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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


Waiting on Wednesday (51)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

by Cory Doctorow
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal. 
Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly he learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke.

Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven’t entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people’s minds….
I love Cory Doctorow.  Little Brother, his first YA novel, was such a creative story, and I enjoyed it immensely.  With this new book, Doctorow again explores a modern dilemma, with it's roots right in our own present.  The crack down on copyright, especially within the video/youtube realm has become intense.  I'm really interested to read more about this world where creating these very things is illegal.  I love these kind of dystopias because it feels so possible for this to become reality. 

What book are you waiting for?


  1. hmm, hadn't hear dog this one before, but thanks for putting it on my radar!

    Here's a link to my WOW!

  2. Haven't heart of this one. Though it seems like a good one.
    Here's mine. :)
    Have a great day!
    P.S New follower.

  3. Wow, this sounds AWESOME. I've never heard of it before, but I'm adding it to my wishlist. It sounds really interesting *__*

    Books of Amber

  4. sound thrilling . i lov male pov/
    my wow

  5. "I love these kind of dystopias because it feels so possible for this to become reality." This is exactly why I love dystopias - they're that much more scary when they feel real, or based in reality!

    My WoW


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