Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In which I find myself drooling.

Okay, remember when I said that I tend to judge a book by its cover?  I'll admit it, I'm a total snob when it comes to book covers.  There are many many books that I have not picked up merely because of their cover.  FOR SHAME!  Eventhough I blather on endlessly to my 10 year old about not judging anything or anyone based on how they LOOK.  Sigh.  It's a problem.  But once again I am going to point to the fact that because I have the WONDERFUL people at Simon and Schuster Canada and a few other publishing houses, I am introduced to various titles in which I would otherwise might say, "Pah!" 

Ergo...  ============================>

If I saw this little ditty in the book store I would probably think it was some weird little graphic novel, and not even given it a second glance.  And in fact, it came in a box with some other ARC's and sat there barely even noticed crying in the corner.  At first I thought, "What the?"  and it went into the pile of still-to-be-read ARC's that seem to call me everyday from their corner of my family room. 

So then...

I am meandering around Facebook, when I should really be reading, and I notice that Scott Westerfeld author of Leviathan which I sort of liked (read:  OBSESSIVELY IN LOVE WITH) changed his status to read...and I'm paraphrasing here... I'm going to be doing reading from Zombies vs. Unicorn at the blah blah blah tomorrow.  I'm like.. WHAAAA?  And so I asked him if he wrote a story in there and he says yes. 

Here's me scrambling to grab the book. 

Here's me opening it for the first time eventhough I've had it since forever...

 and here's me:

Soooo, not only does Scott Westerfeld have a short story in this little number, but so does CASSANDRA CLARE and HOLLY BLACK... it is a veritable cornucopia of delightful authors. 

It is a zany anthology of sorts, of short stories... but so much more!  Here is the blurb:

In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths – for good and evil – of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?

See what I mean?  GEMS, people, GEMS! 

It comes out September 21st and once I have a read thru I'll post my review..


10 Blabs:

Jenny said...

Haha, that's too funny! Thanks for reviewing this though... I have been hearing about zombies vs. unicorns forever but had no idea what it was b/c I was not interested, lol! But this book actually sounds good!

Lisa said...

Hey Jenny! I know TOTALLY, right? I have even had this book in my possesion and really had no idea. But now that I started reading it? HIL-arious. Really, really funny.

Fi-chan said...

I've been seeing this book nearly everywhere but the cover and title didn't catch my interest. I thought it was some weird book :x Now that I know what this is about, it seems interesting!

Bethany said...

ARGH! That sounds amazing! I want to read! I want to read! The cover made me instantly want to read it.

Anonymous said...

ok...that's really a strange cover O_o
But it sound kinda interesting...can't wait for your review.

btw...there's an award for you to pick up on my blog =)


TheBookGirl said...

I too have seen this mentioned alot, but wasn't really sure what it was...thanks for the heads up :)

Sugar and Snark said...

I also saw this cover around, but i thought it was joke. But last night i read the description on goodreads, and now i want it lol

Alita said...

I so very much want to read this anthology. I'm definitely team Unicorn, but I've heard there are some stories in there that will work hard to change my alliance.

Deepali said...

ohhh I haven't heard of this book before, perhaps it hasn't hit the Indian shores yet..
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