These past few weeks I’ve been around the world a few times. Perhaps not by plane, but the ole armchair. (Which armchair really should be retired because it had trouble taking off from Marrakech where I was trying to buy teeth and well, we almost didn’t make it back. Had I not had a bracelet of scuppies..well,that’s a story for a different day). Truthfully though, besides collecting teeth I had the opportunity to chat with a few well-knowns and find out the answers to your burning questions.
Q: Hey I want scuppies, too!
There has been a lot of talk about John Green, international teen whisperer, and–
Q: ”if a woman had written TFIOS….” Blah blah.
A: I asked John a few questions about his new-found celebrity status, to see if he agreed with any of it:
Me: John, you’ve been thrust into the public’s eye because of your ability to write teen realism that really resonates with people. What do you think about that?
John: ::whispers:: teen, teen, teen.
Me: There a lot of talk about had the book been written by a female it would have been lauded, or perhaps not lauded but ignored, as another teen romance. Do you agree with those statements?
John: teen, teen, teen.
Me: Has the celebrity gone to your head at all?!
John: teen, teen, teen
Me: Is that all you say? Is this why they call you the teen whisperer?!
John: Teen, teen–
Me: Okay, okay, okay. Where’s my armchair, I’m taking off.”
So there’s that. *
THIS article blew up yesterday. Lots of anger. Lots of rolling our eyes.
Like I tweeted yesterday, the timing of a “screw you YA lit!” article on the eve of one of YA’s biggest movies makes any logic person suspect “bad press is better than no press” scheme to draw readers to their site. Read it if you want
A: there are better much better) things to spend your time doing. Period.
Q: Did you know that they have a photograph of one of the Ripper victims?
A: Yes but don’t look it up, it’s creepy. Plus you’ll see all these other victim pictures which is just gory and gross.
*For more about what John Green also says, go to the horse’s mouth HERE
photo cred HERE
My intern just ran into the room so I must dash. Happy weekend all and go do something fun!!