zombie awareness month (with prizes!)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 |

I know it’s not just me. It’s most of the rest of you too. But my ‘real life’ friends don’t get my reading habit-addiction-thing. Example: I was video chatting the other night with a friend (who happens to look like Matt Damon, and no I am not kidding, and yes, I know I am lucky), and he said, “Celia, you know the zombie thing? That’s kind of…weird.”

He was just trying to be helpful, really. And we discussed it at length, because I was surprised that it was a thing. But maybe it’s a little bit like, can I be ‘normal’ and fun and ridiculous and spontaneous and just keep that zombie reading habit in the closet, maybe? And that’s the reaction of the majority of my friends. I must have been better at hiding the nerd-geek in me than I thought.

BUT! On the blog I can do whatever I want, and what I want is to announce that today, besides being Cinco de Mayo, is one day in the awesomeness that is Zombie Awareness Month. I KNOW. Your life wasn’t complete until you read that, was it? I have ordered BUTTONS to commemorate this loveliness. I will have extras, even. So I’m going to create a Zombie Prize Pack to give away here at the blog. And honestly? I was inspired to do so by Velvet at vvb32reads, who sent me an amazing collection of zombie stuff last year when I won a contest. The blogosphere rocks it out. Back to prizes!

The Zombie Prize Pack contains:

Zombieland or Shaun of the Dead DVD [region 1] or Blu-ray

The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology by Christopher Golden

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

YA zombie novel of your choice

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Postcard Book

Zombie Awareness Month buttons from the Zombie Research Society

…and whatever other zombie goodness I find in the month of May.


To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me which YA zombie novel you’d choose to go in the prize pack if you win.

Please include your email address or another method of contact. Giveaway is open to the US & Canada only. Comments will close on May 31 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.

Good luck!


Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Well honestly the title I'd choose is not a YA. It's also a title that I have already read and really enjoyed. It's called Play Dead by Ryan Brown, and it's about a team of football playing zombies. I myself don't need a copy, as I have one, but it would be cool for another person to get a chance to read it.

Thanks for the great contest!


fredamans said...

I'd have to pick I kissed a zombie and I liked it, since it is on my wish list!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh this is amazing. I agree with the first idea, Playing Dead. I really really want to read that now. It sounds amazing. And I understand how the blogosphere understands these things better than others sometimes.

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elizabeth said...

Awesome contest! I would choose Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel by Seth Grahame-Smith and Tony Lee. (Hopefully graphic novels count) I think it will be great! Or I would choose Xombies: Apocalypse Blues by Walter Greatshell because I read it a while ago when it was only called Xombies. I thought it was amazing!

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Tia said...

I think I would choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth... I haven't read it myself, but I know lots of people who like it.

tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

Steph Su said...

lol this is a great giveaway theme! The book I'd choose would most likely be Passing Strange, the third Generation Dead book by Daniel Waters. There's something about the series that I really enjoy, despite my not being a zombie person.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awesome contest! Thanks so much!! I'd pick the Forest of Hands and Teeth if I won!

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vvb32 reads said...

this is surely a zombilicious treat! wooooooooooot!

Ryan G said...

What a great idea and thanks for the contest. I would have to go with The Forest of Hands and Teeth since I seem to be one of the few that haven't read it. I'm really entering for the button though!


vvb32 reads said...

and for cinco de mayo, you should maybe throw in a taco kit - LOL ;-D

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I LOVE zombies. I've even been having dreams about them!

I'd pick the third book in the Generation Dead series. I love that series :)

foltzsfantasticbooks at gmail.com

exodus said...

I would pick pick the Forest of Hands and Teeth.


Kristen said...

Well I'd probably pick the second Generation Dead novel - Kiss of Life. :)

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

Thanks for the contest! Go Zombies!!!

Shy said...

I'm most certainly pick the first book from Generation Dead series - "Generation Dead". Have read some raving reviews on this one and heard that it is a thick novel as well! I love that =)

Thank you so much for this giveaways. Awesome theme, I must say!


allisonrocks said...

I would choose Generation Dead if I won. I haven't read it yet and it looks really good. :D
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win 'The Dead Tossed Waves' by Carrie Ryan. I loved the first one and I cant wait to get my hands on the 2nd!

kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks! :)

Icedream said...

