Phew, I had to stop and write this post because things are starting to roll and I want to keep reading. We’re on part three of the How to Build a Girl readalong! Things are definitely getting spoilerific now, but I’ll have the readalong broken down in sections in the archives if you’d like to pop by later after you’ve read.
So, Johanna gets the big break of her writing gig and heads off to Dublin to interview musician John Kite. She falls hard for John’s charm and the attention he pays her, as the pair spend an evening chatting like best friends. Later, he mails her a Serge Gainsbourg tape, which I’m not really sure she would dig as much as she digs the fact that it’s from John and sounds
creepy sexy. I much prefer his daughter and imagine Johanna would, too, had she been recording in the early 90′s.
A few specific thoughts:
- As a non-smoker who frequently finds herself in socially awkward situations, I totally understood Johanna’s appreciation for the handiness of smoking. Such a good excuse!
- Pretty much every scene between Johanna and Krissi is gold, but holy jeez the shared bedroom.
- I’m trying to figure out how I feel about Johanna and this Kite fellow. Is he just an epic rockstar douchebag who charms every girl he meets and then floats off to the next city (and let’s face it, Johanna is pretty easily charmed)? Or were the moments they had together genuinely sweet and the spark of a great friendship with Johanna pushing it to be more?
- I am so excited for Johanna to be trouble.