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Monday, May 31, 2010
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 8:46 PM
Saturday, May 29, 2010
DAWN OF THE DREADFULS is the prequel to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and takes place when Elizabeth is sixteen. After a zombie arises during its funeral, all the Bennett children learn, that their father fought zombies during the previous zombie infestation. Now, the Bennett children must learn quickly and take up arms against the enemy. To aid the girls in this endeavor a ninja master, Master Hawksworth, is sent and the fun begins.
As a rabid Jane Austen fan, I enjoy reading most anything having to do with her books, especially my favorite--PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. DAWN OF THE DREADFULS is no exception, mainly because I, also, enjoy cheesy horror books and movies, that don't take themselves too seriously. I found myself chuckling during parts of this book and wish that a movie could be made of it along the lines of SHAUN OF THE DEAD. That would be a real hoot. While I really enjoyed this book, some Jane Austen fans might not appreciate the gore and, as stated above, cheesiness. Now, I need to read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.
NOTE: This book is owned by me and I gave an impartial review.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Gena Showalter's latest came out yesterday. I've been waiting for this one. I can't wait for mine to come in the mail!
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 3:15 PM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 1:48 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I should know better than to get hooked on a new series with an ongoing storyline. I have been burned too many times. However, I continue to be delusional or maybe just hopefully, that everything will come to a satisfying conclusion. Unfortunately, my hopes are usually dashed, when the show is canceled, many times to leave with a season ending cliffhangar, never to return. Now, I hear that NBC, in their infinite wisdom,
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 12:47 AM
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 9:03 PM
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I've been watching the miniseries BERKELEY SQUARE and really enjoying it. It is about three nannies/nursemaids in 1902 London. It is a time, when things are changing, but social class is still fairly rigidly observed. These three young women have many obstacles to overcome and yet their plight is better than that of many women of the time. I'm so glad women have gained more freedom and rights! This is a great find for people, who enjoy historical productions.
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 7:59 PM
Alright, I"ll admit it, I love PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. It is my favorite book. I, also, have a compulsion to watch anything related to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. As a result, I watch the miniseries with Colin Firth quite frequently. In my opinion, it is the best adaptation of the book. The older BBC production with David Rintoul is lovely and David pulls off a very superior air quite well. My third favorite version is the newest one with Kiera Knightley. This one didn't have enough Darcy scenes. Although it was refreshing to see so much of Elizabeth's family life. I even got a copy of the Indian version of P&P called BRIDE AND PREJUDICE. This is a real hoot! It is a musical and quite entertaining. The old version with Greer Garson is, also, quite entertaining, even if the fashions are all wrong. I even really liked the time travel move called LOST IN AUSTEN, where a modern day woman switches places with Elizabeth. As you can see there are several different movie adaptation of P&P. Why not try one.
Posted by Marlene Breakfield at 7:42 AM
Monday, May 3, 2010
CHARMING THE DEVIL
Avon, February 2010
Faye, who is a witch and has been taken in by the members of Lavender House, is posing as widowed Mrs. Nettles to find answers about Lord Brendier's death. Faye must get close to Rogan McBain, who was one of the last people to see Lord Brendier alive. Because of Faye's "gift" in sensing the truth, she hopes to ferret out the killer, but issues from her past cause turmoil and interfere with her mission.
CHARMING THE DEVIL is a great historical, paranormal read with a marvelous hero, spunky heroine, and an enchanting cast of secondary characters. Let me just state upfront: I love Rogan McBain! McBain is a former military hero, who is described as very large and capable. Because of his great size, many fear McBain, but his rough exterior hides a tender soul. McBain can be tough, when needed, but he is protective and loving to those weaker than himself. Faye has not had it easy, for she was abused as a child and made to use her gifts for an evil man's purposes. As a result, Faye fears and distrusts men. It takes McBain's love and patience to help her overcome her past. The secondary characters are intriguing and come alive on their own, and I'm looking forward to reading the first two books in the series. CHARMING THE DEVIL goes on my keeper shelf.
Note: This book is owned by me and I gave an impartial review.