March 22, 2009

On My Chair

Here are the list of books that I've aquired over the last week (this post was inspired by The Story Siren). I hope at least one of the two sounds interesting!

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
By Seth Grahame-Smith Adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

I know this book sounds completely ridiculous but that is the appeal! I've been putting off reading "Pride and Prejudice" because I didn't want to get too distracted during school, but this book pushed it up on my reading list. This book is either going to be randomly awesome or laughably horrible. I will soon find out and share my review with you!

by Natsuki Takaya

is an ex-thief trying to give up her criminal past in exchange for an honest life. Joined by former military commander A fantasy adventure from the creator of the world’s #1 shojo manga, Fruits Basket!...KotobukiRaimon, she has turned her illegal ways toward the exciting but simple adventures of finding a "normal" job. But people seeking the Tsubasa, a legendary object that grants its beholder any wish she or he wants, never stop causing them trouble. Everyone is trying to claim it as their own--and use Kotobuki and Raimon's skills to do so!

I haven't read all of the "Fruits Basket" Series, but I love what I've read so far. I find them really funny and completely adorable. Once I saw the cover to this new book by Takaya, I had to buy it. It took me two weeks to cave, but I finally did.

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