Reading + Writing + Watching Wednesday


Here are a few of my favorite recent reads. 


I kind of lost my zeal for writing after having a redline-loving boss for many years, but I recently discovered it again after signing up for a writing class at my local community center. It's me, my amazingly eccentric teacher, and a bunch of wiser and older friends who are so much fun and incredibly supportive. I could barely complete a prompt* at the beginning of class, but six weeks later I was excited to write and share. We're in a break between classes, but I'll share a few old class prompts here:

Prompt: Pearly white
When she was younger, she dreamed of driving a bright red Mini Cooper. Now she drives a — sometimes — pearly white Honda. It’s ok, though. She’d rather be living her dreams than driving one. 

*According to, "A writing prompt is simply a topic around which you start jotting down ideas. The prompt could be a single word, a short phrase, a complete paragraph or even a picture, with the idea being to give you something to focus upon as you write." My teacher typically gives us a word or phrase and five minutes or less to write. No pressure!


Here's my roundup of what's worth streaming this week:

Black Lightning

We're not huge fans of comic book shows, but we decided to give this one a shot and I'm so glad that we did! We binged four episodes on Sunday, and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the season over the next few weeks. 

This show has a much better developed storyline than a lot of superhero shows (IMO), but it's still leaving us with enough questions to be intrigued. Mostly, where does his tailor friend get the money to create his inventions?? 

Dr. Thorne

This was a deliciously pleasant show full of beautiful scenery and attractive British accents that was a delight to stream. I loved Julian Fellowes's chats at the beginning and end of each episode. It felt like I was having a quick conversation with an old friend.  






Two Night Stand

Do you ever turn something on just so you can stop scrolling? That's what happened when I stumbled across this romcom. It had 4.5 stars and the name made me laugh, so I went with it.

While I wouldn't exactly claim this movie to be life altering, it was cute and funny and my husband only groaned while watching it a few times, so I'd consider that a success!