Married With Zombies Readalong – Ch. 1-5

Hi everyone! I am so, so, so excited to be re-reading Married With Zombies by Jesse Petersen, and I am SO pumped for this readalong. So, this week’s questions are from Jen at In the Closet with a Bibliophile, and just for convenience’s sake I copied the questions here along with my pics / answers!

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!  

This was my grandma’s, otherwise I wouldn’t have a letter opener. Thanks, Grandma!

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!

Umm yeah, my most “killer pair” have a 1-inch heel. That ain’t gonna do much…

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. 

The honeyman’s giant leatherbound hardcover of Gray’s Anatomy should do nicely. Oh the irony.

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).

If my survival depends on a flashlight, I’m screwed. This thing is super flimy (but holds drill bits inside) and the light itself doesn’t even work. Add one more thing to my apocalypse to-buy list…

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

I forgot how fun these books are. I also forgot how annoying Sarah is in the beginning, lol. She’s really kind of bitchy. But I do love her funny little jokes, like joking that her therapist didn’t need a sandwich, she needed a “manwich”. LOL. I really like how the author does SUCH a good job of painting a realistic day-one scenario. Using whatever’s around as a weapon, getting used to the gore quickly, debating whether or not to add a person to your group, etc.

Anyways, can’t wait to read the next section! These chapters fly by so fast!




  1. Ok lets see if this comment works….(lol)

    I love the pictures…the shoe one, your expression, that hysterical!!!


  2. Hi Sarah, so nice to meet you! Your pics are great, your expressions are the best part. I know looking around made me realize I need to be better prepared for the apocalypse. I guess I am hoping I will go out in the initial bang. That anatomy book would definitely do some damage! Thanks for the laugh!


  3. Dude, your heel could kick my heels ass. No joke. Maybe if we join forces our shoes could take out a whole zombie. We just need a good swing. LOL! I love the Grey’s Anatomy book *giggles* I love Ironic weapons. One person had a book on the back of their toilet titled “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” I love it. I may be easily amused. Also, how heavy is that flashlight? It looks like a good bashing tool.


  4. Agreed this is a fun read. It looks like most of us are deficient in the shoe & flashlight category.

    “woohoo, salesperson. Can you show me a great pair of shoes that can double as a Zombie killing urban machete?”


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