Finished another book and this one was great. An anthology of zombie stories! New, classic, twists, different points of view... so many styles to choose from. Like with every anthology, I find I loved some, was okay with some, and hated some. For sake of brevity, I am just going to highlight my favorite stories: "Lazarus" by John Connolly -- a retelling of the classic Biblical story, but with a twist
"In the Dust" by Tim Lebbon -- classic survivor story set in a small village; think 28 Days Later
"Life Sentence" by Kelley Armstrong -- a very rich man looking for immortality, who wouldn't think zombie?
"Delice" by Holly Newstein -- voodoo style zombies, very classic
"Ghost Trap" by Rick Hautala -- a long forgotten danger waits at the bottom of the harbor and Jeff finds it
"Kids and Their Toys" by James A. Moore -- kids discover a zombie, they get themselves into a world of mess, interesting progression of a plot
And my absolute favorite, the last story in the book "Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill -- told entirely through tweets, with one hell of an ending... enjoy!
State of the list:
- Bespelling Jane -- Mary Balogh, Colleen Cleason, Susan Krinard, and Janet Mullany
- Holidays are Hell --Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu, and Vicki Petersson
- The New Dead -- edited by Christopher Golden
- This Christmas --Jennifer Coburn and Liz Ireland
- Dashing Through the Mall -- Sherryl Woods, Darlene Gardner, and Holly Jacobs
- The Geeks' Guide to World Domination -- Garth Sundem (starting today)
- The Lightkeeper's Daughter -- Colleen Coble (going to not read; wait until Jan. 1 to include in Historical Fiction Reading Challenge)
- Rogue Angel: Destiny -- Alex Archer
- ArchEnemy -- Frank Beddor (going to not read now; wait until Jan. 1 to include in Fantasy Reading Challenge)
Not as far as I thought I would be, but I've gotten distracted the last few days with other projects and of course trying to enjoy my time with J.