I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Missing Letters of Mrs. Bright, TV: Big Little Lies The Complete Second Season

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Books: The Missing Letters of Mrs. Bright

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Mom -  Today I am recommending The Missing Letters of Mrs. Bright by Beth Miller.  After 29 years, Kay Bright is unhappy with her life and decides to leave her husband.   Meanwhile at the same time  circumstances cause, Kay's daughter, Stella to make some major life changes of her own.  Miller does a good job of portraying the main character's dissastisfaction with her life and need to make changes without vilifying the husband she leaves. It is not a story about placing blame. It is a story about taking charge of one's lives and making changes. This book shows that it is never too late to change your life.


TV: Big Little Lies The Complete Second Season 

Mom - Today I am recommending Big Little Lies The Complete Second Season which does a good job of wrapping up unfinished business from the first season. Although some additional plot lines are added, the story does not feel as jam packed nor as riveting must see TV as the first. Also if you are looking forward to seeing the talented young performers in the show's cast who were such an integral part of the first season of the show, particularly Young Sheldon's Iain Armitage, you should be aware that the kids in the cast play a much smaller role in this second season. The highlight of the season is the addition of the not at all overrated, Meryl Streep, whose brilliant performance  as Nicole Kidman's mother-in-law is not be missed. Although flashbacks will help you catch up on the story a little bit if you have not seen the first season of Big Little Lies, it is probably better to watch season one or at least read up on season one before watching the second season. Although one can never be too sure in Hollywood where they have been known frequently to beat a dead horse, it does not seem that there could ever be a season 3 of Big Little Lies since with the conclusion of the second season  every drop of interesting story that can possible be wrung out of this saga has been already been wrung. 

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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