Monday, May 14, 2012

Married With Zombies Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long Intro



I don't know if you've noticed the badges around, but we're doing a special read-a-long in June for Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen! Why is it special you ask? Well, besides the fact that we are special (too much?) it's going to be a Scavenger Hunt Read-a-Long. Kind of like when we were kids but with more swearing and the zombie apocalypse. So, go get the book and join us for a month of fun and prize packs that may make you pass out with the awesome.

Scavenger Hunt Schedule:

Week1: Chapters 1-5 (June 1st) - Jen @ In the Closet With a Bibliophile
Week2: Chapters 6-10 (June 8th) - Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette
Week3: Chapters 11-15 (June 15th) - Loretta @ Between the Pages
Week4: Chapters 16-20 (June 22nd) - Tina @ Tina's Book Reviews
Week5: Chapters 21-26 (June 29th) - Missie @ The Unread Reader

Prizes!!
(descriptions at the bottom of this post)

Prize Pack 1:

Prize Pack 2:


Prize Pack 3:

Prize Pack 4:

RULES and DIRECTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS:
1. Must have a blog or outlet to participate in the answering of questions (if you don't have a blog, GoodReads will work or any place you can post up your pictures/answer to the questions and people can visit.) For all those who don't have a blog, they are free to open and you can close it whenever you want.

2. You must answer all the questions on your site.

3. This read-a-long is a scavenger hunt. It WILL INVOLVE PICTURES. We will be posting pictures of things you'll be asked to find around your house, from the book. You will NEED TO TAKE A PICTURE of yourself or other people (you are allowed a stand in for yourself) with said item and post it up.

4. There will be 4 items to find every week and 1 question to answer.

5. The 4 items and 1 question for each week will be available the previous week. They will be found on the blog that is hosting the following week (i.e. Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette will host the 2nd week of June. On June 1st (week 1) you will find her items/questions ON HER BLOG for week 2.)

6. After posting up your pictures/question, make sure to link your DIRECT URL into the linky of that weeks hosting blog.

7. Visit the other linked up participants and leave comments on their posts.

8. Everyone who signs up for the read-along and participates each week will be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes. Best part: there will one winner per prize! Winners will be chosen using Random.org.

9. International participants: The giveaway is open to you as well (as long as The Book Depository delivers to your country).
Wanna join us?
Visit any of the participating blogs above to sign up and head on over to Jen's at In the Closet With a Bibliophile to grab the first set of Scavenger Items for week one!

About the Book:
Married With Zombies (Kindle)
Married With Zombies (Mass Market Paperback)
Living With The Dead #1
Jesse Petersen
A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they're on the verge of divorce and going to couples' counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things - the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client's throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn't mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don't eat their brains, they might just kill each other.
                                                                                                                                  

Attention participants: If you have CAPTCHA on your blog, please consider turning it off (even for the day) to help make commenting simple and fun for everyone. If you need instructions on how to turn CAPTCHA off, visit this post: CAPTCHA: How to Eradicate Evil.
                                                                                                                                  
Prize Pack 1: I AK47 Zombies tote bag, Shaun of the Dead DVD & Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 3: All three books from Living With the Dead Series &Beaded Bookmark
Prize Pack 4: In the Dead e-Book, Shambling With the Stars e-Book & 1 book costing up to $10 from The Book Depository
                                                                                                                                     

Questions Week 1

1. In chapter 2 Sarah has to put her marriage therapist "to rest" with a letter opener. Let's see your weaponized letter opener in mid-action! No letter opener? Think fast! You need to rescue your friend/significant other! What are you going to use when no actual weapons are available? No knives, no guns! Show me what you've got!  

2.  In chapter 2 Sarah is wrestling with Dr. Kelly and David can't seem to find a weapon to help his dear wife with. Until...Sarah yells at him to use something on Dr. Kelly's body, which he grabs and smashes into her head. I want to see your most killer pair of this item!

3. In chapter 3, Sarah hears an unexpected noise in the bathroom while she's nervously peeing. She grabs "the closest thing there was to a weapon in the room". I want a picture of the same type of item that is closest to you....no soft edges people. They won't do the brain damage necessary to kill the living dead. 

4. At the end of chapter 5, Dave gives Sarah a weapon just before they are leaving their apartment to pay a little visit to Jack & Amanda's apartment. Let's see a picture of yours (same type of item).

5.  How do you feel about the book up to this point? Any thoughts you want to share? 

Grab a button and sign up! 

 




20 comments:

  1. I will be signing up later today :) I have already read it but it will be fun to see everyones answers!

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    1. I think so! I'm pumped to see all the pictures. LOL! I think it will be hee-larious!

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  2. This is so cool! Thanks for selecting MARRIED WTIH ZOMBIES for your scanvenger hunt/readalong! Now I'm going to have to be obsessively checking it all out...

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    1. It was originally Ashley's idea, but it was even more awesome after I started reading. Sad to say I was praying for the Zombie Apocalypse in the hopes it would save my own marriage, LOL! I think the pictures will be fun. Plus, now I can see how my weaponry stands for the zombie takeover.

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  3. This sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to jump on board, but will have to give it a bit of thought. I have a ton of June releases for review. Hopefully I can squeeze just one more in.

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    1. I hope you can! It's going to be a ton of fun. I'm excited to try something a little different. :)

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  4. Thanks so much for putting this together for us, cupcake! You are so freaking full of awesome that you're overflowing.

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  5. I cannot wait for this! It is going to be a blast! I am emailing this to my friends!

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    1. YAY! It's going to be a blast, chicka! Oh imagine the pictures to be seen. My letter opener is prepared. LOL!

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  6. Your readalongs are so much fun--I haven't read this one and totally wish I had time to do a readalong right now! *is sad* But I'll follow along anyway 'cause y'all crack me up.

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    1. Mary! You should push everything else aside and do it. LOL! ;) I do love the read-a-longs and I have a feeling this one will prove to be even more epic.

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  7. I'm not taking pics of myself, but my boy has "volunteered" *heh* to stand in for me. ;D

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    1. I had a feeling you were going to try and bypass the picture taking you sneaky devil you! ;) I still can't wait to see what you come up with. You should make him stand in really awkward positions to take the pictures, LMAO!

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  8. This sounds SO much fun bb! I will have to wait till end of May before I sign up, new semester and stuff eek. But I will try y best to do this, cause seriously this read-along is so awesome!

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  9. Fist visit to you blog but count me in! I've been meaning to read this book since last year so this gives me a good excuse :)

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  10. YAY!!!! I am soooo excited chick! You TOTALLY rocked this ENTIRE thing babe!!! <3 I love you like HARDCORE with 10 ZILLION #ZombieSprinkles

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  11. Have fun dear Jen! I don't like zombies but your entry is so colourful you can forget it is about brain-eating monsters...Almost...

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  12. I started to read this today. I have a really good feeling about it. :D

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  13. Finally signing on for this, Heidi has been kicking my butt to join. I hate taking pictures of myself, but this will be fun and I can't wait. Already have the book. I am so excited. Thank you and thank you Heidi!

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I always love comments, and I read every single one!

Also, this is now designated an award free zone. Although I love awards and I love everyone for thinking of me, I just don't have the time to honor them like they need to be honored. Thank you though for your consideration!

XOXO Jen the Bibliophile

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