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Why Did You Read The Series?
« on: July 07, 2014, 10:04:05 AM »

The stories behind this are always interesting...everyone's got their own little reasoning.
And just as interestingly actually, why some people DIDN'T.

I read it because its biopunk, which I've always enjoyed, and I was hoping for some epic battles. Not so much on the last part but hey, biopunk!
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 10:31:04 AM »

I'd read the Uglies series, Peeps, and The Last Days, and I enjoyed the latter two very much. (Uglies left some things to be desired, in my opinion, but that's for a different thread.) I'd heard of steampunk before, but I didn't have a clear understanding of what it was. So I read Leviathan and loved every second of it.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 10:52:37 PM »

I actually hadn't read any Scott Westerfeld before when I saw Leviathan in a used book store. The cover looked really interesting so I bought it. Before I knew it, I had finished Leviathan and Behemoth, and was reading through his other series while waiting for Goliath. And I don't regret it one bit.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 12:22:21 AM »

Never read any of Scot's stuff until this. But a few years ago, my brother got this book for xmas and said it was awesome. So I read it too.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 12:52:54 AM »

At the end of the school year I think 3 years ago my book discussion wegot to vote for the last book we were going to read for the year. I voted for Leviathan and it turned out that that was the majority vote, so we read it.
I always liked history, was really carried  intrigued by the cultural and technological advances of the Victorian & Edwardian eras,and I was just starting to get interested in science fiction so I really loved Leviathan, told my older brother about it because we share similar taste in books, it turns out he already read it and then he introduced me to Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. after that  I made some steampunk you want to read jewelry, put together some outfits that I've posted in the what are you wearing thread and decorated my wheelchair for a Mortal Engines cosplay.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 12:20:25 PM »

(Best damn idea ever too)
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 10:35:08 AM »

I was sitting in my school library bored beyond belief. Cause I can never find my type of book you know? I'd just finished reading the first mortal engines book earlier that day and then I saw the cover of Leviathan on the shelf next to me. I'd seen Behemoth and Goliath with the cheesy live action covers before and so I almost didn't pick it up.
I did. I was literally hooked from before the first page. The second I saw that in cover map I knew I was holding a thing of beauty. Went home, finished it over night and the rest is history. :] Actually, that same night I started the first draft of my first story idea.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 01:45:08 PM »

My best friend (Miguel on the forum) gave me an advanced review copy of Leviathan that he got from a friend. I let it sit for about a month before I picked it up. I read each book in three hours as soon as I got them.  XD

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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 12:02:40 AM »

I read it because I had read the Uglies series, and the book Extras had an exert in it. It sounded great, so I bought it and read it.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 04:32:21 PM »

I was at the library one day looking for the sequel of a book that's name I've forgotten now. Couldn't find it, so I started looking around for other books. Took a chance on Leviathan, not knowing much about it. Became hooked immediately and now that I've finished I'm empty ;-;
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 06:24:38 AM »

My friend told me to read it like a year before I actually did, and literally pestered me day and night until I actually did. Then I think I finished the series as fast as Amazon Shipping would allow.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2014, 05:49:20 PM »

I could barely remember, but now that I think about it I read it because I was in a book club. That was the book we were reading that week. No one else really liked it but I fell in love with it! So the teacher lent me her copy of Behemoth and I was hooked.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2014, 04:12:34 PM »

Funnily enough it was my friend who gave it to me...he found it first and introduced me to it. Most of our conversations revolved around fabricated humans and the possiblity of the Flood as a Darwinist weapon.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2014, 11:17:08 AM »

This guy in my class read it and recommended it to a friend of mine, who proceeded to pester me on a daily basis for three months until I read it.
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Re: Why Did You Read The Series?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2014, 06:48:28 PM »

I chose to read Uglies for a school project back in seventh grade, and after I finished the series, I wanted to check out what else the author had written. And thus I found the Leviathan series.
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