October Takeover: How to Avoid Becoming a Zombie

~Posted by Carrie M.

Of all the potential “what-if” tragedies that could completely change our lives forever, the most popular by far is the much anticipated zombie apocalypse. With so much “zombie culture” surrounding us today, many people may go into the event feeling overconfident. Sure, you’ve seen The Walking Dead and Z Nation, and maybe you’ve even read a few books like World War Z and Rot and Ruin, but it’s going to take more than your TV knowledge to survive the outbreak of the living dead. Don’t worry! Here at the Seattle Public Library, we’ve got your back with this handy-dandy list of books for all of your zombie needs. 

Find The Zombie Survival Guide in the SPL catalogFirst and foremost, you need to get your hands on a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide. This is the hands-down, number-one guide to protecting your life, your loved ones, and your property from the shambling masses. In it, you will learn many battle-proven techniques for zombie disposal and fortifying your haven. It even covers typical zombie behavior and physiology so you can be prepared for all the stinking, rotting corpses that are shuffling their way to your door as we speak. If you’re pressed for time and the walkers are coming through the windows, be sure to check out the short list of top ten survival tips for the zombie apocalypse, like number nine: “No place is safe, only safer.”

Find The Zombie Combat Manual in the SPL catalogIf you can’t find a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide because the looters have already beaten you to it, you can check out The Zombie Combat Manual, The Zombie Handbook, or The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead. While none of these books have proven methods of dealing with the undead like The Zombie Survival Guide boasts, you will be able to learn more about the different kinds of zombies, effective hand-to-hand, weaponless combat with undead opponents, foraging and salvaging skills, and so much more. These are definitely worthwhile books for any survivor’s library.

Find How to Speak Zombie in the SPL catalogBut what if you’re trapped? Even those of us that have spent a lifetime preparing for the zombie apocalypse could find ourselves backed into a corner, surrounded by corpses that want nothing more than to bite our faces off. You may find some success by studying How to Speak Zombie. This potentially helpful language guide comes with an electronic gadget to help you with proper zombie pronunciation and it plays key zombie “phrases” that may buy you enough time to make your getaway. When in doubt, hit the “Brrrrraaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnsssss” button and run!

With a lot of preparation and even more luck, you just may live long enough to see the end of the whole ordeal. Of course, the best offense is a good defense, so be sure to get a copy of these and other helpful survival guides from your nearest Seattle Public Library before the dead start to rise. Be smart and be safe out there!

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