Posts tagged John Green
Posts tagged John Green
Day 25: The nerdiest book you ever read.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
This book is just all kind of nerdy. In the best of ways. Colin is a child prodigy who wants to make some big impact of the world through his “Eureka Moment”. This moment will signify that he is not just a prodigy, but a genius. He loves math and anagrams.
He has dated nineteen girls names Katherine. They all dumped him.\
He tries to mathematically diagram relationships to predict the outcome.
Basically, this book is a nerd-fest. I adore it.
Day 9: Your favorite quotes about books.
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”
-Zora Neale Hurston
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed”
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.” ”
-John Green, TFIOS
“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
-John Green, AAOK
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
-Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
-J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Day 8: Your favorite quotes from books.
Paper Towns by John Green
“That’s always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they’re pretty. It’s like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.”
“I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.”
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”
“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”
My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger
“A first kiss after five months means more than a first kiss after five minutes.”
“Never, ever stop believing in magic, no matter how old you get. Because if you keep looking long enough and don’t give up, sooner or later you’re going to find Mary Poppins.”
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In two weeks it’ll be the longest day in the year… Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
“Yes,” I said. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
Day 6: The best book you’ve read in the last year.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
It’s just perfect. So perfect, and witty, and beautiful, and special, and just… ugnnnfffff. There are no words.
Honorable mentions out to Divergent by Veronica Roth, Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. And, oh, just about a million more!
Day 1: Your 10 Favorite Books of All Time
1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
2. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
3. The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien
4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
5. Paper Towns by John Green
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
7. Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10. Saving June by Hannah Harrington
In no particular order of course :] And choosing just ten was definitely a challenge! Definitely wish there was room for Sarah Ockler’s books, and everything else by John Green and Jackson Pearce and Maureen Johnson and some Meg Cabot and…
Oh, its impossible to pick just a few!