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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


Top Ten Tuesday: Or Top Five (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
The topic this week is: Ten Books That I Read That Were Outside Of My Comfort Zone.

I'm going with only FIVE this week because I do not often read books out of my comfort zone.  I know what I like, and I tend to stick with that.  However, I have had the opportunity, either through review or  book tour that I've gotten to read some books that fall out of my norm!

1.  Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes.  I had to read this book for my History of Children's Literature class.  It was good, but it was difficult to read due to the language.  Historical fiction is not really my cup of tea, and this kind is the reason why.  Out of the whole list, this is the only book I ended up not liking.

2.  Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper.  I received this from New Books for New Bloggers, a blog that was ran by Into the Morning Reads, but she since had to close it down.  I won this, and one of the conditions was to review it.  It is another historical book, but the complete opposite of Johnny Tremain.  I absolutely loved it, and the mystery involved was compelling.

3.  Babe in Boyland by Jody Gerhman.  I got this through Goodreads, and because of this I'm so grateful, I feel obligated to review these books as soon as possible.  I wasn't sure I would like it, as it's kind of a girl-crazy contemporary read, but it was really cute and funny.  And I loved the Shakespeare element; made it that much better!

4.  Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen.  I got this as an ARC from NCTE.  I was so happy to be a part of this conference, that I read all the ARCs I got, even the ones that I didn't think I'd like.  Being a sports story, I was afraid it would be geared towards boys only.  And while it obviously has more appeal for boys, it didn't turn me off at all.  The story is agonizing and worth a read!

5.  Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler.  I was part of the ARC tour for this book.  I was intrigued by the story line, but at the same time hesitant because I don't like re-tellings/re-imaginings of previously written books.  But this, while having elements of Sense and Sensibility, was it's own book, and really told the story of the modern sister relationship!  It was great!

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