The idea is to copy a sentence or so from what you’re reading currently to show friends what you are reading (and sometimes recommending). Mine is from Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple:
“Bernadette (his wife), Bee (his daughter) and I (father in the story ) are scheduled to go to Antartica (for a family vacation!) in two weeks. Bernadette obviously does not want to go. I now think that it might be a better idea if Bee and I go to Antartica, just the two of us, while Bernadette checks into Madrona Hill (a “rest home”). I can’t imagine Bernadette will be too keen on the idea, but it’s clear to me she needs some supervised R & R. I am anxious to hear your thoughts.”
The title’s question is, Where’d You Go Bernadette? Does this mean her disappearance begins with admission to a “facility”? The letter’s end is signed by Bernadette’s husband/Bee’s father. Does she “go” somewhere unwillingly, or does she make an outrageous, voluntary “escape”? I have no idea what to expect, for Bernadette is totally eccentric and unpredictable this far into the story. It has been laugh-out-loud funny, and wherever Bernadette “went,” it is bound to be amusing. Has anyone else read this yet? Without giving the ending away, how did you like it?