Thursday, August 11, 2011

Zombies Love Follow Friday...

Happy Follow Friday!

May the screaming begin!

Or, at least some friendly waving...

Q. How have your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

A. When I was a teen, I read more romance novels and vampire books than I do today. I still love both, but my tastes vary. I am more prone now to read YA before reading any other genre. Why? I think it is due in part to the YA genre being so diverse. I love the gritty books like Ellen Hopkins, the zombie books from Jonathan Maberry, the Morganville Vampire books from Rachel Caine and even some of the chick lit types. They are just more fun than some of the adult books I have read lately.

My newest love has to be zombie books, however. Just sayin.

Book Blogger Hop

“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, sort of a hypochondriac. He's what's known as a Beta Male: the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant -- you know, the one who's always there to pick up the pieces when the girl gets dumped by the bigger/taller/stronger Alpha Male.
But Charlie's been lucky. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a secondhand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child.
Yes, Charlie's doing okay for a Beta. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie -- exhausted from the birth -- turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at Rachel's hospital bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .
People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.
Christopher Moore, the man whose Lamb served up Jesus' "missing years" (with the funny parts left in), and whose Fluke found the deep humor in whale researchers' lives, now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore -- death and dying -- and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.


This is a riot of a book. The title is nothing to smirk at, but the book itself is a shriek fest of epic proportions.


  1. Hey there! Just hopping by from FF!
    I do agree that YA novels are diverse. New follower and looking forward to future posts!

    Check out mine!


  2. I quite like some YA books, even though I am 29 already. ;)

    I'm a new follower too.
    My Friday Entry @ For The Love of Reading!

  3. I love Rachel Caine!! I totally forgot to add that to my post. But I love YA too (who doesn't?)!! Great answer :)

    Here's my FF!

  4. Hooray for zombie books!!

    We're actually working on a Zombie Hop for October that you might be interested in ;)

    Happy Friday!!

    Hop on over to the Wastelands ;)

  5. Awesome zombie theme. It's about time the shuffling, brain-eating undead get the props they deserve. I am definitely adding First Days to my GoodReads.

    If you want to return the love, check out my own zombie-related post at

  6. I easily came up with five crazy book titles just by taking a fast look at my bookshelf.

    All five come from the same book series. Can you guess which series it is?

    Here’s a hint – The book series is a trilogy in five parts.

    Hop on over to my blog for the answer –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  7. I agree that YA is more fun. There wasn't really any when I was a teen. I remember moving from Judy Blume to Anne Rice and Gone With the Wind in my early teens.

  8. My habits has changed a whole lot over the years! I've jumped between tons of genres, read a lot more and have started reading books in English! :) Today I prefer to read what I'm in the mood for and mix everything up a bit! :)

    Have a great weekend! My answer can be found here!

    Kindle Fever

  9. I'm behind on reading YA as judging from my recent reads - the Life as I Knew It series, and The Hunger Games - but loved them all. Working through a list and getting into more YA.
    Chris Verstraete In Miniature Style II

  10. Hi there,
    Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  11. New follower :) You seem to enjoy similar stuff that I do, my main reads as of late is definitely YA with a sprinkle of chic lit LOL

    Here's my Follow Friday post.

    I'm also having a SIGNED copy of "Passion" by Lauren Kate giveaway.


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