The Sunday Post #4

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba over at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Sunday Post is a chance to share events, blog posts, and showcase books from the week. 

Displaying IMG_20140510_211511.jpgIn terms of blog posts, this week has been pretty slow for me. About half way through the week the internet went out at my house, which completely sucked. I only got it fixed yesterday morning. Despite that, I did get to do a REALLY exciting thing that I had wanted to do for a long time. I got to meet John Green. (Well, not necessarily meet. More like breathe the same air.)
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Last Sunday, the details regarding the Demand Our Stars event were released. John Green, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolffe would go to four cities in the US. One of those cities happened to be very close to where I live. So, on Friday, I was able to go to Dallas and attend the event, which was really exciting. The event was hosted at the South Side Ballroom at Gilley’s and was crazy crowded.
Displaying IMG_20140509_181743.jpgMy friends and I waited in line for about 3 ½ hours, and were luckily among the 3000 people to get in to the event. While waiting in the line, I got to meet some really awesome nerdfighters from all over Texas. John hit the stage at about 7 and introduced an AMAZING 10 minute clip with never before seen footage from The Fault in Our Stars. The clip was spectacular. I was close to crying several times. (Not very surprising).
After the clip, John welcomed Shai, Ansel, and Nat to the stage. There were several questions asked from fans at the event, Twitter, and the Pop Sugar Instagram page. There were some really awesome questions. One thing that really struck me, was a girl named Caroline. Caroline had read TFiOS before she had been diagnosed with cancer in January. The cast, as well as the crowd, was moved by her story and her great question.
The event lasted about an hour and was honestly the best experience of my life. It’s so surreal to meet an author that you have loved for so long and who means so much to you. Also, it’s spectacular that I was able to see the people who took some of my favorite characters in literature and brought them to life on screen. I was so fortunate that I was able to attend the event.
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This week, I got a lot of really awesome books that I was extremely excited about.
The One by Kiera Cass (already read… Review will come later this week)
We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (already read… Review will come later this month)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Boys Like You Juliana Stone via Netgalley (pub: May 6, 2014)
Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki via Netgalley (pub: June 28, 2013)
Divided (Dualed #2)  by Elisa Chapman via Netgalley (pub: May 27, 2014)
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols via Edelweiss (pub: May 20, 2014)
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel via Netgalley (pub: April 29, 2014)

Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore via Netgalley (pub July 22, 2014)

Waiting on Wednesday: Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

18635084Title: Say What You Will
Author: Cammie McGovern
Genre: Contemporary
Pages: Hardcover, 352
Publication: June 3, 2014

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park in this beautifully written, incredibly honest, and emotionally poignant novel. Cammie McGovern’s insightful young adult debut is a heartfelt and heartbreaking story about how we can all feel lost until we find someone who loves us because of our faults, not in spite of them.

Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized.

When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other’s lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected.

This sounds like such an intense, emotional, and amazing read. I have really high expectations for this one. Like, John Green expectations. I’ve recently been on a contemporary kick, probably because summer is so close, so this book will sate my contemporary fix. Plus, I really love this cover.
Me (probably) after reading this book:

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic:

Top Ten Book Covers I’d Frame as Pieces of Art

The Fault in Our Starsby John Green
Not only is the cover bright and gorgeous, it really means a lot to me.
Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)
Ruin and Risingby Leigh Bardugo
All of the Grisha series book covers are amaaaazing; this is no exception.

Across the Universeby Beth Revis
I think this one goes without saying.

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Who could not LOVE this cover?

Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
I just want to stroke this cover all day long. (That sounded strangely sexual bad.)

Eleanor & Parkby Rainbow Rowell
Simple and cute. Two Things I love in book covers

The Selectionby Kiera Cass 
*insert covergasm here*

Tease by Amanda Maciel 
While it may look a bit plain in the picture, the cover is actually REALLY shiny and reflective

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton 
The hardcover of this is absolutely stunning.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge