This week flew by, I'm still not convinced it's actually Friday. We saw The Florida Project over the weekend and I absolutely loved it, but unfortunately I can't seem to find a photo of Willem Dafoe anywhere on the entire internet so I'll have to go with the closest thing I have.
I don't know what to say about Smile. Roddy Doyle is a favorite of mine, and this isn't the first time I felt like one of his books straight up punched me in the face at the end. But that sounds bad! So this...
Three nonfiction in one month? That may be more than I read all last year.
The Dinner Party. 4 stars. I'm still shuddering from that last story. Very solid collection. I don't think he's ever been as good as his first novel, but I love his writing.
The Immortalists. 5 stars. I have to let go of the one little thing that bugged me about this, because it was otherwise excellent. Really great sibling story; it was right up my alley and I loved it.
Rabbit Cake. 5 stars. Perfect,...
I had an especially great week with my kids, which is very fitting since we're about to have a very rare kid-free weekend. See you Sunday, kiddos!
I finished that reread of The World According to Garp. I had a lot to say about it over here. I had mixed feelings overall but for the most part, I really liked it. It's definitely worth picking up, whether for the first time or a revisit. It's been a long time since John Irving wrote something I loved, I hope he's got something great left in...
Lucy had a class assignment to write a letter to an author. She chose Raina Telgemeier. (Full disclosure: she would have chosen Erin Hunter but that's not an actual person.)
Of your books, I have read Sisters, Smile, Drama, Ghosts, and all of the Baby-Sitters Club books. I think my favorite one is Sisters. Which one is yours? What inspires you to write your books? Did any of the things in your books happen to you? I really like graphic novels because, unlike in other books...