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January 29, 2014 at 11:37am
Reblogged from fishingboatproceeds

fishingboatproceeds:

It’s here! It’s here! The full #tfios trailer in beautiful high definition!

I AM CRYING ALREADY

I may not make it out of this movie alive

July 5, 2012 at 4:51pm
Reblogged from penguinteen

fishingboatproceeds:

Kat Rosenfield’s debut novel AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE, edited and published by the great Julie Strauss-Gabel, has been nearly universally praised by critics. A starred review in Publisher’s Weekly called it “exquisitely written;” Kirkus’s starred review called the book “utterly compelling.” 

It is all that and more, a lyrical and keenly observed novel that is also a true page-turner. Like, imagine if Sara Zarr and I had a really awesome baby.

I’ll admit to a bias toward books Julie publishes—she has good taste, but more importantly she’s a great editor. But AMELIA ANNE is just damn good, and I hope it finds the audience it deserves.

I believe there are still readers for top-class literary YA fiction. And I know a lot of those readers are here on tumblr, so check out AMELIA ANNE IS DEAD AND GONE at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or from your local bookseller.

A rec from John Green is more than enough to get me to read a book! On it!

(Source: penguinteen)

January 10, 2012 at 1:07pm

My TFioS is Delayed

And I am mad at Amazon. Or at least, Amazon’s shipping carrier. It was out for delivery today as it should have been, but then they got to my apartment and I wasn’t home (obviously, because I’m an adult and I work all day like most adult people do). So they decided that my absence meant I had moved out of my apartment and so they should ship my book back to Amazon

This is what Amazon’s customer service lady told me after she contacted the carrier.

I’m sorry, WHAT? Where did they get the idea that I no longer lived at the address that I had given them to ship the book to?? My name is on the friggin’ mailbox still! Also, mail gets delivered all the friggin’ time when the person no longer lives at the address the mail is sent to. So who the hell are these people and what kind of weirdo delivery policies do they have?

So now I won’t get my TFioS until tomorrow, when I won’t be home either, but the boyfriend will, maybe, unless he’s at the vet with our rabbit at the time of delivery, so friggin’ ONTRAC better not fuck this up again. If they can’t make the delivery, they should allow me to reschedule like any normal shipping carrier would.

(Also, I tried to ask the customer service lady if this was going to be a new book, or if they were shipping the same exact one back to me, but I don’t think she understood what I was asking. So now I’m worried that they’ll send me a new one from the warehouse, and it won’t be signed because of the shenanigans that John posted about earlier.)

December 22, 2011 at 6:56pm
Reblogged from theweeble
fishingboatproceeds:

theweeble:

My mistakenly released copy of The Fault In Our Stars which was just delivered, in the box, on my bookshelf, and shall remain there till January 10th! The books actual release date. I’m sorry this happened to you John!

A single image that sums up the amazing response everyone has had to the very unfortunate premature shipment of some copies of The Fault in Our Stars. I’m not gonna lie: This made me cry a little.

This is so wonderful I can’t even explain.

fishingboatproceeds:

theweeble:

My mistakenly released copy of The Fault In Our Stars which was just delivered, in the box, on my bookshelf, and shall remain there till January 10th! The books actual release date. I’m sorry this happened to you John!

A single image that sums up the amazing response everyone has had to the very unfortunate premature shipment of some copies of The Fault in Our Stars. I’m not gonna lie: This made me cry a little.

This is so wonderful I can’t even explain.

December 4, 2011 at 4:52pm
Reblogged from markdoesstuff

Nerdfighters in the Bay Area?

panasonicyouth:

Who wants to go with me next month down to Redwood City on a Friday to meet Hank and John Green and buy a book? Then I can tell him about Mark Reads Looking For Alaska and then we’ll make a video together and then the Internet will collide in ways never before seen.

Also I want to meet other Nerdfighters.

Also I love books. 

Also this is my attempt at making “friends” and having a social life that isn’t Skyrim or Netflix.

OMG MARK. I’m in SF, and I was sort of on the fence about this because I don’t know anyone in real life who would want to go to this with me, but now I kinda really want to.

October 17, 2011 at 6:21pm
Uh, I’m assuming that’s intentional, and a joke that I’m just not cool enough to get?

Uh, I’m assuming that’s intentional, and a joke that I’m just not cool enough to get?

August 16, 2011 at 4:24pm
Reblogged from thestrangestquark-deactivated20
fishingboatproceeds:

THERE WILL BE SIGNATURES! (Preorder!)

YES. Hyperbole and a Half + John Green = VERY YES.

fishingboatproceeds:

THERE WILL BE SIGNATURES! (Preorder!)

YES. Hyperbole and a Half + John Green = VERY YES.

July 7, 2011 at 9:38pm

So I’ve been fighting with myself over whether or not to preorder The Fault in Our Stars

I finally did.

The reason I was unsure? I HATE hardcover books, and not just because they’re ridiculously expensive. :-/ I much prefer paperback, especially if the other books I own in a series or by the same author are paperback, which my other John Green books are. But what the hell; it’ll be signed! And I’d be buying it eventually.

(But still. HARDCOVER. Blerg.)