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message 1: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn (jaborwhalky) | 7 comments Mod
Its a community so lets help create more of a sense of it.

Full this out if you like and leave it as a comment to this post. Put as much or as little detail with in as you like.

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Why do you like Steampunk?
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Cake or Pie?:
Best music in the world is?:
Are you a good egg?
What other goodreads groups do you like?:
Favorite non steampunk book:

Now dance...


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W.H. Lock | 4 comments Name: W.H. Lock.
Home : Austin, TX.
Why do you like Steampunk? because it's fun. you never know what will show up next. Zombies? sure! Werewolves and Vampires? You betcha! Dirigibles that are armor plated and sport 10 16-inch 50 caliber guns along the dorsal? Of course!
Favorite Steampunk book : the Steampunk Bible. (this has a tendency to change with each last book I've read)
Favorite bit of clothing: Vest (casual to formal with just the addition of a coat.)
Favorite accessory: Goggles! They're a bit like having a good towel.
Cake or Pie?: oh, pie, by far.

Are you a good egg? Rather!
What other goodreads groups do you like?: just got here so...
Favorite non steampunk book: Fight Club


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Doc (doc_coleman) | 25 comments Name: Doc Coleman
Home : Germantown, MD
Why do you like Steampunk? Steampunk hearkens back to an age of adventure and discovery, where anything seemed possible and one man could shape the fates of nations. The world needs more of unlimited possibilities.
Favorite Steampunk book : Currently Phoenix Rising, but that may change tomorrow.
Favorite bit of clothing: A waistcoat.
Favorite accessory: My iPhone.
Cake or Pie?: Pie.
Best music in the world is?: Being written every day.
Are you a good egg? One does try, you know.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I have hardly scratched the surface. Author talk is somewhat interesting.
Favorite non steampunk book: Glory Road

Now dance... As soon as the band starts playing.


message 4: by Kbens74 (new)

Kbens74 | 5 comments -Kathy
-Kelowna BC Canada
-Because you can reuse things and make things out of old things and everything doesn't have to be NEW, I love hunting out unique bits and bobs.
-Favorite 'steampunk' book so far probably the Parasol Protectorate series, but I haven't read a LOT in the genre...
-hand made jewelry
-Hmmm, too hard to choose... whatever's available :)
-Best music: world fusion... but there's no genre I dislike 100%
-Best egg there is... with lots of paint :)
-don't have any other groups yet
-AUGH, don't ask for my favorite nonsteampunk book... there's too many to name. mmm, could settle for a favorite author, I think I'd go with Tad Williams :)


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Rich (NeonSuntan) | 8 comments Name: Rich
Home : Whitley Bay
Why do you like Steampunk? Ticks enough boxes
Favorite Steampunk book : Whitechapel Gods
Favorite bit of clothing: Solar Eclipse T-Shirt
Favorite accessory: Don't have one
Cake or Pie?: Steak and Kidney Pie
Best music in the world is?: Ambient
Are you a good egg? Very much so unless provoked
What other goodreads groups do you like?: None...so far
Favorite non steampunk book: Foucaults Pendulum by Eco


message 6: by Lady (new)

Lady T | 3 comments Name: Lee
Home: Okanagan Valley BC Canada
Why do you like Steampunk: It isn't the same as everything else. Victorian Steampunk in particular harkens back to a day when manners mattered.
Favorite 'steampunk' book: Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series
Favourtie bit of clothing: a flowing skirt
Favourite accesory: a cute hat
Cake or Pie: Pie!
Best music: depends on the day and my mood. I like a lot, but I'm somewhat eclectic in my tastes
Are you a good egg?: Quite.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I am currently only in this one
Favorite non steampunk book: Too many to name. I prefer Robert Heinlein, Mercedes Lackey, Roger Zelazny, Tolkien, Neal Stephenson and Steven Erikson among many.


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Karen (LibraryKatz) | 29 comments Name: Karen
Home : Victorville, CA
Why do you like Steampunk? Manners, a stiff upper lip, incredible creativity and corsets.
Favorite Steampunk book : Must I choose?
Favorite bit of clothing: My corset which makes me feel quite...
Favorite accessory: Ma petite chapeau with the wispy veil.
Cake or Pie?: Pie a la mode
Best music in the world is?: the kind that sounds good and suits my current mood, whatever it may be.
Are you a good egg? Mostly, just don't scramble me.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Victorville City Library Book Club. We're trying to grow.
Favorite non steampunk book: Hmmmm...The "Bloody Jack" series by L. A. Meyer.

