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Road Trip Wednesday #66: Literary Lovebirds

Posted on February 11th, 2011 by Anna in Books

This Week’s Topic:
Who are your favorite literary couples?
You know — the ones you like by themselves, but LOVE together!

Yeah, ok, so sue me. It’s Friday and not Wednesday, I know. Eh, some things are just better late then never. Right? Right!

This is question is one where it seems as if we’re strictly talking about romance, but we don’t have to be! I’m going to choose Legolas and Gimli from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien just because together, they make the perfect comic pair.  I will always remember that scene, especially in the Two Towers movie where Gimli is telling Aragon “Toss me! Just toss me! …but don’t tell the elf!” Those two are hysterical together.

But, you might be thinking of an actual romantic duo and that’s totally cool too. Think of who you would choose and let us know in your comments. Just don’t forget to include the book title, author, the two character’s names, and why you chose them.

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YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!)

Road Trip Wednesday # 65

Posted on February 2nd, 2011 by Anna in Books

YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!)

YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!)

This week’s topic:

Happy Groundhog Day! If the groundhog sees his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter (and we’re hoping he doesn’t, since 2/3 of the US is covered in blizzard right now).

In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray has to relive the same day over and over. What books would you pick to read over and over for the rest of your life?

Don’t forget to give the title, author, and your reasoning as well!

Here’s mine: Mossflower by Brian Jacques

This is the prequel to Redwall, and is part of his ongoing/never ending series. This has been a favorite of mine since the first time I read it. It includes awesome animal characters, each with their own voices and accents, lots of adventure and dangerous situations, humor (even during a dangerous battle scene there’s plenty of humor to go around), and even a little romance too.  That’s why I like it. It has a little bit of everything for everyone.

Road Trip Wednesday #64

Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Anna in Books

This week’s question is this:

If you could live within the universe of one book, which would you choose?

That’s a tough question for sure! lol, if Rainbow Brite were for teens, I’d choose Rainbow Land, without a doubt! I’ve got a thing for rainbows, horses, and magic, so it’s my perfect home. 

However, it’s not, so… perhaps I’ll go with Middle Earth. I mean, riding horses into battle, with swords, hot elves, and funny dwarfs… what could be better? Of course, Middle Earth was created by J.R.R. Tolkein for his books The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

Those are my choices. And, if you’re interested, Rainbow Brite started out in the 80′s as a series of cards, I think, from Hallmark, then morphed into a tv series with one short season, then into a movie, and there were a few random books in there, so therefore, I can use it here. lol, if we’re talking about children’s books anyway.  

Want to post your response to this question? Just send us a comment! Be sure to include the title and author of the book!

You can also see other’s responses to this question at the YA Highway Blog here: www.yahighway.com and you can also post your response there as well, if you wish.

The Boston Public Library Has A Snow Day!

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by Anna in Books

Reporting from home on this very wintery day, I just want to announce that today, January 12th, EVERY branch of the BPL are closed, including the main branch in Copley Square, due to the snow storm we are currently experiencing.

However, as far as I know, we should be open tomorrow, Thursday the 13th.

My suggestions for the day, since you can’t hang out in the library? Go have fun in the snow! Then head indoors for some nice hot chocolate… and perhaps a good book or two! If you have a digital camera, feel free to send us pictures via email of you having fun in the snow. Just make sure to tell us who all is in the picture so we can label it properly and we’ll post it on the blog! Email them to bplteenblog(at)yahoo.com.

In the meantime, here’s a YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday question to keep you busy on this cold day! #62:

What is your favorite line from your WIP (Work In Progress) or from a book you read recently?

Are you a writer? Do you write poetry, short stories, or novels? Is there a line you wrote that just astounds you? Let us know what it is!  Or, tell us a favorite line from a book you’ve read recently. Don’t forget to give us the title and the author!

As for me, I have to go with a line from a comic book I just read this morning called The Black Canary Archives Vol. 1 by DC comics.

“I never thought I’d live to see Thunderbolt unconscious!” – spoken by Johnny Thunder

Since I liked Black Canary’s response I’ll add it as well: “You’ll never live to see anything again if he doesn’t wake up!” I think her line especially adds to his. Great humor there!

Here’s the link to YA Highway’s blog: www.yahighway.com. You should definitely post your responses there as well as here. I know they would love to hear what you had to say!

I hope your day off from school is a good one! …Signing off to continue reading The Black Canary and Pegasus by Robin McKinley on my day off… I’ll see you all back at the library soon!

YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday #60

Posted on December 29th, 2010 by Anna in Books

This week’s topic is…

What is the best book you read in December?

Don’t forget to give us the title and the author! And, if you can tell us why you liked it so much, I’m sure everyone would enjoy hearing what you have to say!

As for myself, I’d have to go with The Outside of a Horse by Ginny Rorby. I love horse books, first and foremost. In fact, I’ve already got two more teen books about horses and unicorns checked out. That’s why I initially picked up the book. But, it’s so much more than a horse book! It’s the story of a young girl only 14 years old, struggling to keep her family from falling apart after her father returns from Iraq missing a leg. In the past, watching horse races had bonded her and her father together. After his return, learning to trust in real flesh and blood animals, just might help them rebuild that bond and help her father overcome his loss and his addiction to alcohol. It was an extremely realistic and emotional read, that had me in tears during several points. It’s one I highly recommend!

And, if you’re looking to check it out, we’ll have it on our “emotional reads” book display in the Copley Teen room all next month unless someone borrows it.

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YA Highway is a blog (www.yahighway.com) by a group of young adult authors from all over the world! And every Wednesday YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination, from their blog, and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

But, why not do the same thing on our blog every week? I’ll post their question and you can put your answers in our comments section, or on your own blog and link back to it in our comments (and theirs too, if you’d like, because I’m sure they’d enjoy reading your answers!)