When we think of the Middle East, so often images of sandstorms, bombed-out villages and desolate faces are what come to mind. As Americans, this is about all we are exposed to on primetime television. As an alternative, I would like to offer this.
So it's been awhile since I last added to this page, but there's no time like the present...
John Green is one of my favorite YALit authors. Looking for Alaska (2005 Printz Award Winner) was my introduction to his writing and, just recently, I picked up The Fault in Our Stars (can anyone tell me the Shakespearean play from which this title was taken?). After the first few paragraphs, I already knew that this would go to the top of my Must-Be-Read-Now stack.
After a quick search (yes, Google is my BFF), I found quite a few quick vids that I think you might enjoy.
The first is a Book Trailer for The Fault in Our Stars and the second is an audio clip of Chapter One of the same:
The third video is a hysterical monologue about the 5 worst typos ever. Enjoy!!
For Your Viewing Pleasure...
I love film and all of the connections tied to this art form. I often find myself watching a video that I just need to share! I am not a filmaker by any means, but I do appreciate the power, beauty, humor and emotion that can be associated with film. Enjoy!
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