Saturday, December 26, 2020

What to Watch January 2021

Woo-freaking-hoo! Nearly time to kiss 2020 goodbye! Pop the bubbly and grab the remote, it's time to look ahead to the one thing we can count on in 2021 – new streaming stuff to watch!

As always, I've compiled a list of shows I'd like to see that come to streaming soon, and I'm sharing it here along with links to everything coming to streaming services so you can go through and pick your own must-watch shows. 

And away we go!

Friday, December 18, 2020

Snow Day by Julie Lipson

You want a short, sweet Christmas romance set in a winter wonderland? You want to listen while you fold laundry and walk the dog? What, you even want it to be fun, like a play, with different voice actors and sound effects to bring it to life? Ok, fine, you got it.

The light-hearted, hopeful Snow Day by Julie Lipson is a merry holiday tale. I'd call it more of an audio play than an audiobook. Runtime is just over an hour, so it's easy to fit in here and there.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley

"Young people reading Jane Austen for the first time think that the stories are about love and romance and finding a partner. But a happy home is equally as much what all of her heroines don’t have, and yet desire."
Much more has been written about Jane Austen than she had time to write herself in her brief life. But in Jane Austen at Home, historian Lucy Worsley investigates the topic from a new slant: the homes in which Austen lived, and the insecurity she likely felt about not having a secure, permanent home to call her own.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Zikora by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This superb short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, on the surface, is about a woman giving birth to her first child. It describes the experience of that, both physical and emotional, in a beautiful way that felt very real.

But Zikora is also a story about love and relationships, both romantic relationships and especially the strained relationship between a mother and a daughter. It's about how those bonds can be complex, and how you don't always understand each other. It's about looking back and gaining new understanding of those people you love. It somehow explores these issues with impact and emotion in a short space (just 35 pages for the ebook or an hour and 15 minutes for audio).