I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a great time seeing my friend on Saturday for breakfast and later that afternoon my husband and I went out for a book date to a favorite little bakery shop near our house.
Here is my vanilla latte, chunky cookie and My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. My husband had his iPad with him and I think he was reading various magazines. We love going to the bookstore but the only problem with the bookstore is that I am usually looking at all the new things and this way I just focus on my books and/or magazines.
As for the novel, it’s wonderful. I am so intrigued by these young girls as they are entering their teen years and all the violence that is around them. It can be angry insults hurled at them from other kids, teachers or arguments they hear in the neighborhood. And, there is also physical violence that is present when they see adults fighting, among the kids or directed at them. Through it all though these girls are so strong. They don’t backdown from anyone and are fighters.
What a great way to spend the afternoon. Today I also did a bit of reading this afternoon but I was in bed and before I knew it I was napping. What can I say, it was gray outside and catching up on sleep seemed like a good thing. Let me know what you were up to and if you’ve read this book or more in the quartet.