Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An Ode to the Zombie Apocalypse

The Walking Dead, they creep at night.
The Walking Dead, they like to bite.
They shamble on thier two dead feet.
Always searching for human meat.

I escape in the day and hide at night.
For I fear the most, thier awful bite.
And if I ever join the dead,
Please shoot me the head.

One of my friends is doing a school project where she had to write poetry about survival. I suggested a zombie survival poem. This is what I came up with in about two minutes, so it's pretty awful, and yet entertaining. That is all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

To-Buy Books List 2

So I went back in time and found the old list and had discovered that I had in fact bought most of the books on that list. In fact the only series I haven't picked up is the Frankenstein Series by Dean Koontz. I'm still pretty undecided about it. I also haven't gotten The Island by Peter Benchly and Extinct by Charles Wilson. Oh and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. But thats only because I'm debating on getting it now or waiting till it hits the shelves in paperback format. I hate hardback books, they are expensive and difficult to move because they are heavy. Also they take up more space than I'd like. I think I'm going to end up getting another bookshelf anyways, I have a good many just sitting in boxes and my graphic novels have started piling up on the floor because the comic book shelf is completly packed. Alright back to where I was going..Books, that I need to buy and that I suggest you purchase as well. Who knows, they may save your life one day.

While the first Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a bit difficult to get through, even though I do like Jane Austen and I love Zombies, it was difficult because of Austen's writing style. Pride and Prejudice can be plain dull at some parts of the story, even with zombies. This one looks promising. If you click on the title it will take you to the Quirk Classics page and there's a book trailer you can watch. I thin the fact that it is an brand hew story and you won't be struggling with Austen's language mixing with anothers will help the book out trememdoulsy. Plus the cover is awesome.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Like I said, I'm debating on waiting for the paperback. I assume by the time I finish this internal debate, it will be out in paperback, and it kinda solves the problem.

I don't read Star Wars books. Simply because there are a blue million of them and I love the original trilogy. I don't know anything about any of the other books, and even though I have been tempted to buy one or two before, I have resisted. However, as I found out resistance is futile ( how dare I!) and someone went and wrote a Zombie Star Wars book. That's right you read that right. Zombies. And Star Wars. Now go find you socks, cause I know I just blew them off. I'm waiting on paperback. Unless of course, the paperback comes out and doesn't have that awesome cover, then I will quit whining, buy the hardback and read the damn thing. Cause I mean seriously. Look at that cover. It's beautiful. I'm an art fanatic as well as a bookaholic. Cover art has lead to several of the series I am currently addicted to.

Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
Now, there's not much out about this little nugget of gold yet. I'm not a star trek fan. At all. The only reasons I saw the new movie were 1. Zachary Quinto 2. Simon Pegg 3. J.J. Abrahms. All three are reasons to watch just about anything involving them in my book. However, I do live William Shatner. There's something about him that just screams, if you're even somewhat a nerd, you must know and have respect for William Shatner. I can't explain. I just get that vibe off him. Then again, maybe it's a jedi mind trick.

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris

This one is actually a collection of short stories. I've never felt so lost in a book before I read Defintly Dead. Apparently there's a short story that sets this book up. Someone should forewarn people about that.

Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris ( Sookie #9)

I bought the first 8 books together as a set for $40.00. Excellent deal. I'm on book 7. Book 9 hit shelves in paperback form on April 6th. These waiting times are killing me.

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris (Sookie #10)

Comes out in Hardcover this year. It'll be another one I have to debate about. I love the series, but i kinda promised myself the only books I would purcahse in hardback were the Anita Blake novels. I'm trying to keep that promise, but it's really hard.

The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
I finally got my hands on The Forest of Hands and Teeth. It was excellent. It's a young adult novel set generations after a zombie apocalypse. I'm not much into young adult, but this was an excellent piece of literature. The Dead Tossed Waves is basically the second book in the series. Again, waiting for the paperback to come out. I like all my books to match. Especially if they are in a series together. I also like the actual paperback way to these books, instead of the mass market paperback way they could have been printed.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Again with the young adult. But this time it's werewovles. I feel like zombies and werewolves have both surpassed vampires in theier appeal. But that's just how I feel. I think it comes out in paperback in May. Hope I have enough to keep me busy till then.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The sequel to Shiver. Comes out July 20th, 2010. Depends on how much I like Shiver as to if I wait for paperback for this one. There will also be a third in the series called Forever.

Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
This one will be an instant purchase the day it comes out. I love the Anita Blake series and this make #19. Flirt came out in Feb, but it was only 152 pages. It took me like 15mins to read it. I'm dying for this book to come out. At one part I started re-reading Guilty Pleasures, the first book in the series when I was on a lull and couldnt find anything to read. I try not to do that. But I have a feeling I will be re-reading that series at least once.

Divine Misdemenors by Laurell K. Hamilton
Waiting for Paperback. :( I don't care for books about fairy worlds, but Hamilton mixes thier world with ours and I love her writing anyways. Did I mention she has written a Star Wars novel? This is actually the 8th book in her Meredith Gentry series. I'm a sucker for series. Most the time just one book really doesn't do it for me. I like in depth stories. And I hate for things to end.

MEG 5: Night Stalkers by Steve Alten
So basically the only information I have about this is that it's in the works. The only reason i knew about it was because of MEG: Hell's Aquarium which I thought was supposed to be the final book in the MEG chapter. BUT on the last page of the novel there was an advertisement (?) saying the adventure continues in MEG 5: NIGHT STALKERS. I almost cried. I love these books. I love just about any book about giant sharks, or giant extinct sea creatures, or dinosaurs. It's geek love baby. You can't hide that.
That's it for now. Maybe more later?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Not making a good case for going on a cruise.

And this is simply another reason to stay the hell out of the water....

Oh, did I mention Jaws? Cause yeah. He's totally out there too.