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Things We Loved This Week #7

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including The Chair, crying with Mandy Patinkin, and a guide to get you started reading Marvel comics.

Book Riot’s guide to starting the Marvel comics. Did you know that there are 235 established reading orders for Marvel comics? That’s right: TWO-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE. If you’re lost on how to get going, Book Riot’s guide will have you reading in no time.

The Chair on Netflix. If you haven’t heard about The Chair yet, we have to assume you’ve been living under a TV-less rock or you lost your Netflix password. Everyone is talking up this series for good reasons, with reasons mainly being Sandra Oh and Holland Taylor. Do yourself a favor and spend three hours binging the series this weekend.

Robb Pearlman in conversation with Erin Macdonald at Mysterious Galaxy. Join our editor-in-chief/author of Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit, Robb Pearlman, for a very nerdy conversation about the book with Erin Macdonald! Erin is an astrophysicist and Star Trek science consultant so you know it’s going to be good. Plus the event is virtual, so we hope you’ll join us from wherever you hail.

Mandy Patinkin and Princess Bride. Get your tissues ready. Mandy Patinkin is a treasure, and this TikTok conversation about losing his father to cancer is incredibly beautiful and vulnerable. We can’t stop crying and we somehow like The Princess Bride even more than we already did.

Mental Health and Black Healing book signing. Calling all readers in Philly! On Saturday, August 28, Why Wakanda Matters editor Dr. Sheena Howard will be part of a free book signing celebration and fundraiser on Black mental health, self-care, and empowerment. Get your tickets here.

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