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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Look what I got!

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I ended up buying a few books today, which was unexpected. One of my work colleagues asked me if I’d heard about this book.gifts

I had certainly seen it floating around on Litsy but hadn’t paid it much attention. My colleague was wondering if it would be okay for her 12 year old son but she was worried it would be too scary because zombies. That is one of the magic words that will get my attention every time. We established that it would probably be okay for her son and that I desperately wanted to read it as well. So we wandered over to acquire copies on our lunch break.

While we were there, I noticed this book, which was recently reviewed by the lovely Stephanie of Teacher of YA .

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It, of course, needed to accompany me on my journey home. It’s very happy here in case you were wondering.

The acquisition that I am most excited about though is this one:

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book forever. Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites was absolutely amazing and I was so excited when I heard that her next book was on it’s way. This one is set in 1825 in Ireland… which can only mean one thing, right?

At any rate I’m sure you can guess what I’ll be  doing with my weekend – I will definitely have a review of the Good People on the blog before it is over.

Have you made any recent book purchases that have made you incredibly happy? What were they?

 

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