Hello again everyone! I usually have something interesting to discuss before the threads, but I can't seem to think of anything. I've been thinking lately about too many things to explain here: life, love, purpose.. What is on your mind? Any big revelations or problems in your life? Is all well and good? Is all terribad? I hope nerdfighteria can help wherever needed.
As many of you probably know already, the literary world suffered a huge loss yesterday, in the form of J.D. Salinger, the author of "Catcher in the Rye" among other titles. I won't say much on the subject, except that he without a doubt inspired many people, and for that I say, thank you. RIP.
In which John reads from the J. D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye in tribute to Salinger, who died yesterday at the age of 91. Having done so, John now immediately returns to paternity leave. Like all novelists who write about teenagers, he owes an immense debt to Salinger--not only because of Holden Caulfield but also because of the hauntingly beautiful portraits of the Glass family.
Thank you all for your kind wishes for young Henry, who is made of… Continue
Maureen Johnson continues filling in for John Green while he is on paternity leave. Today's topics include: your observations of the last video, the future of reading, how to be interviewed by the New York Times, and what Hank should name his dog.
As ever, Maureen is best reached here. She awaits your comments at this very moment:… Continue
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Another Friday, another blog, more book news... Hello again, Nerdfighters! And a special welcome to our newest edition, Henry.
To start us off this week, let me remind you that the Blurbing Book Club is still reading "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson till the end of the month. So you have plenty of time left to read, discuss and blurb. I will give you a heads up though that the February book is going to be… Continue
Maureen Johnson takes over while John is on paternity leave. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions for Maureen, you can reach her here: https://twitter.com/maureenjohnson. She is eager for your input. (That's what SHE said!)
So I'm writing a paper for submission in a philosophy magazine for my school, about the implications of Hell. To put it shortly, I'm arguing that If there is a God and afterlife, there can be no Hell. Or if there is a hell, it would have to be totally different than the fire and brimstone of normal Hell. I like the hell depicted by the film Wristcutters: A Love Story personally. Anyways, I started talking about the polarizations of human characteristics in popular culture, especially in… Continue
Hello again, Nerdfighters! In my opinion, among the millions of amazing books that have been published several of them are children's books. So today I'm going to share a few popular children's books that will without a doubt put a smile on your face.
But first, a quick a reminder. The blurbing book club is still reading "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson for the rest of January. So there is still plenty of time to read,… Continue
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In which John discusses the deified eyes of T. J. Eckleburg, other facets of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the unfathomably horrible earthquake in Haiti, theology, the liberal arts, and a few other things. Oh, and he takes on the… Continue