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
For the latest Deep Thoughts from Damp Tresses, I read Allegiant by Veronica Roth (the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy). A whole is made up of individual parts. And while most of us prioritize being a certain thing (intelligent, kind, brave...), we can only reach our full potential when we accept all the parts of ourselves. The Divergent series is a story of what happens when people are only expected to be one thing and how that can cripple an entire society.
I recently had the pleasure of seeing the film adaptation of Divergent. First of all, I made the rookie mistake of re-reading the book RIGHT before I saw the movie. So the details were too fresh in my mind for a truly objective viewing of the movie. I really try hard to see a movie as a separate entity from the book. The creators essentially have 2 hours to re-create something that likely took the average person a few days to read. Unless the fans are willing to sleep in
Most of you know what dystopian fiction does to me. I can't ignore it's siren song. My Kindle is named after Brave New World. One of my favorite books ever is The Giver. 1984, The Hunger Games, The Handmaid's Tale... I love it all. And Divergent is no exception.
P.S. I may have downloaded Insurgent (the 2nd book in the Divergent series) last night immediately after finishing Divergent. Amazon's synopsis:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided