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I know this isn’t about books, per se, but it is book related. For those of you who don’t know, John Green’s amazing book The Fault in Our Stars is coming out as a movie June 6.

Here is the movie poster:

Isn’t it beautiful?

I read this book in one sitting. It is not the sort of book that you can walk away from. I, for one, am still deeply attached to the characters in the story, and I think this book affected me as not only a reader, but as a person.

I know not everyone is fond of book to movie adaptations, but I enjoy them. Don’t get me wrong, I am a monster if the movie completely messes up the book, but I love how the movie gets the story to more people who otherwise would never have experienced it. I love being able to talk about characters and worlds with other people and I love hearing someone say, “That’s a book? I have to read it!”.

So, needless to say, I am excited for this movie. Very excited. Like, almost more excited than I was for the first two Hobbit movies. And very close to how excited I am for the Divergent movie (coming out on March 21).

The book made me cry, and the trailer made me cry too. Watching Hazel and Gus and Isaac and all the other people from TFIOS come to life, and live, was amazing to see. I have to say I think the casting is spot on. Augustus is exactly as I pictured him, and Shailene Woodley as Hazel isn’t much of a stretch at all.

And without further ado, here is The Fault in Our Stars trailer:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS TRAILER!!! (LINK)

In common fangirl speak: OMG, the feels!!

(I can’t upload the actual trailer, but I promise this is a link to the real trailer.)

Now begins the agonizing wait for the movie release. June cannot come fast enough.

I am aiming to re-read The Fault in Our Stars right before the movie comes out. I’m thinking about posting my progress here as I read it. Sounds like a good idea.

Here’s another beautiful picture:

So, enjoy the trailer and all the feelings that it entails. And of course, DFTBA.


Originally created by The Perpetual Page Turner, and picked up by several other bloggers, this A to Z list is a funny questionaire regarding books and your book related habits. I thought it would be a nice break from reviewing. Here it goes:

A: Author you’ve read the most books from

As a kid, I read the entire Redwall series by Brian Jacques. There are 22 books in this series. I loved the talking animals and the Abbey in the forest. As of today, the author I read the most of is Brandon Sanderson. I read everything this man writes.

B: Best Sequel Ever

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. Just as amazing as the first book.

C: Currently Reading

The Passage by Justin Cronin, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnson, and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’m a multiple-books-at-a-time kind of person.

D: Drink of Choice while reading

Chocolate Milk. If I get too absorbed in a book (which is likely to happen) it gets warm and disgusting. But while it’s cold, it reminds me of my childhood, and besides, it’s chocolate.

E: E-reader or Physical Copies?

Tough choice. I love both. I love physical books. I love finding them in a store, I love holding them, and I like the smell of their pages. But they are expensive to buy and heavy to carry. So I like my e-reader when I travel so I can have 100 choices, instead of the four books I can squeeze into my carry-on.

F: Fictional Character I would date in High School

Wow. I would have to say Jace, from City of Bones, because he is so funny and sarcastic, and he has a good heart. I’d also have to say Locke Lamora, from The Lies of Locke Lamora. He is eccentric, eloquent, and entertaining. I would love to spend time with him.

G: Glad you gave this book a chance

World War Z by Max Brooks

H: Hidden Gem Book

Isn’t this similar to the last question? I’m going to interpret it as physically hard to come by. For this would have to be, Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon. I looked all over for this book after I finished the first one, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Finally, I came across both it and the third book and was thrilled. I still haven’t gotten around to the third one yet.

I: Important Moment in Your reading Life

Finding The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I had pretty much abandoned fantasy when I found this book. I thought that there just wasn’t anything left in the genre. I was so wrong. Yay!

J: Just Finished

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling, The Thousand Names by Django Wexler, The Fault in our Stars by John Green and The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan

K: Kind of Books you won’t Read

Erotica. It just makes me uncomfortable. I also won’t read hardcore science fiction. Most times all the computer-technical-robot stuff just goes over my head.

L: Longest Book you’ve read

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (1001 pages)

M: Major Book Hangover because of…

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I couldn’t stop thinking there were people I couldn’t see fighting demons. Every time I saw a boy with odd colored eyes I thought he was a shadowhunter.

N: Number of Bookcases you own

5 bookcases. IKEA. Is. The. Best. Four are narrow, but one is huge. I also have two shelves above my desk, full of books and my desk is home to a few piles of books.

O: One book you’ve read multiple time

Divergent. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it. I love it so much.

P: Preferred place to read

My armchair. It’s comfy faux-leather and it has a soft blanket, squishy pillow and window view.

Q: Quote from a book you read that inspires you

I don’t really remember quotes from books. At the time I think they’re awesome, and I want to keep them forever but I never write them down. I’m terrible that way. The only one I can think of is one my mom read to me when I was little. She told me that you could live a good life if you could remember this quote:

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
-A.A Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

And I just thought of another one that really got me,

“There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”
-John Green, The Fault in our Stars

R: Reading Regret

My very tiny budget

S: Series you’ve started but need to finish

Maze Runner by James Dashner

T: Three All Time Favorite Books

This is incredibly hard for anyone who has read more than three books in their entire life. I think I can get it to around five, which is like pulling teeth for me. In no particular order: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Fault in our Stars by John Green, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This list is constantly changing, there are so many more that I love, but all of these have really stuck with me.

U: Unapologetic Fangirl for…

The Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green. I tell everyone about them. I am also a huge fangirl for books in general. I talk about them all the time. As for authors: Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Veronica Roth, and Cassandra Clare. I love to have conversations about different authors and styles of writing.

V: Very Excited for this release (more than anything else)

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

W: Worst Bookish Habit

Reading when I should be socializing

X: X marks the spot. Count twenty-seven books from the top left corner of your bookcase.

Wool by Hugh Howey

Y: Your latest book purchase

Three books from Amazon- Shade’s Children by Garth Nix, Enclave by Ann Aguire, and Blood Song by Anthony Ryan

Z: Zzz snatcher (book that kept you up late)

The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman

So those are my answers to the A to Z Bookish Survey. Feel free to comment, or do it yourself, just link me!