Now dance...Happily!


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Anna | 6 comments Name: Anna
Home: Ohio, US
Why do you like Steampunk?: The Victorians and advanced technology in the same place--what is there not to like?!
Favorite Steampunk book: I don't have a favorite one, actually. I am quite partial to the short story "Foggy Goggles," though.
Favorite bit of clothing: Rather an odd question! It's my incredibly comfy Optimus Prime vs. Megatron shirt...
Favorite accessory: My blue moonstone earrings
Cake or Pie?: Pie--do I even need to explain?
Best music in the world is?: ...that's a very good question!
Are you a good egg?: Eggs give me a stomach ache, so me being an egg of any sort would be bad idea.(I think I'll spare you my bad sense of humor after this...)
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I haven't gotten a chance to properly search the groups yet...
Favorite non steampunk book: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett


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Jt Wanner | 3 comments Name: JT
Home : Indianapolis/Vegas
Why do you like Steampunk? Victorian technological horror/sci-fi just astounds me and makes me want to be creative.
Favorite Steampunk book : Whitechapel Gods by SM Peters
Favorite bit of clothing: These wicked high waist military pants I use for a mechanics outfit.
Favorite accessory: 48" Mariner's wrench
Cake or Pie?: Pie
Best music in the world is?: what day is this?
Are you a good egg? quite rotten actually
What other goodreads groups do you like?: none yet
Favorite non steampunk book: The Plucker


message 10: by Little Red Hat (last edited Jun 24, 2011 01:43AM) (new)

Little Red Hat (littleredhat) Name: Hannah
Home: Yorkshire, England
Why do you like Steampunk?: I love the very idea of modern devices in a Victorian setting, and I think the clockwork, classical designs and devices are very interesting.
Favorite Steampunk book: "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells (or, if you can consider it steampunk rather than just Victorian fiction, "Around the World in 80 Days" by Jules Verne), but I'm also new to books of this genre.
Favorite bit of clothing: Waistcoats
Favorite accessory: Goggles
Cake or Pie?: Victoria Sponge Cake
Best music in the world is?: Musical theatre (Broadway/West End)
Are you a good egg?: I'd say so.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: The Nerd Herd, The Clockwork Salon and various others.
Favorite non steampunk book: "Unseen Academicals" by Sir Terry Pratchett (and the Discworld series in general).


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Nathalia (nenni) | 5 comments Name: Nathalia
Home: Bethel, CT
Why do you like Steampunk? It's fun, it's stylish, and it's unique.
Favorite Steampunk book: The Greyfriar and Encrypted.
Favorite bit of clothing: Knee length coats.
Favorite accessory: Blue Topaz necklaces.
Cake or Pie?: The cake is a lie, so i'll go with a mince and cheese pie.
Best music in the world is?: Symphonic Power Metal and Electronica.
Are you a good egg? Maybe one that's a few weeks old.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: SciFi and Fantasy Book Club.
Favorite non steampunk book: Maledicte, Wit'ch Fire series and The Martian Chronicles.


message 12: by Phair (new)

Phair (SPhair) Name: Sandra, but I like my middle name better: Phair
Home : Rhode Island
Why do you like Steampunk? love the lush look of the steampunk style and the whole culture of it.
Favorite Steampunk book : haven't read a lot yet-mostly YAs so far.
Favorite bit of clothing: a bustle - makes you feel formidable and hides the one that's 'built in'.
Favorite accessory: a nice, sharp hatpin
Cake or Pie?: Cheesecake- bridging the worlds
Best music in the world is?: a Viennese waltz always makes me happy
Are you a good egg? becoming increasingly scrambled [my chickens lay blue ones]
What other goodreads groups do you like?: various post-apocalyptic and dystopian groups and several re historical fiction
Favorite non steampunk book: E. M. Hull's The Sheik- a sentimental favorite


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Vanessa | 2 comments Name: Vanessa
Home : Roswell, New Mexico; it isn't nearly as cool as you think it is.
Why do you like Steampunk? I am a writer and one of my stories turned steampunk. So I started reading other steampunk books to get a feel for the genre.
Favorite Steampunk book : So far Cherie Priest is my favorite author, don't make me pick a favorite book.
Favorite bit of clothing: Bloomers and socks
Favorite accessory: Lace
Cake or Pie?: Pie
Best music in the world is?: Violin. I will listen to anything that has a violin or some other variation.
Are you a good egg? I will do my best.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: This is my first so be gentle.
Favorite non steampunk book: The Hobbit


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Peter Tupper | 4 comments Name: Peter Tupper
Home : Vancouver, BC
Why do you like Steampunk?
Favorite Steampunk book : Probably The Difference Engine
Favorite bit of clothing: My boots
Favorite accessory: Studded black leather belt.
Cake or Pie?: Cake
Best music in the world is?: "Want" by Recoil, featuring Nicole Blackman
Are you a good egg? Good enough.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: None yet.
Favorite non steampunk book: Hard to say. Maybe Octavia Butler's Lilith's Brood, if we're talking fiction.

