Five Book Recommendations For Sharp Objects Fans That Aren’t Gone Girl

Sharp Objects is trying its darnedest to be this year’s Big Little Lies.   Amy Adams and Particia Clarkson teamed up (just like Reese and Nicole) to give viewers something dark and depressing to watch on Sunday nights.  The series is turning out to be just as dark as the novel. Below are a few other novel suggestions, that aren’t Gone Girl, that are similar to Sharp Objects.   

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Every “Pop Culture” Reference in David Sedaris’ Calypso

David Sedaris is the good kind of weird.  Sedaris talks about living in his beach house, the Sea Section, gives suggestions for elderly people who’ve fallen and can’t get up and identifies the appropriate tools for flinging snakes into oncoming traffic.  His writing is like reading the memoirs of a totally relatable madman. What is even more delightful about his newest collection, Calypso, are all of the pop culture Easter eggs nestled throughout the stories.   Like Lorelai and Rory roaming through Stars Hollow, Sedaris is fluent in snappy references.  Unlike Lorelai and Rory, Sedaris’ references tend to be a little obscure. Oh, you’re not well versed in niche Japanese clothing stores? Well, me neither.  However, researching these little pieces of pop culture gave me insight into Sedaris’ weird little brain. Below is every pop culture reference in David Sedaris’ Calypso.

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Top Chef Kentucky Predictions

Top Chef Kentucky: Predictions for Challenges Worthy of the Commonwealth

Top Chef has finally arrived in the Commonwealth.  As a Lexington resident, I could sense their presence. I felt the smugness roll in like a fabulous fog when Padma’s plane landed.  Even without seeing him, I could feel Tom’s piercing gaze searing into my soul. I know that those white chef coats are near me, even though I have not been able to snag a spot as one of the goobers in the background.  Top Chef Kentucky hits the sweet spot in my Venn diagram of beloved interests. I love cooking competitions and I adore the bluegrass state. Naturally, I have a few ideas for what Padma and Co. should cook up for their Kentucky challenges. Below are some of my unsolicited ideas for quick fires and main heat challenges, feel free to compensate me for these genius ideas. (I’m looking at you Magical Elves Entertainment Co.)

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The Definitive ‘Fixer Upper’ Episode Ranking (Part ONE)

Welcome to the definitive ranking of every episode of Fixer Upper!  We take the best episodes and the worst episodes and turn it into your dream internet list.  Each episode has been carefully ranked according to buyer interest, Chip and Jo chemistry, “front elevation” overhaul and much more!

There are some conflicting notions on the official episode number, so each episode has a Friends title to help with any confusion. So put on your best leather earrings and throw on a regional t-shirt.  It’s time to get to work.

Do you have the guts to take on this Fixer Upper list?

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