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Elena Likes Books

I am an avid reader of YA, fantasy, and romance, a librarian, and a writer of fantasy short fiction.

Currently reading

Cut & Run
Abigail Roux, Madeleine Urban
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
John Joseph Adams
The Thousand Names
Django Wexler
The Duchess Hunt
Jennifer Haymore
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1) - John Scalzi I had heard so many wonderful things about this book that when I finally picked it up, I was pretty disappointed. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and the evil-aliens plot seemed like an afterthought. For me, the book almost read like a summary of itself--I was very detached from the characters and the action. The premise was cool, but I don't think Scalzi even went far enough to integrate it--as soon as the old folks got their new bodies and got used to them, the fact that they were actually 75-year-olds got lost. Overall a very "meh" book. If this is the best science fiction has to offer, it's no wonder I don't read more of it...