I thought it might be #VeryUnRealisticYA of me to put young adult fiction links in the same post as a chart of fancy cocktails from literary fiction. Do teens drink and read Henry James? Dubious, though I am sure there are outliers. So instead of featuring a gif of teenagers drinking, here’s a gif of some teenagers who feasted a bit too much.
That’s #VeryRealisticAdultOfMe, yeah?
- “This past weekend, at a little after 5 P.M. on Saturday night, John Hansen started musing about realistic YA characters. Frustrated with homework, he was wondering how YA characters out saving the world manage to even find the time. After suggesting his followers start tweeting out their own #VeryRealisticYA characters and stories, things quickly took off.” Hilarity ensued.
- Speaking of YA, this post from The New Yorker suggests that “All American fiction is young-adult fiction.”
- Once those young’uns grow up, they can read Henry James (if they so choose) and level up from Milwaukee’s Beast*, taking inspiration from The Cocktail Chart: The Signature Drinks of Fictional Icons
- Whet your literary fiction appetite further with this Guide Through The Labyrinth Of Literary Fiction.
- Someone dissing your reading or writing preference for YA, literary fiction, scifi, mystery, etc.? Refer to this handy Disapproval Matrix from Ann Friedman to determine if they are critics, lovers, frenemies, or haters**.
* Yes. The Beast. Also, no judgment. I drank wine coolers.
** Haters, all of them. Read and write what you want.