RTW: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Reading Song of the Day: “Neighbors Know My Name” by Trey Songz

One more ‘gin it’s time to road trip with our pals over at YA Highway. This week’s prompt:

Which book character would you like most as a next door neighbor?

This couldn’t BE any more fun! Pam and I already want to live all up in the books that we read. I can’t tell you how many time we turn to each other while reading a book and say, “Man, I wish these people were real!” Sad, but true. And I know that all of you out there agree with us. Okay, without further adieu, here are our answers!

Pam’s Choice:

Simon from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Yeah yeah, I know. Jace is the hawt one–the bad boy. And I have to admit that I swoon along with the rest of the world whenever he comes on the page. But his golden locks and witty banter can only get him so far. If he had some cute retort every time I walked to the mailbox, I may want to start pulling my hair out. I’ll take Clary’s loyal best friend, thank you very much. Why? Didn’t I just mention he was loyal? Aside from that, he has the same self-deprecating sense of humor as me, and we could stay up most nights listening to cheesy rock music and coming up with names for his band. Even though most of the world has vampire-fatigue, this is one bloodsucker that I’m not tossing aside. BTW, could City of Fallen Angels come out like, tomorrow please??

Quita’s Choice:

This was really hard for me, considering that I read a lot of cryptic books with mean characters…but after some thinking I came up with a good choice. I would want to live next door to Seth from Lisa and Laura Roecker’s The Liar Society. Not only b/c this AWESOME book is fresh in my mind, but because Seth is so uber SA-WEET. He always looked out for Kate, even when she was being less than nice to him. We could spend our time looking into conspiracies and doing one of my favorite activities… eating! I can always count on him to bring some snacks while we peruse the web for the latest government cover up.

Tell us, what book character would you want to be your neighbor?

A Few Announcements:

1.) Thanks to EVERYONE who contributed their first lines to our First Lines Critiques (Day 1-click here, Day 2- click here, Day 3- click here) that we held last week. Thanks for being so brave and allowing your fellow writers to share their opinions. A BIG thank you to, all of you who not only contributed lines, but also commented on the other first lines provided. Although the number of comments were not through the roof–there was some good quality critiquing occurring and we hope that the authors got some feedback that they can work with.

2.) Did you see we’re having a contest???!!! Well, we are! Click here to enter. You have until Saturday (March 26th, 2011) at midnight EST to enter.

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