Monday, February 20, 2012

I read Elizabeth Fama's, Doodle Time with John Green, on her blog. I couldn't help but laugh. She talks about John Greens promise to sign 150,000 copies of The Fault in Our Stars. She says,

"Now, say you allot 2 seconds for each signature, that means John devoted 83.3 hours to just moving the pen. At 5 hours a day (who could do it longer without going mad?), he worked 16 days on it. Factor in unpacking the boxes, keeping stacks straight, searching for pens ("Are there any markers that aren't dry in this house?"), re-packing, mailing, meals, sleep, showers, a toddler, and a dog who needs walking, and it's more likely his rash promise consumed a month of his life. If I had tried this, it would have taken a decade. It's no wonder each individual result is a little disappointing - I think this is right side up." Then she shows his autograph:

So what did she do? She had her kids play a doodle game with John Green's signature where they had to turn it into pictures. This is what she posted....

Sally, painter and scholar.

Eric, comic artist. (Hint: you have to imagine that this copy of TFiOS is 332/150,000.)

Gene, composer/musician, doodle champion.

Lydia, genius teen animator, killjoy.

I couldn't help but chuckle at Elizabeth Fama's blog post, because it was so funny. However, I was thrilled to have a signed copy of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and the students in my book club were thrilled also. 150,000 signed copies was quite a feat and I can't imagine how he got it accomplished. Anyway, I had a great time reading Ms. Fama's take on John Green's autograph quest!

Works Cited:

Fama, Elizabeth. "Doodle Time with John Green." Author Elizabeth Fama. Elizabeth Fama, 20 02 2012.
Web. 20 Feb. 2012. .

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