Milady by Laura L. Sullivan
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Articles / July 6, 2019

A Milady by Laura Sullivan July 2, 2019 · Berkley Literary Fiction If you want an unrepentant, badass assassin heroine, then Milady by Laura L Sullivan is the book for you. I loved it. I gave up precious sleep for it. I want to read it again. My introduction to The Three Musketeers and therefore the Countess de Winter (also known as Milady) was through the 1993 movie that starred Chris O’Donnell as D’Artagnan and Rebecca De Mornay as the Countess de Winter. It also starred Charlie Sheen, a fact I had clearly scrubbed from my memory. In that movie, just as in the book, Milday is a classic femme fatale. She uses her sex appeal to manipulate good men all while betraying them for her own ends. Laura L Sullivan revisits Milady’s story from her point of view, and rather than a two-dimensional vixen who spies for the evil Cardinal Richelieu, she’s nuanced, intelligent, independent woman with a complicated past. This is a historical adventure, not a romance, and I do want to caution readers that it contains depictions of torture and attempted rape. Milady is divided into two sections, the “present day” which takes place in 1628 and…

Bookish and Literary Wish List Shopping
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Articles / July 6, 2019

One of my favorite relaxing past times is to add things to my Etsy wishlist. Sometimes it’s a ring or necklace I might buy for myself as a reward for reaching a particular goal, and sometimes it’s future gift ideas for other people. Other times, it’s a way for me to admire how clever and creative people can be – that always gives me a massive lift. Here are a few things I’ve added to my wishlist and wanted to share with you! Some are limited availability, but when I discover things out of stock, I drop them onto my wishlist anyway, because sometimes I will get an alert that they’re back in. NB: the links herein are affiliate-coded, which means a portion of any purchase comes back to the site (thanks!) at no extra cost to you. If you use them, great! And if not, no worries!  READ pendant, $11.20 I do not mind when jewelry tells me what to do. … Read Books, Drink Tea, Take Naps, Be Happy – $20 Case in point. Fear not: there is a “Drink Coffee” variation available! And there are  “Bibliophile” and “Bookworm” necklaces, too. … Recycled Book Page Bar Necklace, $6USD…