Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag

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I saw Ann from Ann’s Reading Corner post this book tag with an open invitation. I love zombies so I’m totally in.

The Rules:

Choose 5 books.

  1. Randomly set up your books in order.
  2. Flip to a random page in the book and write down the first two names you see.
  3. Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them.
  4. Have fun imagining your apocalypse team getting ripped to shreds one by one.

I’ve decided to take a slightly different direction with the and use Shakespearean plays.

1. Much ado abou Nothing

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2. The Tempest

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3. Hamlet

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4. Titus Andronicus

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5. Macbeth

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Our characters:

  • Benedick
  • Beatrice
  • Miranda
  • Prospero
  • Hamlet
  • Horatio
  • Lucius
  • Titus
  • Macbeth
  • Seyton

Let the zombies attack!!!

The first person to die: Benedick

Benedick was a soldier, but I got the feeling he was all talk and would certainly be no match for a bunch of zombies. I bet he gave them an earful while he was being eaten.

The person you trip to escape the zombies: Beatrice

Sorry love!! She wouldn’t have been able to run in that skirt anyway. At least she doesn’t need to worry about Hero now, although I dare say I would get a tongue lashing as I was running away.

The person that trips you to get away from the zombies: Miranda

Miranda is the 15 year old daughter of Prospero and she has lived with him in exile from the tender age of 3. I would have thought Miranda would go to pieces in this situation, but liaising with Caliban, her fathers magical subject, has clearly taught her a thing or two about survival. You go girl!

Team Idiot: Prospero

I’m really disappointed in Prospero. He’s a smart guy – too smart some might say – which is why he was exiled in the first place. Perhaps his source wasn’t correct and magic wasn’t as effective as he believed it would be. Sometimes there’s no substitute for real world experience. Have a long hard think about what you’ve done, dude.

The Brains of the Group: Hamlet

As he has demonstrated, Hamlet is perfectly capable of coming up with a plan or five when the chips are down. Execution has always been his issue (if you’ll pardon the pun). Just as well he has a team to rely on!

The Team Medic: Horatio

Horatio – Hamlet’s dear, supportive friend – would be totally awesome at this. He also does the comforting ‘it’s going to be ok’ thing very well, even when everything around him is going to hell in a hand basket. Good work Horatio, good work.

The Weapon’s Expert: Lucius

Only surviving son of Titus, Lucius is pretty good with a sword. Having been banished from Rome he knows how to look after himself – and hopefully a group too.

The Team’s Brawler: Titus Andronicus

Dude killed his enemy’s sons, baked them into pies and fed them to her. DO NOT piss him off.

The first person to turn into a zombie: Macbeth

This guy was very much about getting to the top job by taking out everyone else who stood in his way. But the stress of it all sent him over the edge. I can see him turning and running towards the hoard of the undead screaming  “is this a zombie I see before me?!?”

Team Leader: Seyton

Given that Seyton is Macbeth’s chief servant, and possibly some sort of military officer, who stands by him when everyone else is losing their heads and abandoning the cause, I have great faith in him for potential leadership skills. If anyone can save us, it’s Seyton. I’m sure that the fact his name sounds like Satan means nothing at all.

That was heaps of fun – I’m surprised I made it out alive. What do you think of my Shakespearian zombie crew??

I tag everyone who wants to play!!!  Perhaps there are some more themed zombie crews just waiting to have their stories told!

 

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3 Days 3 Quotes Tag, Day 3

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I’m late but I got there in the end! Finishing up our 3 Days 3 Quotes Tag, courtesy of Okoto Enigma – don’t forget to check her blog if you haven’t already!

Today, I’m going to hit you up with some Shakespeare. I fell in love with Will the first time I met him – over the Merchant of Venice in year 10 English and I’m pretty sure this is going to be a life long affair for me.

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It really annoys me when people make out that Shakespeare’s work terribly  intellectual and that you need a degree to understand him. This is utter nonsense. I reckon Shakespeare’s current equivalent would be George R.R. Martin and Game of Thrones – I don’t think he’s reached Shakespeare’s death toll yet but he must be getting close.

tennant-hamletShakespeare’s work is fairly obese with amazing quotes, but my absolute favourite is from Hamlet – which I’m sure you’ve already guessed.

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

In other words, things are just things, events are just events. It is how we think about them that affects the way we interact with the world.

(I now have a deep seated desire to watch David Tennant sulk, cry and pretend to be nuts for 3 hours ….)

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3 days, 3 quotes tag Day 2

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I have been nominated for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge by the lovely Okoto Enigma – make sure you check out her blog here .

The Rules are:

  • Three quote for three days.
  • Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

One of my favourite quotes from something that I have been reading recently is

“The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.” – Anasatu Kyoishitsu or Assassination Classroom.

