It's okay. *pats head*
But really, the Just One Day hype is killing me. Stop :( It's Insurgent all over again, but a tamer version, thank god (that promo was painful).
I'll be first to say that I absolutely adore Gayle Forman and her novels, but PenguinTeen, you're getting too good at your job. I know she has a book. I know. Okay? I know. Please stop telling me. No, I don't have time to do your book club thing. I'm sorry. Now stop reminding me. Please.
I get tired of things quickly, and it's usually the worst when I'm tired of something before I even have access to it. I was really really really excited when I first heard of Gayle's new novel, but the excitement has been crushed under the wave of promo.
But hey, there's also instances where overexposure desensitizes me to books. For example, The Fault in Our Stars is adored way too fervently in the internet world. It's a great book. I loved it. IN JANUARY.
Now, a year later, I'm completely desensitized to the overused quotations; they do absolutely nothing for me anymore. Do I think it deserves the praise it's gotten? Yes. But then again, maybe we should try and read some other books and praise them instead. I understand the fascination with John Green, but as a booklover speaking to his legions of fans: there are wondrous, beautiful, undiscovered books out there that will blow your mind if you stop obsessing about TFIOS. Go, my dears. Go discover them.
Now that "present" and "past" has been covered, let's discuss the future. I'm focusing at you, Penguin (is it like, PenguinHouse yet?), so I'm going to mention Sarah Dessen's The Moon and More that's releasing in June. Please don't go overboard, I implore you.
tl;dr: hype sucks and I enjoy complaining.