Sunday, August 15, 2010

John Green Day of Awesomeness

Yesterday was John Green Day. You should have been there. Oh wait, some of you were. In addition to getting to see the AMAZING John Green, I got to hang out with...

Kaz Mahoney (author of The Iron Witch, out Feb next year), Liz of My Favourite Books, Ana of The Book Smugglers, Jenny ('the FAMOUS Jenny' said Mr Green himself!) of Wondrous Reads, Carla of The Crooked Shelf, Sophie of So Many Books, So Little Time, Becky aka The Bookette and Caroline of Portrait of a Woman.

If you haven't come across the awesomeness of John Green before, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? As a starting point, go buy Looking for Alaska right this second. It's bloody brilliant. Then watch this...

Highlights of yesterday included:

1. John talking insightfully about that moment when you realize that other people are human beings too and that you are not actually the centre of the universe. This is something I think about A LOT, so it was nice to hear someone talk about it in such a blimmin' articulate fashion.

2. John asking me the title of my book and me momentarily forgetting it.

3. Carla managing to NOT barf on John.

4. Jenny's utter horror at the fact that I'd bent back the corner of a page in Looking for Alaska.

5. Going to Foyles. FOYLES!

6. Being persuaded to buy books outside my usual favoured genres by Carla, Kaz AND Sophie. I'm so easily led astray. Sigh.

It was a Good Day.



  1. LOL! Sounds like you guys had a mega-awesome day! Squeee at Jenny being called 'the famous Jenny'!!!! I so would've loved to be there! :)

  2. Sounds like a fabulous time. John Green rocks. And thanks for the barf update: there was half an hour there when the YA blogging world was seriously worried. :D

  3. It was AWESOME!!! And so good to finally meet you :)

    And yes, I'm still horrified. ;)

  4. It was so much fun. And about the book buying thing; you didn't take too much convincing! :)

  5. Oh the fun we had, and YES to the me not barfing bit!! GO ME

  6. Sounds like a great day, I would have loved to have been there! Next time, hopefully! I can't believe you forgot the name of your own book *LMAO*. That's funny stuff...

  7. It was so great to see you again. I am feeling so proud that I didn't buy a single book. I have gone cold turkey...

  8. Sounds like a great day. It's good to hear Carla didn't barf on JG:)

  9. It sounds like you had a great day :D