Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hopping YA Style

George Bernard Shaw said that youth is wasted on the young. Each year as I creep further and further away from my own teeny-bopper days, I come closer and closer to understanding what he meant by that. It's such a great thing to be young and have so much life ahead of you, so many plans to make, so much energy. So much time.
Of course aging is inevitable. The years have a way of coming at us quickly - like it or not. I suppose that's one of the reasons I like writing in the YA genre. To stay connected to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of way-back-when. Some folks think you have to be a young person to appreciate reading a YA novel. That's simply hogwash. That magical youthful side of ourselves is always there in our hearts, just waiting for us to tap into its giddy glory.
That said, I'm super-excited to participate in Kathy's latest Hop which is all about things YA! http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/2012/07/young-adult-giveaway-hop-sign-ups.html
Y'all know that when I'm happy I want to give stuff away. Just enter at the Rafflecopter below (see more) for your chance to win one of TWO WISHLESS e-books! Thanks for dropping by.

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  1. YA Urban Fantasy, although I like YA in general (but YA is technically not a genre).

  2. The statement about youth being wasted on the young reminds me of a poem I wrote:

    If the young could be old for a day,
    And the old could be young always,
    What a wonderful world this would be
    When both sides of life we could see.

  3. Paranormal, thriller, suspense, horror, mystery. Anything that sounds really good then I will read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Honestly I really don't have one in YA as long as the book is good it doesn't matter what genre it is.

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  6. Great replies! And Dale - I love that poem! It would be so cool if that could actually happen. It would make for a much more empathetic world. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. ooooh! For me that's gonna be a toss up between scifi and fantasy! The best books have elements of both :)

  8. I love YA--pretty much any genre. I seem to be loving Contemporary right now.

  9. I read everything -- but lately it's been a LOT of UF and Fantasy.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  10. Anything paranormal, but I read just about anything. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  11. My favorite genre is generally UF, but I am a very eclectic reader and love to branch out as the mood strikes me :) Thank you for participating in this fun hop.