Bookish Talk is something that I want to start doing, maybe once a week. Maybe more or maybe less. It’s also not going to be on the same day every week. It’s basically just where I talk about anything bookish related. I may post mini reviews to books I read pre-blog. I may rant about a book that I didn’t like. I may try to shove a book in your face that I loved.
Even though I don’t like John Green’s books, I am still always going to be thankful for his books.
You’re probably thinking, “how does that work? What do you mean?”
Let me back up a little. During all of 2012, I was not in the best mindset and I stopped reading. I hardly picked up any books. I didn’t buy any books except for a Sarah Dessen box set. The only books I read that year were the Sarah Dessen books and this old book about the 1984 Detroit Tigers written by Sparky Anderson. I worked third shift and would read that book about the Tigers at work over and over and over.
Then one day I got fired. I didn’t know what to do. I was upset and stressed and just wanted to wake up and have it be a dream. But it wasn’t. So, my dad tried to cheer me up by taking me to Barnes & Noble.
As I was browsing, I realized how out of touch I was with books. I had seen some I had heard about, but I wasn’t on the internet a whole lot at the time and didn’t follow new releases or anything like I do now. Anyway, I saw “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. I liked the cover and I read the blurb and decided it was the perfect book for my depressed mood.
I went home and read it in four hours and then bought the rest of his books. Including his co-written books. I realized, through John Green’s books, that I did still love reading. I just needed that little push. So even though I don’t really like his books, (I know, I know I’m sorry!!) his books pushed me to start reading again and start buying books. I fell in love with books and reading again because of The Fault in Our Stars. So even though I would call it The Fault in Our Three Stars (that’s what I rated it on Goodreads) it was still influential to me and I’ll always be grateful for that book.