YA Loner

Today for Blog Me Maybe, I'm supposed to ask you something about you. Well, since I usually do Road Trip Wednesday's hosted by YA Highway, I'll just use their question, answer it myself, and ask you too. Look at me, such a genius (haha).

So this week's question:

What IRL people can you talk to about YA?

The internet is a smiling sea of writers, editors, book bloggers and other people who spend blog post after tweet espousing YA knowledge. But who can you call in your family to recommend the newest Sara Zarr? Anyone around the watercooler psyched that Bitterblue is finally out? Who are your in-real-life YA buddies?

It took me a few seconds to figure out what IRL meant (in real life, right?).

*This is me, the YA loner*

So, in real life... I've got no one. Okay, that's not quite true. My sister Coralie and my sister-in-law Emily both read YA books. Coralie was the one who suggested Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. And if I remember right, Emily suggested The House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. But Coralie reads mostly adult, and Emily doesn't read that much.

Mostly though, I get my recommendations from fellow bloggers. Or- I just pick up a book that looks interesting to me based on the cover and/or the blurb. And the fact that I read so much, I rarely have someone to talk to about ALL those books. I recommend books to my hubbie but he rarely wants to talk about them after the fact. This is our usual convo:

Me: Did you like the book?
Him: It was okay.

There have been some books that I've been dying to talk to people about, but I know NO ONE IRL who've read them. Sniff. But I survive.

Who are your in-real-life YA buddies? Got any? Or are you a loner like me?