I learned about this fun blog party from Ivy Miranda of Revealed in Time. I love YA fiction, so couldn't pass up the chance to participate. Click on the button above to go read more about the game and enter yourself. You can also go here to learn more about the party, find out what kind of games and interviews are included.
1. Name your top 5 favourite YA authors!
Robert Louis Stevenson
J. K. Rowling
S. E. Hinton
L. M. Montgomery
2. What's the last YA book you read and what did you think of it?
Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick. I loved it (read what I thought here), and I want to read more in the series.
3. What's your favourite YA genre? (Dystopian, romance, sci-fi, contemporary, etc.)
4. Let's talk characters! Pick a character you love and tell us why?
I love Ponyboy Curtis, protagonist of S.E. Hinton's classic The Outsiders. He's smart, he's a little shy, and he's loyal -- three things I've tried to be for a long time. He likes Robert Frost's poetry, and so do I. I guess I love him because I see a lot of myself in him.
I think I was either Ponyboy's age (14) or a year older the first time I read the book, and my brother and I used to measure our ages by who we were the same age as ("I'm 17, I'm Sodapop's age!" "I'm 20, I'm Darry's age!" etc) until we were over 20, and then we were older than all the Outsiders, and we were very sad. (That was only a few years ago for my brother, but 12 for me, sniff sniff.)
5. Top YA villain?
I should probably say Voldemort, but no, I'm going to go with King Galbatorix from Christopher Paolini's "Inheritance Cycle." He's got more of Darth Vader's swagger and hubris, and somehow, I understand him a little better than Voldy.
6. Top YA couple?
Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from the "Anne of Green Gables" books by L. M. Montgomery. When I read these as a young girl, I had this sinking feeling that I would end up falling in love with someone who originally annoyed me. I did.
7. With dystopian on the decline, what do you think will be the next hot-trend in YA?
Shakespeare adaptations! (I wish.)
8. What's the next YA book on your to-be-read pile?
Eye of the Crow by Shayne Peacock
9. What's the fastest time you've ever finished reading a book in? (And what was the book?!)
One night, so about 12 hours. Back when I was first married, my hubby and I worked third shift. When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, I read the whole thing on my night off. I think that's the first book I've read all in one day since high school, and already then I liked to savor them by stretching them over at least two days.
10. (And now for the burning question) Do you think books should be sorted according to colour or title? (This matters.)
Well, personally (and that means in person), I have mine shelved alphabetically by author, then alphabetically by title if I have more than one by that author, or in series order if they're a series. So, um, sort of neither, I guess.