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.
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: