Currently Reading: Peculiar Children and Zombies in Love

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Ive been quite fortunate with the library recently and come across quite a few books that i’ve been wanting to read. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is something i’ve been wanting to read for a while, but by random chance I saw Warm Bodies on one of the displayed and snapped it up immediately having seen the movie trailer a couple of days before and not knowing it was a book.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) first captured my attention not just because of the name but the story is inspired by (and includes) collections of strange vintage photography. These photographs belong to collectors and have inspired some of the events of the story. Jacob’s Grandfather used to tell him stories of an orphanage on a Welsh Island full of magical children, but also stories of monsters. When Jacob goes to find this orphanage, things on the island are not what they seem. Its hard do describe this book without giving too much away but its and excellent story and one that I can barely put down. Im only about 20 pages from the end!

Warm Bodies (2010) is a narrative by R. R is a zombie and thats all he can remember of his name. He cant articulate much but he thinks a lot. He lives in an abandoned airport with his fellow zombies who shamble about and sometimes go on hunting trips for the brains of scattered surviving living people. One day he meets Julie and instead of eating her he is compelled to protect her. This book is just a brilliant concept, that there is more to the zombie that what we see on the surface and also hilariously funny. I’m about a third of the way through currently and excited to see how things progress. I know a little of the plot from seeing the movie trailer, something i cant wait to see when it comes out of DVD.

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