I never had any interest in zombies. Then I picked up the book The Forest of Hands and Teeth and was enthralled by the lyric style of the writing. Now that the door was open, I also read Enclave. Most recently, I have been reading the Rot & Ruin series, the morality and good guys vs. bad guys reminded of reading Shane in junior high.
Now that I have opened myself to the whole zombie thing, now I am seeing zombie stuff everywhere. When I am not reading dystopian YA fiction, you will often find me watching shows on my favorite TV station, HGTV. There was an episode where a man and his wife wanted to buy a private island in Florida. Apparently it wasn’t for privacy, prestige or the other reasons you might think. The guy kept mentioning their house would be a no zombie zone, based on the theory that zombies wouldn’t be able to swim to wear he lived. I thought the guy was definitely off his rocker. Then I came across this article this week on zombie free real estate and it made me chuckle: http://homes.yahoo.com/news/anti-zombie-strongholds-for-sale.html?page=all