5 Things: Books and Possibilities Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the scientists who could be on their way to creating a cure for congenital heart disease. Pretty exciting stuff!

Well, even if your only invention this week was a new method of exhaustion, it is Friday, friends! You know that also means it’s time to check out another “5 Things.” Enjoy!

Here’s a cute story to give you a smile: An 8-year-old from Kent was able to speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio! Now there’s an exciting story to carry back to school in the fall.

FX recently released Children of the Underground. The docuseries chronicles the work of Faye Yager who might best be described as a conductor on the underground railroad of mothers and children escaping abuse. Until some of her vetting methods and closely held beliefs come under very public scrutiny.

Did you know that W.E.B. Du Bois wrote a romance novel? Well, Akil Kumarasamy of The Atlantic had some interesting thoughts on the book and the genre in general. Adding Dark Princess to my “to read” list…

Look Both Ways from Netflix is sort of Sliding Doors meets a reality check (Luke Wilson is officially old enough to play the father of a 20-something). The story follows recent college graduate Natalie in two divergent timelines: One where she moves to LA to follow her dreams. The other is where she becomes pregnant and returns to her hometown to raise her baby. I won’t spoil anything but will say that the movie’s final line is particularly poignant in the face of making major life decisions.

Lastly, it turns out that many beloved children’s authors may not have actually liked children. Gasp!

Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and remember to pray for Ukraine!

Published by Jenn R

I write stuff and pretend to be good at crafting. Check out my first novel on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3nAxiZ4

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