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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


Past. Present. Future. (11)

There are a a lot of these "What're you reading?" features around, so I figured, hey why not start one too? Basically, here's where I highlight the books I've read, the books I'm reading, and the books I'm going to read. Fun, right? Please join in if you want!

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard - Oh god this novel was intense.  Not in a bad way at all, but I definitely had to be in the mood to read it.  I'm really digging the new "literature" genre that is popping up in YA; it shows that that style of book can and will be read by teens.  But on the flip side of that, it's a big issue to deal with and set in a time some students may not connect to.  However, the writing was gorgeous, and made me salivate with the lush feeling in my mouth.
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer - I loved this book!  It was definitely skewed toward the younger group of middle grade, but it was still so enjoyable!!  The way Colfer took the traditional fairytales that we all know and love, and tweaked them into something new was great.  I kept wanting more and more, falling in love with the Land of Stories as I followed Alex and Conner around.  This is a book not to be missed!

Mothership by Martin Lecht & Isla Neal - Uh, this book is FREAKING HILARIOUS!  I usually stay away from pregnancy stories, but the summary hooked me!  And I'm so glad that I decided to read this book.  Lecht & Neal have created a snarky, funny, capable protagonist in Elvie, with some very fun supporting characters (I love Ramona and Ducky)!  This is a fun mix of contemporary and sci-fi that everyone should pick up; great debut of 2012!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - Ooooh this book is on top of my 2012 debut list!  Sounds like an awesome mystery/supernatural story, it takes place in a kingdom similar to Russia!  I love Russia, so yay!  I want to know how this Shadow Fold came to be, how Alina uses her power, and who the heck is the Darkling (or maybe what...?)!  I'm really excited to dive in! I PROMISE I WILL EVENTUALLY READ THIS (I should probably not promise this anymore......LOL)!

If any of you've read any of these books, let me know what you thought (but NO spoilers) down below in the comments!

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