I'm the author of the steampunk erotica short story collection The Innocent's Progress And Other Stories, as well as stories in other steampunk erotica collections.


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Countr10r | 5 comments Name: Ron
Home: Princeton, IL
Why do you like Steampunk? I like that it has so many facets--visual arts, crafting, costuming, literature and film
Favorite Steampunk book: Either of Scott Westerfeld's
Favorite bit of clothing: My blue waistcoat
Favorite accessory: I've gotten the most use out of a trove of belts I was given by a friend, purchased from Weta Studios when XENA and HERCULES ceased production.
Cake or Pie?: Pie (fruit, not cream or meringue)
Best music in the world is?: Polyphonic, whether medieval, Renaissance or modern (Soon/Now/Later by Sondheim)
Are you a good egg? I abstain from religious discussions (see Jonathan Swift--Big-Endian vs. Little-Endian)
What other goodreads groups do you like?: None as yet
Favorite non steampunk book: The Time-Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger); The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)


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Jacquel (ClaireVioletThorpe) | 5 comments Name: Jacquel Chrissy
Home: The Golden Hills, California
Why do you like Steampunk? I enjoy the artwork and the concept of the genre
Favorite Steampunk book: haven't read much in this genre, but that can change
Favorite bit of clothing: blue jeans
Favorite accessory: necklace
Cake or Pie?: cake
Best music in the world is?: rock
Are you a good egg? yes
What other goodreads groups do you like?: paranormal romance
Favorite non steampunk book: I have too many books to choose from


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Ellie (EllieArcher) Name: ellienyc
Home: Bronx, New York
Why do you like Steampunk? love the artwork, clothes, & accessories
Favorite bit of clothing: black dress
Favorite accessory: lace anything
Cake or Pie?: cake (unless it's strawberry rhubarb pie)
Best music in the work is?: rock
Are you a good egg? yes
What other goodreads groups do you like? cozy mystery
Favorite non steampunk book: silly question! But right now I'll say
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope


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Michael (Farrahsfavorite) | 1 comments Name: Michael
Home: Central Valley, California.
Y do u lik steampunk? The endless creativity of the whole thing
Fav Steampunk book: Just realized they existed.... Give me a week.
Fav bit of clothing? My silk boxers.
Fav accessory? My watch.... Time is of the essence when you read on a schedule.
Cake or Pie? How about white cake baked in a pie tin.
Best music in the world: All music rules....
R u a good egg? Yes...... A little rotten at times but shell is intact.
What other Goodreads groups do u like? New to this site... haven't had a chance to explore much...... Open to any suggestions:)
Favorite non steampunk book: Once by James Herbert.


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Laurie (Melouria) | 1 comments Name: Laurie
Home : Georgia
Why do you like Steampunk? It's fun and unpredictable!
Favorite Steampunk book : Boneshaker
Favorite bit of clothing: Comfy Jeans
Favorite accessory: My Nookcolor
Cake or Pie?: Pie
Best music in the world is?: Anything I can dance to.
Are you a good egg? Of course.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Not sure.
Favorite non steampunk book: Harry Potter


message 20: by Michael (new)

Michael Garcia (thecrazygm) Name: Michael David Garcia a.k.a. The Crazy GM
Home : Where I lay my head.
Why do you like Steampunk? It just seems to be in my blood. I feel like an old soul.
Favorite Steampunk book : The Time Machine
Favorite bit of clothing: Bowler Hat (if that's not clothing, then the vest of course.)
Favorite accessory: My goggles and loupe set.
Cake or Pie?: Cake, even if it is a lie.
Best music in the world is?: Classical Music or anything that without lyrics except opera.
Are you a good egg? Oh, no. I am a very bad boy.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: None.
Favorite non steampunk book: The Hobbit


message 21: by Kelley (new)

