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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. (26)

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!

Corsets & Clockwork: 14 Steampunk Romances edited by Trisha Telep - I loved this collection!  Steampunk is such a cool genre because you can mix it with everything!  Western, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, the combinations are endless.  You can even go futuristic with it.  Each short story had a unique take on the steampunk trope, but there were a few that I adored. "Wild Magic" by Ann Aguirre, "Deadwood" by Michael Scott, & "Under Amber Skies" by Maria V. Snyder were my three favorites, each set in such a completely different time and culture.  Very enjoyable collection!
Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim - I loved the art in the graphic novel!  It was so expressive and really added to the plot.  It is a short story in a sense, as there isn't much meat to the story.  I do think it has a good moral to it, but I would have loved to learn more about the characters overall.  I'm definitely going to check out other work by Kim.

Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon - I received this book for review, and I'm so excited I did!  It's a really interesting look at a possible Earth future, and the veterinarian part to it, being an exoveterinarian dealing with alien lifeforms, is really cool.  I'm almost done with the book, and the world that Schoon built is so all-encompassing that I think he could expand books beyond Zenn one day!  I'll be having a blog tour up of this closer to May, so keep an eye out!

Requiem by Lauren Oliver - UH I NEED TO READ THIS!  I love this trilogy so much, and I have to find out what happens!  I can't believe I'm waiting this long since I got it the day it came out!  I'm (hopefully) going to see Lauren Oliver in May down in Miami!  I'll just pass out from the awesome in the room if that's the case!

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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