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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RTW: Living in a YA World

Reading Song of the Day: "Dream World" by Robin Thicke

Guess what time it is, lovelies? It's road trip time! And yet again the ladies at YA Highway are asking us a unique and thought-provoking question. This week they want to know: If you could live in the story world of one book what would it be?

Our reaction to this question???



*Got it!*

A bunch of dystopian worlds came to mind right away, but seriously--who wants to be a part of the Hunger Games?? So, here are a few areas we wouldn't mind living in:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare--A world where supernatural creatures exist but only a select few are aware of them. We probably never really want to come across a werewolf or a vampire, but the underground world Ms. Clare creates is both fun and gritty. Not to mention Jace would be there. *swoon*

Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris-- Bon Temps, LA doesn't exactly sound like the best place to live, but if you can chill with people like strong-willed Sookie and her boss/friend Sam, wouldn't you move there in a heartbeat? Not to mention that vampires are recognized members of the normal society and if you wanted to, you could get to know Bill and Eric. Oh, and don't forget the werewolf with the heart of gold, we love you Alcide!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins--Ummmm, it takes place in Paris. Need we say more?? We have been DYING to tour Europe one day. A few days in Italy, Spain, and France would pretty much complete our lives. We went to England for our MFA program and practically had to be dragged kicking and screaming back home. If only we could have taken more days from work while we were already in Europe. *sigh*

Hey, that was kinda fun :) We'd love for you to join in--what story world would you want to live in?

BTW- The YA Highway ladies that mentioned above? The ones we stalk? Yes, them. They're hosting a contest full of ALA ARCS- it'll blow your mind. Check it out here!


Erinn said...

I vote for Anna and the French Kiss as long as that super hot guy is there!!! Yum.

DUDES do you see how many followers you have now! You're total rock stars!

Amparo Ortiz said...

Great choices!! Haven't read ANNA yet, but I would SO want to live in that setting.

Also, anywhere Jace and Eric are, I n-e-e-d to be, too :D

Emilia Plater said...

Aww, you guys should travel to Europe again! It may seem like there are obstacles making it impossible, but I bet you really could make it happen, even if it meant doing it on a tiny budget. :) Anyway, love these choices! To catch a glimpse of Jace... hehe.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

I'd vote for Europe over LA even if (or maybe especially if) there are vampires involved.

Anonymous said...


I mean. Uh. It would be a very stimulating experience to visit Cassie Clare's multifaceted and intriguing fantasy world.

*shifty eyes*


Unknown said...

I could definately handle living in Paris. Anna and the French Kiss is a good choice.

Rebecca B said...

Bon Temps = YES! Maybe I'm weird, but I love Louisiana, with or without vampires.

Glenna said...

Dear Long Lost Sisters/Cousins/Relations,

Why yes. We can take a writer pilgrimage to Paris one day.


P.S. How does tomorrow sound?

Alicia Gregoire said...

Jace was my deciding factor too. :)

Alison Miller said...

I just started City of Bones - mesmerizing!

KatOwens: Insect Collector said...

oooh, I haven't read your first two choices, but they sound good. Paris. oh-la-la. hard to resist.

Racquel Henry said...

I agree with you guys on Anna and the French Kiss. If I were to choose a story in my own genre it would be Bridget Jones because it takes place in England, where I would LOVE to live! :)

Katy Upperman said...

Totally agree with you on ANNA. I love that book, and I think SOAP would be the most amazing high school experience.

Tracey Neithercott said...

I said ANNA, too. I mean, it's safe (you know, no demons), it's Paris, and it has a hot guy. Pretty much all I need in a fictional world.