Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Zombies Freak Me Out

I love my Color Nook. I received a Nook 1st Edition from my work last year, and to be honest, I didn't know what to do with it. I *like* paper books. I started actively using the Nook 1st Edition after Piper was born - it was amazing to be able to read when I had to be up 3-4 times in the middle of the night and buy new books with just one hand - one thumb, even!

But then I started to play with the Nook Color in Barnes and Noble, and fell in love with the apps and Touchy Books and Pandora radio, and the sheer mini-tabletness of it all! I have a netbook, but I have to go through the motions of turning that on, connecting to the internet, etc... but with my Nook Color, it is always on - there is no need to turn it off. And one of my favourite things to do, especially in the middle of the night, is to browse the Barnes and Noble Nook Bookstore. I love that you can look at one book, which will recommend another book, etc., etc., etc.

But that is where the zombies come in. One of my favourite escapist genres to read is urban fantasy - you know, tough chicks, vampires, witches, werewolves. I'm skipping from one book recommendation to another, and it takes me to a zombie book.

Zombies freak me out.

I don't get it. I love reading paranormal stuff, but this shit freaks me out... especially this one. Hell, there are even zombie romance novels, zombie comedic novels, and zombie teen novels. Make them go away!

Andrew tried to get me to watch The Walking Dead with him when the show first appeared on AMC, but even the screenshots of that gave me the heebie-jeebies. I think it all comes from being peer-pressured into watching Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things at at sleepover as a child... zombies freak me out!


Discoknits said...

All that stuff freaks me out. Except Harry Potter of course :0)

tara said...

I saw Autumn as a movie. Interesting it was a self published book.
Love Zombie movies.

Suzanne said...

Me + zombies = not happening. Nada. Not even funny zombies like Shaun of the Dead.

Trillian42 said...

Ooh - if you like urban fantasy, check out Holly Black! I think you'll like her stuff, especially "Tithe", "Valiant", and "Ironside".

I have a Sony e-reader that I love. I really didn't expect to, but it's awesome.

Mel R said...

I don't like the recent zombie trend at all!