A little over three weeks to go and four more books to read to reach my goal of fifty reads. I can do this, I can do this. My friend Brittany helped me out by loaning me these two quick reads. Killing and Dying is described as a graphic novel but seems to have some pieces of memoir. It's subtle and at times depressing. The illustrations are fantastic and I loved the clear book jacket.
What It Is by Lynda Barry is a keeper. I used to read her blog, I'm not sure why I stopped. She's incredible and this book is one that I think I could reread every few months. It's that good. It's part memoir and part how to.
“what is an imaginary friend? are there also imaginary enemies?”
I love how she wanted an imaginary friend so badly that she pretended she had one. That created an "imaginary, imaginary friend." :)
Here's a sample page from the book:
“At the center of everything we call 'the arts,' and children call 'play,' is something which seems somehow alive.”
I'm currently reading The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White. I saw it on the "new" shelf at the library and thought it sounded interesting. Once I got it home I noticed that it was a goodreads nominee for best fiction book 2015. I'm only about 100 pages into it so we shall see...