What I’m Reading, Watching & Listening To 1/17/21

At the moment I am reading “Allegedly” by Tiffany D. Jackson.

Every night before bed finds me deep into the plot about this young girl who has been in what she calls “baby jail” since she was just nine years old.


When she was nine years old Mary B. Addison killed a baby.


All anyone wanted to talk about was the fact that a black girl killed a white baby.


Mary survived six years in “baby jail” before being sent to a group home. It is nothing like a real home. It is where you watch your back and fear for your life every moment you are there.

Then she meets Ted when she is assigned to work at a nursing home. He too wears an ankle monitor. They don’t talk about the crimes that led them to where they are.

Pregnant & Wanting To Tell The Truth:

At age 16 Mary finds out she is pregnant and realizes that they will take her baby away if she doesn’t convince them of the truth. What really happened the day a white baby died.

She has stayed silent for five years. Now her own baby is a reason to fight.

Momma is someone she both loves, fears but certainly does not trust. Will Momma help her set the record straight? Will she finally tell them the truth?

Author Tiffany D. Jackson

Apple Tree Yard:

I am currently watching “Apple Tree Yard” on Hulu.

I have watched two of the four hour long episodes.

It is a psychological thriller in which a well respected geneticist, Dr. Yvonne Carmichael, (Emily Watson) begins an affair with a man (Ben Chaplin) she’s just met. She really knows next to nothing about him.

They are both married and have to be careful not to have their affair exposed. Until a man she works with somehow does find out.

An Act Of Violence:

Yvonne doesn’t know they’ve been discovered until one night at an office party, when a man she works with manages to get her into a dark office and rapes her.

She knows that she can’t tell anyone or go to the authorities because of what he knows.

The only person she tells is the man she is having an affair with, because she can’t get past the violent act. It’s changed everything.

She can’t go back to work where she will see him every day. So she begins to work from home.

The man who raped her begins to taunt her. He stalks her and sends her flowers and notes. She doesn’t know how to break free of him.

Then a single irrational act leads her to standing trial for murder.

Best Of Yurima:

I am currently listening to “Best Of Yurima” as I write this post.

Yiruma, whose real name is Lee Ru-ma, is a South Korean-British composer and pianist.

He is known for his sold-out shows all over the globe.



  1. I’m one who doesn’t like mysteries or thrillers, whether books or movies/TV shows.

    I’m currently reading Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher. Listening to my Spotify playlist which is an eclectic mixture of all kinds of music. Watching on TV – nothing. We’re looking for a new series, but there doesn’t seem to be much out there right now. We tried watching Bridgerton and couldn’t get into it.

  2. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty is a great book by one of my favorite authors. I had no idea it was a TV show! I can’t wait to watch it and thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  3. I, too, learned to type on a typewriter like the one in the picture. Goodness, I just remember how difficult it was to push those keys down. Ugh! LOL

    You are reading and watching some very interesting things. Both of full of intrigue.

    1. Yes, pushing the keys down was hard but there’s no other sound that mimics it. The sound was rhythmic, calming and unique. And… the sound was always a bit different depending on the user and the typewriter. The ding as you were coming to the end of the line and then the sound of the carriage sound. My dad was really fast and accurate with typing. Oh how I’d like to hear that sound again…..

      1. Your description of the typewriter brought back so many memories of high school typing class. Thank you for that!

  4. The typewriter in one of the photos was just like the one I learned to type on in high school! Wow! I feel ancient!

  5. Apple Tree Yard sounds as if I would definitely enjoy it. I will have to see if it is on Roku.
    I did listen to the piano music Brenda but I hate to say it but even at my age I am still loving Rock, especially The Rolling Stones! It really perks me up and I just want to get going on something!
    Please give your ‘babies’ Charlie and Ivy a hug from me.

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