issues haven't sucked you in, you can easily jump in for the Kate-centric stories without missing a beat. Think about it.
  • This Week in the Book Report
    Coming in 2014 | We talk about our most anticipated titles of 2014. We're both super jazzed for Dreams of Gods & Monsters by TWiL hair icon Laini Taylor. Other series entries coming in 2014 include Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. Becca's always on the hook for author Chang-rae Lee. Allison's looking forward to picture books Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett and the Newbury and Caldecott Award winners, which we'll talk more about next episode. Finally, Becca is on the edge of her seat for the reprint of The Windflower, a romance novel originally published in the '80s that's been out of print for 20 years (it was one of the 100 most sought after out-of-print books of 2012). Search for it on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books (note especially this cover retrospective) and while you're there, read their funniest review ever (SO NSFW).
  • Pop Culture Comfort Food
    We talk about the pop culture we consume when we're home sick, are trapped inside by the Polar Vortex or just plain ol' have the sads. Then we try to figure out what that pop culture has in common that makes it so comforting, with little success. But, hey, it makes us feel better and that's what matters. What do you watch or read when you're feeling down? And if quiet British dramas are one of your comfort foods, check out this Eddie Izzard sketch about the differences between British and American movies. And then see Colin Firth and Ben Barnes act the sketch out on the set of Dorian Gray.
  • This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
    Friend of the Show Julia M. recs "Love Letter" by Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes | If you'd like to recommend shit we should be listening to, e-mail an .mp3 or .wav file to thisweekinladies at gmail dot com.

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