Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Low Down on the Hi 5

So, I've teamed up with two of the best to bring you guys a brand new meme. *drumroll*

First, meet Anne and Cara:

Anne blogs @ Potter, Percy and I. She's 12, sweet but funky and will give you the low down on all things MG and YA from the POV of a real live pre-teen :)

Cara from Chasing Words is 16, slightly cynical and all the way rockin' it out with the cool factor.

Five Facts

1. Last book you bought/ordered?

Anne: I preordered Linger a few weeks ago from the Book Depo. It wasn’t released until the 20th (even though it had been moved up), so I still haven’t gotten it!!! :(
Cara:  I actually had a buying spree (Well, it was a spree to me.) and bought Linger, The Alchemyst, & The Secret Hour. Alright, so it's technically not a spree.
Nomes: The Body Finder. Pre-order, paperback. Now, I’m suddenly noticing everyone raving and November feels like a crazy way away.

2. Favourite snack to eat while reading?

Anne: Anything. I don’t typically eat while reading unless its a really good book.
Cara: Anything within arm's reach that doesn't move when I poke it.
Nomes: Chips are the ultimate. Chupa-chups, mmm. Never chocolate - too risky for the hallowed pages.

3. Favourite childhood book

Anne: When I was little, I loved Babar and Angelina Ballerina. Then I moved on to Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, etc.
Cara: Are You My Mother? Seriously, that book rocks. I made my mom read it to me every night until I was six. She hated it. (;
Nomes: My dad used to read Little Black Sambo to me like he was auditioning for an Academy award. I was a Blyton-aholic and tried to be cool by reading lots of TinTin around my big brother and his mates.

4. Favourite comfort re-read

Anne: Any Harry Potter. Or Percy Jackson... Or Beautiful Creatures. Or any other book I love.
Cara: The Mortal Instruments series. I love the characters so much that I slip right back into the story every time. Also, The Sky is Everywhere.
Nomes: Jaclyn Moriarty’s Finding Cassie Crazy (The Year of secret Assignments). It’s like a drug, that book.

5. First literary crush

Anne:... None that pop into mind...
Cara: I’ll admit it, Jasper from Twilight. God he’s so angsty.
Nomes: confessions of a past seven year old... Julian from the Famous Five. I know, hindsight clearly shows Dick’s the spunkiest brother :)

Fast Five

1. Pirates or ninjas?

Anne: Ninjas. You don’t even know they’re there until you’re dead! How awesome is that??!!
Cara: Seriously. Ninjas are made of win, while pirates walk about making chainsaw noises.
Nomes: Pirates. Ninja’s prance about in poncy outfits and their stealth has nothing on a swash-buckling treasure-hunting lifestyle.

2. Zombie Apocalypse or Alien Armageddon?

Anne: Zombie Apocolypse. Aliens usually come in peace.
Cara: Zombie Apocalypse! You could not have picked a more perfect question if you pulled it out of my head. I literally own a Zombie Apocalypse survival guide. It's gonna happen.
Nomes: Zombieeeesss. I will create my own sisterhood. You can join me. Conditions apply.

3. Gale or Peeta?

Anne:  Never read them! (I know, I know. I’m a disgrace! Hahahahaha! I’ll read them soon!)
Cara:  I say, "Down with Dough Boy!" Nah, Peeta's okay. Gale's just better. (;
Nomes: Peeta sulks. Gale broods. Brooding wins out any day.  

4. Flight or invisibilty?

Anne: I want both! Flight would be best, though.
Cara:  Invisibility. Do you realize how much fun I could have. [insert evil laugh here]
Nomes: Flight. Also, kinda wishing teleportation or time-travel was an option.

5. Rough it out camping or 5 star hotel?

Anne: 5 star hotel all the way.
Cara: I’d go Harry Potter camping. Ya know, where the tent is the size of a mansion?
Nomes: Camping! There’s something about a campfire that makes even the stupidest conversations somehow noble and profound.
And the meme? Each Saturday we'll be posting out top five YA picks for a specific topic. And, you guys can join in by posting your 5 picks and linking in with the Mr Linky. We'll let you know the upcoming weeks topic in advance.

So, pretty pumped about finding the Awesome Anne (even though she hasn't read The Hunger Games yet!) and Cara (the closet Jasper fan) and for the meme, which launces today for me. I'll be back with our first topic soon: 5 titles I'm crushing on...


And tell me I have some fellow pirates out there? 


  1. No, I'm a ninja. Ninja's rock socks, man!!!!! :) I'll go checky those blogs. Sounds FUN!

  2. Hey Meeroar :) I do think ninja's have a cool factor, but I've been on the pirate side for so long its unthinkable that I'd switch...

    hope you like the hi 5 idea, well, reading our choices if not doing your own post :)

  3. Ohhhhh, this sounds awesome Nomes - can't wait to check it out each week :)

    And I have to admit, like Cara, I'm a total closet Jasper fan (it's the curls and the scars and the drawl and the angsty angst!)

  4. Good on Anne and Cara for following there passion 'young' in life - love it! makes me sound old, hey, writing comments like that.
    Nomes, I'm with you on the fantastic five and being a pirate, something romantic about pirates in a rough, Volga manner. (Maybe I secretly have a crush "Captain" Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean):)

  5. Pirates - obviously! I mean Errol Flynn and Jack Sparrow! Plus swords!

    Hi5 sounds fun.

  6. Lol, the cool factor I have to work on all the time. :P I'm excited for this!!

  7. Charlotte loves "are you my mother?" she reads it to herself now, so cute "mummy? no!" *turns page* "mummy? no!" *turns page* etc until the end and she goes "mummy? Mummy!" hahaha

    Pirates have my vote! Sorry Jackie Chan but you just don't cut it against Johnny Depp & Orlando Bloom!!!

  8. I know fradaz! they are pretty inspirational.

    and, yeah Alexa and dazzy for being a fellow piratee :)

    @ Girl Friday - another closet Jasper fan. who knew? haha.

  9. Zarna!!!!!! We posted at the same time b/c we obviously just cool like that.

    Amen to your comment re: Jackie Chand v Orlando and johnny *quietly fanning myself*

    Charlotte is too cute :)

  10. What can I say? We're legends!
    I still have my big Pirates cup that I got with the snack deal thingie at the movies. I drink water out of it because it's 1L so if I fill it at least twice in 1 day I know I've drunk 2L in a day like I'm supposed to. I have to admit the incentive to be healthy is there when you can look at Johnny or Orlando as you drink...

  11. I want that pirates cup.

    Also, quite enjoying the thought of you training your mind to drink water based on the hotness of Johhny and Ollie :) A genius, you are ;)


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