Monday, December 19, 2016


Sadly, my reading habits have suffered over this last semester. I used to read every night before I went to bed but by that point in the day, I was exhausted and out of time. Today Will Be Different was the first book I had picked up in a while. Written by Maria Semple (author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?), it's the story of a day in the life of Eleanor Flood. Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into action, life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided to fake sick to spend the day with his mother. It's also the day Joe has chosen to tell his office-- but not Eleanor-- that he's on vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.

Today Will Be Different is the perfect escape from any holiday and family stress you're currently feeling. A quick read that you'll want to devour in one sitting.

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