A quick hint about the week ahead. I had some recent reading that covered a spectrum of life stages—not quite the norm for me but the way it fell out means that this week is going to be Growing Up in Books week. Three books written for readers of three different age ranges (hint- photos below) but read by me. The only part of this reading I didn’t like was that the age groups stopped at 30ish. Nothing wrong with that age but, really, isn’t anyone but Claire Messud writing about middle-aged women? Seriously, I’ll leave you avid readers with that question—can you remember a great book you read with a female protagonist in their 40s or older?
Teenagers- aren’t they adorable and happy and diverse and dressed age-appropriately? Too bad it’s not real- even in fiction.
Twenty-something: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
If you don’t recognize this group, I probably can’t help you. Hint: famous TV show.