Distracting book of the day. Thanks a lot, Westerfeld.
So, today I read Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan. And you know what, it was pretty good.

I should have been writing (or studying for, you know, that final on Friday) but I've hit a barrier with Mabel that can't be casually fixed as I sit in bed with my computer. I will have to write the scenes tomorrow in the Sakae Starbucks, the only place where I actually get things done these days.

I'm not much of a steampunky person, but Leviathan was fun, accessible, and it kept the action coming. World War I Europe filled with fantastically genetically engineered monsters and Gundam-like robots is one heck of a fun place to hang out in for a day. I also have a bizarre soft spot for girls cross-dressing to get into armies and princes on the run. I'm not going to psychoanalyze that too much... It took me a little while to get used to the world, find my grounding so to speak, but once I did (somewhere around page 200) it was a fun book. I'll happily pick up the sequel tomorrow or on Monday.

You know, after my finals.