Oatmeal’s New Name Inspiration

A few people have asked me how I came up with the new title of my blog, but since when I have been lady enough to wait to be asked for seconds on dessert my opinion?


When thinking about creating my refocused blog, I knew that I wanted the new title to incorporate two things:

  1. My love of literature – so a literary pizzaz
  2. John Green

Before the sun sets on this blog, if there is nothing else that you gain from this, it’s that I have an adult, unquenchable, mind/body/literary soul crush on John Green.  It all began after I read The Fault in Our Stars two years ago, and I haven’t looked back since.  I am a fan of not only what he writes, but what he stands for: the unrelenting support of being your own person and embracing the nerdiness (AWESOMENESS) that others might not appreciate.


Also, there is the creation of the Nerdighters.1284487035_bottom_nerdfighters

Nerdfighters are people who, instead of being made up of cells and organs, are made up of pure awesome. The nerdfighter community arose from the videoblog project Brotherhood 2.0, with brothers John and Hank Green. Nerdfighters are also known to be fans of John’s books and Hank’s music.

Ok, so back to the name of this blog: Forever Within the Numbered Pages.

This comes from a line in my favorite novel, The Fault in Our Stars, when Hazel informs Augustus that, “But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.”

And that’s how I feel about books; within a numbered pages, a limitation of only those pieces of parchment, Forever exists.  As long as stories are passed along, one reader to another, the characters and their experiences will last forever.  Look at how long humans have been reading and analyzing and interpreting and applying the works of Shakespeare, Homer, Longfellow, Fitzgerald, and Thoreau.  As long as we, the book nerds who spend night after night, page turn after page turning falling in love with protagonists, and sharing this passion with girlfriends, book clubs, and lovers, over coffee and wine, the Forever will always be, found within the numbered pages.

6 thoughts on “Oatmeal’s New Name Inspiration

    • Girl. If I have to ship you a copy, don’t think I won’t. The only good thing about you waiting is that you still have that “first time I read it” high to go on. But I am telling you, it will change your life…well maybe not your life, but you’ll REALLY REALLY love it!

      • I promise I will get it the next time I go to Books-A-Million! 🙂 I’ve heard See You at Harry’s is a great one, too, but not sure what age group it’s geared toward. Have a great Friday!


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