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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Teaser Tuesday (01)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be ReadingAnyone can play along! Just do the following!
  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share a few teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • MAKE SURE NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (you don't want to give too much away and ruin the book for other readers)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other readers can add your book to their TBR list if they like your teaser!

This teaser comes from Across the Universe by Beth Revis

      The president called it the "epitome of the American dream."
     Daddy called it the unholy alliance of buiness and government.
     But all it really was, was America giving up.  Bailing out in order to join the Financial Resource Exchange.  A multinational alliance focused on one thing: profit.  Fund global medical care to monopolize vaccines.  Back unified currency to collect planet-wide interest.
     And provide the resources needed for a select group of scientists and military personnel to embark on the first trip across the universe in a quest to find more natural resources—more profit.
     The answer to my parents' dreams. 
     And my worst nightmare.
 Page 18 (ARC)
My Comments : 
     I got this ARC at the National Council of Teachers of English convention in November, along with 32 other books.  When I looked at the title, I immediately liked it because it evokes images of love and distance, both because of the Beatles song and the image of space.  I've only read to chapter 8 because I've had finals the past three weeks, but now since I'm break I expect to finish it.
      It is a very interesting concept, and I'm excited to see where it goes.  Look for a review later this month or early January!  In the mean time Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds like a book relevant to today's concerns. Maybe a bit of one world government in this one?

    Tossing It Out

  2. Yes it does have that aspect, but not in the way you would think! The book should go on-sale March 2011, so definitely keep an eye out!


  3. Not my normal type of read but I am looking for new stuff to read and get me out of my norm.

    My Tuesday Teaser


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