I couldn‘t wait til Halloween to break out the creepy! 😳
This popped up in my Facebook memories this morning. 💜 From 2013, when I adopted TeddyCat, he clearly endorses World War Z & shows that books ARE better with friends. 😹 #catsoflitsy
Book: World War Z
Movie: Warm Bodies - the only zombie movie I've really enjoyed; I'm not much for horror
Song: Dragula - I don't think it has anything to do with zombies lyric-wise, but it *sounds* like a zombie song to me
I'm a couple days late with my January #roundup.
January was a good reading month for me. I enjoyed all of these very much.
Which was my favorite? It's a surprise to me, but World War Z edged the others out; especially with having the full cast #Audiobook going as well as reading the physical book.
I'm hoping that February is just as good.
Why did it take me so long to read this book?!?!?
I loved it. My only complaint is that it is over. It was so much more interesting than I expected it to be. Full review on #Goodreads.
I recommend listening to the full cast audiobook. I did that while reading along with a paperback copy.
And now, for something totally different...Crazy Rich Asians for my #IRL #bookclub Thursday. I hope I can finish in time.
My weekend plans include a charity drag brunch/show and some of #audiocrocheting to WWZ.
I now have to figure out what I can attempt next. Am I ready for a granny square? This is just a small sampling of the crocheting books I've collected lately. Persephone is helping me decide.😸
First book of 2019. What a great idea to have chosen the audiobook. The All-star cast is amazing, but it also adds flavor and a key element to the story. I'm not sure how much I would have liked if I had just read it.
The writing is good. I loved how it's not your typical American zombie story. It's at a global scale and that reflects on the different stories, ways of survival, characters' traits and so on.
My W pick for #LitsyAtoZ!
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Airport reading with my bf. We have a LONG layover (~7 hours!) at LAX before our last flight back to AK. He finally started reading the tagged book that I had passed onto him when we first started dating (2.5 years ago). He keeps commenting on my underlining and marginalia (yes, I am one of those heathens who writes in their books!).
#WriterNerds challenge day 3. If you could meet any character who would you choose?
I thought about this a TON. Ultimately, I have to go with one of the MCs in my zombie series. Lucky Bailey is decisive, intelligent, caring, protective, and funny. I'm pretty sure I could spend hours just talking with him. Maybe go horseback riding. He's been at the top of my favorite characters list for 6 years now. I love him!
1. WALL-E - I dragged my sick mother to the opening midnight showing, because I knew it was going to be my favorite thing ever.
2. No, but I would like too.
3. World War Z. It would have been a fine movie, its just not anything like the book.
4. Making muffins, visiting a friend, and gaming/reading
Unpopular opinion but this book bored the crap out of me. Since all the stories are told by survivors, except for a handful of stories, there‘s no tension or suspense. No character development, no story arc. All the characters have the same voice even though they‘re from different parts of the globe. And there is so much military & weaponry jargon that it required 90+ footnotes to explain what it all meant.
For me, this was World War Zzzzzzzzzz!
Zombies don‘t sparkle, they don‘t seduce, they don‘t love—except, perhaps those in Warm Bodies—they don‘t do much except chomp brains & die...eventually...hopefully. The best zombie stories speak to how humanity overcomes itself, and the zombies of course, to find a way to survive. The tagged book does this well. I loved the format & while I thought the first half was more interesting than the second, I enjoyed the book. A good zombie read. (2/50)
Having blown past this year‘s reading challenge with unseemly haste (I‘ve read 207 of 150 books), I‘ve decided to add to the challenge. All credit to a perusal of my absolutely HUGE TBR pile this afternoon. My new goal is to read at least 50 of the books currently in my TBR pile before the end of the year. I bought them for a reason, right? Right. Time to read the TBR pile! The Crypt Thief was 1/50, the tagged book is the second.
This one took me a while just because life kept getting the way of reading. World War Z the movie is one of my favourite films so I loved this book supposedly written during and after telling accounts of different people from the war. It's fairly graphic in places but not overly ghoulish. Brilliant read for anyone who loves a good Zombie tale
I'm one of those people that read the book after watching (and loving) the movie, and...I'm just really underwhelmed. I love the format of the book, but it just got so long and drawn out, that by the end, I was just glad it was over.
This month‘s sci-fi/fantasy book club pick
I had my own little readathon today and was able to knock out this book. Overall, it was intriguing. I have read many zombie apocalypse books, and this one is unique. I like the way it is presented in little vignettes from the various participants. If you like zombie lit, I suggest you give this one a try. #MountTBR #192019
I have been reading this on and off during my snow days this week.
I loved the interview format of the book, and although it was very different to the film, it was so good!
A comprehensive history of the zombie war. What I found particularly interesting (like with Feed) is that technology is still a major part of war and postwar life, not only for those fighting the living dead, but for the civilians.
I liked it. Too many stories and characters to remember but some do stand out. The resolution is a bit anticlimactic given that we already know that humanity won the war. I especially liked the cultural and social aspects that defined people's behaviour. Very vivid, very quick, an enjoyable read all in all.
My second ever audiobook and, man, did this blow me away. I absolutely loved this grounded take on the zombie apocalypse that has a greater focus on geo-political turmoil that allowed the virus to spread than the virus itself. The varying stories from different survivors all around the world creates a full and convincing picture of an apocalyptic alternative reality. I also can't recommend the audiobook enough, a full cast with great performances.
I normally have a hard time with audiobooks. It‘s always so hard for me to stay focused. But this was great. I think the cast of readers helped. This also left me questioning why they didn‘t make a better movie. It was much better and very different from the movie.