"So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane."
--John Green, Looking for Alaska
My connection to this title goes beyond my love of the book and its author. I first discovered John Green, coincidentally, in the store that would become the subject of my very first blog post. See The Book Mark. It was in this particular store that I first picked up a copy of Looking for Alaska. When I discovered that the story takes place at a boarding school called Culver Creek, I knew I had to give it a try seeing as how my son's name is Culver. (No relation to the boarding school.)
I have shared this book with many other avid readers, and now I will have the opportunity to share it with 20 people who are not bibliomaniacs like me in the hopes that they will be inspired by the enjoyment of this book to do more reading. That's what World Book Night is all about. I can't wait!