Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday Hop #6

This weekly feature is hosted by
Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read,
 which you really must go and check out!!
Rachel not only has fabulous features,
but is a web designer
'par excellence'!!
Alison has a beautiful and very
interesting blog!

You can find the rules at the links above.
Join in the fun and make new blogging friends!!

This week's featured blog is:

Here's this week's question:

How have your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

I remember I would read obsessively when I was a teen.  In other words, I had my nose in a book every chance I got!  I would always carry a book around with me.  This continued right on into college.  Nowadays, my two jobs prevent me from reading as much as I used to, which is a constant source of frustration for me!!  But I still carry a book around with me everywhere I go!  In fact, I carry more than one, because I have a tote that I take to work, along with my purse, so I can bring back books that I've ordered online, and have arrived at my work address!!  (That's so hubby won't get on my case about my spending so much money on books!  He never looks inside that tote!  Lol.)

As for the second question, I think it's applicable to anyone, not just teens.  The funny thing is, I used to read more adult novels when I was an adolescent than I do now!  What happened was that I got into the Harry Potter series, which I totally love, and then The Twilight Saga, which I also love!!  That was it, for me.  I started reading more YA books, like the Fallen series, and I have just finished Cascade, from the River of Time series.  So now I'm totally hooked on the genre!   Although I still read adult fiction, and review both adult and young adult books, it seems that I'm reading primarily young adult fiction now.  I find the genre very refreshing in its presentation of themes that can actually be considered adult, without all the vulgar language and extremely graphic sex scenes.  Besides, I love reading about the problems and issues of students in high school, since my own high school years were not at all happy or memorable...

In the last few years, the young adult genre has really come into its own.  It's now taken much more seriously than it was just a decade ago, for instance.  Much of the credit for this goes to two of my favorite authors -- J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer!  There are many more terrific authors in the genre, though, such as Meg Cabot, Maggie Stiefvater, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Lisa Bergren, L.J. Smith, Andrea Cremer, Julie Kagawa, Christopher Paolini, Courtney Allison Moulton and so many others!

These are my favorite YA books!

J.K. Rowling

Stephenie Meyer

(This collection also includes the
Bree Tanner novella,
which takes place in the Twilight universe.)


  1. hey Happy Follow friday Just wanted to say if you want to check out my WEBSITE at


  2. Hi, Odyssey! Happy Follow Friday to you, too!! Thanks for commenting and becoming a new follower!! And of course I'm going to check out your website!! : )

  3. Hello! New follower here! ^_^ I just got the first River of Time book for my Nook recently, it sounds good. Here's my FF:

  4. Hi Maria!
    Hope you are having a great weekend. I'm stopping by for the Follow Friday.

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  5. Hi, Cecilia! Thanks for following! I've tried to access your profile so I can get to your blog, but I couldn't find it (your profile). Please leave a link so I can follow you back, okay? : )

  6. Great post and happy Saturday! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  7. Hi, Rachel!

    Thank you so much for the compliments and the follow!! I'm honored!!!

    I hope you're having an awesome weekend yourself, and I will most definitely follow you right back!! : )

  8. Hey, there, Holly!!

    Thanks for stopping by!! Gotta go over to your blog and see your FF post!! : )

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back now =)

  10. You're very welcome, Jinny!! Thanks for following back!!! YAY!!!! : )


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