What do two English professors on vacation bring to the beach? Oh, sure. We have Harper's, a New Yorker, and A Comics Study Reader, a book about comic critique (this is not my book--Kris is writing a review). I brought the text I'm using in my summer classes, but we've read none of these.
Below follows the material we've consumed: People (Bristol Palin on the cover), Redbook, Marie Claire, Entertainment, Self, and Fitness. But the real fun has been Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels. I'm on Dead as a Doornail and Kris is on Dead Until Dark, segueing soon to Club Dead.
Sookie dates a vampire, and she is often put in mortal peril. She survives serious injuries and mayhem, and has some great sexual escapades with dead and alive alike. She eventually meets up with shapeshifters, goblins, fairies, and werewolves.
The waves slap the sand. The pelicans fly by. Sookie kills herself another vampire.
It all works well, too, because we are in the south, and all the novels are set here, too. Tomorrow, we will dive up through Alabama on the 331 past towns where there just might be a vampire sleeping it off. Who knows?
Okay, time to go to the beach to see who will be the next werewolf packleader in Shreveport.
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