20 Young Heroes at Female Network

I’m having a very slow reading week, and to be honest, I’m not quite in the mood to write any reviews yet. So while I’m drumming up juice to write reviews and trying to finish the books I’m reading (hopefully I get enough time this week!), here’s a plug for my latest book list from Female Network.

Young Heroes: 20 Role Models from Young Adult Books

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As I was writing this, I was surprised at how hard it was to describe why the characters of these novels (those pictured above and more) are role models. I can only use “brave”, “fiercely loyal” and “extremely kind” so many times, you know. LOL. Plus, for some reason, I keep on equating role models in characters to characters that had great relationships with their parents. But do you know how rare that is in YA? I mean, teens are bound to disagree with their parents every now and then (more often than not), but it doesn’t mean they don’t have a good relationship with their parents.

Anyway, this list has actually been up for a while, and I was busy finishing the next one that’s why I didn’t have the time to post this. Watch out for that next one soon!

So, who’s your YA role model? Were they on the list above? If they weren’t, be sure to share your role model in the list’s comments section! :)

Faves of TwentyEleven: The Covers

And we’re at the last installment of the Faves of TwentyEleven series, hosted by Nomes of inkcrush! In case you missed the others, here are the other posts in my Faves of TwentyEleven series:

I had so much fun coming up with this list, and this last one is the first time I’m doing this. I’m not much of a cover person, as I have stressed in several posts before this, but I’m also one who can still appreciate nice covers. I think my opinion of covers is just a little better than my opinion about other things…like say, basement tiles. So now, here are some of my favorite covers for the books I read in 2011.

Day Five: The Covers

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Faves of TwentyEleven: The Random

I’m a few days late to this part of my Faves of TwentyEleven post — sorry! Christmas got me a little too busy, so yeah. Too much food and time with friends will do that do you. But anyway, I have a few more days left of 2011 (Can you believe it!) and so I still have time to do this. :)

Faves of TwentyEleven is hosted by Nomes of inkcrush. And in case you’re interested, here are my other Faves of TwentyEleven posts:

Day Four: The Random

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Faves of TwentyEleven: The Scenes

It’s time for another installment of the Faves of TwentyEleven series. This is hosted by Nomes of Inkcrush and it’s all about our reading favorites for the past year. :) If you missed my other posts, here they are:

I’m really a day late from posting this, but Nomes said to have fun and not worry about being on schedule…so there. On to the next list!

Day Three: The Scenes

Note: I can tell from now: this list is really going to make me wish I made notes about the books I read this year. *facepalm* Oh well. :)

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Faves of TwentyEleven: The Characters

From books, we go to characters! Today is the second day of the Faves of TwentyEleven series hosted by Nomes of inkcrush. :) Characters are my favorite part in a book, and sometimes I think they may even be more important than plot. I believe strong characters can revive an overused or boring plot, so I always pay attention to them. Here are some of the characters that stood out for me in the books I read in 2011. :)

Day Two: The Characters

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