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Road Trip Wednesday #128: Who IRL Can You Talk to About YA?

Welcome to our 128th Road Trip Wednesday! 


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, 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 - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.


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 
  Next week’s topic: TBA
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29 comments:

  1. My mom is an elementary school teacher, so we read YA together (she introduced me to the hunger games, I introduced her to Divergent lol).

    I'm slowly trying to convert my best friend and boyfriend, but I'm not sure if that's going as well as I'd like.

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  2. I'm part of a book club in real life, so I always try to share some of my excitement with the other girls in the book club, even if they all mostly read adult novels. The only person I know who's a huge YA fan is one of my pole dance instructors!:)

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  3. I talk to my best blogger friend Kayla. I wish I had more ppl IRL to chatwith about YA books, maybe a book club in my area.

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  4. I love this. I actually have a thank you post to YA writers/bloggers up on my blog today for sharing recommendations! For real-life YA buddies, I have four main people, two co-workers, two close girlfriends. We share YA recommendations all the time.

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  5. Oh, wow. Um...No one? Oh, wait. I talk about it some with the children's librarian at our local library. When I was a school librarian I got to talk YA books all the time. Now? Just on the internet.

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  6. Very interesting topic! It kind of made me sad to realize just how few people in real life I talk to about YA books. My answer: http://writerschasm.blogspot.com/2012/05/rtw-irl-ya-fan-friends.html

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  7. This makes me sad... here's my answer YA BFFs

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  8. No one at all! I even get funny looks from people if I say I read YA. The just look at me confused because they don't even know the term. :(

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  9. Not many IRL for me either. http://r-moran.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/rtw-ya-buddies.html

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  10. Fun topic. Friends who get why you love YA are a wonderful thing to have.

    http://rebekahfaubionbooks.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/rtw-question-my-ya-friends/

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  11. My aunt and I trade YA books all the time. It's nice to have another grown person who loves YA (outside of the internet) even if it's only one.

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  12. I have a different post up today, and my answer is really simple: my students! Three of whom came up to me the morning giggling and squeeing over Bitterblue, and listened to me gush about Insurgent. Hands down, the best part of my job.

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  13. Here's mine, way late today.

    http://daydreamertowriter.blogspot.ca/2012/05/today-for-blog-me-maybe-im-supposed-to.html

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  14. I posted on writer's block today though in it my answer to RTW gets an honorable mention: my husband!

    He and I both love reading, esp YA fantasy/sci-fi. I love being married to my reading buddy!! Before we were married we'd share the same copy of HP and sit reading it at the same time because we couldn't bear to be parted from it ;)

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  15. Fun topic! Here's mine:

    http://jennhoffine.blogspot.com/2012/05/road-trip-wednesday-ya-irl.html

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  16. Better late than never! I couldn't let another RTW go by without participating.

    http://angelicarjackson.blogspot.com/2012/05/rtw-bosom-buddies.html

    Busy with Pens for Paws Auction stuff, so it may take me a few days to make the rounds to everyone's posts.

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  17. My first ever Road Trip Wednesday! Kind of worrying...and I hope it's okay that I expanded a little. :)

    http://theomniscientview.blogspot.ca/2012/05/road-trip-wednesday-ya-irl-or-do-i-need.html

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  18. Great question! Here my post: http://katharinabrendel.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/128th-road-trip-wednesday-question-who.html

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  19. I was going to answer this one, and then realized that "None" makes for a very boring blog entry.

    (Most of my IRL friend don't even read.)

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  20. I'm excited to start participating in the RTW. I really liked this week's topic, made me think. I Blogged about it! http://www.authorsforacause.com/rtw/road-trip-wednesday-real-life-young-adult-readers/

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  21. Mine! Good to be back. http://rosewoodpencilbox.blogspot.com/2012/05/hurry-scurry-road-trip-wednesday.html

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  22. Fun topic! Here's my post!: http://the-allie-cat.blogspot.com/2012/05/road-trip-wednesday-128-who-irl-can-you.html

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