Book Recommendations and Excuses

I know I’m supposed to be blogging daily, but I’m feeling a wee bit guilty, just now, about blogging THAT much (though I do enjoy it!).

Now that I’m working part days at summer school, there’s more of a time crunch if I’m to make life pleasant for my family. Therefore, I’m changing my blogging commitment to: Daily posts ONLY if that doesn’t keep me from pressing duties, and IF I don’t have to stay up too late in order to blog.

I’m in the midst, just now of getting some bills paid and other paperwork done. I popped online again to order some meds for my mom, so, sneakily, I’ll stay on just long enough to do this short post!

First order of business is a big THANK YOU to YOU, if you’ve been checking here to see if I’ve posted anything. That is very sweet of you, and I really appreciate it!

Next, I wanted to tell you about an author I’ve been enjoying in my spare time (right before falling asleep at night). Her name is Paula Marantz Cohen. She is a college professor who is so familiar with Jane Austen’s and Shakespeare’s works that she has begun writing modern-day versions of some of those classics.

So far I’ve read Jane Austen in Boca (a Pride and Prejudice take-off)

Jane Austen in Scarsdale (Persuasion revisited)

And Much Ado About Jessie Kaplan (What else? Much Ado About Nothing.)

These books are a light read, not classics in any sense of the word, but they are fun reads, and well-written. My favorite of the three is Jane Austen in Scarsdale. You will learn a lot about admission to Ivy League colleges in this one, surprisingly.

There you have some comments from the peanut gallery. Now I’m back to work!

(The images of the book covers are taken from the Amazon site, where you can purchase these books, if you are so inclined. You could also just check them out from your local library.)

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