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Where’d You Go, Bernadette??

Last Night I relaxed on the couch and finished up a book that I had been reading for a while now. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple.

 

I had picked it up because I was perusing in Barnes N Noble a little while ago and I came across this one on the Staff Picks Shelf. I usually end up walking out with one of the Staff Picks in hand because it takes this overwhelming store of possibilities and narrows it down to 20 good reads. Simple and easy. 🙂

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a story about the husband of a Microsoft Guru and the mother of Bee, a smart, spunky teenager attending one of the most prestigious private schools in Seattle. Bernadette is misunderstood amongst her neighbors and suddenly goes missing. Bee complies letters, emails and notes between the members of her community in order to track down her mother.

The format of the book, is the compilation of letters that Bee has organized. Although, I didn’t find that to be apparent until 3/4 of the way through the book. The family dynamic and the character development is definitely a bit different as well. Bernadette herself comes off as a frivolous person that just acts upon a whim. She’s very unaware of her surroundings and can either act just to make the people around her happy, OR purposefully act against those people. You then dig more into her past and begin to understand more about what drives her.

It’s definitely an interesting read, but I didn’t find it to be a page turner. It’s light and short. A good read for just before bedtime.

Breakfast:

This morning I got up, wrote out some of the Thanksgiving cards that I had made this weekend and whipped up a quick breakfast. I was already feeling stuffed for some CRAZY reason, so I just started throwing veggies on the skillet and topped it with 3 eggs to hold it all together.

In the egg scramble was some onions, green peppers and spinach leaves. I sprinkled some cheddar cheese on top, along with salt and pepper. Not such a bad start to the day. It’s light and easy but packed with enough protein that it should get me through lunch.

How do you go about selecting your books?? Friends recommendations?? Google?? Barnes N Noble??