Saturday, May 29, 2021

What to Watch June 2021

June and its new shows will soon be here! My watch list is a little light this month, but some real gems are among the offerings, like Loki, Workin' Moms Season 5, and Raya and the Last Dragon (which will be coming down off premium pricing and be available to anyone with Disney Plus).

As always, I've compiled a list of shows I'd like to see that will be available 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 viewing. And away we go! 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked up this book without having paid much attention to the description. I'd heard it was good from several sources, and I liked the title. It's lovely to give in to the allure of a book on first sight.

And it paid off. I don't know what I expected from this book, but it wasn't what I got. It starts off about cops on a beat in New York? That is so not a book I'd normally pick up. Then it's about families in the suburbs? Eh, yeah, I can go with that. But what else was it going for? I had no idea.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Writers & Lovers by Lily King

Lovers & Writers by Lily King

I loved Writers & Lovers! It expresses the struggles and joys of a writer, as well as the turmoil and wonder in relationships – both with lovers and mothers. It also has moments that reveal the crap women deal with, the things men get away with or refuse to hold each other accountable for. I ended loving both the main character as well as Lily King by the time I finished.

Casey is a young writer struggling to complete her novel. Anyone who's set pen to paper will relate to reaching a point in the process where you can't judge your own work, you're too close, you've read over it too many times and you can't stand it anymore. Do you submit it or light it on fire? The eternal question, the lingering fear.