What I’m Currently Reading:
This week I’ve been reading “Big Summer” by Jennifer Weiner.
Author Jennifer Weiner has built a career writing female-friendly, relationship-oriented fiction. A genre also called “chick lit.”
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life. She is looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask.
Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time. She doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media. So when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at her big society wedding, Daphne is rightfully speechless.
Drue was always the one who had everything. Except the ability to hold onto friends. Drue had a mean streak.
Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer.
Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky. But Drue begs and pleads and manages to reel her in. Daphne finds herself as powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.
This is a sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships. Also the pitfalls of living out loud and online and the resilience of the human heart.
(Photo: Jennifer Weiner)
What I’m Watching On BritBox:
I quickly fell in love with the BritBox series, “Shetland.” I’m just about finished watching Season 5.
And I’m very much looking forward to the release of Season 6. However Covid 19 has currently thrown a wrench into the production of Season 6.
At present, there’s no official premiere date for Season 6 of Shetland. Seasons six and seven will film in 2020 and 2021 in Shetland and locations around Scotland.
With a filming date sometime in 2020, it’s reasonable to expect the Season 6 premiere sometime in early 2021. Hopefully anyway for all of us “Shetland” fans.