What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

27 November 2012

Book Lovers, Rejoice!

Author extraordinaire Beth Revis (Across the Universe, A Million Suns, Shades of Earth) is having a massively massive book giveaway. You can get all these:

... if you're the lucky winner. 

Why do I love YA books? For a few reasons, really. One is that I got to YA in the natural course of reading and just never moved any further down the road. But that's only a small part of it. YA is filled with great stories and fabulous characters. For adults, it also provokes a fair amount of nostalgia, or possibly some "I wish my school had been like that!" or for the really harrowing stories, "Thank goodness my teen years were not that eventful".  Plus, I find them a lot easier to take in terms of language choices: there's less swearing and much less graphic violence and sex scenes. YA authors have this miracle of suggestion, it seems, and leave a lot more to the reader's imagination, which I prefer.

If you must enter to win this contest (and I wish you wouldn't; I hate to see my chances narrowed!) go here

Do you love YA? Why or why not?


JEFritz said...

Isn't that the most awesome contest ever? Good luck!

Su Wilcox said...

It really is!

Dr. kold_kadavr_flatliner, MD said...

Greetings, earthling!! Gotta run back to the Elysian Fields soon, but take anything and everything you wanna from our wonderfull, plethora-of-thot to write the next, great masterpeace -if- I can but kiss your gorgeous, adorable feets and/or cuddle withe greatest, ex-mortal-girly-ever to arrive in Seventh Heaven. Think about it. Do it! Get back with me Upstairs, k? God bless you, doll: pleasure-beyond-measure is waiting in the Great Beyond for you and eye. Love you. PS: the musical term MORENDO means ‘dying-away in tone-and-time’. How verrry apropos for U.S. …thewarningsecondcoming.com

Su Wilcox said...

I don't even know what that means, and I think you might be spam, but I'm leaving this comment anyway because it amuses me so.