Happy Spring! A good reading week, even though I was down with a cold for two days. I finished four books and reviewed two of them and have started reading Sea of Poppies. I’m loving it, Ghosh being one of my favorite Indian authors. I also finished a wonderful graphic novel. I enjoy graphic novels and read them for the sheer pleasure of story and art.
Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki is a wonderful book, moving and funny and brilliantly drawn. It’s the story of a husky, would-be witch struggling in a private girls school. There are friends, cliques and crushes. There are students dealing with a friend’s suicide and with depression. Adults are as messed up as the students, if not more so. Friendship, love, finding your sexuality and finding yourself are all mixed up here in a beautifully told, beautifully drawn book.
I checked the books I have read so far for my challenges and feel pretty good about them so I’m going to do something silly and join another one! Have a wonderful week!