Tuesday, January 5, 2010

tangents

I'm really tired right now because last night I read this ridiculous book about zombies* and so of course I was thinking about zombies** while I fell asleep, and I then proceeded to dream about zombies for an hour or so until I was woken up by an earthquake. Yes, you read that right, AN EARTHQUAKE. Not a big or destructive earthquake, but it did shake us hard enough that Christofer and I both shot upright, full of adrenaline, going what the hell was that?***

***excuse me. That is, of course, what I was saying. Chris would like you to know that he did not, and would not, condone the use of such unfortunate language, even in face of natural disasters. I apologize.

**What I decided last night is that I'm just not a zombie person. In books, in movies, in stories, I think zombies make for really uninteresting bad guys. I like my antagonists to have a little more in the way of character and motivation, and BRAINS! doesn't cut it.****


****except in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."

*It is five days into the new year, and I have read: (1) book about zombies, (1) book about a princess, (1) book about a retired hero, and (1) book about angels and devils. I'm just going to go ahead and declare January the Month of Fantastical Escapist Reading. Any good recommendations?

6 comments:

Caroline said...

"Dune" by Frank Herbert is a very fantastical escape. It's a bucket full of nerdy awesomeness.

Laura said...

I'll tell you what I've been telling EVERYONE. You HAVE to read Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's an easy short read, with suspense in every sentence. Hands down the BEST book I've read since.....well in a VERY LONG time.

Nama said...

I'm not a big "fantasy" reader, although I am re-reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy after a 10+ years and enjoying it quite well. I'm sure you're read Ender's Game, but I do love love LOVE Speaker for the Dead, more than Ender's Game, methinks. And I've never read Dune, but it's my husband's favorite book. And he has great taste (obviously), so it's got to be good.

By the way, I'd really like to know what you think of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I've been holding out on it, thinking it was more of an awful recreation of a beloved book, but I keep hearing good things about it.

Melanie said...

i've read the first six harry potter books in about two weeks. how's that for escapist reading. they're really fun, too, if you haven't already read them.

Carol said...

Hey Liz, this is your cousin- I just caught up on the last 2 years that I missed through your blog. Wow- so many cute pictures. I can't wait to see y'all this summer!
My book suggestion: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Grandy said...

I loved every book everyone mentioned. I haven't heard of Elantris, however. Thanks, cousin Carol!!! ( I'm Christofer's Mom. )