Road Trip Wednesday: What In Real Life People Can You Talk To About YA?

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.

This Week’s Topic:

What IRL people can you talk to about YA?

I haven’t met many of my current YA book buddies, since most of of them live in my computer, and I have yet to determine whether or not they’re just cleverly disguised Twitterbots. However, I did have the pleasure of meeting and lunching with several YA writers IRL at my local SCBWI’s annual conference, and since then, have had quarterly business lunches with a few of them to catch up on…business. 😉 So, I do have an occasional outlet to talk books.

I’m also grateful that I have a bunch of book nerds in my family. So even though they may not be up to the specific goings-on of Young Adult literature, we can always talk about stories in general and what great stories we have read recently, and why it worked for us, and what didn’t work. And, these stories can range from every genre of literature to the latest movie or television series. I know that I’ve been over-the-moon enamored of the CBS series, Person of Interest, simply because of the intriguing storyline that show offers every. Single. Week.

(Oh, and my siblings and I have been SO EXCITED that Legend of Korra finally started airing after years of following news of its release!  Don’t know what I’m talking about? Then, we probably shouldn’t be friends. Just click over HERE, and soak in all the Avatar-goodness!)

Maybe you don’t get to talk YA with people IRL (heck, maybe it’s not even your genre, so why would you?), but do YOU have anyone you can gush to about stories? What story has captured your interest lately?

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7 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: What In Real Life People Can You Talk To About YA?

  1. Carol Riggs says:

    LOL–oh wow, that cat on the couch. Love the pic. LOL on the people who “live” in your computer, too. I love connecting with writers from the blogosphere in real life! I’ve done it a couple of times, and will meet another one in October during a retreat. Can’t wait. No one else in my “real” life reads YA! so I have to get my fix via cyberspace. 🙂

  2. Michele Shaw says:

    Well, since I have attended said business lunches, I have YOU! But I also volunteer at a library, so I discuss books with the librarian all the time. My workout buddy also happens to be an avid reader. But as Carol said, I have friends who I never discuss this with and it’s a nice balance.

    • Liza Kane says:

      Yup! It’s nice to be able to commiserate with different peer groups! I get to do lots of uhm business lunches with the different circles in my life! ^_^

  3. cvaldezmiller says:

    I don’t know that I really have any IRL friends I can chat YA with, aside from online writer friends who became IRL friends, but it’s actually kind of nice to have friends who aren’t immersed in YA and publishing or even writing at all, too. It’s too easy to get caught up in it all otherwise.

    • Liza Kane says:

      Yes I need balance, and need an outlet for all the facets of my life! Besides, though my hubs/family loves me, they don’t really “get” the BIG DEAL of my work milestones or the cool factor of certain books, etc.

  4. Beth says:

    I do have one IRL friend that I can gush with YA about. We love to do that! 🙂 But aside from her…I get my gush fix here, mostly. 🙂

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