“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child…

“‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child eat.’” 💚

Wow this book was hard to put down. It was put on my radar after so many friends started raving about the Netflix series of the same name. I knew I’d want to read it first and I’m glad I did because this book was an excellent read. A story of 8 year old orphan Beth Harmon who learns chess in the basement of her orphanage and goes on to become a force in the chess world. It’s a story where you’re definitely rooting for the underdog. Some of the chess got really technical and those parts had me skimming lines for I know very little of chess or chess strategy. It kind of reminded me of Queen of Katwe as well – the fictional version to real chess player Phiona Mutesi. The Netflix series was pretty good but it did feel like it dragged a bit- perhaps because I watched it right after I read it. Sometimes I find it better to have some time between reading and watching. But still a worthwhile watch. 💚



7 thoughts on ““‘Have some more of the tuna casserole. I certainly enjoy watching a young child…”

  1. I love tuna casserole but no one else in my family does 😔. I’m also trying to convince my husband to watch this show.

  2. I’m like you, I like to read the book first if possible. Plus, love Tevis’ books. So many of his books adapted to film. Finished the book a few weeks ago but haven’t started the series yet. On my list!

  3. Ahhhh!!! We are only two episodes in and I want to finish the entire series in one sitting. Thank goodness my husband has more self-control than I do. I already know I’ll miss the series when we finish all the episodes. Thanks for sharing!

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