One of the YouTubers I subscribe to, John Green, is an author (like, an actual, published author), and his newest book came out on January 10th this year. I was still in Germany, but as I had pre-ordered the book, I didn't want to risk it not getting to me in time before I left (also, extra weight), so the day I got home, I started reading it. I stayed up til 2am on the Friday night, not because I wasn't tired (I was), but because The Fault in Our Stars was a really good read. You should all read it.
I used up my points from my credit card getting a $50 Dymocks voucher, and a $50 BP voucher. On Friday, after handing my assignment in and being officially on holidays, I went to Dymocks and bought ALL the John Green books, as well as The Hunger Games, because I thought I should see what the fuss is about, and also I'm planning to see the "major motion picture" next week. On Friday afternoon, I started Looking for Alaska, and had finished it by yesterday (Saturday) afternoon. I was also out all Friday night. Once I'd finished it, I started The Hunger Games, and have now finished it, despite not having read it between about 5pm yesterday and 7pm today. Neither book is particularly heavy-going (they are young adult fiction, rather than you know, for actual adults), but the main reason I got through them was because they are good. Well, Alaska is, I'm really not sure what the appeal of Hunger Games is, but I devoured it anyway.
|An oft-quoted line from Alaska|
Anyway, now I'm starting on Paper Towns, then will be An Abundance of Katherines, then Will Grayson, Will Grayson, then I'll go back to Harry in German. It's just like when I used to stay up til all hours of the night, reading :) <3
But I think you should all read The Fault in Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, they're good books.