Kelley | 1 comments Name: Jonica
Home : Trussville Alabama
Why do you like Steampunk? The sense of adventure
Favorite Steampunk book : The Time Machine, Journey to the Canter of the Earth
Favorite bit of clothing: I really want to make simplicity costume 2172 Misses' Costume Steampunk fashion skirt and coat with a few changes of course.
Favorite accessory: jewelry
Cake or Pie?: cake with chocolate icing
Best music in the world is?: Something with a good beat
Are you a good egg? Not really
What other goodreads groups do you like?: My Vampire Book Obsession, Paranormal Romance, Romance Readers Reading Challenges
Favorite non steampunk book: Illegal Aliens
by Nick Pollotta, Phil Foglio


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Issabella Brandywine (CptnBrandywine) | 2 comments Name: Issabella
Home: Melbourne, Australia
Why do you like Steampunk? The blend of history and alternate reality
Favorite Steampunk book: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Favorite bit of clothing: my flight harness
Favorite accessory: my new pocket watch
Cake or Pie?: the cake is a lie.
Best music in the world is?: made by Abney Park
Are you a good egg? Rotten to the core >D
What other goodreads groups do you like?: there are other groups??
Favorite non steampunk book: The Cat Who- series by Lillian Jackson Braun.


message 23: by Joe (new)

Joe Boeke (jrboeke) | 2 comments Name: Joe
Home: La Crescenta, CA (but originally from Chicago)
Why do you like Steampunk? Victorian sensibility coupled with weird technology... 'nuff said
Favorite Steampunk book: Gibson's The Difference Engine
Favorite bit of clothing: ???
Favorite accessory: My chronograph
Cake or Pie?: Strudel
Best music in the world is?: Jazz
Are you a good egg? Of course...
What other goodreads groups do you like?: This is my first one.
Favorite non steampunk book: The Ugly American


message 24: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Bocci | 1 comments Name: Courtney
Home: Grosse Pointe Park, MI (born and raised in Kalamazoo)
Why do you like steampunk?: Mostly the aesthetic.
Favorite steampunk book: The Parasol Protectorate series, thus far
Favorite bit of clothing: I have a huge collection of witty, smartassed and/or fandom related t-shirts that I adore. Steampunk-specific, I love my newsboy hat.
Favorite accessory: My children? Um, I guess the aforementioned hat.
Cake or pie: I agree with Joe, there.
Best music in the world is?: Again, I agree. The louder and dirtier, the better.
Are you a good egg?: I've been told so.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I think Joe might be my clone.
Favorite non-steampunk book?: The Refugee Summer by Edward Fenton (It's out of print and so hard to find it makes me sad. It's also children's lit.)


message 25: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Beer (jonathandbeer) | 1 comments Name: Jonathan D. Beer
Home : Canterbury, Kent, UK
Why do you like Steampunk? The wonderful possibilities it offers to unite creative folk of every interest under a fantastical aesthetic.
Favorite Steampunk book: Tough one... I'd have to say Steampunk Reloaded, the second short story anthology edited by Jeff and Ann Vandemeer.
Favorite bit of clothing: A Chinese brocade jacket I bought for the White Mischief event.
Favorite accessory: A pocket watch a friend gave me for my 23rd birthday.
Cake or Pie?: Cake!
Best music in the world is?: Rock! :)
Are you a good egg? I reckon so.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I'm not a member of any other groups.
Favorite non steampunk book: Again, tough. I'd have to say Men At Arms by Sir Terry Pratchett.


message 26: by Sue (new)

Sue Bursztynski | 1 comments Name: Sue Bursztynski
Home: Melbourne, Australia
I love steampunk because it reminds me of the old-style science fiction by Verne and Wells that I read in childhood, but adds more.
Favourites: The Laws Of Magic series by Michael Pryor.
Favourite clothing: anything soft and floaty I can wear in the summer.
Accessory: a pretty handmade shoulder bag made by a colleague at school.
Cake AND Pie.
Renaissance and mediaeval music.
Hard boiled. :-)
Oh, definitely Terry Pratchett, Soul Music.


