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Zom-B
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks. That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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1. Book is tagged.
2. Night of the living dead.
3. Zombie by the cranberries or the remake by Bad Wolf.

#manicmonday

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 7mo
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Chocamanda
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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I couldn‘t fit everything that @IheartYA got me into one picture, so here‘s the other half of my goodies! Patty, I can‘t believe you went to so many stores to find that Milky Way Midnight! I will savor it in appreciation of your sacrifice. Also I can‘t wait to try the dark chocolate Twix! Thank you for everything. You are so sweet to spoil me so thoroughly. I hope you love your swap box as much as I love mine!

@rather_be_reading #hocuspocusswap

Kayla.Adriena That little pumpkin craft is too cute! 12mo
IheartYA I'm so relieved you like it. I always worry that my swaps won't live up to expectations. I'm so..so..so glad! I don't think anything can top 36 orange marshmallow pumpkins though. You went above and beyond. Thank you!! 12mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍🎃🎃 ty for participating! 12mo
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IheartYA
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Pickpick

A quick read and definitely not what I was expecting!

LibrarianRyan I‘m glad you liked it. It wasn‘t what I was expecting either which is why I liked it so much. 14mo
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan It felt like 2 stories in 1. The ending, though. What was THAT?!?! 14mo
LibrarianRyan @IheartYA I KNoW!! I have books 2-4 but have not started them yet. I‘m planing one for October I think. 14mo
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sam60
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Pickpick

Has anybody read this one?? Thoughts??? #zomb-b #darrenshan

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readem_andweep
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Panpan

My first audiobook was ridiculously disappointing. This zombie novel is mostly boring, super racist, and annoying. The only good parts are when zombies are eating people, because those scenes are really well written.

Other than that, don't waste your time... This has been on my TBR since 2013; so glad to get it off there. Definitely not wasting my time on the sequels.

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Used the last big piece of my zombie fabric to make a book sleeve. I would rather have made a book hugger but this works. The fabrics piece is in the wrong direction for a hugger. Even on this the fabric is upside down on the back. I'm keeping it so I don't care.

JosieG That is so great!!! ❤ 1y
SkeletonKey Loooove. 1y
BethM Love it!!! 1y
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BethM Do you have a pattern for sleeves? I want to make my own but I'm not sure on dimensions. 1y
LiteraryinLititz I feel like I should know this, but what‘s a book hugger? 1y
LibrarianRyan @BethM no pattern. There are quite a few if you google. I'm not a super fan on book sleeves, I make them out of left overs that are too small for a book hugger. So none of mine will fit anything bigger than a paperback 1y
BethM Thanks! I second @LiteraryinLititz . (edited) 1y
LibrarianRyan @LiteraryinLititz a book hugger is what I am calling my design. It's similar to a book Sleve but it stays on you book while you read. If you check @iheartya and @tera66 you can see two of the ones I made for the maker swap. They just show the outside. I'll take some pics tomorrow when I have better light so you can see it from all sides. @bethm (edited) 1y
GypsyKat Love it! 1y
ReadingRover So cute! 1y
Karkar That is the most awesome fabric!! 1y
mabell Nice!!👍 1y
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IheartYA
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Um, how am I supposed to top this, or come even close? @LibrarianRyan You have outdone yourself with your #makerswap. Thank you! Box 1 of 2? What else could there be?
I'm not so crafty anymore, not much of a "maker" because of arthritis but I bought some bookish things and my daughter is deciding what to make for you.
The zombie tote is the cutest grossest thing I've ever seen. Wait, does that make sense? Lol. Did you make it? It's awesome!

