- a bit belatedly, but we had a wonderful day yesterday with some old friends (I will show you some evidence the next many Thursdays).
Readingwise, July has been a poor month with only six reviews, and one book I gave up on.
The one I did not finish was Sarah Waters, Night Watch. Hardly her fault as the characters and language are really fine, and I am sure I would have found a great story about the past of the characters if I had persevered. After 100 pages I put it away, however, because I just found it more interesting to work on my own little mystery.
Writingwise, July has been fantastic. I have finished editing a Danish novel and planned a new novel, written down a two-page plot plus descriptions of all the main characters and the setting. Besides, I have written eighteen thousand words on my English project, “The Cosy Knave”.
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good that you've got lots of writing done Dorte - and 6 books read and reviewed is not to be sneezed at.
Dorte - I am so happy for you that you got so much writing done : ). That's wonderful! And I am impressed at your review progress; with everything else you are doing, I'm in awe.
Kerrie: thank you. Two years ago I wouldn´t have counted at all, but now six books do not seem like very much.
Margot: I am really doing my best to remember my priorities: writing fiction comes first!
I'm so glad you're making such good headway on your writing, Dorte! Congratulations! :)
Have a blast writing your book!
What Books I Read in July
Congratulations on your writing progress. I think July just went by too quickly to get much done (or at least for me it did).
Thoughts in Progress
You may have been disappointed with Sarah Waters' NIGHT WATCH, but I suspect you would enjoy her more recent book, THE LITTLE STRANGER, a well-written neo-gothic ghost story that is quite fascinating.
Elizabeth: I wonder why no one told me somewhat earlier how funny it is to write cozies ;D
Gautami: thank you.
Mason: most months of the year just go by, but for once I have been really good.
R.T.: I am not sure it was fair of me to mention that I gave up on the book, because I have absolutely no good reason. I will remember to try The Little Stranger; even in a translation I can see that she writes brilliantly.
I spent most of July on ONE book!! It was a busy month.
I've heard good things about Sarah Waters books from several folks, but haven't tried any myself.
I'm looking forward to reading "The Cosy Knave" someday!
Kelly: it is good to know I´ll have at least a few readers if I get the book sold :D
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