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Name: Jana
Home: Elgin, IL
Why do you like Steampunk? Well, it's full of adventure and old things, brilliant language and science fiction combined with history. It doesn't get much better.
Favorite Steampunk book: Give me a little while too. I've only read two series so far. c:
Favorite bit of clothing: Skinny jeans or something black.
Favorite accessory: Ties!
Cake or Pie?: ditto for Issabella's post.
Best music in the world is?: Indie-folk and alternative rock.
Are you a good egg? Only the best.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: No?
Favorite non steampunk book: Is this a trick question? There's no way to answer this. D:


message 28: by Christina (new)

Christina Wenckowski (Christinaxfreak) | 1 comments Name: Christina
Home : Saint Charles, IL
Why do you like Steampunk? I've always liked books that deal with different time periods and this one is pretty much my favorite because I like the way they speak and think; I wish we hadn't lost so much formality through time.
Favorite Steampunk book : it's hard to choose favorites.
Favorite bit of clothing: BIG sweatshirts.
Favorite accessory: my black choker, I've worn it for years.
Cake or Pie?: neither.
Best music in the world is?: all music is a gift to the world, but i stay away from country music.
Are you a good egg? oh sure.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: a vampire books group that is NOT focused on the twilight saga.
Favorite non steampunk book: I don't like to choose favorites.


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Douglas Campbell (Dwug) | 10 comments Name: Doug
Home : Bangor, Maine
Why do you like Steampunk? The setting and the "gizmos".
Favorite Steampunk book : Leviathan
Favorite bit of clothing: Comfortable boots
Favorite accessory: Glasses
Cake or Pie?: Both
Best music in the world is?: Classic rock
Are you a good egg? I believe so though some might differ.
What other goodreads groups do you like?:
Favorite non steampunk book: Impossible to pick just one from my stack of "comfort books".


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Joseph | 19 comments Name: Joe
Home : Minneapolis, MN
Why do you like Steampunk? Shiny toys! Well, OK, they're mostly greasy and clanking.
Favorite Steampunk book : The Kingdom Beyond the Waves by Stephen Hunt -- it's like a steampunk lost race novel. Honors mention to Phil Foglio's Girl Genius
Favorite bit of clothing: Um. Whatever's on top when I open the drawer.
Favorite accessory: iPod or its 19th century coal-powered equivalent.
Cake or Pie?: "Or"?
Best music in the world is?: All of it. Well, almost all.
Are you a good egg? Left as an exercise for the reader to determine.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Fantasy Book Club, Pulp Magazine Authors and Literature Fans, Robert E. Howard Readers
Favorite non steampunk book: Lord of the Rings. Second place: Everything else.


message 31: by Tegan Mae (new)

Tegan Mae (therowdylibrarian) Name: Tegan
Home : Cleveland, OH
Why do you like Steampunk?: I love history and reading historical books, but Steampunk expands upon that. I love seeing how the author changes the world and what they add to it. All the gadgets are pretty spectacular. Also, the clothes :)
Favorite Steampunk book : I love Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, also I love Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series (which I've heard referenced as Steampunk, not sure of everyone's point of view).
Favorite bit of clothing: Today: scarfs and shoes. Steampunk: dresses and parasols.
Favorite accessory: my Droid is always attached to my hand, but other than that a bag and some sunglasses.
Cake or Pie?: Pie! :) unless it's cheesecake.
Best music in the world is?: Pretty much all of it, aside from the stuff that makes my ears bleed.
Are you a good egg?: I believe so! I hope so! :)
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Reading is My Escape
Favorite non steampunk book: Oh geez, um...easiest answer? Harry Potter :)


message 32: by Swescott (last edited Jul 24, 2011 08:01PM) (new)

Swescott | 1 comments Name: Sarita
Home: USA
Why do you like Steampunk? I have never read a steampunk genre before and always have liked science fiction so expanding my horizons.
Favorite Steampunk book: Time Machine
Favorite bit of clothing:cotton peasant shirt
Favorite assessory: hand made ring
Cake or Pie? depending on the flavor
Best Music in the world is: Beatles
Are you a good egg: yes, sunny side up
What other goodreads groups do you like: just joined
Favorite nonsteampunk book: return of Sherlock Holmes


message 33: by JackieB (last edited Jul 25, 2011 10:47AM) (new)

JackieB | 2 comments Name: JackieB
Home : small town in Leicestershire, England

Why do you like Steampunk? I sill finding that out. I read Soulless and loved it. Then someone showed me some Steampunk Jewellry at a jewellry making class I attended and I loved that too. I think it's the aesthetics and creativity associated with Steampunk that I am attracted to

Favorite Steampunk book : Soulless (it's the only one I've read. I've joined to get other recommendations from you guys)

Favorite bit of clothing: Don't think I have one.

Favorite accessory: I've got a bracelet I made which is my current fav.

Cake or Pie?: Can't eat either (sob)

Best music in the world is?: I really like baroque (a kind of classical music), but all music is good.

Are you a good egg? I think so, but I guess the important question is whether other people think I am! No one has told me I'm not though.

