What are you reading these days? I’m halfway through the new book Displacement and loving it. Twentysomething cartoonist Lucy Knisley shares the true story of taking her senile grandparents (or “my grands,” as she calls them) on a weeklong Caribbean cruise. The book is funny yet very touching, as she brings sandwiches to their balcony and helps her grandmother understand that the boat is, in fact, moving. She’s incredibly compassionate and patient, and the book makes me feel more aware of the quotidian difficulties people face as they grow older.
I also like how reading a graphic novel is almost like watching a movie — you don’t simply read the dialogue, but also look for little visual cues, like a flirty sideways glance or bags under someone’s eyes.
I’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a poignant read this spring.