Mar 13, 2010

Excuses to James Dashner

Lately my life has been like the inside of James Dashner’s head, a big crazy mess. Wait, that came out wrong. Let me explain.

On the outside James Dashner is about as boring as it gets. You don’t get much more accountant looking than this:james_dashnerBut on the inside, James Dashner is brewing murder and mayhem. Therefore, I feel like James Dashner is plotting my death.

No, not really.        Well, maybe…..

What I feel like is this. I feel like on one side of the maze and my computer is on the other. I am trying to run from one side of the maze to the other as fast as I can. But instead of nefarious beasts chasing me, it’s people. NICE people. They keep stopping me and want to talk to me. Some might call these people friends. But these so called friends are impeding my progress through the maze, to the computer, where I can talk about James Dashner.

Now,if James Dashner stopped me and wanted to talk, that would be awesome.  That would be welcomed. I could just replay every amazing moment of what happened when I actually made it to the computer. But no, James Dashner is NOT one of the 40 thousand people who are demanding my attention and therefore the whole thing is just a major annoyance. Unless one of the people talking to me is reading this, and then, not YOU. You were just a minor annoyance. All the other people were the major ones.

And I know what you are thinking, What’s your problem Megan? You’re popular! Everyone wants to be popular. James Dashner wants to be popular and use his charm and charisma to force you to buy his books. But honestly when it comes to James, what charisma? He used to be an accountant for goodness sake! This is why he is paying people like me big bucks to promote his name and be charismatic for him. (DISCLAIMER: I am not getting paid big bucks, not even small ones. But other people, somewhere, must be!) Here’s the thing, James Dashner month is a limited time offer and time’s aticking. So people, I beg you, let me be popular in APRIL. I would like to be able to finish off James Dashner month with the respect and dignity it deserves. Because that is what James Dashner would do.

Mar 8, 2010

Reasons Why – James Dashner Month Day 8

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For James Dashner month I have been looking for guest reviews and posts about people’s experiences reading Dashner’s books. But when Pam said she hadn’t read The Maze Runner, I asked her to write a post on why not. Without further delay, here is Pam!

Reasons why I have not read James Dashner

1. I have this thing when books are wildly popular I become afraid to read
them. I feel that there has been so much hype then probably its over hype.

2. I can’t help it. Sometimes I just look at a cover and it doesn’t speak
to me. It takes me longer to pick up these books. I recently read another
book where I disliked the cover immensely and it was one of my best reads
of 2009.

3. I love dystopian books. The excerpt didn’t call to me.

So there you have the reasons why I have not read James Dashner or Maze
Runner. Pretty silly reasons right? I almost passed on The Hunger Games
due to it’s popularity. That would have been a complete sin against book
blogger kind. Covers are a big deal, I know everyone says you shouldn’t
judge a book by it’s cover but come on, who doesn’t pick up the books that
speak to them? The excerpt is a tricksy thing. Sometimes it is better than
the book itself and other times it isn’t the best part and possibly you
pass on a great book.

So as of today I give you my vow to read Maze Runner in the month of
April. I will then post a review and I promise to review it immediately on
pain of death of Megan’s choosing.

I want you guys to tell me here in the comments, why should I read James
Dashner?

Best,
Pam van Hylckama Vlieg
http://bookalicio.us

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