Will Grayson/Will Grayson–John Green & David Levithan

I have this problem with writing my reviews since…well since I started this blog because I like to read books en masse. When I’m on a roll I’m on a roll and want to keep jumping stories like a time traveler with A.D.D. 

Gimme a T.A.R.D.I.S. and call me The Doctor. 

So sometimes this thing happens where I read all the books and don’t write all the reviews…for years. 

It’s a terrible habit. Yet here we are again. 

Now, I love John Green. Most of his books I’ve read have at least four stars. Five if he made me cry like a little bitch. 

This one has the mysterious number ‘three’ in the star section. 

What does that MEAN Past Alli?! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! 

I remember liking the way that this was written because the writers were each in charge of a Will Grayson, so I really liked that collaboration. They should do more.

This book is about two Will Graysons who meet by chance and their story. I remember the friend called Tiny who was way into making a musical because he was utterly fabulous. 

That’s all I’ve got today. 

Constant vigilance.

 

Happy Monday!

Hey Little Birds!

Naturally, I’m behind on writing my book reviews, ‘Looking for Alaska’ was the last one I wrote about, but I don’t have a new one written because I have this bad habit of writing like 10 in one shot and then I don’t have to write any more for a long time and every once in awhile…like every ten weeks, I miss one because I’m like ‘Ugh! I don’t even remember reading that book or the feelings it gave me!”. SO I have to jog my memory and whatnot.

So instead, I thought that I would just update you guys on the happy happs that are going on these days.

1.) I’m happily editing my friends book (if you would like me to edit something of yours email me at derangedlibrarian@gmail.com) and it’s giving me so many feelings about feelings and life! Mainly, helping me cope with my own anxiety, self love, and forgiveness of treating myself badly for my faults.

2) She’s asked me to write the foreword! Which is magical to me! No one has ever asked me to do something like that before! So I’m very excited about that and can’t wait to start!

3) I’m trying to throw gratefulness around like it’s confetti and I recently tossed a bunch on my singing teacher because it was her birthday and I am genuinely grateful for the confidence and help she’s given me. If I could choose someone who started the self love and confidence training, it was her. She taught me to harness my magical unicorn voice powers and to appreciate that I’ve been given the gift of a lovely voice. (I used to blush and mutter something like ‘Yeah right.” whenever she told me I had a beautiful voice. Now I blush and say ‘Thank you’. And sometimes ‘I know!’ haha.)

4) I’m thinking that every once in awhile I will make my Keep Moving Forwards into a video because sometimes instead of reading it, I think you guys need someone to genuinely yell it at you. And since my videos for this one project I was working on aren’t working out the way I want them to, I’ll be posting a video this Thursday for KMF. Even if I look like a bag of crap.

5) I’m starting a new diet today, so you might get some grumpy posts about body image and how dieting is the Devil. Mostly I feel more energized already.

And I think that’s it for this coming week!

I should’ve just written the post about ‘The Lost Hero’. It would’ve been shorter. Haha.

Happy Monday!

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Looking For Alaska–John Green

SUPER SPOILERS AHEAD.

Go fuck yourself John Green. Just go right on and fuck yourself.

I’m pissed at this guy. Supremely.

Hear me out: this book is fucking amazing. But where the HELL does he get off making me read a book about falling in love and have me fall in love with the characters and then pull a stunt like killing off someone in the middle of the damn book like an asshole.

This book is so well written, and there is a countdown going on and I’m like ‘Awww, it’s a countdown until they kiss! How cute!!! Sqqquuuueeee.”

No. No it’s not a countdown until they kiss.

IT’S A COUNTDOWN UNTIL A CHARACTERS DEATH THAT I DIDN’T SEE COMING AND AM STILL SUPER PISSED ABOUT.

You don’t get to make me feel feelings John Green. You don’t get to write a book that’s about falling for someone and then the results of unfinished business and how you are trying to see that person for what they were after they are dead and gone and how other people react.

No. You don’t get to play those games you brilliant bastard.

Fuck, he’s good.

Fuck, fuck, fuck he’s good.

I can’t stop swearing.

Constant vigilance!

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The Fault in Our Stars–John Green

I’m obsessed with Pinterest. I make random things from it all the time (ie. Rugs from old t-shirts and hula hoops, fabric flowers, dishcloths, cross stitch patterns, etc.) and I usually lay in bed before I start my day scrolling through the Humour section because I like to start my day with a good laugh.

What does this have to do with John Green? Pinterest was how I was first introduced to him. There are always amazing quotes from him in the humour section about him being a banana and only certain things make him into an angry squid of madness. All very confusing and weird things, so one day I looked him up online after seeing his name.

Turned out he is a Vlogger with his brother Hank and they are comedic geniuses. Their videos are hilarious and I often find myself watching them and pinning things they’ve said and finally, FINALLY, I read his book. (Once I found out he had one, and as it turns out, a bunch, of course.)

The Fault in Our Stars, as I’m sure you’ve heard of by now because they are making a movie, is about a girl named Hazel with a tumour. It’s a tragic coming of age story with love, loss and cancers of all kinds and it’s meant for teenagers apparently but I think everyone of all ages should read it. It was wonderfully written and my kind of dark comedy and exactly how I would be if this were happening to me.

I laughed really hard, I cried really hard, I was shocked and dismayed and this kept up my streak of amazing books to read and I can’t wait to read the rest of his.

I spent hours trying to figure out how to get them off of my little sisters Kindle onto mine legally (sort of), so if anyone knows how to do that, tell me! I need to read all of his books! And I’m poooooor!

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