Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I had a lovely fall morning today. It was so cool when I dropped the boys off at school that I decided to skip the elliptical and walk outside instead. I enjoyed it very much, and those cool autumn breezes more than made up for the cramp I had in my leg when I got home. So then, thinking to cool down outside, I ran in to get my book The Family Fortune and finished it right up in the cool, shady spot on my driveway. I actually considered finding a lunch spot with a patio and taking my AlphaSmart to spend some time outdoors writing, but I didn't. Didn't know if it would work anyway--I'm pretty much a creature of habit. I like to have my entire document at my disposal, easily-reference-able. And then after all that, the writing got a very slow start. When I finally picked up some momentum, the boys were already home, and the little one kept asking me if we could do an experiment with baking soda and vinegar. So the momentum sputtered and died.

I did finish The Family Fortune though, and I highly recommend it. It's a 'Radiant Retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion', if the publisher does say so themselves, and I have to agree. The author's writing actually reminds me of Jane Austen's with all her little witty jabs and clever inserts of social commentary. Having read Persuasion for the first time earlier this year, it was fun comparing the two and seeing how creative the author was with character matching. Go. Get it. Read it!


Beck said...

That book DOES sound like so much fun!

Lucy said...

We are having such wonderful weather, aren't we?

Glad you enjoyed the book. I haven't read Jane Austen's Persuasion yet but it's on the list, and I'd want to read that one first. I ordered a couple of her books recently but I'm not sure that was one of them.

Vicki said...

Your day sounds fab!! Down here in Florida we're still waiting for the first break in the weather. Tonights supposed to be around 69 but tomorrow's right back up in the high 80's.

I want to wear sweaters!!! Not so much here at least not yet.

Sara Hantz said...

I love the sound of it, I'm definitely going to buy it.

Lara Croft said...

This morning was our first cool morning and it feels so wonderful. I'm working the Cy-Fest at college tomorrow and I hope it's cool then. Of course cool here is 87! Enjoy!