Okay? Okay.

I finally sat down and read “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green and then saw the movie. I’ve owned the book since October 2012, but I’ve been distracted by other books to read and writing and art projects. But with the movie looming,  I didn’t want to repeat my mistake of watching the movie before reading the book, which I did with “The Hunger Games.” TFIOS is one of my favorite movie adaptations. And as a Nerdfighter, I’ve enjoyed hearing John and Hank talk about the book and the movie.

Favorite quotes:

  • Qualities of a good nurse: 1. Doesn’t pun on your disability. 2. Gets blood on the first try. 3. No condescending voice.
  • But I believe in true love, you know? I don’t believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.
  • I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
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2 Comments

  1. I know I NEED to read this book, and see this movie, however, …. I just don’t know if I have handle “the feels” that this book brings. Am I willing to be broken the way this book is breaking some of my friends and colleges? I’m in the mist of writing a very depressing and adventurous book, how much would this book affect my planned out come? These are the questions running through my head as I look at it sitting on my Kindle, then quietly move on to a different book. /sigh It will get read. I promise.

  2. I also waited to read it because I wasn’t ready to be broken. I needed to experience extreme illness in order to relate to the better. Celiac disease is painful, but there is a cure of diet.

    One of the best pieces of advice on writing is to not read books similar to your book so you won’t be influenced by them. Good choice, Kimberly. And one day I’ll read the rest of John Green’s books.

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