Wednesday, April 27, 2011

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Ten

So Many Books, So Little Time is hosting the 30 Day Book Challenge. Each day for 30 days I'll be answering one question about books.

Day Ten: A book you've always meant to read and never got around to

The answer to this question used to be Brave New World but I finally read that book last semester. The new answer to this question would have to be Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Since I've found out about this book a few years ago, I've been meaning to read it. A friend of mine even bought it for me for Christmas last year so I physically own a copy I just haven't sat down to it yet. I want to reread Pride and Prejudice again before I read this book, so it's all just a matter of finding time to fit them both into my schedule. Perhaps I'll put them on my reading list for May.

Also, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is apparently being made into a movie. Is anything not made into a film anymore?



  1. I liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I read it just after it was released and it made me chuckle. Had I waited until now that there are so many of them out there I probably wouldn't have. I haven't felt the urge to read any of those. The content is VERY close to the original but obviously with the addition of zombies and a few other changes. You'll see what I mean if you read Pride and Prejudice.

    I could mention my entire TBR pile in answer to this question, lol. The Watchman is probably at the top of my list. I might read that next. I have been meaning to read it since I saw the film.

  2. I've read Pride and Prejudice a few times, but I want to reread it before I add zombies to the story. I think I'll enjoy it more if the original is fresh in my mind.

    I don't really have any urge to read the others either. They're all by different authors, so even if I like this one, there's no guarantee that I'll like the others.

    I haven't seen the film or read the book. I'm not really a graphic novel fan so there's that aspect, but it just didn't really appeal to me in general for some reason. Hope you like it!

  3. I always thought that Graphic Novels were meant for struggling readers who needed a little push.

    Also, for some reason I just can't bring myself to read this book. It's not that I think it's bad...I just really really like Pride and Prejudice (as do most girls who read) and so I almost feel like I would be doing the whole story a disservice by reading it :/ I don't know. Maybe I'll just get over myself and read it. After I read my 20 other books that need to be read because I said I would read them. :]

  4. I have a lot of friends who are avid readers who read graphic novels. It's a personal taste thing, I guess. I'm not a very visually-oriented person; I prefer walls of text to pictures. Others like being engaged in their novels through illustrations.

    I've heard good and bad things about this book. I like the idea of it because a) I love zombies and b) I love when people don't take themselves (or others) too seriously. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favorite novels so I'm not sure if I'll like Grahame-Smith's take on it or not, but we'll see.

    I definitely feel your pain about the 20 other books. I'm compiling my reading list for May and it's so hard because there are so many books that I haven't read yet that I've been meaning to.