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John Green Brings Couples Together in Books and IRL!

Last week, John Green did an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on reddit, and, naturally, loyal fans asked a bunch of questions. Green answered humbly and efficiently because he is amazing.

 

One redditor called krschu00 sent his love, writing, “I met my girlfriend 5 years ago in Cincinnati at your book signing. I want to propose now, but don’t know how. Any advice?? See you again soon at Cinci!” What John Green did next was completely unexpected and beautiful, fitting with his nature. He offered to open the floor to the couple, Kenny and Amy, at his book signing in Cincinnati for the proposal to take place! Take a look at the thread below. 

 

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The signing is on October 18th. We are hoping Kenny and Amy have a wonderful engagement! Stay tuned for any updates, hopefully with a video of the beautiful event! 

 

Be sure to check out the full thread to read about his experiences with YA literature, his writing process, and so much more! 

 

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Which is Which: Taylor Swift Lyric or John Green Quote?

Taylor Swift made it perfectly clear on Twitter once that John Green is one of her favorite writers ever, and John Green also expressed that he is an avid fan of the pop singer. During the shooting  of the film adaptation of Paper Towns, Green and Swift made a series of exchanges on social media that quickly gained the attention of their fans.

So to that extent have they influenced each other in their respective careers? Take this quiz now to see if you can tell the difference between a Taylor Swift lyric and a John Green quote.

 

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John Green To Release New Book Later This Year

Six years after the monumental success of his sixth novel The Fault in Our Stars, John Green is finally releasing a fresh story into the world. Green announced the good news via Twitter:

 

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According to publisher Dutton Books, Turtles concerns the life of Aza Holmes, a 16-year old girl navigating the disappearance of a billionaire, “lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara”, all while dealing with the struggles mental illness. The subject matter is deeply personal for Green, who has lived for years with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety. “This is my first attempt to write directly about the kind of mental illness that has affected my life since childhood,” he said.

 

 

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The humorous title originates from an anecdote about the inscrutability of the universe, in which a lecture attendee insists to a professor that the earth rests on the back of a giant turtle and that it’s “turtles all the way down” from there on.

 

The novel, to be released in October, is already available for pre-order through its publisher and Amazon.

 

 

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Authors Team Up to Raise 280,000 for Syrian Refugees

Patrick Ness is an award-winning young adult author who is best known for books like The Rest of Us Just Live Here; but, he did some of his most important work ever yesterday in 140-character chunks. Ness took to Twitter to try and help Syrian refugees, and he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

It all started with this tweet, where Ness offered to match donations up to £10,000 (more than $15,000 US):

Pretty soon, though, Ness wasn’t alone. John Green, the popular author of The Fault in Our Stars, stepped up to match the next £10,000 raised. Derek Landy, the author of Skulduggery Pleasant, matched a further £10,000.

Ness was ecstatic, and he thanked everyone – but this was premature, as donations and offers to match just kept rolling in!

Hank Green (John Green’s brother) joined in, as did Jenny Han and a contingent of American young adult authors.

Some authors offered a different kind of support, like Maureen Johnson, who was handing out “custom nicknames” to those who donated:

The results are incredible. At this time, Ness’ fund has hit £280,000 and it’s still growing. That’s over $425,000 US!

If you want to give, click here to check out Ness’ donation page!

Main image: Patrick Ness, courtesy of http://bit.ly/1QerTNA