Cover to Cover: The Fault in Our Stars, Ch. 4 Part 2

Hello all! I’m home from a long and exhausting semester, and what am I going to do to celebrate? Read more John Green, of course!

Just need to prepare myself . . .
Just need to prepare myself . . .

When we left off last week, Sunshine had just ducked her mother’s overprotectiveness — which is constant, except when she doesn’t care, like any time Gus is involved — and made her way over to the house of her truest of true loves, ostensibly to help The Unluckiest Guy No One Cares About Since Neville Longbottom (Isaac for short) get over some emotional turmoil.

“Hazel Grace,” Augustus said as he heard my footsteps.

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Drive-By Reviews: Fall 2014

Well . . . My first semester as a senior is finally over, and it was brutal.

Which is why most of my blogs felt something like this.
Which is why most of my blogs this month felt something like this.

But as an English major, I read a lot. Some of it was great, and most of it wasn’t. But in tweet-length reviews (for those even less internet-literate than I, that means they must be shorter than 140 characters), I’m going to give a final farewell to this long semester by giving you a list of books to read — or avoid.

Let’s go!


Animal Farm by George Orwell (novella)

Amazon.com description:

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned–a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. Available in April.

Amazon.com rating: 4.5 stars

Drunk review: Surprisingly funny. Not as grand as 1984, but beautifully crafted without an unnecessary word/character. Not a light read, but a good one.

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Cover to Cover: The Fault in Our Stars, Ch. 4 Part 1

Ugh. What . . . what happened? How long has it been?

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What year is it? 

Wait, seriously? It’s been 3 weeks? Again?

Damn it. I was doing so well at being punctual, too. How did this even happen?

Oh, right. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Oh, right. Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!

Okay, so I’ve finally emerged from my food coma and it’s time to — once again — return to the marvelous land of John Green, which I’ve talked about over and over and over. And somehow the book doesn’t seem to be getting any shorter. When does it end, John?

Well, I’ve had a nice long break. Time to buck myself up with a nice cute gif —

It’s like Prozac.
It’s like Prozac!

— put on my big girl pants, and get to snarkin’.

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