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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RTW: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Reading Song of the Day: "Neighbors Know My Name" by Trey Songz

One more 'gin it's time to road trip with our pals over at YA Highway. This week's prompt:

Which book character would you like most as a next door neighbor?




This couldn't BE any more fun! Pam and I already want to live all up in the books that we read. I can't tell you how many time we turn to each other while reading a book and say, "Man, I wish these people were real!" Sad, but true. And I know that all of you out there agree with us. Okay, without further adieu, here are our answers!


Pam's Choice:

Simon from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. Yeah yeah, I know. Jace is the hawt one--the bad boy. And I have to admit that I swoon along with the rest of the world whenever he comes on the page. But his golden locks and witty banter can only get him so far. If he had some cute retort every time I walked to the mailbox, I may want to start pulling my hair out. I'll take Clary's loyal best friend, thank you very much. Why? Didn't I just mention he was loyal? Aside from that, he has the same self-deprecating sense of humor as me, and we could stay up most nights listening to cheesy rock music and coming up with names for his band. Even though most of the world has vampire-fatigue, this is one bloodsucker that I'm not tossing aside. BTW, could City of Fallen Angels come out like, tomorrow please??

Quita's Choice:

This was really hard for me, considering that I read a lot of cryptic books with mean characters...but after some thinking I came up with a good choice. I would want to live next door to Seth from Lisa and Laura Roecker's The Liar Society. Not only b/c this AWESOME book is fresh in my mind, but because Seth is so uber SA-WEET. He always looked out for Kate, even when she was being less than nice to him. We could spend our time looking into conspiracies and doing one of my favorite activities... eating! I can always count on him to bring some snacks while we peruse the web for the latest government cover up.


Tell us, what book character would you want to be your neighbor?

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16 comments:

Meredith said...

Oh yes, Simon is a great choice! I haven't gotten to The Liar Society yet, so I can't really comment, but a neighbor who's loose with the snacks seems like a solid WIN to me!

I'm totally going to enter the contest too. But first I'm going to blog about it later this week. ;)

Alicia Gregoire said...

I think High School Alicia would've liked Simon as a neighbor. I can't say anything about your choice Quita, because I haven't read Liar Society *yet*.

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Great choices! Liar society sounds so good.

Tracey Neithercott said...

I haven't read Liar Society so no comment there. But I totally agree with your choice, Pam. Jace may be hot but I'd get so tired of that personality. I'm not a huge fan of cranky people or characters.

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw said...

Simon is my favorite character from that series, too! I mean, Jace is of course a hottie, but so is Simon. And now that he's a vampire...mmm, so much hotter in my book! Excellent post, ladies!

Rebecca B said...

I haven't read either book (bad me!) but based on your descriptions of the characters, they sound like fantastic choices.

HowLynnTime said...

Seth yes - haven't read other one yet! Lol yep never discount the hottie factor - grin

Alison Miller said...

Agh! Now I really need to get The Liar Society! And totally agree with you on Simon - I would take him over Jace any day.

Carrie said...

Seth would be a totally good neighbor. Good choice.

Sarah Enni said...

LOOOVE these choices. Both funny guys with interesting hobbies that would actually be fun to hang with! What more can you ask of a neighbor?

Abby Stevens said...

I haven't read either of the books your picks are from, but it sure sounds like they'd make interesting neighbors!

Kody Keplinger said...

Great choices! I'd love to live next to Seth OR Simon!

NiaRaie said...

I loved Simon, and I haven't read Liar Society but I think sweet guys don't get enough props. Also like your song of the day :)

Steph said...

I haven't read the Mortal Instruments series! I've been meaning to pick up the first one though. Maybe I'll do that soon =)

Ellen said...

I agreee, Simon's better. I mean, Jace is cool and all, but... I love the quiet nerdy types?! <.<

Racquel Henry said...

Hmmm...the majority of characters I've been reading about lately have serious issues. I definitely wouldn't want them anywhere near me! On a lighter note, I'd say Carrie Pilby from the novel, Carrie Pilby by Carren Lissner. She is super sarcastic just like me. And we all know two sarcastic people are better than one! :)