Thursday, 28 April 2011

Blog Hop (3) & Follow Friday (4)

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!  It is sponsored by Crazy For Books, click on the link to get the full list of everyone participating and complete rules.

This weeks question is:
"Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"

My answer:  Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry.  I read and absolutely loved Rot & Ruin (you can read my review here), the first in this series, and can't wait to read what happens next.  It is due out in August.  Here is the summary from Good Reads:  

Six months have passed since the terrifying battle with Charlie Pink-eye and the Motor City Hammer in the zombie-infested mountains of the Rot & Ruin. It's also six months since Benny Imura and Nix Riley saw something in the air that changed their lives. Now, after months of rigorous training with Benny's zombie-hunter brother Tom, Benny and Nix are ready to leave their home forever and search for a better future. Lilah the Lost Girl and Benny's best friend Lou Chong are going with them.

Sounds easy. Sounds wonderful. Except that everything that can go wrong does. Before they can even leave there is a shocking zombie attack in town. But as soon as they step into the Rot & Ruin they are pursued by the living dead, wild animals, insane murderers and the horrors of Gameland –where teenagers are forced to fight for their lives in the zombie pits. Worst of all…could the evil Charlie Pink-eye still be alive?

In the great Rot & Ruin everything wants to kill you. Everything…and not everyone in Benny's small band of travelers will make it out alive

 Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkee's View. Click on the link to get the full list of everyone participating and complete rules.

Q. Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?




Answer:  This is such a hard question!  And I am sure the answer would change all the time.  I am an ancient Greece and Roman junkie, so I would bring:

1) my copy of The Odyssey 

2) Oedipus Rex

3) The Antigone

4) Calvin and Hobbes book (because I'd need some laughs)

5) The Far Side (same reason)

6) Graceling by Kristin Cashore

7) Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

8) Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

9) The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

10) The Hitch Hicker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


  1. I am a Far Side fan from way back!

    Hi-I just hopping by to say hello-I happily return all follows- The Reading Life. Mel u

  2. New follower from the hops. Hope you'll hop across and read my answers!
    Nicki J Markus

  3. New follower, I haven't seen anything by Jonanthan Maberry I will need to have a look.

    Lesley @ My keeper shelf

  4. I am loving to see everyone's picks for these qusetions.

    Here are my pick:

  5. Hadn't even see the description for Dust & Decay, but I just finished Rot & Ruin, and I'm definitely putting the next one on my list! No, please, no more Charlie!!!


  6. Hi-I am glad we are now mutual followers-I also follow you on Twitter now-I am looking forward to reading your future posts

  7. Hi!

    I want to read Rot & Ruin a lot, but it hasn't hit bookstores over here yet! :(

    I studied Oedipus Rex as part of my Psychology in Literature module, I think after analysing every word, it's put me off it for life!

    I'm an old follower

  8. Great choices! This really was a tough one! Check out mine too :)

    - New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

  9. Returning the follow!


  10. Hopping by from the blog hop. Don't know the books you mentioned.

    I am finding so many books that I haven't heard of.

    Stop by my blog if you like so you can see my answer to this week's question and to enter my giveaway of DANCE LESSONS.


  11. Great choices for the apocalypse! I'm seeing so many wonderful books. It really is hard to choose just ten!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog post!

    Kris Writes
    Imaginary Reads

  12. Jadey...ROT AND RUIN was released in the UK on March 3.

    Hope you (and everyone else) enjoys the series. I'm about to launch into writing the third installment (of four): FLESH & BONE.


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