In light of everything going on, I toyed with the idea of dropping weekend posts. I’m going to keep them… for now, but I imagine a few posts here and there will be a little “fluffier” than normal. I’m taking things one day at a time in terms of content to keep things as fresh as possible. (And I watched a few Youtube vlogs that people put out that were filmed three days before and realized not only how stale the content can seem but how “wrong” it was because things are changing so dramatically and fast.)
With that said, if you need a good distraction, I have a book and series to recommend. It’s Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. And Reese Witherspoon adapted it for a TV series on Hulu, with the first three episodes already available for viewing. I read the book a few years ago and loved it (and even loved Ng’s Everything I Never Told You more).
Celeste Ng is such a great writer– she weaves together beautiful stories about mothers and daughters. I would definitely read the book first, but if you’re not much of a reader and/or never plan on reading the book then dive right into the series.
I have had the hardest time concentrating lately on anything, including TV shows and movies. (Which is saying something because it already requires so little!) I put Little Fires on my laptop while I needlepointed in bed one night and found myself fully engrossed for the entirety of the episode.
Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon play the main characters and it’s set in the late 90s in Shaker Heights in Ohio (where Celeste Ng grew up!). The references about the 90s alone make the show worth watching. Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are also great in their roles, but I think they did an exceptional job casting the kids. THEY ARE SO GOOD.
I’m glad they’re doing new episodes every week instead of releasing the whole thing at once. I need something to look forward to 😉.