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I’m not going to specify nominees for this challenge, but invite anyone who wants to participate to do so. Let me know in the comments so I can make sure I check out your posts!

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The Aussie Book Tag

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We tagged ourselves in this tag because it sounds like so much fun. And Aussie pride mate. Thanks to Icebreaker694 for bringing this to our attention.

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An Accurate Map for Visitors.

KOALA: A CHARACTER YOU WANT TO CUDDLE ALL DAY LONG.

Sue: Oberon from the Iron Druid books. He’s adorable!

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Imogen: Rosemary Hathaway from Vampire Academy. She’s fabulous.

VEGEMITE: A BOOK THAT YOU LOVE BUT EVERYBODY ELSE HATES.

Sue: Actually I hate Vegemite – licking the road would taste better. So how about a book that I hate that everyone else loves? The Book Thief. I didn’t like the way the story was told. The narrator’s voice seemed forced. The ending was so bleeding obvious I think I groaned out loud.

Imogen: I’m with Sue for the whole Vegemite thing. I can’t stand Sabriel by Garth Nix.

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SOCCAROOS: FAVORITE FICTIONAL SQUAD.

Sue: The Wayfarer’s crew from A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet.

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Imogen: The Survey Corps from Attack on Titan.

SOUTHERN CROSS: MOST RECENT 5 STAR READ.

Sue: Eats Shoots and Leaves By Lynne Truss. Never doubt the importance of punctuation! Don’t judge.

Imogen: Nevernight

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PATRIOTISM: FAVORITE BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR FROM YOUR COUNTRY.

Sue: Nevernight? Illuminae? Seriously this list could get long.

Imogen: Eon by Alison Goodman

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ECHIDNA: A BOOK YOU LIKE TO LOOK AT BUT IT PHYSICALLY HURTS TO READ.

Sue: I have a really pretty copy of Jane Eyre, but it’s a heavy hardback and the pages are like ricepaper.

Imogen: Gone by Micheal Grant. It’s sooooooooooooooooooo sloooooooooooooooow.

NED KELLY: A BOOK THAT IS GRIM BUT AN IRONIC MUST READ.

Sue: 1984.

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Imogen: If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

GREAT BARRIER REEF: A BOOK THAT HAD YOU GAPING IN AWE.

Sue: Burial Rites, Hannah Kent.

Imogen: Splintered by A.G.Howard.

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PAVLOVA: A LIGHT FLUFFY BOOK YOU COULDN’T HELP BUT LOVE.

Sue: The Starbound trilogy. If you can call interplanetary mass murder light and fluffy.

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Imogen: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

MILO: A GENRE/AUTHOR YOU REACH FOR TO GET YOU OUT OF A SLUMP.

Sue: Dystopian fiction baby!

Imogen: Manga

WE NOMINATE any Aussie bloggers who would like to join in but haven’t done so yet.

 

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Stationery Book Tag

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Yay, another book tag! Thanks so much to Jasmine at How Useful It Is for tagging us. Make sure you check out her blog, she always has awesome stuff going on over there!! A big thanks also to Sam at River Moose Reads for putting this one together.

Let’s do this!!

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Rules!

  • Thank the creator: Sam from River Moose Reads
  • Answer the questions.
  • Add pictures! (If you want to)
  • Tag (about) 5 people.

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Pencils || Favorite MG or children’s book

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Roald Dahl is our resounding answer for this one. I love that his writing is still speaking to kids.

 

Pens || A basic staple for any reader

1984

I’m going old school on this one. 1984 is amazing and terrifying. I can’t imagine what Orwell would think about the Western media if he could see it today. Everyone should read this book.

Notebooks || What books do you own multiple copies of

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I accidentally bought a copy of this both on kindle and on audible. I really want to read it. And it was on special. Don’t judge.

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Imogen rereads her  books until they fall apart. We are gradually replacing her Mortal Instruments books.She loves Cassandra Clare with all her heart.

Markers || A book with a beautiful cover

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I’ve used a larger image for this one so you can see the detail. This is the Aussie cover for Nevernight. Isn’t is gorgeous?

 

Glue || Two characters that work well together even if they aren’t together

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Cheating a little for this one – Ezra and Kady split up at the beginning of this book. It does seem like the end of the world for them, until their planet actually is destroyed and gives them some perspective.

Scissors || What book would you like to destroy

Unpopular opinion time.

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I read this book in high school and loathed it.

Art kit || What completed series do you own

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Quite a few actually:

  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Discworld
  • Mortal Instruments
  • Infernal Devices
  • Raven Cycle
  • Hunger Games
  • Divergent
  • Mazerunner
  • The Narnia books

I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them at the moment.

I TAG||

Stephanie at Teacher of YA

Sam from One Bookish Girl

M at A Blog of One’s Own

Casey at Adopt a Book Aus

Looking forward to your answers!

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