Book Review: Let it Snow by John Green

Book Review: Let it Snow by John GreenTitle: Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances
Author: John Green, Maureeen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: October 2, 2008

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

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Book Review: Let it Snow

Let it Snow is a collection of connecting short stories that are all so good, It is hard to pick a favourite. The recurring Waffle House setting and the descriptions of staying cozy during a winter storm are wonderful. If I had to choose a favourite, I would probably go with Maureen Johnson’s story, The Jubilee Express. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Paper Towns by John Green

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Paper Towns is a book vs. movie post that I have struggled to write. The Paper Towns movie is one of those films that is a love hate relationship for me. I am a huge fan of John Green and his book Paper Towns, so it was disappointing to me that when comparing the movie to the books, it did not live up to all of my expectations. While the film is well done, it veered too far from the original for my liking. Continue reading

Audiobook Review: Paper Towns

Audiobook Review: Paper TownsTitle: Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Narrator: Dan John Miller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 16, 2008

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. 

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Audiobook Review: Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green is an amazing audiobook narrated by Dan John Miller. Listeners will be lured into this mysterious book with ease. It is brimming with well-developed characters, connections to contemplate and a storyteller that mesmerizes. Continue reading

Audiobook Review: An Abundance of Katherines

Audiobook Review: An Abundance of KatherinesTitle: An Abundance of Katherines
Author: John Green
Narrator: Jeff Woodman
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: September 21, 2006

five-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself. 

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Audiobook Review: An Abundance of Katherines

The audiobook of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, narrated by Jeff Woodman, makes the characters feel so real, that you feel that you know them personally. This story is humorous and clever. It is also rich in the themes of friendship and making your mark in the world. The beautiful narration by Woodman makes the characters come alive and gives the listener an enjoyable listening adventure. Continue reading