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Estelle: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub [ website | twitter ] Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Publisher: Riverhead Books Pages: 306 Target audience: Adult Keywords: 1920s, Hollywood, family drama, theatre/films Format read: ARC from Putnam. (Thanks!) Summary:  Since she was little, Elsa has been enamored with the small playhouse her family runs. Her dad […]

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October 31, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - It may kind of, sort of, possibly make me extremely happy that this has to do with movie stars. I LOVE reading about movie stars and Hollywood and this certainly sounds like it’s all about that!

October 31, 2012 - 2:26 am

Kristen - Oh, this sounds so intriguing and fun! I am morbidly fascinated by the stories of classic movie stars. Behind all the glamour and fame lies some pretty heart breaking and depressing stories. I will have to pick this up at the library when I get a chance. Glad you enjoyed this, Estelle. 🙂

October 30, 2012 - 7:08 pm

elena - i love these sorts of stories! i remember doing something on gloria swanson when i was in elementary. i think i can handle beautiful descriptions despite the lack of dialogue! hi, the night circus is just filled with beautiful descriptions. i like that this story has an underlying theme of hope too. wonderful review, estelle! <3

The Big Kids’ Table: 5 Adult Reads from Rather Be Reading (September 2012)

The Big Kids’ Table is a monthly feature from Rather Be Reading Blog, where we take a tiny break from the young adult genre to shed some light on five adult titles you may want to add to your reading list. ↔ Can you believe it’s the second week in September already? I woke up […]

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September 19, 2012 - 2:05 am

Jess C - I’m always looking for books to read in addition to YA. Thanks for the recs !!

September 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - You are horrible for my book addiction, but I love you anyway Estelle! Haha, I added ALL FIVE of your picks to my GR TBR shelf. They all sound pretty awesome!

September 11, 2012 - 7:12 pm

VeganYANerds - Ooh, all of these sounds interesting but I think the two that really jumped out at me were Sad Desk Salad and The Elementals!

September 11, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Mary @ My Sister's Bookshelf - Ooooh, I didn’t know Jess Grose had written a book! I used to follow her on Jezebel, and she was on the Slate women’s blog too. She’s a funny writer, but this book makes me nervous. I find pseudo-biographical stressful, but I also appreciate it when people write what they know… Thanks for the heads up on that one!

ALSO, I just picked up an adult book that I’m super excited about! Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. Came out today. Super nerd alert. I never buy hardbacks, but I splurged!

September 11, 2012 - 10:15 am

Jamie - Totes taking a look at these! <3