i read two books recently, one YA sci-fi and one YA contemp, both of which left me with no memorable lines.
i am still on my spoiler-free kick about Mockingjay, and my favorite lines are spoilers, so sorry i can't offer my picks from MJ.
but YAY! the book i am halfway through now is so loaded with one-line zingers that i already have more than enough to share.
these are my faves - so far - from L.K. Madigan's "Flash Burnout":
- "Fine. And hey, Garrett? Could you make sure to keep crushing my spirit under your boots of indifference?"
- My monkey mind flings a piece-of-shit joke at me, and I catch it gratefully.
- But I can't wait to get there and feel her up, I mean ask about her weekend.
- I watch him for a minute, and sure enough, his glance flicks over to Cappie with the regularity of a lighthouse beacon.
actually some of the real laugh-out-loud moments in this book aren't one-liners at all. they're setups and punch lines, which is a clever format for the humor in this book, since the MC wants to be a stand up comedian.NOW LISTEN UP ALL!
if you've ever considered a career in publishing but don't know how to get a foot in the door, or if you've ever just wondered what really goes on at a literary agency, TUNE IN NEXT MONDAY! we're going to pull back the curtain and take a peek at the literary wizards who take your book from query to sold!
i'll have a Q&A with a fantabulous intern extraordinaire who spent the summer working with two highly coveted agencies.
PLUS - my first ever BLOG CONTEST! with a prize that could be invaluable to any writer in search of representation!
see you monday.