What other goodreads groups do you like?: My Big Fat Booky Challenge-athon, Anything Goes and the Easy-Peasy Book Club

Favorite non steampunk book: Don't have one. I've read too many fabulous books to just pick out one.


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Layla Smith | 3 comments Name: Layla
Home : From Atlanta, but I am currently living in St. Kitts and going to vet school
Why do you like Steampunk? The mix of fantasy and history
Favorite Steampunk book : Dreadnought
Favorite bit of clothing: Khaki Capris
Favorite accessory: Toss up between my amethyst ring and my watch
Cake or Pie?: Definitely Cake, and I prefer Red Velvet
Best music in the world is?: Big Fan of Shinedown
Are you a good egg? Most days
What other goodreads groups do you like? I haven't really looked into others, yet. I am new to goodreads.
Favorite non steampunk book: Toss up between Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird.


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Rebecca (aylute) | 1 comments Name: Rebecca (or Becka)
Home : Vancouver Island
Why do you like Steampunk? I love that it's such a new genre and the authors can really play within that genre. Even though 2 authors might write about 2 totally different aspects, they can both be considered Steampunk!
Favourite Steampunk book : Time Machine
Favourite bit of clothing: shoes! Steampunk: love the hats!
Favourite accessory: Not much of an accessory person.
Cake or Pie?: PIE.
Best music in the world is?: Anberlin. Been a fan since the first album.
Are you a good egg? Good yes, just a little scrambled most days.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: This is the first one I've joined.
Favourite non steampunk book: Anything by Charles De Lint.


message 36: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Name: Tasha
Home : Seattle
Why do you like Steampunk? I've been a fan of HG Wells, Jules Verne, and other old scifi my whole life. I was just recently told I was a steampunk. I didn't know!!!!

Favorite Steampunk book : I'm not good at chosing favs
Favorite bit of clothing: don't have one
Favorite accessory: Beetle necklace
Cake or Pie?: Cake
Best music in the world is?:Rock and Roll!
Are you a good egg? yes
What other goodreads groups do you like?: This is my first, but I'm going to find a classic lit one after I fill this out.
Favorite non steampunk book:I like too many to choose.


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Nishi Serrano (NishiSerrano) | 3 comments Name: Nishi Serrano (goodreads author)
Home : Currently the ghost inhabited bayous of the Southern lands.
Why do you like Steampunk? The brass is in my blood.
Favorite Steampunk book : Well, I do enjoy Jules Verne, and there are so many wonderfilled steampunk books coming out lately that I would love to read.
Favorite bit of clothing: corsets of course.
Favorite accessory: bits of armor.
Cake or Pie?: Voodoo donuts, actually.
Best music in the world is?: Depends on my mood. But I do seem to listen to a good amount of Abney Park, and ThouShaltNot.
Are you a good egg? A scrambled egg!
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Steampunk and bizarro, Literary Horror, and pretty much all the groups having to do with fantasy/horror/erotica.
Favorite non steampunk book: China Mieville is considered steampunk by some, and he is one of my favorite writers, others are: Neil Gaiman, Charles De Lint, and Clive Barker.

Look for my Steampunk Erotic Adventure 'Mile High Airship Club'coming soon from Decadent Publishing, fans of erotic steampunk will not be disappointed!


message 38: by LinBee (new)

LinBee Name: LinBee
Home : Tampa, FL
Why do you like Steampunk? It's fascinating to me. I love the mechanical elements, the victorian elements, and whatever else they throw in.
Favorite Steampunk book : I'm hoping to up my repertoire of books, but so far it's The Cabinet of Wonders. I'm also reading Soulless and loving it.
Favorite bit of clothing: Um...my favorite comfy jeans.
Favorite accessory: Earrings...I have lots of earrings.
Cake or Pie?: Depending on the kind, I say pie. But I love ice cream cake.
Best music in the world is?: Whatever fits my mood at the moment.
Are you a good egg? Is this a good witch, bad witch question? If so, I'm definitely not a rotten egg.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Horror aficionados.
Favorite non steampunk book: There are way too many.


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Carlajean (carla_jeanicus) | 1 comments Name: CarlaJean
Home : Michigan
Why do you like Steampunk? I honestly don't know, but I find it extremely interesting. I just love it.
Favorite Steampunk book : I don't really know which books I have read that classify as Steampunk and which don't, so I'm not sure.
Favorite bit of clothing: My new pink dress.
Favorite accessory: My beautiful rings.
Cake or Pie?: Cake. Funfetti cake. Mmmmm.
Best music in the world is?: Anything I can sing along and/or dance to. Also, Disney.
Are you a good egg? No. ;)
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters, and Historic Romance... so far. I just started on Goodreads.
Favorite non steampunk book: Harry Potter (whole series as a whole) or The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices series. I have too many books that I love to pick favorites, but those are always at the top.


