I tend to be quite behind the times when it comes to reading and when I finally get around to picking up a book to read it generally takes me forever because of everything else I occupy myself with... but I've finally gotten around to finishing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith. This was an absolutely delightful parody of the Jane Austin classic. A good deal of the original text remains with brief, hilarious interruptions of zombie, ninja and warrior mayhem! The five Bennet sisters are not only fine young ladies with all the stresses of attending balls, seeking suitable husbands and dealing with a mother who won't rest until each one is married off, but they are also Masters of Death, trained by Master Liu in China.
This was a terribly amusing read and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you love some good zombie fun. Also out by Seth Grahame-Smith is "Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters", his current project is "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". Check out the Quirk Classics' website to learn more about their recently announced "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls", the prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies detailing the origins of the Zombie infestation in London and Elizabeth's rise as a killer, due out in the Spring of 2010 by Steve Hockensmith. Something tells me they won't stop until they've "ruined" every classic with insane pop culture and fantasy. As far as I'm concerned, anything is better than sparkly vampires...*gag*
Edit: Next up...Stephen King's The Gunslinger, Book one of The Dark Tower series. Recommended to me by Chris. Hopefully with the semester at an end, I'll find more time for reading.