Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A-Z: Z is for Zombies (and Pride and Prejudice)

26 posts, 2 blog awards, 23 new followers (which pretty much doubled my followers), and a nice collection of new e-friends! I have to say that time has actually flown by pretty quickly and I've impressed myself with my ability to post every day. For the most part I've even managed to comment on at least a few other blogs every day too.

For my final "All Things Grad School" A-Z post, I am just going to talk briefly about something actually related to Grad School, well, kind of, and then I will move on to tell you about my next blogging adventure and a fun contest!

If you are familiar with Jane Austen (and by that I mean knowing slightly more than simply that she wrote Pride & Prejudice) you will know that her novels have been adapted and adapted and then adapted some more. One of the better-known novel adaptations is Pride & Prejudice and Zombies. I haven't read it; I likely never will, but it is intriguing none-the-less. I own Sense & Sensibility and Sea Monsters, but after reading the first few chapters, it was just too ridiculous and, honestly, not all that well written in terms of the incorporation of new text with Austen's treasured classic text. These adaptations, however, are extremely relevant to my Master's Thesis which will inevitably explore the reason(s) that there has been a resurgence of Austen popularity in the last two-three decades.

Ok, moving on. So now that A-Z is over, what am I going to do? How am I going to get people to keep visiting my blog and commenting? Well, DL Hammons, owner/operator of Cruising Altitude 2.0 and member of the A-Z 2013 Team, has this genius idea called a Blog Blitz so I signed up. If you take a quick peek to your immediate right, you will see the badge that goes along with taking part. I am the 303rd person to sign up so I figure visiting those blogs will keep me busy.

Starr Bryson over at The Insomniac's Dream is also hosting The ABC's of Swearing which is pretty damn cool so I'm going to take part in that as well.

Cheers, everyone. It's been a slice!


  1. Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge! I am glad you made it! And glad to be one of your new followers.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and

    The Witch

    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief

  2. Big Time congrats on completing the challenge!!!!

    Glad to meet you through this :)

    1. Just letting you know about a May challenge, if you are interested. :)


  3. Hi Brandy, The Blog Blitz looks intriguing. Well done on completing the A-Z challenge.

  4. Our family is very oriented in graphic arts. I read the novel with and without zombies and the latter is way to ridiculous but...I did enjoy the graphic novel version primarily because of the art. Congrats on the finale! Im looking forward to going back to grad school (vicariously of course).

  5. Now that the challenge is over, the Blog Blitz will be getting more active. Plus I have a few other things up my sleeve. Thank you for the Blitz mention and congrats on completing the challenge! :)

  6. The Zombie adaptation sounds seriously weird... Congratulations on finishing the Challenge - I really enjoyed your posts and will be back!

  7. Congrats on completion, I don't know how many new followers I got; not many I think...but forgot to notice what my number was in the beginning. Good luck with school.

  8. I so totally have to read the Pride and Prejudice about Zombies! I'm obsessed with Zombies. (My Z was on the same subject)

    Thanks for pimping out my challenge again.

    I gave you an award today, full of swears. :)

    -The Insomniacs Dream

  9. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan and have seen some of these adaptations in the book store. They caught my eye at first, purely because of the title but I was completely turned off because I love Jane Austen's work far too much to get it mixed up with a silly version. Perhaps this is an unfair opinion of me without having given these books a try but it's difficult to overcome.

    Congrats on completing a-z. :)