Road Trip Wednesday: favorite lines

Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

To participate, just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments at YA Highway.

This Week’s Topic:
What is your favorite line from your WIP
(or from a book you read recently)?

OK! My favorite book I’ve read recently has got to be NOTHING, by Janne Teller.

I have been forcing this book on everyone I’ve ever met. It’s brilliant and you must READ IT!!! This entire book is filled with amazing lines, but to choose just three:

Pierre Anthon had won.

But then he made a mistake.

He turned his back on us.

NOTHING is a hard act to follow. But in the spirit of “Road Trip Wednesday,” here’s my favorite line(s!) from THE HERO:

Junior’s heart skidded into his ribs. His telescope folded and the constellations flickered out star by star.

And my favorite line(s!) so far from the top-secret BP2:

Strangers do not often visit Stone—except as part of the traveling circus. Even then they come in the night, unleash their strangeness, and are gone, leaving behind just a hint that there could be more to the world than mud and stones. There could be places with elephants and tigers and fat women with beards.

So what’s your favorite line(s!) from a work in progress or a book you’ve read recently?


7 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: favorite lines

  1. osutein says:

    Oh, and I’m excited we’re returning to Stone in the new novel. Your own personal Yoknapatawpha County (though much easier to pronounce).

  2. osutein says:

    From my in-progress:

    “Kumiko’s fondest memories as a kid were running through the woods on Mt. Maya with her dad, net and flashlight in hand, looking for fat, horned rhino beetles clinging to tree trunks. Back then, she’d collected them as pets. Now she put them to different use, though never when her dad was looking.”

    From Terry Pratchett’s “A Hat Full of Sky”:

    “First Thoughts are the everyday thoughts. Everyone has those. Second Thoughts are the thoughts you think about the *way* you think. People who enjoy thinking have those. Third Thoughts are thoughts that watch the world and think all by themselves. They’re rare, and often troublesome. Listening to them is part of witchcraft.”

    • Lara Ehrlich says:

      Ooh, I love those lines from Kumiko. Can’t WAIT to read more–when, oh when do I get to have this book in hand?

      And glad you like that the second book is set in Stone (bad pun 🙂 Wasn’t sure whether that’s silly or not!

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