Friday, October 1, 2010
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: WooHoo...Darren's hosting his YA dystopia challenge again!!! I am not going to pass up the chance to join this year!!! :D
Old-stick-in-the-mud me: Hey, wait a minute there! You're not supposed to be joining any challenges!!! I know damn well you won't be saying "no" to RIP as it is. Despite the fact that when we moved over here, we decided to give up reading challenges altogether.
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: *sigh* You're right. Sorry I let myself be tempted. *pout*
Over the past month-ish, as we began slowly adding our books to Library Thing...
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: Look at this--yet another book I'm tagging with "YA" and "dystopia"...you know, if I signed up for Darren's challenge, I wouldn't even have to leave this house to find the books I need.
Old-stick-in-the-mud me: If that's your only criteria, we'd be signed up for what? Oh, a few hundred challenges perhaps?
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: I didn't say it was my only criteria, you old crab. *makes faces behind Old-stick-in-the-mud me* (Which obviously, is no easy feat.)
Earlier this week...
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: Just a few days left before YAD2 starts. You know I've been completely unable to put it out of mind. I really think I ought to just sign up so I can stop obsessing about it, don't you?
Old-stick-in-the-mud me: Nice try. But come on...think about how overwhelmed we've been lately. Crying over everything we can't done. Feeling like jerks because our friends are relegated to "free, fun time." Problem being that we are sorely lacking in that particular category of time. And now you want to add something else to our plate?!! Grow up, would you?!!
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: *walks away sulking*
Grab-life-and-go-for-it me: Screw you, Old-stick! I'm going to join whether you like it or not. Who the hell cares if I fail anyway? No one, that's who. This is just for fun. Fun! Remember fun? Oh sorry, I forgot you're allergic. Well tough--this will make me happy, you old crab...so just keep your trap shut and deal.
Old-stick-in-the-mud me: But... *falls silent*
YES!!! The victory goes to Grab-life!!!
And here is a list of possibles I wrote down after a quick look at the shelves:
*Feed by M.T. Anderson
*Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
*The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
*Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
*Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman
*The Hollow People by Brian Keaney
*Shade's Children by Garth Nix
*How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
*After by Francine Prose
*The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
*The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
*The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
*Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
And now I better hurry up and hit "publish" before Old-Stick wakes up...