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John Green Week, Yo!

Allow me to kick off the awesome by sharing with you the fave quotes of the three books by JG that I've read.
I've adored them all.

fave quote: "The act of leaning in to kiss someone, or asking to kiss them, is fraught with the possibility of rejection, so the person least likely to get rejected should do the leaning or the asking.  And that person, at least in high-school heterosexual relationships, is definitely the girl.  Think about it: boys, basically, want to kiss girls. Guys want to make out. Always. Hassan aside, there's rarely a time when a boy is thinking, 'Eh, I think I'd rather not kiss a girl today.' Maybe if a guy is actually, literally on fire, he won't be thinking about hooking up. But that's about it.  Whereas girls are very fickle about the business of kissing. Sometimes they want to make out; sometimes they don't. They're an impenetrable fortress of unknowability, really." (76)

fave quotes: "how will i ever get out of this labyrinth?" - an ongoing quotation in the novel, used first by Alaska as the last words of a general. utilized by the characters in the book and the author to keep a central theme on the whole experience.
"i go to seek a great perhaps" - more famous last words, and the whole reason miles/pudge declares he is going to the boarding school.

fave quote: "I couldn't help but think about school and everything else ending. I liked standing just outside the couches and watching them - it was a kind of sad I didn't mind, and so I just listened, letting all the happiness and the sadness of this ending swirl around in me, each sharpening the other. For the longest time, it felt kind of like my chest was cracking open, but not precisely in an unpleasant way." (172)

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Love seeing what other people pick as their favorite quotes :)

  2. I really, really want to read Paper Towns!

  3. I need to read Paper Towns! I pretty much just said what Ginger said... :)

    Love the Abundance quote!

  4. Look at you getting all analytical with themes and all.

    Intellect, you has it.

    Also, the great perhaps quote was on my facebook for the longest time.

  5. So, confession: John Green, sadly, remains on my list of tremendous authors whose books I have yet to read. I WILL FIX THIS, though. Where should I start? I've had An Abundance of Katherines on my TBR for AGES. Or could I literally just pick any of his books and be blown away? Help me conquer my shame!

  6. These quotes are so remarkable...every since I first heard of it, the phrase "great perhaps" has stuck with me incessantly.

  7. I've missed your face too! :)

  8. So much love for John Green. So much love for you! These quotations just prove that we are bookish souls sisters :)

  9. I love all of these quotes. I'm so happy it's finally John Green Week! (Can't wait till Tuesday, though. :)


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