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bookish:

1. Neil Gaiman reading the words “suck donkey balls” from “Paper Towns.” PS NEIL GAIMAN!
2. Finding out Hank Green’s Patronus would be a corn dog.
3. The Mountain Goats! They played! We swayed!
4. Kimye Dawson sining “I Like Giants.”
5. Loved seeing cast members from ”The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”  but love it even more when John Green talks about finding inspiration in the brief but full life of Esther Earl.
6. John’s shoes! Also, John’s dancing! (see photo)
7. Last but not least, the fact that Carnegie Hall was sold out last night because of an amazing book that has touched the lives of so many. Books matter, and #YASAVES.

This was a thing that happened last night. I was in the third row.

bookish:

1. Neil Gaiman reading the words “suck donkey balls” from “Paper Towns.” PS NEIL GAIMAN!

2. Finding out Hank Green’s Patronus would be a corn dog.

3. The Mountain Goats! They played! We swayed!

4. Kimye Dawson sining “I Like Giants.”

5. Loved seeing cast members from ”The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”  but love it even more when John Green talks about finding inspiration in the brief but full life of Esther Earl.

6. John’s shoes! Also, John’s dancing! (see photo)

7. Last but not least, the fact that Carnegie Hall was sold out last night because of an amazing book that has touched the lives of so many. Books matter, and #YASAVES.

This was a thing that happened last night. I was in the third row.

Jan 3

As plots go, it’s mawkish at best, exploitative at worst.

Diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer at the age of 13, Hazel spends most of her time tethered to an oxygen tank and is running out of hope.

When she is attracted to a fellow cancer sufferer, she has to weigh up if she has enough time to fall for him before she dies.

Such is the storyline of A Fault In Our Stars, one of last year’s most successful children’s paperbacks.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the plot description of The Fault in Our Stars by The Daily Mail.

You can read John Green’s official response to this “sick-lit” article on Twitter.

(via bookish)

If you are gonna bash a book, you should probably make sure you have the title right. Just sayin’

Bookish: The Authors Who Rocked YA in 2012

bookish:

Suzanne Collins
You can’t start a conversation about the current state of the YA union without throwing a respectful nod to Katniss Everdeen. Proving that the appeal of the genre goes far beyond tweens and teens, Collins’ series had adults hungrily reading through installments of her…

I put One Direction on the list because boy bands can be NYT bestselling authors too.

"It’s on the map, so it must be real. In the 1950s, a dirt-road intersection in the Catskill Mountains was the site of a rusty old general store, bearing the anagrammed initials of road map publisher Otto G. Lindberg and an assistant, Ernest Alpers. Despite having a population of zero, the mapmakers put Agloe on the map, and there it stayed until the 90s, when it was deleted from print. This and other copyright trap towns that appear on maps but don’t exist are central to author John Green’s "Paper Towns," about a runaway teen and her one-time friend sleuthing out her trail.” 
- via America’s 9 Most Bizarre Destinations by Bookish

"It’s on the map, so it must be real. In the 1950s, a dirt-road intersection in the Catskill Mountains was the site of a rusty old general store, bearing the anagrammed initials of road map publisher Otto G. Lindberg and an assistant, Ernest Alpers. Despite having a population of zero, the mapmakers put Agloe on the map, and there it stayed until the 90s, when it was deleted from print. This and other copyright trap towns that appear on maps but don’t exist are central to author John Green’s "Paper Towns," about a runaway teen and her one-time friend sleuthing out her trail.” 

- via America’s 9 Most Bizarre Destinations by Bookish

penguinteen:

Our authors John Green and Judy Blume pose for a picture together at TLA!

I can pretty much die after seeing this.

penguinteen:

Our authors John Green and Judy Blume pose for a picture together at TLA!

I can pretty much die after seeing this.

rachelfershleiser:

As you may have noticed, I’m a little obsessed with the passionate Tumblr community around John Green’s new novel The Fault in Our Stars. It’s a terrific book, but these photoshops may be terrific-er.

Sources: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8]

Love you, Rach.