This blog tag was originally hosted by Midnight Book Girl and it aims to share how you’re spending your Sunday reading 🤓
This morning I’m waking up in bed with Gabrielle Zevin’s latest novel Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow. And wow, I cannot put this down 👀
I started to dabble in Zevin’s writing with one of her earlier novels, The Storied Life of A.J Fikery. Its story had a stand out storyline about a middle aged man who had lost his wife tragically, well before her time. They had discussed the potential of having children but never really came to an agreement of when that would be. Eventually coming to the conclusion that it may just not happen for them. Yet, after her passing, A.J Fikery finds a child left on the doorstep of his bookstore one night. No note. No explanation. She’s just there and she clearly needs a home.
I am experiencing the same empathetic feeling for Sam and Sadie in Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow. They’ve been brought together by challenging trauma’s they’re both going through at a young age and this bond comes through gaming in a hospital. Their connection dwindles as they grow and rocky friendship decisions take place, however they find themselves reconnecting in their early 20’s.
Over the course of their years apart, Sam and Sandie never lost their love of gaming, and now decide to create a blockbuster game. Just imagine, this is set in 1980ish, so gaming is incredibly different to what it is today but you become totally invested in those involved in its process, the ideas behind the game development and how the characters change along the way. This story so far follows a lot of unhealthy influences and what the tasting of fame, fortune and favour can do to a persons perception of their future and happiness. There are soft touches of love and romance but they each have their complexities.
Super excited to have this finished by Tuesday for my book club meeting!
🎧 PODCAST: read, eat, repeat by Alissa Warren & Sally Killaran
☕️ Almond Latte
What are you reading, listening too and drinking this weekend? 🌸