Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The John Green Nerdfighter Tour

This has been quite a week. Today Take Me There (Simon Pulse) was listed on the YALSA Quick Picks list. This Friday will be the Cover Reveal for Forget Me Not (Simon Pulse), and last night I got to see John Green at the Kimo Theater as part of the Nerdfighter Tour he's conducting with his brother Hank to promote The Fault in Our Stars (Penguin). We were very lucky that Albuquerque, NM was on this 17 city tour.  People came all the way from Colorado Springs to be part of the event sponsored by our local independent children's bookstore, Alamosa Books.

The evening was multi-faceted with a sock puppet introduction, an electric shock device to keep the brothers on schedule, and a reading by John from his new book. There was also a collection for TSWGO, This Star Won't Go Out, the foundation started by the parents of Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault In Our Stars. John and Hank offered to match donations up to $500. They are generous as well as awesome and talented!!! The organization benefits kids with cancer and their families.

On a lighter note, Hank sang a variety of songs about everything from his infatuation with Helen Hunt to a tune about Particle Physics, and a tribute to the Eighth Book in the Harry Potter Series (a book he was begging J.K. Rowling to write). Phoenix is next on the tour and after that, the brother's will head to sunny  California.















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2 comments:

  1. How fun to see them there! Alamosa Books is a terrific store. I'll be back soon, I hope. I finished The Fault in Our Stars last night and loved it. Can't wait to see your new one and congrats on the YALSA Quick Pick list!
    Shirley

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  2. Thanks Shirley. I can't read it because my daughter took off with it and won't give it back:)

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