I am another Zombie fan. I recently finished "Breathers: A Zombies Lament" by S.G.Browne that I would highly recommend.
For a choice of book if I won I would have to go with Play Dead by Ryan Brown but if it has to be YA (which is fine by me) then I haven't read Generation Dead yet either.
Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

waitmantwillie at hotmail dot com

Lexie said...

ZOMBIES!!! I get the same reaction from my friends. They give me this patient "Oh its a Lexie thing", pat me on my head and change the topic. Mind you I love Zombies in every form you can imagine and my collection puts most men to shame in its absolute awesomeness (DVD/comic wise).

That all being said...I own every YA zombie related book to come out except for I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It. I'm looking forward to Passing Strange however, so I'd choose that if I won.

Out of curiousity Celia--have you read Christopher Golden's book Soulless? My sister recently got it for me, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.


throuthehaze said...

I would choose Undead Much? by Stacey Jay

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Jenny N. said...

I'd pick Dead Tossed Waves, I really liked the first book and can't wait to continue with the series.


pointy star said...

I've been really into zombies lately. Actually, my friend and I had a conversation about how we wouldn't be able to escape if we were attacked out in the open from my neighborhood when we had a walk a week ago. ...I'm still not sure how we even got to that topic :P

Anyway, if I won and got to choose a book, I'd pick You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay.


titania86 said...

This is quite possibly the best giveaway ever! :) I would love to win The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan.


Kim said...

I love, love, love zombie stories! Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth is my favorite. If I won this contest I would pick Feed by Mia Grant!


misskallie2000 said...

I would love to win 'The Dead Tossed Waves' by Carrie Ryan. This looks like a great book. I share with my daughter and grandaughters and we like YA..
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

deltay said...

I'd pick Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS & TEETH.

Thanks for the great contest!


donnas said...

I would pick the Dead Tossed Waves. Really enjoyed the first book.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Bethie said...

I would pick Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Just too funny!

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Diana Dang said...

Awesome contest! I think I would choose Carrie Ryan's Dead Tossed Waves. :)

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Anna ♥ said...

I would pick the Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. :D

Anna ♥

BleuMoon said...

I would pick Generation Dead by Daniel Waters for my choice - seems like a great series and I am anxious to begin reading it.



Jess. said...

I would totally pick I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It. I love zombie anything, and this contest is amazing!

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Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Omg - I am a zombie NUT lol
I've really been enjoying these YA paranormals/mashups since I discovered them a year ago, and zombies are my absolute favorite, so thanks for such an uber awesome giveaway :)

I would pick The Forest of Hands & Teeth (although since there has been so many recommendations for Generation Dead series that I'm going to add it to my want list asap hehe)

I've not read I Kissed a Zombie and Liked It, but it sure sounds like something I would enjoy :)

Justine said...

Omgsh, zombies. They're amazing creatures. Ahaha. Anyway, I'd choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I've come across that one and I remember being interested in it. Hehe. So yes. Zombies rock!


Allison said...

I would definitely have to go with Dead-Tossed Waves for my zombie book pick :)

allison.d.mason AT gmail DOT com

thanks for the giveaway!

Maria said...
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Maria said...

Sounds Great!:)
I'd choose The Dead-Tossed Waves by
Carrie Ryan


Christa said...

Dead Tossed Waves! : )


Thanks for the contest. This is fun.

I'm a new follower.

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Brittany said...

Awesome contest! I'm glad I've been made aware of Zombie Awareness Month :) I'd choose Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan because I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth.


Melanie said...

I would pick Cluck: Murder Most Fowl (though I'm not sure if it is YA) because it seems so different. The reviews I read were all good and I think it would be funny since it's about chickens.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I could have sworn I entered this contest already, but I guess not.

I think I'd choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth to go in the prize pack. I've wanted to read it, but I haven't picked it up just yet.

Thanks for the contest!

Laina said...

I'd choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth, I think. :) Great contest, by the way!!


Raspberry said...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth -what a fun idea! Thanks.

Sierra said...

I would choose The Dead-Tossed Waves. I've already read Forest of Hands and Teeth but haven't gotten around to the sequel.


monapete said...

Great giveaway! I would also choose The Forest of Hands and Teeth.


Cheryl said...

I would go with title I Kissed A Zombie and I Liked It. I just can't help but sing that in my Katy Perry singing voice.


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