Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Book Club!

Hi Ladies! It's almost December. YIKES!  Last time we met at Sarah's and watched The Enchanted April. It was hilarious and adorable. I feel like there is a bit of every woman from that book in me. It also got me thinking about how lovely it would be to get away for an entire MONTH to someplace wonderful.

Sarah brought up a great idea that I think many of us were already thinking about.  Our lives are really busy and we should be focusing on the essentials in our lives.  If we met every other month, we would still have a chance to get together regularly without disrupting all of the important items on our full plates. Meeting less often may perhaps also give more incentive to come if it worked out with your schedule.

So, for our December Holiday Party, you all are invited over to my home for 2011 planning and hot tubbing. We talked about doing it earlier in the month rather than later. What say ye?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jane Slayre

I know, I know, who reads this stuff? But after reading Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (and Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters), I had a taste for it, so I bought this one, too.

Recently, my sis-in-law remarked to me that she'd decided the Bronte's were very dark, maybe too dark.

Surprisingly, the addition of zombies, vampyres, and werewolves doesn't make it darker. In fact, I think it lightens the mood considerable.

"Curious, that!" Jane is often heard to remark, particularly after a slaying.

It's like Buffy meets Shaun of the Dead, but all proper and Victorian.

I can't really describe it better than that.

Not to mention, I think this one much better done than either of the aforementioned Austen re-writes.