KICKASS 'K' Characters: KAROU, KATNISS, and KATSA
See what I did there? I refused to cave to the temptation to spell characters with a 'K'. Because it wouldn't make me seem
klever clever, it would just look like I kan't can't spell. Kapiche Capiche?*
So as you may or may not know, today is Rock the Drop in support of Teen Lit Day 2012. It's hosted by readergirlz and figment and encourages participants to scatter awesome YA reads like shrapnel around their communities. And to take and post pics of their super stealthy book drops. This is the first time I've taken part, and let me tell you, it was tons of fun! Since today is 'K' day for the A to Z Challenge, and since three of my all-time favourite YA characters have names that start with 'K', I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share my YA book l♥ve with my city.
First Stop: Second Cup** (7:50 am MST)
KAROU decides to pop into our local Second Cup coffee shop, grab a cup of joe, and hang out.
|Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone left at Second Cup.|
Second Stop: Bus bench (8:15 am MST)
KATNISS has had more than enough of the Capitol's trains and opts instead to wait for the bus.
|Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games dropped on a bus bench.|
Third Stop: Red Deer College *** (8:45 am MST)
KATSA knows that a gal can't survive on Graces alone and signs up for some higher learning.
|Kristin Cashore's Graceling left on wall sculptures at Red Deer College.|
You guys, this was a blast! I'm really hoping that whoever picks up these books loves them as much as I do and/or passes them on to someone else. To express this hope, I wrote a note inside each book:
Karou, Katniss, and Katsa are some of the best examples of strong female heroines in YA. They're all well-written, compelling, and well worth taking the time to read their stories. If you haven't yet, I'd encourage you to grab a copy and spend some time with these kickass ladies. You won't regret it!
P.S. Check out #rockthedrop on Twitter for more YA book-dropping stories and pics like mine. ☺
* No offense intended to anybody else who might have done this. Just a pet peeve of mine...
** Second Cup is like Starbucks' not quite as cool Canadian cousin (I worked at both joints).
*** I attended this college for two years almost a decade ago, but still managed to get lost. O_o