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RTW #122: It Was the Heat of the Moment

Welcome to our 122nd 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, since this week's topic is a short one, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic:
A long-awaited kiss, a surprise ending, a character's sudden decision…  these are the moments that make us smile, gasp, and LOVE a book for the rest of our lives.


What is your favorite literary moment?


Road Trip Song of the Week:
Emilia Plater

Emilia is a YA author who avoids studying, food that isn't covered in cheese, and waking up before 10:30AM whenever possible. A bundle of confusions.

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33 comments:

  1. Great topic - here's mine!!
    http://beck-nicholas.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/that-magic-moment.html

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  2. Good one! Had fun writing this up. Always a fan of reminiscing about good lit. :) Relics of Providence

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  3. I'm a sucker for romance, so it has to be that first kiss for me. But only if the author has done a brilliant job building up to it. Next comes the surprise twist, just as long as it's not a twist that makes me want to fling the book against the wall. :D

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  4. My favorite moments are always language and humor oriented. Fun topic! http://colleenclayton.com/2012/03/21/road-trip-wednesday-favorite-literary-moment/

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  5. Definitely romance and surprise twists and revelations for me =)

    Here's mine!

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  6. This was a great topic, but it was so hard to choose only one moment! Looking forward to reading everyone else's responses tonight!

    Here's mine!

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  7. This was so hard!!

    Here's my answer The Magic of a Moment

    I cheated - I snuck in a bit about movie scenes too...

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  8. I did a sampling from non-Twilight stories involving vampires: http://bit.ly/GH0WfJ

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  9. Here is mine.

    http://functioninginsanity.blogspot.com/2012/03/rtw-favorite-literary-moment.html

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  10. So much fun! Here's mine:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2012/03/road-trip-wednesday-you-had-me-at.html

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  11. Eep- still need to eat breakfast, better run! But here's my contribution
    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2012/03/rtw-in-moment.html

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  12. Ah, I could take days talking about all the moments I've loved in different books. But don't worry, I didn't! I picked three.

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.ca/2012/03/moments.html

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    1. I love this! I picked three out of hundreds. :) Read them here.

      Oops...messed up the link :)

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  14. This was loads of fun! I really learned what I like in stories.

    Those Magic Moments

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  15. I couldn't choose a favorite, but here's a game changer that meant a lot to me: http://wp.me/p1NlZX-nI

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  16. Great question! I think my fourteen year old self would argue against this but this is my answer:
    http://r-moran.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/rtw.html

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  17. LOVE this question! I couldn't choose a favorite so I cheated and did my top five:

    http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2012/03/rtw-favorite-literary-moments.html

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  18. So hard to choose!

    Here are mine! (I did two, haha)
    Hot Stuff Coming Thru

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  19. Oh, there is a CLEAR winner for this one... Here it is.

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  20. Here is my Awesome Winner! Snape always takes it for me!

    rabbitholereview.com

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  21. Here's mine. Warning: Crying ahead!
    http://readingontheftrain.blogspot.com/2012/03/road-trip-wednesday-this-magic-moment.html

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  22. New blogger here! Love this topic! Here's mine http://agreatescapebookblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I couldn't choose just one, but all of the posts made me think about plot twists!

    http://apocalypsekidsandotherstuff.com/2012/03/21/just-say-no-to-stupid-plot-twists/

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  24. Great topic!
    http://kathybradey.blogspot.com.au/

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