LibrarianRyan Yeah I made it. The note that explains everything is in envelope 2. 1y
LibrarianRyan Please don't look for mistakes. They are there. 1y
JoScho @LibrarianRyan that bag is amazing!!! 💚💚💚 1y
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LibrarianRyan @JoScho from the front there is a pocket cut out that shows the brains. I made a large and a small. My friend is getting the small. (edited) 1y
IheartYA @LibrarianRyan I've been staring at it. Its freaking amazing! I've never seen anything like it before. I'm in awe and I'm not worthy! I can't imagine how much time you put into it, and I feel bad because I can't do the same, but I already have a few books from your TBR boxed up. You truly went above and beyond. On a side note, I've had a sad bad day taking kitty to the vet AGAIN. This made me feel better! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! 1y
LibrarianRyan @IheartYA as some one with arthritis I get it. And don't worry about. When I found the fabric I just had to do it. And while the first chapter is typical zombie, the rest is not. 1y
LibrarianRyan Also, sorry to hear about your kitty. Hopefully they get better soon. 1y
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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Each book in this series is a #quickread. The main character is a #fierce girl. And the book was so different than I was expecting. Now to find time to read book 2. #readingresolutions

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Once again I'm not sure if this is a change in cover art or international editions. I like the original better. Book one was about so much more than just Zombies. #coverlove #changesedition

Linear You know part of the reason why I collect first edition books isn't so much the prestige or anything. It's because that is what I think the author first wanted to put out into the world, that cover art, the words and how they put it together. So to me it's like more authentic or something. Anything after is just commercialism taking over I guess 2y
Linear With that being said I'm still liking the first covers over the second covers in almost everything that you posted. Completely ignoring which one was the one that came out first the first one still end up looking the best 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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This book #trick ed me. I thought it was going to be full of zombie gore. Instead Ed it #treat ed me to a story on racism and zombies. #uncannyoctober.

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LibrarianRyan
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Pickpick

4⭐️. This book was much less about Zombies than I anticipated. Infact for most of the book B and her friends are debating whether the zombie attack from chapter 1 is really an attack, or just a publicity stunt. There are currently 12 books in this series, so I will let you make that guess. It's an interesting look at racism that I am sure will play to the series.
Full review on Goodreads.
#beatthebacklist #Charlie
#mountTBR
#LitzyAtoZ
#TBRBingo

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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#hallowread #zombieoutbreak. I'm about 1/2 way through this book and they still have not determined if the zombie outbreak is real or a TV stunt.

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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#booknerdconfessions I really don't care for book sleeves. I don't care if my books look read. It means they brought joy to my life, or to someone's life. This one came in a box or I wouldn't have it. Yes I got one of the funny ones if you think it looks out of square. I don't care. I do however love the fabric. I'm a master quilter so maybe I should break out my machine and get on the money train. These things can be $$$. #fallintobooks

