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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

#FF @parker_fadley

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Okay, if you're looking at the title of this post and scratching your head, you, my friend, are missing out on the wonderful world of Twitter. And my peeps over at YA Highway are shedding light on this fantabulous social networking device by asking us: what literary character would you follow on Twitter?


First, let me explain why you'd want to follow anyone on Twitter. Period. I find it to be a great opportunity to network with insiders in the publishing industry. I find out what agents don't like in queries; I receive recommendations on good books; I hear good news from my writer friends. Also, sometimes I really just like to know what so-and-so ate for breakfast...because I'm strange like that.


As far as the literary character I'd most like to follow on Twitter? That would have to be Parker Fadley, the protagonist from Courtney Summers' Cracked up to Be.




If you've read CUTB (and if you haven't, stop reading this blog now and go grab it!), you know that Parker is bitter and cranky and ambivalent about many things in life. So why would I want to follow such a depressing creature? Because she has the wit of a curmudgeon (yes, I did just use an SAT word). Some of the things Parker says makes me cringe and laugh at the same time, which probably looks pretty awkward to anyone around me.


Here's a dose of things Ms. Fadley may say on Twitter:


@parker_fadley: Really, I don't want to hear it. You're dull.


@parker_fadley: Cosmo, December '94. The Sex Issue. Came with a map and everything (re: G spot)


@parker_fadley: Oh joy.....No, really.


I'm a fan of sarcastic humor, so I'd eat this right up!


A close second of the characters I'd follow on Twitter would probably be "Pudge" of "The Colonel" from Looking for Alaska. I'm not even halfway through this book yet, and I keep cracking up at their antics. I would love to follow a conversation between these two.


So, there you have it. If I haven't hooked you on the Twitter-Fever, then clearly something is wrong with you. But I'd really love to hear which characters you'd like to follow. :)

13 comments:

Abby Stevens said...

I really like where you went with this, Pam. I knew when I went with HP that there'd be a ton of us, but it's very cool to see other characters chosen. :) Parker sounds like my kind of humor.

Marquita Hockaday said...

Twitter is so ROCK HARD! I am with you on the fact that everyone should get an account and start stalking...and I love the way you gave us a dose of what Parker would say. I <3 sarcasm- I really need to read that book. And your title for the post? Pure genius!

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

I think we all need to check up on each other's breakfast habits once in awhile. (: I must read this book!

Kaitlin Ward said...

Yep sarcastic humor, that's basically how I made my choices!

Kristin Miller said...

Parker would be awesome. I could see her telling everyone and their mom to shut it, lol.

Kate Hart said...

Oh, I can't believe I didn't think of the Colonel. Or Tiny Cooper!

Sarah Enni said...

Honestly, I thought "I should do the Colonel!" and when I tried to whip up some snappy dialogue was thrown into too much awe of John Green to continue. He is beyond imitation!

I love your choices. CUTB is way up there on my reading list!

Kirsten said...

That's on my summer reading list -- even more now because I love sarcastic humor!

Pam Harris said...

Yes, ladies--you def have to read Cracked Up...Oh, and The Colonel rawks! :)

Michelle Schusterman said...

Parker would be a fantastic one to follow. Great choice!

Remilda Graystone said...

Sarcastic humor is the way to go! I love characters like that too, and I'll have to check out Cracked Up to Be. :)

Tahereh said...

haHA! awesome choice!!

and yes. CUTB is AWESOME, JUST LIKE ITS AUTHOR.

great post!!

Racquel Henry said...

VERY interesting post! I am going to check that book out...I am a HUGE proponent of sarcasm! lol...and you bring up a valid point about twitter. I never thought I'd say it but, maybe I need to get a twitter account. I feel so old! I got one some time ago but never used it because I couldn't figure it out! I didn't understand the hype. Now I will have to get back in there and try harder. I had NO IDEA you could get so much out of it...here goes nothing! :)