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Road Trip Wednesday #54: Blame It On The Wildwinds

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Welcome to our 54th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.







This Week's Topic:
"The winds in Washokey make people go crazy."

That's the first line of Kirsten Hubbard's LIKE MANDARIN, and you can read the rest a few months early if you win our ARC giveaway! Post on your own blog about
a time you did something completely crazy
and be sure you marked "yes" on the entry form for an extra chance to win!


Emilia: “SUCH a cop-out answer, man. But... okay. Hear me out."

Michelle: “Like most crazy things, I don't regret doing it for a second..."

Kate: “I'm more a Grace than a Mandarin."

Amanda: "A constant stream of crazymaking wind . . ."

Kaitlin: "You can blame it on the wildwinds."

Kristin O: "It wasn't crazy. It wasn't even risky. But it was liberating..."

Kirsten: "Here's the strangest thing of all: my final project for that freshman year fiction class was a short story set in small-town Wyoming, about a girl named Grace who would give anything to be like the town's bad girl, Mandarin."







Road Trip Song of the Week:
Blame It On The Tetons" by Modest Mouse

Next week’s topic:
November's Best Book
Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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27 comments:

  1. We are SOO embarrassed to share this, but we'd do anything to win Like Mandarin. :)

    http://seepamwrite.blogspot.com/2010/11/dine-and-dash.html

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  2. Yay!

    http://kara-mustafa.blogspot.com/2010/11/rtw-bringing-crazy.html

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  3. I've got my crazy pants on... or my socially awkward pants-- they are leggings with stirrups and leg warmers.

    http://somethingelsetodistractme.blogspot.com/2010/11/road-trip-wednesday-crazy-pants.html

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  4. On a more serious note...

    www.hddodson.blogspot.com

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  5. I think I just embarrassed myself for the ages with this post:

    http://vicariousreader.blogspot.com/2010/11/rtw-i-did-something-crazy.html

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  7. Stealing furniture, acting like Hermione, and SUPER EXCITED for Deathly Hallows at midnight...

    http://ktwip.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm crazy all the time. It's ahrd to pick one thing. lol.

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  9. Most of the wild 'n' crazy things I've done are pretty small scale, but one thing does stand out: when I was 20, I made a quick decision to move north -- way north, like, darn-close-to-the-arctic-circle north -- and lived in a tiny mining camp there for three years. Haven't regretted it for a second. ;)

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  10. Oh, boy... loved this topic, and love reading everyone else's posts!
    Here's mine:

    www.amongdahlias.wordpress.com

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  11. I'm SO EXCITED to read these. definitely a topic close to my heart -- the wildwinds, and the crazy!

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  12. I'm pretty much the least spontaneous least crazy person there is. I think I need to live a little more because nothing is coming to mind.

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  13. Here's my entry:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2010/11/road-trip-wednesday_17.html

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  14. I'm probably the least crazy person out there since I have to plan that too... http://bit.ly/bYwCcI

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  15. I can be very serious, so it was hard to think of one at first, but then I remembered... well, you'll have to click to find out. :D

    Here's mine!

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  16. FUN topic this week!

    http://bit.ly/dyrX8l

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  17. I love this topic! Here's mine :)

    http://www.jusaccardo.com/2010/11/rtw-blame-it-on-the-wildwinds/

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  18. This was too good to resist! (And I'd love to get my mitts on that arc!!)
    http://danaalisonlevy.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/rtw-ya-highways-bring-out-your-crazy/

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  19. Woohoo! I did one!

    http://addktd2books.blogspot.com/2010/11/rtw-something-completely-crazy.html

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  20. I'd love to win a copy... here is my entry! I had fun writing it.

    http://wolfinthefable.blogspot.com/2010/11/rtw-wildwinds.html

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  21. Here ya go!

    http://www.stephaniekuehn.com/2010/11/rtw-crazy-depends-on-where-you-start.html

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  22. Is it totally sad that I can't think of many "crazy" things I've done? PROBABLY SO.

    I'll try to think of something & come back to this.

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  23. Here are my embarrassingly wild moments.

    www.wheresmypencil.wordpress.com

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  24. Fun topic!

    http://briallison.blogspot.com/2010/11/road-trip-wednesday-its-enough-to-make.html

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  25. It looks I need to take How to be Crazy 101 classes. lol.

    Apparently, I'm not as wild as some of my characters are:

    http://raven-ashley.blogspot.com/2010/11/rtw-only-living-are-crazy.html

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  26. I'm a little late to the party, but I'll post a crazy tomorrow
    http://terrylynnjohnson.blogspot.com

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Item Reviewed: Road Trip Wednesday #54: Blame It On The Wildwinds Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kate Hart