Friday, January 20, 2012

John Green Recap


Ask me why it's been so hard to type up this recap post.

Because I still can't believe it freaking happened.

You'd swear I had a near-death experience recently with the way I've been reflecting on how my life has changed since I began blogging. I started this whole thing on a whim, concentrating on a new-to-me genre, all while I should have been spending my time doing fifty bajilliony more important things. I could really use a newer vehicle and a fatter savings account, but instead I have spent more money than I'd care to admit on hardcovers, shipping contest prizes, and an indulgent trip to New York. It all seems like I've been very irresponsible.

Ask me if I'd change it.

Absolutely not.

You see, back when I started blogging, before the ARCs and the galleys, I took recommendations from a few trusted bloggers and went to the library. I read YA "classics" like Speak and the Jessica Darling series, and then I heard about this guy named John Green. So I picked up his books, and I fell in love. With each new release and each reread, I fall in love all over again. I feel like I owe so much to those first few books I read, especially John's.

After a few missed attempts, I finally got to meet John this past Wednesday. Hearing him read from The Fault in Our Stars, having him answer one of my very own questions, and even hearing him "sing" with his brother Hank were very surreal moments for me. I am so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to meet John. I wish I could convey my appreciation for who he is, what he does, and how he makes me feel all of the things. Also, I couldn't be happier about finally having this:

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  1. Omg this is great! I haven't read any of John's books but I'm definitely curious about this new one!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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    1. They're all so so good. LOOKING FOR ALASKA has always been my favorite, but this one is fighting for the top spot!

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  2. That's so cool! Looks like you had an awesome time.

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    1. It really was. I know it's only January, but it'll be a huge highlight of my year.

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  3. I was going to meet him, but honestly it cost too much for me and I don't think I would have appreciated it as much. This post was amazing, I can really feel your emotions and happiness. I'm glad you enjoyed it--I'll live vicariously through you !

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    1. I hope one day you can meet him! It was a great experience, and I think even non-fans would appreciate him.

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  4. I just absolutely love his personality.

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    1. He's even more effervescent in person!

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  5. I was going to see him this past Wednesday as well (I was so excited, bought my tix and everything) but a family emergency came up Tuesday and I was unable to make the drive over (sigh). I'm just going to look at your pics and live vicariously through you instead:)New subscriber:)

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    1. Oh, gosh, I hope everything is okay! I'm so sorry you missed it, but I'm sure you'll have the chance to see him again :)

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  6. Ack! I love how he signed your book!

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