Gimbling in the Wabe – Having Fun With Stories

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I had the good fortune last week of attending the first ever NerdCon: Stories, a two day convention dreamed up by “internet guy” Hank Green (half of YouTube’s popular Vlogbrothers) and author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear), held right here in my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undoubtedly I will [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Much Ado About Nothing

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On June 6, 2014, freelance journalist Ruth Graham wrote an article for the online magazine Slate entitled “Against YA” that was published with the tagline, “Read whatever you want. But you should feel embarrassed when what you’re reading was written for children.”  Using as her main examples John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Rainbow [….]

LitStack Review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars John Green Dutton Books ISBN: 978-0-525-47881-2 The world is not a wish-granting factory. Sixteen year old Hazel Lancaster has a rare form of cancer. Terminal. But her doctors have recently discovered that she responds positively to a new drug. It will slow the progression of her disease, but not cure [….]

Banned Book Review: Looking for Alaska by John Green

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Looking for Alaska John Green Speak (Puffin Books) Publish Date:  August 14, 2008 ISBN 978-1-101-43420-8 Smoking cigarettes.  Swearing.  Drinking – lots of drinking.  Sexual activity.  Rule breaking – covertly, openly, and constantly.  On the surface, I can certainly see why the Depew (New York) School Board, the school boards of Knox and Sumner Counties in [….]

Soundbite: President Obama Talks with YA Author John Green

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From The LA TImes: Following his State of the Union address, President Obama did a Google+ hangout with five engaged citizens — including writer John Green. Green is the bestselling author of the young adult books “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Will Grayson Will Grayson,” “Paper Towns,” “An Abundance of Katherines” and “Looking for Alaska.” [….]

Goodread’s Choice Awards 2012

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As the year approaches an end, readers, and Goodreads members, are now given the opportunity to vote on their favorite books of 2012. “Choose the best books of the year with three rounds of voting. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.” The following are a few of our [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Top Five Must Reads

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  It’s a difficult task, narrowing down the novels that have impacted your life into a small, somewhat abstract list. For many of us, reading a novel, a well written novel, is more than a task set to those merely interested in reading a good book. The novels in this week’s picks are stories so [….]