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Book Blogger Hop

The Blog Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books. This week's question is: "Which book blogger would you most like to meet in real life?"


ooohhh... Interesting question this week! I almost passed on this week's hop because I'm going out of town tomorrow for 5 days of fun and books at the International Reading Association Conference (it's ok to be jealous), and I'm not sure how much time I'll have to blog hop this upcoming week. BUT this question is too good to pass on! I would love to meet the masterminds behind these blogs:


1. The Bookish Brunette -- She's hilarious. If I lived near her, I would want to be her shopping buddy. For real. Plus, her blog is great. If you haven't seen it... well... (not thinking nice thoughts at the moment). I have a bit of blog envy. =)

2. A Backwards Story -- We have an 83% reading compatibilty according to Goodreads! Can you imagine the AWESOME book talks we would have? I also have blog envy here as well.

3. Parajunkee's View-- What can I say? I'm always looking around and getting tips from the Blogger 101 posts. Great stuff. She seems really friendly. I would want to pretend to be techy with her... but she would have to do all the talking.

4. The Story Siren-- I've been following her for YEARS. She was my inspiration. Enough said.

5. The Book Rat-- She seems quirky and entertaining. I have a feeling if we hung out at the mall, we would have fun people watching together. It might not be healthy, but it would be funny.



Book Review: Zombies vs Unicorns

Zombies vs Unicorns
Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier


Product Details:
Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry; First Edition edition (September 21, 2010)
ISBN-10: 9781416989530
Source: My Personal Copy


Are you for Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? Even if you're not sure where you stand, you will find something to like about this book. The layout if brilliant: each "chapter"-- or story-- is either about zombies or unicorns. Don't worry about not knowing which story you're reading, each story has a corresponding icon to help you identify what you're reading. Also, before each story is a short snippet from the two authors' long standing blog debate about zombies and unicorns. These "blurbs" are hilarious. I mean it. It's laugh-out-loud material. I think I actually caught myself snorting when Justine Larbalestier called unicorns "fart rainbows." Still not sold? Maybe knowing that authors like Libba Bray, Carrie Ryan, Garth Nix, and Scott Westerfield have written stories in this anthology will help you decide to read this collection of short stories.

For those wanting to know what's included, here are a few comments on some of my favorite stories in the book:

The Highest Justice by Garth Nix: Eh. Okay, this was so-so for me. It had a little unicorn and zombie action in it. I don't think I would have picked this as the first story in the book. I had already read some of the other stories, so I knew the contents got better than what this story represented.


Bougainvillea by Carrie Ryan: I had hoped to find out what caused the Return in this story (I heard someone say this story would explain it), but that didn't happen. Instead, I got a good stand alone zombie story told in the same fashion as the novels. Except, this one did flashback to the main character's childhood some. As a stand alone story, this was great.
The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn by Dana Peterfreund: Isn't the title great? Guess what the story is about? Did you say killer unicorn? If so, you deserve a cookie.
Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot: Funny stuff. What would happen if a fluffy "fart rainbow" of a unicorn entered the life of a girl who was completely disinterested? You can only imagine...

The Third Virgin by Kathleen Duey: I'm noticing a trend with emo books... A little unexpected is the idea of an emo unicorn. (Is that even possible?) This poor creature is seriously conflicted. Reminds me of Hamlet...to kill or not to kill? That is the question.

Prom Night by Libba Bray: Love her. Great story to end with. Super creepy, spine tingling surprise ending.



So, if it's not obvious yet, you should run out to the store and buy this book RIGHT NOW. Right. Now. It's a great short story anthology AND it's all about zombies and unicorns. What could be better?






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Hooray for Jessi at Reading in the Corner! She won my very first contest and an ebook copy of Princess Callie and the Totally Amazing Talking Tiara by Daisy Piper. 


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