Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: one hundred eight through ninety-eight days before

One hundred eight days before it happens, Dr. Hyde gives Miles some wisdom, Miles studies with Alaska over fries and learns about her name, and then he finally gets in trouble with the Eagle. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: one hundred ten / one hundred nine days before

One hundred ten days before it happens, Miles is kicked out of class for the first time, bonds more with his new group of friends, and the situation with Kevin gets more confrontational. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: one hundred twenty six / one hundred twenty days before

One hundred twenty-six days before it happens, Miles gains a newfound respect for religion (and one specific teacher) on his first day of classes. The colonel learns why Kevin and his friends are so angry with him and Miles as … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: one hundred twenty-seven days before

One hundred twenty-seven days before it happens, Miles learns just how brutal the pranks at Culver Creek can be. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Looking For Alaska.

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Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: one hundred twenty-eight days before

One hundred twenty-eight days before it happens, Miles arrives at Culver Creek Preparatory School, learns that Florida heat prepares him for nothing, and meets the cast of characters that’ll shape his experience there. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Looking For Alaska’: the prank. / one hundred thirty-six days before

In the opening of John Green’s Looking For Alaska, we are introduced to Miles, pranks, the Colonel, Alaska, and the Great Perhaps. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Looking For Alaska.

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Mark Discovers “Nerdfighteria”

They tell me I’m already a Nerdfighter. Who’s “they,” you ask? Well…all of you. Most of you. Well, no, technically all of you are Nerdfighters as well, but I mean more as if…hmmm. A lot of you, both in person … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘A Dance With Dragons’

In the fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, we learn what happens to all those characters and then JESUS GODDAMN CHRIST WHAT THE FUCK! Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read A Dance With … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Hobbit’: Chapter 19

In the nineteenth (and final) chapter of The Hobbit, Gandalf helps Bilbo return to his home. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to finish The Hobbit.

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Mark Reads ‘The Hobbit’: Chapter 18

In the eighteenth chapter of The Hobbit, Bilbo wakes up to discover what became of the battle against the goblins and the Wargs. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Hobbit.

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