I have mostly abandoned my blog recently.
Why, you ask?
The short version is because it is mainly an academic blog and school has been feeling a bit like…well, honestly the only word that comes to mind is drudgery. This term sucks, in other words.
But here it is 3:37 in the morning and I can actually feel the thoughts that are keeping me awake shooting around my brain, so everyone will just have to bear with me.
I am on page 177 of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and I finally had to force myself to be reasonable and stop reading because I have tiny humans that will wake me up at an ungodly hour tomorrow. I only started this book after midnight for a bit of light reading, but I should have known better. John Green is to me what (insert name of latest hunky actor here) is to most women. Except that I don’t want to marry him and have his babies, (because let’s be honest, that’s really creepy) instead I just sit here and nerd out over his word choices and his incredible grasp of humanity. He is the writer that I aspire to be. Maybe I am only in awe of him because he is almost as engaging to watch as he is to read…and I turn into a sweaty, awkward 7th grader when the camera is turned on me. But I digress.
What I am trying to decide (despite the fact that I haven’t finished) is whether or not I am excited about the movie version. Movie adaptations of books inevitably break off tiny but important chunks of the book they are trying to pay homage to. Some of the charm gets lost in those tiny details. On the other hand, it could be brilliant. I guess if it convinces one person who hasn’t already read the book to pick it up, then maybe it is worth it.
More than being afraid that the movie won’t live up to Green’s nearly flawless writing, I am afraid to keep reading for fear that his novel ends in death. I take it so personally when a character I love dies in the end, even if they are “terminal” from the beginning. So, if you have read The Fault in Our Stars, please, no spoilers! And if you haven’t, and you are a reader, please ignore that you might have to pick it up in the YA section and dive in.
Alright, now that it is after 4 I really have to try to sleep, though don’t be surprised to see a follow up post at 4 tomorrow morning when I’ve finished (seriously, it is that good).