Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RTW: Favorite Moments


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

This week's topic: 

A long-awaited kiss, a surprise ending, a character's sudden decision…  these are the moments that make us smile, gasp, and LOVE a book for the rest of our lives.

What is your favorite literary moment?

This is such a hard question! I can't pick just one, so here are a few:

CINDER (review here): This one's a total spoiler. Highlight to read on. I love the moment when Cinder takes Peony the cure for the plague, but she's too late. It's so heartbreaking, but so beautiful.
INCARNATE: This one's easy. The masquerade scene is SO swoon worthy. I'm swooning now just thinking about it, and I'll probably be swooning all day. Every touch, every breath is so beautifully done and long awaited. Here comes the spoiler: I guess I must have trust issues, because I was nervous the first time I read the scene. I was afraid someone was tricking Ana. So once I finished the chapter, I re-read it and LOVED it.

WRINKLE IN TIME: I love the entire chapter that takes place on Camaztoz. It's so dark, but I really feel like this is the first time Meg gets an idea of how wonderful her differences are. Spoiler: Although everything that happens to Charles Wallace breaks my heart, when Meg sees her father it made my heart feel so full.

Those are just a few. What are some of yours? (Feel free to post a link to your post in the comments :) )


8 comments:

  1. What a great idea, to hide your spoilers! I, not wanting to be in the dark, read them all! But it only makes me want to read the books more, not less, so no worries. Cinder's been one I keep picking up at bookstores and considering then setting back down. Now? Might have to stop by the library today!

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    1. Thanks! I can't write about books without spoiling something, but I myself HATE spoilers. So I try to keep them hidden. You absolutely MUST read Cinder. It's one of the best books. I get giddy just thinking about it.

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  2. I haven't read any of these... yes, even A WRINKLE IN TIME! And we have a copy of that in the house. Shame shame shame. I do want to read CINDER some time, though. I'm glad these all have "moments" for me to look forward to. Thanks, Liz!

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    1. You have to read at least the first three WRINKLE books. They are so good!

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  3. Cinder is on my Mp3 player waiting to be listened to...I look forward to it!

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  4. Your hidden spoilers are an awesome idea! It's like those magic markers we had as kids that you had to colour over to see what it said. Nifty. I have to agree with you on CINDER. That was a really sad scene :(

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  5. Ooh, loved the masquerade in INCARNATE! It was such a splendid scene.

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  6. These are made of awesome. *thinking*...of course all of my have to do with a look or the time leading up to a kiss, b/c of the tension and anticipation!

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