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Books and Whimsy

I blog about books that change me at Books and Whimsy. I also write discussion posts, and host original features. I'm quite silly sometimes, serious others, and always champion great books. (booksandwhimsy.com) You can find my author blog at onceuponaprologue.net

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green Full review at Once Upon a Prologue in March.

The Fault In Our Stars broke me. It made me sob, and cover my mouth so that I didn't wake up my family. It made me remember so many, many good times with my Grandma Jean, who was my friend, teacher, confidante, and who I miss every day. It made me laugh, amazingly enough, at Hazel, and Augustus, and how self-aware they were for young adults. It made me think about my life, and who and how I love. I cried one page, then giggled another. I swooned over Augustus Waters, who really is a shining example in literature of a stellar character.

"Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."


I read this quote in The Fault In Our Stars days ago now, and I'm still mulling it over. I could quote a hundred passages easily from John Green's book, but other reviewers have done that, and better. This quote struck something deep inside of me. I can find points in my life that were bigger infinities or smaller ones - but the size of them is only relevant when it's compared to how well we live and love while we're within them.