Guess what, guys? It’s John Green Week!
John Green week celebrates the fabulolosity that is John Green in the week leading up to the release of his new novel, The Fault in Our Stars, on January 10.
Green’s books are full of smart, quirky characters, friendships, unrequited love, and the philosophical questions that we experience as we grow older and wiser. His books appeal to teens and adults alike because we’re all searching for love and meaning in life, but we also like to laugh while we’re doing it!
My tasks for this week will be as follows: revisiting my favorite John Green novels and moments, posting some vlogbrothers videos, and (finally) finishing/reviewing An Abundance of Katherines, the only John Green novel I haven’t yet read. My copy of The Fault In Our Stars probably won’t arrive until Jan. 17, but I can’t wait to start reading!
John Green Week is hosted by YA Bibliophile. Click here to read her post about the celebration, to see a list of other blogs hosting, and all the blogs participating.
I promised a couple of weeks ago to post a Vlogbrothers video explaining exactly what this Nerdfighter business is. And since I got some questionable looks when I wore my Nerdfighter button to school yesterday, I thought this would be an appropriate time to share. John and Hank Green are smart, wonderful, and hilarious, and this is just the tip of their YouTube glory. Watch and enjoy.
13.) Geektastic by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci
This book is completely and utterly awesome for two reasons. First, it is all about celebrating geekiness in all forms: band nerds, quiz bowl geeks, Role Playing Games (RPGs), conventions, stormtroopers, LARPing, Star Wars vs Star Trek, sci-fi, Dungeons and Dragons, comic books, Buffy, paleontology, drama geeks, astronauts, Rocky Horror, and so on. Second, it is a collection of short stories by all of my favorite modern YA authors: Libba Bray, John Green, Wendy Mass, David Levithan, Garth Nix, and MT Anderson.
I guess I’m not geeky enough to know a whole lot about many of these geekdoms, but I enjoyed the overall geek-tasticness of reading about other geeks of all kinds. My favorite stories in the book were “I Never” by Cassandra Clare, “Quiz Bowl Antichrist” by David Levithan, and “The Stars at the Finish Line” by Wendy Mass, and “It’s Just a Jump to the Left” by Libba Bray. I love it when the geeks win, when the geeks fall in love, and when the geeks learn to love their geekiness. So for all of the Geektastic Nerdfighters out there, read this book!