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?
It’s scary sometimes how many times I pause over some dialogue or description before choosing something for the graphic (I could just spend the day rereading). Today I kept coming back to Ford’s fluency in sarcasm, though. Just love that faintly skewed flirtation underlying the entire conversation. Are you more inclined to appreciate smart sarcasm or a very direct approach?
With Ford came Spock, the least identifiable breed of dog to be found. Which brings to mind: Which is your favorite dog character in a Nora book?