Friday, December 9, 2011

Twists with YA Sisterhood

Today I've invited YA Sisterhood to stop in! They have a kickass blog where there are tournaments with hot boys, and your favorite heroines. If you're not a part of this awesomeness now is the time to hop over. The YA Tournament of Heroines is going on and you'll want to get your votes in! These ladies are fabulous.

I've even asked them to partake in the usual Tuesday Twist! Obvs, it's Friday, but nonetheless I know you all enjoy it, why not get some readers involved! So let's interview them in our super weird and quirky way!

1. What made you start your blog? Why the tournaments?

We always sort of thought of ourselves as the resident book fairies. No matter where we lived, we were constantly giving people book recommendations, in college, at church, the students we taught, moms at grocery stores or teenagers in the YA section of our local bookstores. Finally one day we decided to compile all of our recommendations into one place and as they say, the rest is history.

In reference to the tournaments, we are a family full of coaches and sports fans. Our father was a coach before he retired, our uncles are coaches, and the rest of the family, husbands, cousins, and grandparents are all hardcore sports fanatics. Last year, during March Madness, we were casually joking around, how the only way this would be interesting for us is if it were a tournament of book characters pitting it out against each other (preferably our fictional crushes!) And, from there, our Crush Tourney and now our Tournament of Heroines was born!

2. What heroine would you have over for a sleepover? Why?

Luna, definitely Luna from the Harry Potter Series. Things are always bound to be interesting with Luna around-- from nargles to thestrals-- we will never be bored! Then maybe just maybe, after our sleepover, she'll paint our faces on her ceiling!

3. If you were to share your seat at lunch with your favorite hero who would it be?

Harry Potter for conversation & Jace for ogling!

4. What character are you most relateable to? Male or female....

(Amy) I would have to say Emerson from Myra McEntire's Hourglass. Not that I am an amazingly, beautiful blonde that can time travel, but more for her personality. Her internal monologue and her constant ability to nickname everyone or everything, mirrors my own. Several times while reading Hourglass, I was literally yelling out loud, "I would so say that!" Plus, I just love the name Emerson!

(Brittany) For me, I'd say either Mara Dyer or Hermione. Hermione because I've always been a know it all (ask my sister, she had to live with me). I identify with Mara because we have the exact same sarcastic, mildly violent sense of humor. Seriously, reading that book felt like reading my diary (if I wrote a diary, that is).

(Amy) BTW- so true! What 3rd grader would actually know the difference between affect & effect then have the gall to correct her high school age sister when using them improperly!

5. Three of your favorite one liners.
"It has a shiny buckle with PRADA on it, which is Italian for insecure." -Andy from... Find out here!
"I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting." -Jace from... Who is this hottie??
"One little joke involving hemorrhagic fever and they brand you 'unstable'" Jamie from this crazy awesome book!

Do you know what book these quotes are from? Guess in the comments!

Five one-word randoms

Hero or Heroine (readers POV): Hero
Vampire World or Wizarding World: Wizarding World of course!
Save the world WITH powers or WITHOUT: WITH
Peanut Butter and Jelly or Ham and Cheese: Ham and Cheese
Prep School or Public School: Public School

Visit YA Sisterhood. You won't regret it. They are awesome.


April Plummer said...

Fun interview! Seems that YA Sisterhood loves Harry Potter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Luna's one of my favorite characters as well. And hope Hermione is doing well in the tournament.

Karen Baldwin said...

Fun interview and YAY for Hermione.

Meredith said...

Haha, so fun! "Jace for ogling" would definitely be my answer, too. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Hot boys!?! I'm in.

Myra McEntire said...

Aww, thanks for the Em mention!

Christina Lee said...

Awesome! And LOL, Matt!

And Luna, totally Luna, for the sleepover!

Carolyn V said...

hee hee. Love it! Plus having Luna over would be totally awesome. ;)

Amie Borst said...

thanks for the referral. i don't think i've ever heard of the ya sisterhood before. i'm off to check them out!

Li said...

Love the "guess the one-liners" feature, especially the one about Prada :-)

Amanda Nicole said...

The first one-liner is from Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. I adore that book, so so much. <3 The other two I'm not sure about.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Great interview! I loved your offbeat questions, especially the one about the best one-liners. Now I want to take a look at all the books they referenced - and at their blog, to get even more book ideas!

Sonia G Medeiros said...

What a fun interview! Thanks so much for sharing. :D

Roland D. Yeomans said...

A great interview. I came expecting "Sexy and Shopping Do Not Mix." I wish they did, my Christmas shopping would be much more visually exciting! Thank you for always having been my friend, Roland

Kittie Howard said...

Fun interview! Great one-liners. And, yep, the Sisterhood is terrific!

dolorah said...

That was interesting. The blog tournaments is an intriguing concept to.


Talli Roland said...

Great interview! The YA Sisterhood is such a fab idea.

Janet Johnson said...

What a fun interview! Sounds like a really fun group. :)