Today (Oct. 13), the University Hills Branch of the Austin Public Library will host its annual Zombie Book Club meeting.
Club leader Billy McConnell says this years required reading is the graphic novel series, The Walking Dead.
He also recommends members read The Zombie Survival Guide (Three Rivers) and World War Z (Crown), so they can actively participate in discussions about zombies and surviving the Apocalypse.
McConnell says all club literature must accurately represent zombies without downplaying their flesh-eating habits.
He usually opts for dark, gritty reads, though he is considering adding a romantic zombie version of Pride & Prejudice.
After discussing the undead, members some in zombie costumes enjoy snacks like brain cupcakes and brain-shaped JELL-O molds.
They often attempt to recruit others for the club, since they convene during the librarys normal business hours.
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