I am a reader, I feel like I always have been. I am constantly surrounded by books in both my personal and professional worlds.
I have read excessively since the second grade. I have attempted, again and again, to keep a list of the books I've read and how I felt about them but so far have been unsuccessful. This is an attempt to keep track of the books I'm reading, and my thoughts about them. My goal is to publish at least one review a week (no promises though). Wish me luck!
*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"Looking for Alaska" by John Green
Fabulous, amazing, memorizing! I don't know if these words are enough to sum up how much I enjoyed John Green's Looking For Alaska.
I listened to it on audiobook on a recent trip and the time just flew
by. At one point we stopped for lunch and I had to wait a few moments
because I was almost at the end of a disc and had to know what happened
Miles has just started at boarding school, the same
school his father attended as a teen. He knows that his life is going to
change, but I don't think he realizes just by how much. Obsessed with
the last words of the dead, he is searching for his "Great Perhaps" when
he meets The
Colonel and then Alaska. Nicknamed "Pudge" he starts to fall into The
Colonel's and Alaska's habits; smoking in his dorm room, sneaking off to
drink, and helping with pranks. Now before you judge, realize that you
need to read this book to get Pudge's entire story arc. He certainly
doesn't make the best decisions and neither do his friends, but they
learn so much from their actions and you will finish this book knowing
that they will be better people for it.
hate that I have read so little by John Green, but I the same time, I
like that I get the opportunity to savor his writing. What I have read,
is pure awesome! In addition to his writing, he has some pretty
entertaining (and educational) videos out there on the interwebz as
well. Trust me, if you are studying something that he has done a "Crash
Course" video for, then you must watch it! There's a part of me that is
constantly telling myself to get check out all of Green's work right now
this very minute (assuming any of his books are checked in, a rarity at
my library- and for a good reason), but another part of me is holding
off so I can enjoy each book separately so that the enjoyment lasts just
a little bit longer. Yeah, I'm crazy, I know.