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This is the sequel to Pride and Prejudice & Zombies, but the books have different authors. I realized that while I said in the recent Booking Through Thursday that I avoid horror, this is actually horror. I don't really think of as such because it's more humor and weird Regency fused with fantasy. Unlike the other Regency fantasy book I read this month, this one is really different than Austen's original works. Neither this nor…

This week I was productive in my reading: finished Mansfield Park, Shades of Milk and Honey and Lady Susan. I am half way through Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After. It's OK; I could have finished it yesterday, but I opted to read and watch things instead. The weather has cooled down significantly this week so I am back to knitting. Also, I read a lot this week. I will finish it today…

In 2009, I read Sanditon, The Watsons, Lady Susan, and the juvenilia from the Everyman's Classics compilation so this is technically a reread. I enjoyed the book, but I don't think I remember much of it so I may as well reread and review this one for Austen in August and the Classics Club. This features Austen's attempt at writing a villain and an antihero for the protagonist. This is a short epistolary novella so…

On Booking Through Thursday this week: Name a book you love in a genre you normally don’t care for. What made you decide to read it? Did it make you want to try more in that genre? What genre do you avoid reading and why? Generally, I am willing to read most genres. There are a couple I don't read very much or at all. I would say high fantasy and science fiction are ones…

I saw the cover of this book on Pinterest. I do like a good looking book cover so I looked it up and found the synopsis intriguing. Kowal admits to this being heavily inspired by Jane Austen. The book is set in alternate world Regency where magic or glamour is available. Women are valued for their skills in this feminine art. Jane Ellsworth is the protagonist. She and her sister Melody have a similar relationship…

Mansfield Park is the only major novel of Jane Austen I hadn't read yet. I have seen a couple of adaptations of it so I knew the story. In a reply comment in the Austen in August post, Roof Beam Reader commented that many people seem to leave Mansfield Park last or that it ends up being their 'last' of the Austen books. I think there are couple of reasons for this. First, Mansfield Park…

This week I read and finished Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I started Mansfield Park for Austen in August as well. I even started a review before reading the book because I wanted to write about why this was my last major Austen work. I am only at about page 48 so far, and it really is more serious than Austen's other novels. It's not as tongue in cheek; it's still Austen observant, but…

Another classic children's book I missed out when I was younger. I knew of this book as a child, but I wasn't very interested in this genre at that time. I had a proclivity to mythology and fantasy then. I know I would have liked these books since I really liked the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I wish i had read these when i was younger; it is quite easy to attach to these…

Magic Mike (29 07 2012) - Generally, I don't really go to movies in theatres anymore because I can wait for the DVD. I also am use to watching movies alone, but the hype for this movie and how fun it was got to me. So I gave in and thought it would a good idea to go with a good girlfriend of mine and her friend too. It was fun; the dance sequences were…