What I Read – Week 36

I don’t know what happened this week. I only finished 3 books. I wasn’t even busy.

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Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo – I borrowed this as an audiobook from the Boston Public Library. Yes, I read another zombie book. No, I don’t think I have a problem. This was really very clever and funny. I don’t read a lot of sci-fi/ fantasy by male authors. I really liked it. It was very funny, especially when you find out that Ryan Seacrest is the voice in one of the character’s heads. The descriptions of the zombies are also very funny. It’s like People of Wal-Mart meets Dawn of the Dead. I’m giving it 3 stars.

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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese – I borrowed this as an e-book from the BPL. This was a book club pick. I had never heard of it and I am super excited about my new book club. This is a very long book and it is very serious. I had to renew this (*gasp*) because I didn’t finish it in 14 days. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. It covers almost the entire history of Ethiopia and Eritrea during the 20th century, which I found very interesting. Centering around a hospital, it also delves into the medical issues in the area, focusing heavily on female ailments and other gynecological problems.  In a way, it sort of reminded me of The Poisonwood Bible. It is a really very good book. I’m giving it 4 stars.

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Feuds by Avery Hastings – I received this from the publisher via Netgalley. I requested this mostly because it has a ballet dancer on the cover. Apparently, I have a thing for ballet dancers. Books should come with soundtracks. This one would definitely be heavy on the ballet music. Think Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet) with some others thrown in. It is post-apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I hate waiting for things. I am so all about instant gratification. I’m giving it 4 stars.

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