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Kayla (Bookworm17) Hello all!
Name: Kayla
Home : Marshall, Michigan
Why do you like Steampunk? I love the clash of old world and new world; delicate victorian and steely industrial...it seems wildly fascinating to me.
Favorite Steampunk book : I have to admit that while I have my eye on many, I have yet to get to one. I want to start! That's actually one of the reasons I joined here. :)
Favorite bit of clothing: Complete tie between corsets and shoes...
Favorite accessory: My special jewelry-all gifts from special people :)
Cake or Pie?: Pie!
Best music in the world is?: Oh boy, I could never even narrow it down.
Are you a good egg? Hmmm....
What other goodreads groups do you like?: The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group
Favorite non steampunk book: I couldn't pick just one book...but I like thrillers, historical fiction, and classics.

Dancing..... ;)


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Chantal Grech | 1 comments Name: Chantal
Home : Melbourne
Why do you like Steampunk? Love the brass and creativity of it
Favorite Steampunk book : Leviathan and Behemoth at the moment, love the adventure and lack of angst!
Favorite bit of clothing: whichever in feels comfy at the time
Favorite accessory: my robot necklace
Cake or Pie?: chocolate cake and beef pie
Best music in the world is?: Portishead
Are you a good egg? Good enough
What other goodreads groups do you like?: the aussie readers group
Favorite non steampunk: the Harry Potter series plus most things by Mercedes Lackey and Kelley Armstrong


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Shanna (Snowie) | 5 comments Name: Shanna
Home : Michigan
Why do you like Steampunk? I like adventurers and I love reading about folks who think outside the box. Plus for some reason the Victorian era calls to me, a time when all sorts of new things were being discovered and the whole world was opening up.
Favorite Steampunk book : That pretty much changes with the day. :)
Favorite bit of clothing: Anything that fits and is clean
Favorite accessory: my nook
Cake or Pie?: Cake, chocolate of course.
Best music in the world is?: anything that fits my mood.
Are you a good egg? Good enough I think
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I'm a fairly active member of the m/m readers group.
Favorite non steampunk book: Again that really changes with my mood.


Ali *The Black Heart* (AliTheBlackHeart) Name:Ali
Home :Washington. State, not DC
Why do you like Steampunk? It's part science, part beauty, part imagination and all awesome!
Favorite Steampunk book :Soulless so far, but I am new to the genre so that may change
Favorite bit of clothing:Partial to anything dark with a bit of funky detail
Favorite accessory:Chunky rings and wide band bracelets
Cake or Pie?: Cake (preferably in the cup variety)
Best music in the world is?:Too hard to answer. I pretty much like a little of everything.
Are you a good egg?Most days, but I guess I have my bad egg moments
What other goodreads groups do you like?:vampires and supernatural
Favorite non steampunk book: Again, too hard! Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter, Eragon and anything Anne Rice


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Melanie (thefancyoctopus) This is a good intro idea
Name: Melanie the great...or just Mel or Melanie
Home : Goldie Australia
Why do you like Steampunk? its the era I should have been born in. Plus its the blend of all the great genres together (fantasy, sci-fi, and the Victorian era:D)
Favorite Steampunk book : I'm still new to the genre but Boneshaker was very good...I still think I'm to new to have a favorite
Favorite bit of clothing: jeans
Favorite accessory: my heels...Im short so I can wear heels all the time and look normal :D o and my sunnies
Cake or Pie?: well I'm Aussy so when you say Pie I think of hot meat pies...so cake
Best music in the world is?: Metal and rock'n'roll (the old school like the beatles and Elvis lol )
Are you a good egg? I wouldnt want to go on willy wonka's egg weigher I know that much ;)
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Fantasy, the Aussie group, Horror, Zombie and some general ones
Favorite non steampunk book: changes a lot right now
Feed book:The Book Thief|19063] The HobbitKing Arthur: Dragon's ChildPride and PrejudiceHarry Potter BoxsetHis Dark Materials and books by Neil GaimanChina MiévilleBrent Weeks a few to many to keep naming really :D


