Books Completed: 52
Completion Date: February, 2009
Publication Date: October, 2008
Reason for Reading: Dewey's Reading Challenge.
When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the night-dressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows her. Margo's always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she's always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q . . . until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery. But there are clues. And they're for Q.Dear Dewey,
Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.
As far as I can tell, you never reviewed this book on your blog. Jill at Fizzy Thoughts is hosting a mini-challenge for your reading challenge, though, and the idea is to post a list! Since I can't do my normal type of letter format, I am going to use this book as my mini-challenge entry. I searched John Green on your blog, and my list is going to explore these references. You actually made a lot of lists in your blogging days, so I am thinking you liked lists.
1. According to your Mailbox Monday post, you first received Paper Towns the week leading up to November 3.
2. You read it in October because it is included in your reading stats for that month.
3. In a post called 'Up Next', you had a bit of a problem with Amazon and the shipping of this book: "Paper Towns by John Green (pre-ordered from Amazon, sent on October 13 with 2-day shipping, arrived….yesterday? Boo, Amazon, boo!)" (Yesterday would've been the 28th of October.)
4. For Weekly Geeks #19, the object was to post your favourite book published in 2009. You hadn't read Paper Towns yet, but you expected to love it.
5. Back in September you posted your review of An Abundance of Katherines in an interview format.
6. In August you posted a meme. One of the questions was: "Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?" One of your answers was: "John Green. Why did Brotherhood 2.0 have to end? Why?"
7. In June, you finished the Book Awards Challenge! One of your 'bonus' books was Looking for Alaska. (It won the Printz award).
8. For the Cats Herding Challenge, you mention how other people had included books you wish you had thought of. An Abundance of Katherines was one of the books.
9. You read An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska in February.
10. Your review of Looking for Alaska.
11. A lot of the results for John Green are for various challenges that his books work for. Like I said, you really seemed to like lists!
12. You first mentioned wanting to read Green in July of 2007 in one of your Sunday Book Coveting posts. (I really liked those posts, by the way! Bad on the TBR pile, though.)
So, there is a list of your John Green-related posts! I have now read all three of his books, too, and I have to say he is a very good young adult author! I look forward to reading more from him in the future. Since you were partly to blame for bringing him to my attention I just wanted to say Thank you! You have definitely had a lasting affect on the reading community.
Until next time,