Shit I’m Digging This Week: Volume Seven

Hey Folks, 

Happy Monday! It’s hard to believe we’re thirteen days into August. WHERE DID THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS GO?! I’m hustling to ensure I reach all of my goals for 2018. Every week I look over the list I created at the beginning of the year and while I’ve been able to check off some boxes, I still have a lot more to go. I got a little behind, and now it’s a never-ending race of catching up because once August ends, instead of my calendar slowing down, it will only become busier. Now’s the time for me to organize and get my shit together. There might be a few weeks of blog hiatus because I have PRIORITIES! Rather than bore you with a discussion of what’s sure to be a hectic fall and a productive winter, let me tell you about all the shit I’ve been digging lately!


Shooter is the USA Network original series based on the 2007 movie of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg. Fun fact: Wahlberg is also a producer for the small screen version. I never saw the movie, but I tuned into the TV show because Netflix was like, “Harper, why are you not watching this? It’s your jam lady!” Well, if Netflix says something is likely to be 97% liked by me, I listen. Except in the case of Dr. Strange. I WILL NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW NETFLIX GOT THAT ONE WRONG! NEVER!

Back to Shooter, I plowed through two seasons in a week! The seasons aren’t very long. Season one is only ten episodes and season two is eight. Season three is currently airing on the USA Network. You can watch it On Demand until October! If you like suspense, assassins, shadow organizations and conspiracy theories, you’ll want to dive into this show. Ryan Phillippe does a GREAT job playing Bob Lee Swagger. The casting is incredibly spot on. It’s also great to see Omar Epps in a TV role. Check out the trailer for season one below.

These Engaging Articles 

My inbox is a searing dumpster fire at the moment, but whenever I get the chance to catch up I come across some great articles. You should check out the following reads below:

A Forgotten War On Women

When Your Muse Is Also A Demonic Dominatrix

Queer Stories Of Bravery From Places Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay 

Let Nothing Stop You From Your Work

Joan Morgan, Hip-Hop Feminism, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill


In between writing, I’ve managed to get in some fun reads. I’m also beta reading for two authors. MOVE OVER REGENCY HISTORICALS, MORE ROMANCES SET DURING THE CIVIL WAR ARE COMING THROUGH. YAAASSSSSS! I dunno about you, but I’m dying to seeing American History accurately depicted in romance and not glossed over or distorted. This is why it’s good to encourage writer friends, they just might give you what your reading heart desires lol. Anyway, if you’re looking for delightful storytelling, I highly recommend the books pictured above.

Autoboyography is a lovely queer YA romance between two boys, one of them Mormon. Probably my favorite romance I’ve read this year. There were a lot of  heartwarming moments. 

Intercepted is a fun debut from Alexa Martin! If sports romance is your jam, you’ll want to read all about Marlee trying to figure out her life while juggling two football players. 

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life is a book of essays written by Samantha Irby. I subscribe to Sam’s blog and I’m in her book club. Holy shit, this woman is hilarious. What I find incredibly charming about Sam is her brutal honesty when it comes to the obstacles she’s encountered in life. The death of her parents, battling depression, her failed relationships. It may not sound like the best sales pitch, but I guarantee this book has heaps of laugh out loud moments. I think I hyperventilated on the subway when she talked about the first time she went down on a woman. #DED 


This album is the latest release from Meshell Ndegeocello and it is FANTASTIC! It’s filled with revamped versions of your favorite 80s and 90s hits. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard the Force MD’s “Tender Love” with a harmonica. Check out the video for Waterfalls, originally recorded by TLC below. The musical arrangement is LOVELY!!!

My House

AHHHHHH!!! Peeps, if you’ve read past Shit I’m Digging entries then you know I am a HUGE fan of Paris is Burning and more recently, Ryan Murphy’s Pose. About two weeks ago I discovered Viceland did a series on NYC, Philly, Chicago, and Detroit ball culture. IT IS EVERYTHING. I’m team Tati and Precious. You can watch episodes On Demand. Check out the trailer below and be prepared to practice your duck walk. #strikeapose

And this concludes the shit I’m diggin’ this week. Till next time, folks! 😉

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