Posts tagged 'books'
Did you hear the great news? The film rights to Andrew Smith’s Grasshopper Jungle just sold! How soon can we get our tickets?
This gif is everything to me right now. As is the image Deadline used in their film rights announcement, and the word “shag-happy.”
And then there was the time when Entertainment Weekly listed reading my book as number three on their MUST LIST. IN TODAY’S ISSUE!!!
In a word: YAY!
Hazel’s eyes when she looks at him!
Gus’s smile! (We’re just naming things so wonderful we can hardly stand to watch them repeat, but also cannot look away from them, right? Then I nailed it.)
Today is the day that This Star Won’t Go Out officially debuts in the world. Thank you to all the fans and Nerdfighters who have rallied around this beautiful book, spreading the word and sharing your own stories with us. Yesterday, Parade published two excerpts from This Star Won’t Go Out—part of John Green’s introduction, and a selection from one of Esther’s journals. Just this morning, USA Today published a truly lovely video feature about Esther as a writer and storyteller, which you should go watch immediately.
For those who don’t know, every day on Esther’s birthday, August 3, Nerdfighters around the world celebrate by telling their friends and family they love them, but wouldn’t it be great if that happened all year long? Send a message of love out into the universe by submitting it to this Tumblr (you can submit anonymously) and we will post it (please know all submissions will be moderated and therefore will not post instantaneously, but we will read and post them all, we promise).
There is also going to be a live event outside Boston on 2/1 with Lori and Wayne Earl, Esther’s siblings, and several performers, including wizard rock band Harry and the Potters. If you cannot make this event, we will be live-streaming it via the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel starting at 7:00 PM EST on 2/1. If you’re hosting your own local event around the live stream, please drop us a note in the Penguin Teen Ask box letting us know and we will get it up on the official event posting ASAP.
I love this book.
I don’t know if I’m just being emotional or what, but I saw this and kind of wanted to cry. Poor Xander! Also, what a great line.
Alice and Brakebills by Christopher Shy
Tandem (Many-Worlds #1) - Anna Jarzab
"Power makes you just as vulnerable as it makes you strong."
LOVE THIS. (Also one of my fave quotes in the book.)
My lovely friend/co-worker Kelly Murphy’s first book, Historical Hearthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes from Cleopatra to Camus, came out last week! I went to her very fun launch at DUMBO’s Powerhouse Arena (an awesome space) tonight and got myself a copy. Gonna go through it and pick out my favorite hottie from the past, brb.
It’s taken me a while to get that.
It’s always going to disappoint you in some way or another. You’ll make plans, and it’ll push you in another direction. You will love people, and they’ll be taken away no matter how hard you fight to keep them. You’ll try for something and won’t get it.
You don’t have to find meaning in it; you don’t have to try to change things.
January 13, Happy birthday Ruby!
Happy birthday, Ruby Tuesday, fictional birth twin. Luv u.
Sammy Lester’s had about enough of her life in back of beyond Oklahoma, but family loyalties and uncertainty about th…
I was inspired by Ashleigh Gardner, who I spoke with on a panel at Digital Book World today, and started my own Wattpad account! I even put up the first three chapters (well, a prologue and two chapters) of a work in progress I’ve only shown to exactly one person ever! It is as yet unfinished and completely unedited and so it’s kind of scary to be posting something this raw and incomplete? But you know, taking chances because I’m 30 or whatever. I hear your 30s are for saying “Who cares?” about everything. Right? Also today I learned to use Snapchat. So I’m basically only getting younger!