Archives For John Green

 

Today is the release day for John Green’s new novel…

Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

Hardback: Dutton Books, 2017
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to John Green reading the
first chapter from this new book… 

 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

 

*** Read an excerpt from this book… 

 

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We Need Diverse Books!

January 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

 

WNDB_ButtonAfter Matt de la Peña received the Newbery Medal this week for his book Last Stop on Market Street,  I was reminded of his work in promoting diversity in publishing.

De la Peña is on the advisory committee for We Need Diverse Books, a non-profit “dedicated to highlighting the best of diverse literature for children and teens and to heightening awareness through continued education.”

Here at the ERB, we value the practice of reading diversely and strive to recommend books that are written by diverse authors and that promote understanding of the experiences of diverse people.

Novelist John Green on why we need diverse books:




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HOW CAN I HELP?

Ever since the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement began, the group has had overwhelming support and positive reception. Once we started our initial campaign in late April and early May, right away we had people asking how they could help and offering to volunteer time, resources, and more. It’s been incredibly heartening. WNDB is currently working hard on a volunteer program for all interested parties. In the meantime, here are a few ways that everyone can help promote diversity in children’s literature!
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Just noticed today that the Kindle editions of John Green’s novels are on sale for $4.99 each!
What a deal!!!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS was on my recent REVELANT MAGAZINE list of 10 must-read books from the last decade

 *** If you are new to John Green’s work,
there is a FREE Kindle sampler of his novels!


 
The Fault in Our Stars
By John Green
$4.99

 
Looking for Alaska: A Novel
By John Green
$4.99

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This is fabulous!   Novelist John Green gives the commencement address at Butler University, May 11, 2013.

John starts his speech at 3:15.

Highlights:

  • Lovely tip o’ the hat to Fred Rogers.
  • “We are taught that the hero’s journey is the journey from weakness to strength, but I’m here today to tell you that that story is wrong. The real hero’s journey is from strength to weakness.” (start at 8:00 for context)
  • “You are probably going to be a nobody for awhile” (11:45)
  • “In learning how to be a nobody, you will learn how NOT to be a jerk”. (11:55)

*** Books by John Green





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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
7 January 2013

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

 

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BESTSELLER LISTS:

 

“Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.”  – Theologian François Fénelon, who died on this day in 1715
[ Our recent review of Francois Fenelon: A Biography ]

 

“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”  Author Zora Neale Hurston, born on this day 1891|
*** Books by Zora Neale Hurston

 

“The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.” – Poet, John Berryman, who died on this day in 1972.
*** Books by John Berryman

 

Book News:

Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
6 December 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

 

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Today is the Feast of Saint Nicholas (270-343)!
Read Alban Butler’s classic account of Nicholas’ life from LIVES OF THE SAINTS…
DOWNLOAD a free ebook version of LIVES OF THE SAINTS!

 

Poem of the Day: “Christ’s Nativity” – Henry Vaughan
*** The Complete Poetry of Henry Vaughn

 

“God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.” – Evelyn Underhill, born on this day 1875.
*** Books by Evelyn Underhill

 

Book News:

HINT:  Here are the best in each category:

  

 

Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

The Wake Up Call image via WikiMedia Commons

 

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Book News

Some interesting bits of book news and conversations collected over the last week:

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