Thursday, April 9, 2009


Sorry I've been mia guys. I had a good reason, I promise. I didn't prepare posts early and I was busy with edits on the new cookbook. See, good reason. 

Anyway, all done with that bit and now I have to start putting together the next one. I'm not feeling so hot this morning, though, and am not at all sure why, so I'm going to keep this short for now. 

I've been in a reading rut with all this stressing about work this week and am in desperate need of some nice, fun, escapism. We'll see what I end up with. Usually when this happens I start and stop a few before settling on one. : (

I will tell you that this book, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, has been on my radar ever since I first read about the trend - yes, there will be more revamped/undead classics coming soon and I want them ALL. PP&Z is out now and here's the product description from Amazon:

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

Apparently there are more of this type in the works, but I can't find the article I read about it a few weeks back. Anywho. I'm going to lay down and maybe later I'll venture back, if I'm feeling better. And I'll be looking for Grahame-Smith's book as soon as I have a chance, 'cause it sounds super fun. 

1 comment:

Vickie said...

I have been in those funks before. No fun. I hope you find the just right book.