June-July Estella

Is up! Like usual, there’s a lot of good stuff there. Stuart, as usual, has written a great article about reading outside, and I thoroughly enjoyed Miss Havasham’s How I Spend My Summers.

As for my stuff, there’s the good:
An interview with Longstocking and first-time author Daphne Grab, as well as a review of her book. She was a delight to interview, and I really enjoyed her book.

The bad:
I’m actually quite proud of this review of a terrible book.

The mediocre:
I think this one might have been better than I thought it was; I just wasn’t in the mood for it.

Everything else:
There’s a boatload of reviews, columns and author interviews.

Stop by and check it out!

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2 thoughts on “June-July Estella

  1. I liked the interview, and agree that maybe you were a little harsh with the review of Marie Therese’s biography. I can’t remember much about her off the top of my head, but I recall her husband, Louis XVIII, being quite intriguing in a sort of ‘first sane person after 26 years of madness’ kind of way. Also there’s the brewing of the 1830 revolution to consider.

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  2. I agree that I was probably a bit harsh, but it just didn’t hold my interest. It’s one of those instances where I’m not sure if it’s because it wasn’t a good book, or if I wasn’t in the mood for it. I chose the latter, but it may have been the former. Though, I was fascinated by the Marie Antoinette parts… her writing style just wore me down after a while. Maybe if I had taken it in small doses — a chapter a night? — it would have gone down better.

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