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Vinity | 1 comments Name: Vinity, Vin is fine
Home : NC
Why do you like Steampunk? I think it's a cool visual. I like mechanical stuff myself.
Favorite Steampunk book : Changes too often to commit. I'd have to say most reliable author Terry Pratchett. I see lots of Steam Punk elements in Disc World.
Favorite bit of clothing: Riding Clothes {I train dressage horses}
Favorite accessory: Nice Gloves
Cake or Pie?: Pie
Best music in the world is?: Again, changes too much. Today feels like Jethro Tull
Are you a good egg? Soft egg
What other goodreads groups do you like?:
Favorite non steampunk book:


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Renee (LRHendrix) Name: Lavinia
Home : DFW, TX
Why do you like Steampunk? The clothing - I love the mix & match of soft, romantic Victorian clothing with hard, masculine machinery.
Favorite Steampunk book : Not sure, I haven't read too many, but for now I'll credit Ms. Gail Carriger's Soulless.
Favorite bit of clothing: Geeky shirts
Favorite accessory: Key necklace
Cake or Pie?: Peach Cobbler
Best music in the world is?: Depeche Mode.
Are you a good egg? Yes
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Fantasy, in particular fantasy with dark themes, but lately the genre has been overwhelmed with paranormal romance :/
Favorite non steampunk book: The Lord of the Flies by William Golding


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Hazel (HazelFfrost) | 1 comments Name: Hazel
Home : Sydney, Australia
Why do you like Steampunk? It has all the great aspects of the Victorian era, but it isn't constrained by it.
Favorite Steampunk book : Ack, I hate these "favorite book" questions. How can I choose?
Favorite bit of clothing: Jeans
Favorite accessory: Scarves
Cake or Pie?: Pie, of course!
Best music in the world is?: Dunno... music that makes you think of sad, beautiful things.
Are you a good egg? I certainly hope so.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I'm still new at this, so no other groups yet.
Favorite non steampunk book: Again, I simply can't!


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 7 comments Name: Charlotte
Home : Suffolk in the UK
Why do you like Steampunk? I love the Victorian Era
Favorite Steampunk book : The Parasol Protectorate (but looking to expand my experience of the genre)
Favorite bit of clothing: My ankle length black skirt that I've had for over 10 years (afterall, a lady should never reveal her ankles in public)
Favorite accessory: A silver crucifix
Cake or Pie?: That depends on the circumstances
Best music in the world is?: Rock (especially Bon Jovi)
Are you a good egg? I would hope so.
What other goodreads groups do you like?: SOS: Serious Overload of Series, Paranormal Romance, Romance Readers Reading Challenges, The Mystery, Crime and Thriller Group (and several other Urban Fantasy etc groups)
Favorite non steampunk book: Twilight, Lover Awakened, Blindsighted, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter


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Candida Hernandez (MsDida) | 3 comments Name: Candida but my cohorts call me MsDida
Home : San Antonio, TX
Why do you like Steampunk? Great clothing options AND gadgets??? Are you kidding me?
Favorite Steampunk book : Right now, Soulless but I have high hopes for the other titles in my ever growing pile of readery
Favorite bit of clothing: vest for sure
Favorite accessory: gotta be the Goggles
Cake or Pie?: The better question is Cake or Death..(cake please)
Best music in the world is?: er...depends on the moment. This moment it's Deftones
Are you a good egg? more of a cracked egg with very good intentions
What other goodreads groups do you like?: I'm new, this is my first..be gentle
Favorite non steampunk book: of all time? Three Musketeers, followed closely by Shadow of the Wind

Fabu to meet you all, Cheers!


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Grace (megami195) | 2 comments Name: Grace
Home : Everywhere
Why do you like Steampunk? : I'm new to the genre, but I think I'll like it. I've mostly been reading fantasy/paranormal books and I'm looking to expand my reading horizons. I like action, adventure, fantasy, historical fiction and I've been drawn to things set in Brittan in the past few years... so I think this will be right up my ally. ^___^
Favorite Steampunk book : Um...only read one so far, but loved it Clockwork Angel Can't wait for the next one ^_^ Already pre-ordered it
Favorite bit of clothing: Cardigan Sweaters. They're so warm and comfy.
Favorite accessory: Sterling silver thumb ring
Cake or Pie?: CAKE! You must have Tea and Cake with the Vicor or you die!
Best music in the world is?: Not Country.
Are you a good egg? Um...sure...
What other goodreads groups do you like?: Been lurking around the YA Book sections...
Favorite non steampunk book: Gah! How can you make me choose!


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