I still have that naggin' Louisiana Crud. Better, but still coughing and blowing my nose. But I think it's on the down side.
So....here are some pretty good Jane Austen sequels. I did buy that awful zombie thing, read a few pages and thumbed through it enough to know that Charlotte Lucas Collins turned into a zombie and Rev. Collins did himself in when she turned. But these two are great!
Believe it or not, JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford was pretty good. It's set in modern day. Jane owns a book shop and only drinks a little blood at a time. But she's not above using her skill to seek revenge! Her shop assistant is adorable, Jane has a suitor, and, just when things are going great, a lover from the past shows up. No clues from me, but I will tell you he was (and is) famous. There are more books in the series to come and I'll be in line for them.
Colleen McCullough (as in THE THORN BIRDS) wrote a really good sequel called THE INDEPENDENCE OF MISS MARY BENNET. So far I think it is my favorite of them all. Mary is the nerdy of the sisters. Always annoying everyone with her attempts to sing and with all the holier-than-thou comments. Well, she certainly grew up! After caring for her crazy mother for so long, the lady dies and Mary is off on her own. She's very independent and that's an understatement. She lives alone--a no-no-- and eventually is kidnapped. Rescued, of course. And, after swearing off men and love, finds Mr. Right and all ends well. A really good book.
So, that's how it goes.
And yes, a bank teller really did ask me if my boys had the same parents. And to make up for the gaff, she gave them lots of suckers. Even today, at 36 and 40, they don't really resemble each other too much. If you are on Facebook with me, go to my page and link to Michael's Disney World photos. They are really good. He bought a megacamera last fall and it definitely is paying off. There are, so far, four days of photos. The Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom is especially beautiful.
I'm staying in today and stitching and framing. I've stocked up on Peeps, have plenty of Coke Zero and kleenex. CSI:Miami and Las Vegas play all day and tonight is Criminal Minds night on A&E. Ah, having the Crud may not be so bad!