TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green | Review

How do I even begin this review of John Green's long-awaited novel Turtles All the Way Down? If ever a book was at risk to be threatened by high expectations and hype, then this would certainly be the one. Like many avid readers of Green's works, I was both eager and anxious to read this latest release. … Continue reading TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green | Review

A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

It seems fitting that books by two of my favorite authors—Willa Cather and John Green—would connect across different centuries. As mentioned in a past Top Ten Tuesday post about pairs of classic and contemporary novels, I’ve found many interesting parallels between Cather’s The Song of the Lark (1915) and Green’s Paper Towns (2008). Thea and … Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Song of the Lark and Paper Towns

QUOTE: John Green

“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”  ~ John Green Casually having a bit of an existential crisis as the end of my senior year of high school inches ever closer. Oh, … Continue reading QUOTE: John Green

We Are Infinite // Wreck This Journal 4

Follow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. Before: Once again, I've forgotten to take a picture of the original pages. They were just blank with the instructions on them, which read: Create a nonstop line.  After: I included one of my favorite quotes from John Green's novel Looking for Alaska, which … Continue reading We Are Infinite // Wreck This Journal 4

My Problem with Valentine’s Day

Before I begin, let's just get one thing out of the way: this is not a rant about how commercialized/meaningless Valentine's Day has become. That argument has basically taken over Valentine's Day, and there is so much discussion about it that I hardly think I need to chime in. Instead, my problem with Valentine's Day lies with … Continue reading My Problem with Valentine’s Day

more books: ¡en español!

For all of you in the United States, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I'm really excited about the books I have to show you today, because they're Spanish translations! I've been taking Spanish classes for the past five years in school, but I'm by no means fluent. I read a Spanish translation of … Continue reading more books: ¡en español!

QUOTE: Esther Earl

“We live in a world defined by its boundaries: You cannot travel faster than the speed of light. You must and will die. You cannot escape these boundaries. But the miracle and hope of human consciousness is that we can still conceive of boundlessness.” ~ Esther Earl I have shared these wonderful words of Esther Earl … Continue reading QUOTE: Esther Earl

tfios movie: movie review

The Fault in Our Stars movie starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (Hazel and Gus) was released on June 6th here in the United States, and luckily I was able to see it on opening weekend (on Sunday, to be exact). I was quite apprehensive about seeing this movie, and you can read more about my … Continue reading tfios movie: movie review

bookmarks tag (response to @booksandquills)

After seeing Sanne's video titled Bookmarks & Book Marks (which you can view by clicking here) I immediately knew that I wanted to do a blog post in response to it. And here it is! 1. What are you currently using as a bookmark? Right now I am using a wonderful Doctor Who bookmark that I … Continue reading bookmarks tag (response to @booksandquills)

on margo roth spiegelman.

Since today is International Women's Day, I thought I would take the time to discuss one of my favorite female characters: Margo Roth Spiegelman from John Green's novel Paper Towns. If you've read the book, you might be a bit confused. Margo is not a very friendly, compassionate, or lovable person, and the decision she makes … Continue reading on margo roth spiegelman.