Haven't had one of these in awhile... Deep Thoughts From Damp Tresses! For our latest installment, I was inspired by the Nerdfighter Book Club to read Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. It was a single instant while reading notes from the author that brought this story together for me. It was the moment when Katherine Boo revealed that this story of "Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity" was, in fact, a true story. I had read the entire book as literary
On May 31st, booknerds and YA fangirls alike converged on the Javits Center in NYC to oooooh and squee over panels, autograph signings and publisher booths at the inaugural BookCon. And for their very first time out, it was a madhouse. Scoring John Green mere days from the theater release of The Fault in Our Stars probably helped. Every teenager girl who owns an Okay? Okay. or Pizza John shirt was there to represent. Here are just a few pics of the convention floor. I wil
I still owe you guys a post about BookCon 2014, but this happened yesterday and it's one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me. So, I'll start with a little story for ya.
Yesterday morning, I read this article in The New Yorker:
The Teen Whisperer: How the author of The Fault in Our Stars built an ardent army of fans.
I was really moved by the realistic way Margaret Talbot portrayed John Green, his brother Hank and the Nerdfighter community that was born
I am on page 261 of 783. If I knew how to do even basic math, I would tell you what percentage that is (yay for Kindles!) Looking at where I am in the book, I'd say it equates to about 1/3 done. My method seems to be working really well, although I had to banish myself to the bedroom last night because it turns out that it's impossibly difficult to give a shit what Leopold Bloom is doing when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are cooking blue meth in your living room. I thin
This quote just came up on my Facebook feed from A Mighty Girl (great site if you've never checked it out), and it really spoke to my conundrum about reading Ulysses. My final decision was to listen to Ulysses while reading along so I really absorb the intricacies of the dialogue and truly experience Joyce's writing style firsthand. And I have to say... it was a fantastic decision. I feel like I am getting so much out of reading it this way... I'm not just reading words on
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I just purchased my ticket and I couldn't be more excited! ESPECIALLY after John Green announced that he'll be on a panel. Between the free taco lunch here at work and this... this is officially the best Wednesday ever!
BookCon will be at the Javits Center in NYC on Saturday May 31st. If you're interested in joining me and my good pals John Green and Jonathan Tropper, check out BookCon's website. #johngreen #jonathantropper #bookcon
Seen coming out of my viewing of Divergent! My adorable nephew posing with my bday gift Birthday wishes! Thanks Melissa! John Green Happy (Birthday) Dance!
Thanks Lauren! Birthday wishes!
Thanks Cathy! 41 People on the Most Misused Words in the English Language 36 Times Jess Mariano Completely Melted Your Heart #birthday #facebookfriday #johngreen #thefaultinourstars
In Perfect Timing News, John Green released his Crash Course Hamlet yesterday. As we just read it, I figured I'd share the wonderful-ness!
And also... DFTBA. #hamlet #williamshakespeare #johngreen #crashcourse