Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Bookshelf

This video is from back when I had to use windows live movie editor. The terrible lag in the jump cuts make me cringe, but my shelf is still the same, so this video will have to do.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I've found that I enjoy Zombie books... probably way more then I should. I'm not a big fan of horror, thrillers, or really anything slightly spooky, but I do enjoy my Zombie Fiction.

The books I'm referring too are less about the gore and scare factor though. I love the stories of survival that they tell, and the strong characters that are found in their pages.

The first Zombie book I read was:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
By Carrie Ryan

This was a brilliant start to her trilogy.
I loved all three installments.
Carrie Ryan's books are not about Zombies. But instead the Zombies are apart of the setting. They are just an every day reality and obstacle that the characters in her books have to deal with to survive.

I just finished the last book, last night.

The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3)

I loved Annah in The Dark and Hollow Places. She was a strong character, who had her weaknesses, and was fighting an internal battle, as well as dealing with the raging war and tumult around her.

Now I feel the need to go back and re-read the entire set now that I can see how intertwined each installment is with the ones before and after it.

The other Zombie series that I had started reading was:

Rot & Ruin

Rot & Ruin
By Jonathan Maberry

Once again, I enjoyed the characters in this one.
So far this series has more... Zombie Hunting and the Zombie's were more of an element of the actual story, since you know. People where hunting them, insted of trying to avoid them/just survive. 
This one has a lot of mixed reviews on GoodReads.
But I enjoyed it, so I guess it's just a book you need to read before you have an opinon on.

I have the second book of the series on hold now.

Dust & Decay (Benny Imura, #2)

So hopefully I will be reviewing that soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer Slacker

I thought the summer would be a great time to catch upto date with my book blogging... obviously I was very wrong.
I did read over the summer. That is for sure. A few were childhood favourites, revisted because... well I could. And others we're new reads by favourite authors,  some were suggestions from friends, and others still were impulse reads that I just pulled off the library shelf at random and turned out to be jems.

Over the next bit or so, hopefully I will get a few reviews up of my summer reads, and at least a list of titles.

I'm looking forward to all of the exciting pages I will be turning in this next school year!