Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday



This Week's Topic: 
What IRL people can you talk to about YA?

The internet is a smiling sea of writers, editors, book bloggers and other people who spend blog post after tweet espousing YA knowledge. But who can you call in your family to recommend the newest Sara Zarr? Anyone around the watercooler psyched that Bitterblue is finally out? Who are your in-real-life YA buddies?

Road Trip Song of the Week: “You Understand me" by Sam Cooke 

Wow, it's been awhile since I've been able to participate in a RTW, but now that the A-Z challenge is over, I'm back :) And here's my answer to this week's topic:

I don't really have a real-life YA buddy. I do have friends who read a bit of YA, but none who are really as psyched about it as I am. And certainly none who are up-to-date or are psyched for what's coming out next. On the other hand, my friends do come to me for reading recommendations (and not just for YA) and I love being able to take their interests into consideration and really think about a book I know they'll love - and then (hopefully) be able to talk to them about it once they're done. In the end, I'm not sure I need a IRL YA conversation partner - there's such a huge online community and I love being able to interact with other readers and writers via Goodreads, blogs, and writer websites.

What about you? Do you have real-life YA buddies? And if not, do you feel like you're missing something? Or does the online community fill your need to talk YA?

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    1. It seems like so many of us YAers are alone out there IRL - we should figure out where we all live and maybe some of us could start meeting up in person!

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  2. I definitely agree! There's a huge online community, and I love being a part of it. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

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    1. You're welcome :) And thanks for the follow! I don't know what I'd do without the online YA community ;)

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  3. I just moved halfway across the world so I have very few IRL reading buddies anymore either =/ That's why I love these interwebs! So many great people!

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    1. I'm in the same boat! Definitely thankful for the online community :D

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  4. Yes, I'm grateful for the YA cyber-community too.

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  5. Okay, I didn't know if I should post on your actual entry or not so I'm posting here. :) It sounds really interesting! Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much :) I'm really crossing my fingers on this one!

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  6. I agree - online writing communities like YA Highway and Absolute Write are mu go-to places to connect with like-minded readers and writers :) In real life I have one person I talk to about my writing and my mother plus brother to talk about reading. other than that I have made my own little virtual family :)

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    1. Don't forget Scribophile - my new obsession :D

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    2. Haven't heard of it before - going to check it out now :)

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