Beyond the humor, I like the honesty of Cilla’s question. She’s still getting used to Ford’s straightforward approach (with humor) compared to all the workarounds she faced growing up.
When I chose this quote, Ford’s condensing of Cilla’s observation made me consider this very weird time and space. Do you agree with his assessment? Have you found any good in this spring of 2020?
Cilla builds so much more than a home in Tribute. I loved that Patty and Angie made it so easy for her to find family.
I think part of the appeal of Ford for Cilla is his absolute rejection of pushing her into doing things his way. This comes after her mother approaches Cilla about a three-generation review (again) through Husband #5.
This from Ford, combined with Cilla’s reaction to Ford’s art, make up some of the most sensible life advice you can get from fiction. It’s not failing, it’s trying.
I’ll keep that in mind as we all continue to explore life in this weird new normal.
I loved Steve Chensky’s entrance to the story. Not only was he the person who really knew Cilla, he was completely relatable. Is there anyone you’d be thrilled to meet in a completely unexpected setting?
Movement as therapy is a personal favorite: working hard really clears my head. While Cilla swings a sledgehammer, I prefer to lift heavy weights. Unfortunately, with my gym closed I do less of that than I’d like right now.
What do you do to get the “ya-yas” out (for wont of a better phrase)? Especially now with so many restrictions to our regular outlets?
I’m a huge fan of witty banter (in case you couldn’t tell) and Tribute is chock full of it. What sticks with you more: humor or emotion? Or does it depend on the reading material?
Again, direct conversation between Ford and Cilla. Loved that HE was the one asking about eating preferences. And I’d have added “especially if I’m not cooking” to Cilla’s reply.
Did you have a good weekend? Do you prefer this method of posting quotes for a book chat? I know, I’m full of questions. But I do like answers!
I appreciated Ford’s direct approach to Cilla every time they were together early in Tribute. Do you prefer direct interactions or an air of mystery in your fictional heroes?