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Scott's Books => Afterworlds => Topic started by: kristina-la on September 22, 2014, 02:20:56 AM

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Post by: kristina-la on September 22, 2014, 02:20:56 AM
New catagory!!!!!! This book is coming! Soon! I'm so excited!!!!!
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2014, 02:23:47 AM
TWO MORE DAYS TWO MORE DAYS TWO MORE DAYS TWO MORE DAYS *runs in excited circles*
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Post by: Ceres on September 22, 2014, 06:17:13 AM
WAT THERE'S ONLY TWO MORE DAYS?  :o
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2014, 06:24:14 AM
It is the twenty-first. Which means two days until the twenty-third ;D ;D
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Post by: Ceres on September 22, 2014, 06:31:51 AM
Already? YAY!! :D

I really need to keep track of time better :I
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Post by: Eraisuithiel on September 22, 2014, 07:34:17 AM
I maaaay just be taking a walk down to Chapters soon...

Ugh, I can't wait. Plus the book seems quite long so yay
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 22, 2014, 07:37:28 AM
I'm surprised that Afterworlds has its own section instead to just being classified with westerfeld's other books set in New York.
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Post by: GreyCaboose on September 22, 2014, 07:39:58 AM
Wow...It's coming so quickly...

I honestly hope I can understand everything in the book! When I was reading the Leviathan trilogy, I couldn't understand a large portion of the English words. I'm better at English now, thankfully, but I'm still worried. I can't find Westerfeld's books in Swedish when I look, so I always read the English versions.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 22, 2014, 07:48:00 AM
Leviathan had quite a few unusual English words :P
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Post by: Noelle-wa on September 22, 2014, 12:12:20 PM
YAAAYYYYY!
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Post by: FirelordAzula on September 23, 2014, 04:47:18 AM
YES! I'll hopefully get it in a week or two, I've ordered it from Amazon.
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Post by: Ceres on September 23, 2014, 07:42:35 AM
Am I the only one who isn't buying it and is just going to read it in the library? :P
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 23, 2014, 08:03:10 AM
Nope, I already put a request on my library card for it.:P
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Post by: kristina-la on September 24, 2014, 08:04:28 AM
got my copy! :)
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Post by: Echo :) on September 24, 2014, 12:56:26 PM
This is one heavy book.... It took all my power not to read it at work, but I was training the new guy so I had to pay attention....
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2014, 11:21:36 PM
FINISHED. ;D
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Post by: GreyCaboose on September 24, 2014, 11:26:51 PM
Great! Was it good?
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 24, 2014, 11:34:18 PM
IT WAS AMAZING. Both parts! ;D
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2014, 11:22:48 AM
working on it!

I feel like Scott answered this before but did he intentionally use the names Lizzie and Darcy? or was that just an accident?
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 25, 2014, 11:32:42 AM
It's intended he said that's Darcy's mother's favorite book is Pride & Prejudice.
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Post by: kristina-la on September 25, 2014, 11:37:25 AM
okay cool. that makes sense now! :D


I am still very amused that her protag is Lizzie! Elsewhere's protag was Lizzie too! love that connection!
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Post by: FirelordAzula on September 26, 2014, 07:04:01 AM
FINISHED. ;D
You, ma'am, are FAST! May I offer my congratulations?
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Post by: Ceres on September 26, 2014, 08:11:34 AM
This is one heavy book.... It took all my power not to read it at work, but I was training the new guy so I had to pay attention....
Heavy physically or figuratively?

FINISHED. ;D
:o
*gives dedication award*
Daaaaaang gurl. I haven't even gotten it from my library yet...
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 26, 2014, 08:22:15 AM
Me either.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 26, 2014, 02:02:57 PM
*accepts dedication reward* This is what happenes when I neglect pretty much everything else that isn't totally necessary for a day XD
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Post by: GreyCaboose on September 27, 2014, 12:11:34 AM
What is Afterworlds about, Pan?
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Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2014, 04:42:41 AM
lol Scott used the term "nervous-making" SOMEONE'S not letting go of Uglies :P
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Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2014, 06:21:57 AM
I love how he slips John Green in there :P and it's not even subtle! ahhaha we all know instantly who Scott's referring too
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on September 27, 2014, 06:27:37 AM
Yeah, I just got the book this afternoon from the library and read the first ten chapters
I like it so far.

I love how he's poking fun at YA with Darcy's side of the story.
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on September 27, 2014, 10:17:29 AM
What is Afterworlds about, Pan?
Darcy moves to New York alone and goes through a lot of life experiences while she rewrites Afterworlds, and book-within-a-book Afterworlds is about Lizzie thinking her way into the afterworld, which is basically where people go when they die, and now she can see ghosts and go to the afterworld and I'm not sure I can say much more without being spoilery.
lol Scott used the term "nervous-making" SOMEONE'S not letting go of Uglies :P
Yesss! XD Self-reference is awesome XD
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Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2014, 11:01:49 AM
in regards to the YA world part of this book, I am reminded of JK Rowling's book The Silkworm. Afterworlds is like Owen Quine's novel, Bombyx Mori! A book with a pile of references to authors and publishers in the (british) writing community (the book that pisses everyone off and gets him killed).
of course, Scott's book isn't a bashing fest with gross sexual metaphors :P

I've read two novels this year now that have been about the writing/publishing experience :P weird coincidence I'd say
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Post by: kristina-la on September 27, 2014, 11:25:51 AM
ooooohhhh now I understand the teardrop on the front cover! :P
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Post by: FirelordAzula on October 01, 2014, 07:19:51 AM
I got my copy! I'm trying to make it last, but we'll see how my resolve fares.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2014, 12:48:30 AM
I thought I was going to make it last but....I'm almost done. So yeah, I guess school takes a back seat when there's westerfeld to read :P
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Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2014, 12:05:33 PM
oooooh scotttttt! you little bugger!!!! you such so much! :P
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Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2014, 12:08:27 PM
oh....never mind....
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Post by: kristina-la on October 02, 2014, 12:28:10 PM
never mind again. scott you suck :P
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 02, 2014, 11:35:30 PM
What's all the neverminding for? If you want you can PM me so we don't spoil anything.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2014, 12:05:28 AM
It's all good I got it out of my system on the spoiler thread!
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 03, 2014, 12:07:12 AM
I'm almost done with the book but I don't want to read the spoiler thread yet.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2014, 12:40:13 AM
I was the only one to post a spoiler :p
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 05, 2014, 01:39:19 AM
I just finished it! I loved it! :D & I'm sad that it's over. :'(
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Post by: Ceres on October 05, 2014, 10:46:40 AM
Since my library is taking so long to get Afterworlds, my mom let me buy it! Eeeeee ;D
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Post by: Ceres on October 06, 2014, 08:04:18 AM
OMG. I called it but then I totally didn't call it!
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Post by: Julia The Bookworm on October 06, 2014, 08:21:41 AM
Call what? You can PM me the answer.
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Post by: Ceres on October 06, 2014, 08:32:28 AM
OK GREAT BECAUSE I NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 07, 2014, 01:45:49 PM
PM me too?
I am waiting for my mom to finish reading. But she doesn't read as fast as me :P Or have as much time for it.
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Post by: kristina-la on October 07, 2014, 01:53:50 PM
Go to spoiler thread!! I'm curious is you're talking about the same thing I freaked out about :P
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Post by: Panzercrappitastica on October 07, 2014, 02:21:22 PM
But I liked him ;-;