Tag: John Green

John Green: Turtles All the Way Down

READ WHEN SAFE I will warn you ahead of time that I dive pretty deep into this one. It’s not exactly spoilery, but it’s a lot more analysis than review. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most

Movie Adaptation: The Maze Runner

We finally went to see The Maze Runner this afternoon. This is probably my favorite of the big dystopian action trilogies, so I was pumped when I found out they were making a movie out of it. It’s so much different than the others–violence is not the main component. It’s rough in the Glade, sure. But

Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week! This is the week where we celebrate the most important thing for those of us who are addicted to the written word:  Freedom to write and express ideas, even if they are unpopular. Here are the most challenged titles from 2013 (from bannedbooksweek.org): Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey Reasons: Offensive

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

I will confess that Indian culture is not one I know much about. I’m learning more, since I work with some wonderful people in Bangalore, but it is such a diverse and vibrant country. When I saw that the Nerdfighters were reading Beyond the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo, I jumped on the bandwagon, hoping to

The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway is one of those authors that has SUCH a distinguishing sort of author’s voice. Of course, it doesn’t help that I didn’t start reading him until after I watched Midnight in Paris, where he is so well played by Corey Stoll. When I read A Farewell to Arms, I immediately heard Stoll’s rendition of Hemingway throughout

Favorite Author

What is my favorite author? Is that a trick question? I don’t have one. Yes, I’m serious. Source:  The Relentless Reader I don’t have one. I have several. Austen, Hemingway, Wolfe. Michael Cunningham. Regina McBride. Ann Patchett. Wilde has now been added to the list. Countless authors who I’ve only read one of their books

The Liebster Award

My new bloggy-type friend Allex tagged me in this thingy last week and, because I’m me, I COMPLETELY forgot about it! I probably induced some horrible “chain-mail” curse and I’m going to die a horrible death in 7 years or something. Does that still happen? Aaaaaaanyway, The Liebster Award is a chance for bloggers to

Paper Towns

Speaking of John Green… I just finished Paper Towns. Like all of his books, this is yet another emotional roller coaster, with a bit of a road trip built in. At this point, after reading four of his books, I feel like I know what I’m getting when I pick up a JG YA novel. 1.

Favorite Young Adult

It’s funny, when I was a Young Adult, I completely skipped over that whole section of the library. I thought I was “too good” for that little corner of our small town county library–and it really was just a corner back then. The children’s section was huge–almost as big as the rest of the library.
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