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This Star Won’t Go Out: Esther Earl’s Story

nerdfighters rules Hello Fellow BookNerds!

Tomorrow is going to be a very special day in the world of literature, because a book is being published which I have a feeling is going to be one of the most touching, heart warming and inspirational books of the year.

In 2010, this world lost a very special, lovable and inspiring girl to cancer, and 4 years later, the story of her life is going to be told. Esther Grace Earl was only 16 years old when she died from thyroid cancer, 4 years after she had been diagnosed, and instead of spending those 4 years in despair, she spent them making memories and building a legacy which would live on long after she is gone. This Star Won’t Go Out is a foundation which was established in memory of Esther, dedicated to supporting families with children who have been diagnosed with terminal or life threatening cancers by offering them financial assistance. It is a non-profit foundation, which means that every single donation goes directly towards those who need it.

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“This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl” is a collection of Esther’s writings, as well as essays and letters written by her friends and family in order to provide a well rounded picture of her life. John Green, internet vlogger and author of The Fault in Our Stars, wrote the introduction for this book, for it was Esther who had inspired him to write TFIOS, which is currently a #1 bestseller. Esther was also an active member of the Nerdfighter internet community, which was started by John Green and his brother Hank (link).

Esther’s book hits bookstores tomorrow – Tuesday January 28th – and is also available to order online.

Happy reading everyone!

Cheers,

BookNerd

 

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TFIOS: Coming To A Theater Near You… In 2014

nerdfighters rules Hello Fellow BookNerds

Time sure passes by startlingly quickly when all you do is read textbooks, write essays, study for tests and try and squeeze a bit of social time in between it all… and by social time I of course mean catching up on episodes of Supernatural and Agents of Shield so I can have Facebook conversations with my friends without having to fear those dastardly spoilers. But alas, it was all worth it, for now I have an entire week I can spend at home relaxing with my family, catching up on sleep, and…. okay, I’m a bad liar. The reality is that I’ll be buried neck deep in textbooks, papers and pen ink as I struggle to catch up on those readings I so nonchalantly pushed aside throughout the semester, and studying for the tests I get to look forward to when I get back. As hard as I try to convince my friends that I enjoy school, I won’t deny that there are certain aspects of the post secondary education process that I could do without… but that’s enough rambling on my part.

For all of you John Green and TFIOS fans, here is a recent update on the impending movie release of The Fault in Our Stars. According to a recent article published in Entertainment Weekly, the movie is set to hit theaters on June 6th, 2014. They have completed their filming in Pittsburgh, and judging by the recent Vlogbrother video updates, John Green could not be any more excited. Below is a recent Vlogbrothers video where John Green participates in a Q & A session with actors Ansel Elgort and Mike Birbiglia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Degozv3kZH4

The cast has grown to include quite a number of talented faces, some of which have appeared on the big screen before.

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  Shailene Woodley ———– Hazel Grace (protagonist)

  Ansel Elgort ——————- Augustus Waters

  Willem Dafoe —————– Peter Van Houten

  Nat Wolff ———————- Isaac

  Laura Dern ——————- Mrs. Lancaster

  Sam Trammell ————– Mr. Lancaster

  Mike Birbiglia ————— Patrick

  Emily Peachey ————- Monica

  Milica Govich ————— Mrs. Waters

 

It’s still hard to believe sometimes that this book, written by a man who a couple years ago I had never even heard of, is going to come to life on the big screen in less than a year! It just goes to show that if there is something that you feel passionate about, then you should just go ahead and do it, because you never know where that passion might take you.

That’s all for today. I’ll try and be a little more active in the blogsphere during my reading week, although given my workload I can’t go making any guarantees. This does not prevent all of you lovely followers from posting any comments, questions or concerns you may have, or taking advantage of my “Book Recommendations from You” page by offering up some of your favourite reads.

Cheers,

BookNerd