Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This & That for the Holidays Hop

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This & That for the Holidays Hop


“A wrenching and revelatory novel.” The New York Times

“A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” People

“There is tenderness and wisdom here, and a high quotient of big ideas.” The Wall Street Journal

“Turtles delivers a lesson that we so desperately need right now: Yes, it is okay not to be okay…. John Green has crafted a dynamic novel that is deeply honest, sometimes painful, and always thoughtful, delivered with the characteristic charm the author is known for. John Green, welcome back. We missed you.” Mashable

“A full-on emotional bleed-out…. John Green hasn’t created a book as much as he’s created a place—a place to have your most indefinable and grotesque thoughts articulated, to ponder the disconnected reality you experience . . . . No matter where you are on the spiral—and we’re all somewhere—Green’s novel makes the trip, either up or down, a less solitary experience.” The Globe and Mail

“A thoughtful look at mental illness and a debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder that doesn’t ask but makes you feel the constant struggles of its main character. . . . Turtles explores the definition of happy endings, whether love is a tragedy or a failure, and a universal lesson for us all: ‘You work with what you have.’” USA Today
“A new modern classic.” The Guardian

“Green’s most authentic and most ambitious work to date.” Bustle

“An existential teenage scream.” Vox

“Funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters.” Entertainment Weekly

“An incredibly powerful tale of the pain of mental illness, the pressures of youth, and coming of age when you feel like you’re coming undone.” Shelf Awareness

★ “A richly rewarding read…the most mature of Green’s work to date and deserving of all the accolades that are sure to come its way.” Booklist

★ “In an age where troubling events happen almost weekly, this deeply empathetic novel about learning to live with demons and love one’s imperfect self is timely and important.” Publishers Weekly

★ “A deeply resonant and powerful novel that will inform and enlighten readers even as it breaks their hearts. A must-buy.” School Library Journal

#1 bestselling author John Green returns with his first new novel since The Fault in Our Stars!

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

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  1. Reading is actually my favorite thing to do. I write full time for a living so when I get time to myself, I curl up with a book from my 'to be read' pile.

  2. Favorite things to do alone?

    watch old movies

  3. I play boom beach on my phone if I am alone and watch some sports

  4. I like to work in the garden and flower beds and just let my mind wander.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  5. I love to read mysteries when I am alone.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  6. The things I do alone I also like to do with my daughters. Reading, binge watching movies or shows, and doing puzzles.

  7. "Favorite things to do alone?" Contemplate the ineffable!

  8. Besides reading a good book, I often find myself painting my toes or meditating.

  9. My favorite thing to do alone is read true crime books or watch binge watch Netflix. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. My favorite things to do alone are read and watch my soap operas.

  11. My favorite thing to do alone is to read.

  12. My favorite thing to do alone is taking a hot bath and relaxing.

  13. My favorite thing to do alone is put linkin park on youtube and read and sometimes sing to them LOL

  14. I LOVE to read when I'm alone! Best thing to do and at the best time

  15. Read a good book!

  16. I like to read!


  17. Curl up with a bowl of Cheerios and watch a bad movie.

  18. When I'm alone I love to binge watch tv shows!

  19. Read a book and watch movies on my iPad!

  20. I paint and draw and create and read and write.

  21. I love to read, color, and run alone.

  22. Read!!! But I also like to mindlessly play my games & watch junk shows ;) You know variety.

  23. Read, colour in, paint or listen to audiobooks

  24. I love to read and watch some TV shows.

  25. I love to read and watch some TV shows.

  26. Reading and binge-watching tv shows. LOL!!