Tuesday, September 20, 2005

National Book Festival- Sat. 24th

I think we're going to take the kids unless the temperature is over 90 or it's going to rain. All you Diana Gabaldon fans take note- according to the brochure I have she'll be signing Saturday sometime. The list of authors is long & distinguished- check the link above to see who'll be there. A few names off of the list: Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Nevada Barr, Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, David McCullough & quite a few well known children's authors.

A Daughter's Destiny by Jo Ann Ferguson. First in a three book series called Shadows of the Bastille. I'm about two thirds of the way through. It's a Regency set historical adventure involving a 'hidden' daughter of the French aristocracy, an antiques dealer hired to find a missing vase, a traveling Italian theater troupe & a hired thug. I read the last one in the series this summer & it was much of the same. Competently done. Not spectacular. Just the right touch for periods in your life when you're insanely busy & want something to lower the stress level & yet not demand too much. Make sense to you? It isn't deep or complicated & the heroine is slightly irritating, but at least I'm reading! Right?

3 comments:

Jenster said...

I saw that Diana Gabaldon is going to be there. I tried convincing DH - who is also an "Outlander" fan - to go for me this weekend, but he's not much into crowds so I'm thinking that's a no.

I'm anxious to hear what you think about it (barring rain or high temps.)

Bookwormom said...

I'll post a review if we go. Are you still in AR or have you moved up to PA?

Jenster said...

I'm in Arkansas until February or longer. We're going to list our house in January - after I'm finished with chemo and have had some time to get my strenght back. So it will just depend on when the house sells. Hopefully on January 3rd as we're planning on listing on January 2nd. :o)