Maike Same here! No sleeves for me. Books bring me joy and it's alright if it leaves a mark on them. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I love that fabric! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan I might use one for my Kindle when I travel. 2y
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KVanRead @LibrarianRyan @Maike Well said! Plus how am I supposed to discreetly spy what people are reading if their books are in sleeves?😂 2y
tpixie Lovely fabric!! What brand?? I'm using a booksleeve for my #covertocover #litsygoespostal books- so I don't ruin someone else's book. 2y
WarpedSweetness Same for me! I don't care if my books look read; I paid for them anyways! Lol @KVanRead I agree! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Graciouswarriorprincess I do to. I found where it came from (spoonflower) and plan on getting some maybe in a heavy canvas for a bag? 2y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan that makes sense. 2y
LibrarianRyan @KVanRead 🤣🤣🤣🤓 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @LibrarianRyan I love Spoonflower and have a running skirt with material from there with mermaids playing guitars for the Rock N Roll races. 2y
LibrarianRyan @tpixie this is a book beau. I'm not sure you can get this pattern. It was from a sub box. Apparently since the kickstarter and this business going legit they started to mass produce and quality is off. Or at least that is what all the complainers are saying from the sun box group. 2y
LibrarianRyan @Graciouswarriorprincess that is so cool they have some awesome skull fabric im thinking about for chair. One day. 2y
TheCuriousBibliophile It made me so sad when everyone was putting down the book beau, I mean they have to think about it, if she wasn't mass producing them how else would she have gotten the thousands done in time for the boxes to be out. I'm sure they're used to amazing quality beaus they buy on their own, but they could have still been a little more appreciative. 2y
LibrarianRyan @TheCuriousBibliophile I completely agree. 👍🏻 2y
TheCuriousBibliophile Sometimes people really just need to take the time and think about things before they speak, I think a lot of the comments could have hurt the feelings of the Owlcrate team with what was said but I just hope they take it to account in the future that items need to be made for thousands of people not just a couple hundred anymore. Sometimes quality won't be the greatest no matter how hard they try. 2y
LibrarianRyan @TheCuriousBibliophile I agree. And for this particular company, they are a new company. Just went legit instead of an "kitchen shop" the think the team does a great job even when I do t like everything. They are packing at least 5000 if not more boxes a month. 2y
TheCuriousBibliophile Exactly, and they knew that cause they have mentioned they bought stuff from a kickstarter campaign, I agree some boxes are hit and miss but most of the time I'm head over heels about the book and items. But I never complain because I know how hard they work to choose each item and the theme. Im just happy to have this box in general they are amazing. 2y
Lizpixie @LibrarianRyan @TheCuriousBibliophile I find it ironic that most of the people complaining are the ones who kept asking for a book sleeve in the first place! My bookbeau looks fine, just a bit crinkly, but it fits my book so who cares. The owlcrate team will never include a sleeve again after all this whinging! 2y
Librarianaut It's a bag...for a book. I think it's well crafted and the fabric certainly fit the theme for the box. What's not to like? I get the sub box because I want to see what clever and cute things they put in it (oh, and the author notes & autographs). 2y
LibrarianRyan @Librarianaut no complaint from me. I think they did a great job. My guy is in love. He's threatened to steal it. He has bags inside bags, inside bags. 😁🤓 2y
NHLibrarian @LibrarianRyan "bags inside bags inside bags" has he heard of Tom Bihn bags? If not, I'm sorry for what I just did to your bank account ? 2y
LibrarianRyan @NHLibrarian thank goodness they are not military bags. Or your right I might have been in trouble. 2y
tpixie That is lovely fabric!! I use my book sleeve for my Book exchange Books- so I hopefully don‘t ruin someone else‘s book!! 2y
tpixie Lol I realized I‘ve already commented on this post! Said about the same thing!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @tpixie 🤣👍🏻🤓 2y
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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Decided to catch up on some photo challenges. My most anticipated books that I already own are the two I have scheduled to read. If I count books I don't own that list gets long. 😁. #fallintobooks #mostanticipated

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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So I hopped on the #TBRbingo train. Don't know how I'll do, but I, toning to try.

WhatDeeReads Beautiful! Glad you're joining us! 2y
Nebula_of_Books Started mine last night! 2y
Bklover I just started mine too! 2y
GypsyKat I just started my Bingo card last week. Welcome to the club. 😉 2y
JazzFeathers Finished my first book yesterday night. Hey! I haven't posted about it yet! 2y
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Lezbrarian
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Pickpick

I didn't expect to have a full on personal journey and examination of racism and intolerance in a YA zombie novel, but I'm not complaining. It's definitely a series I'm gonna continue.

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KuehlerBookStop
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Hopefully the gory part is coming up. I didn't start this zombie book to read about a teen and his problems in High School...

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KuehlerBookStop
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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My first Zombie book! On page 31. Really enjoying it so far!

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Melli
Zom-B | Darren Shan
Mehso-so

Xo I read the first story in the bind up of the first three. It was ok. Interesting by not really my thing.. Don't get me wrong I love zombie movies but the story just had too many trigger points. Racism, spousal abuse, child abuse violence bullying. To much all thrown together. Yes I know it's the main characters back story but umm nope..

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Melli
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Another book haul from the dollar tree.. I swear I go in for one thing and always come out with books. I think I need to be banned from the dollar tree. 😜

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LibrarianRyan
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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I have set myself a task. These are most my reading challenges for 2017. #litsyatoz , #beatthebacklist (11 parts). I am also going to try and finish the #readharder challenge. Let's see if I survive.

gibblr Some good ones there! 👍🏼 3y
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DrewRomero
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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My TRB's for the next two weeks! I am by no means a power-reader.

BookBabe 👍🏻 3y
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Ksvz
Zom-B | Darren Shan
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Mehso-so

Audio, YA. It has a similar premise with the misunderstood screwed up teen meeting up with impossibly evil villains and right at the climax the book ends leaving you needing to read the series to figure out what's going on. Brains, bigotry, unpleasant people, more gore, a big WTF and the end.

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Alyss741
Zom-B | Darren Shan

I really need to read this book. I love anything with zombies.