Thursday, August 11, 2011

Follow Me Friday

It's Follow Me Friday over at Parajunkee! The question this week is: 

Q. How has 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?  

Funnily enough, I read much more YA books now than I did when I was a teenager. For instance, Princess Diaries came out in 2000, so I would have been 15 at the time and I had no idea they existed until the movie came out and I then felt too old for that (bwuahaha!)Philippa Gregory and anything that had to do with the Tudors or Mary Queen of Scots or basically any royal family. I read a lot of non fiction books about history as well and was very into the classics. 

These days I read way more YA than I did when I was a teen. In fact, I'd say the majority of what I read these days is YA. I also love paranormals, which isn't something I really liked much as a teen. Romance is another genre I've picked up reading as I became older.


(edit: I do not know what is up with this all being in caps!!!! For some reason it's showing up in caps, but that's not how I wrote it... O_O)



15 comments

  1. It never matters what people read, I'm just so excited to see so many people reading. Technology has really made reading more accessible to all ages. I'm your newest follower via FF so please feel free to visit my site whenever you get a chance.

    http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday_11.html

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  2. hey there! happy follow friday! (technically its thursday still lol)
    I'm a follower on your blog! hope you'll stop by mine and follow me! I also have a giveaway right now to win an ARC of glow by amy kathleen ryan! =]


    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. Same here about the YA--when I was 16, I was too mature to read about a 15-year-old protagonist. Now that I'm 25, I see no probelms with it. :-)

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  4. We read more YA now even though we're no longer teens too!

    New follower!
    Go check out Sash's answer to the Follow Friday!
    And check out our AWESOME giveaways too!

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  5. I love the paranormal romances too. YA is such a great genre, I feel like slapping myself for not taking up reading sooner.

    New Follwer ;) Here's my FF

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  6. Great answer, I used to read more adult books when I was a tenn and now I read a lot of YA too, hahahaha.
    BTW, I'm a new follower. This is my Follow Friday. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look and, if you like it maybe follow me too, hehe.

    Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs,

    Alaiel

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  7. I definitely read more YA now than in Ye Olde Days, but...there's a lot more of it available now! If I'd had the same choice of genres back then, I'd have probably read YA when I was, well, YA. :)

    Subscribed to your RSS, and looking forward to following your posts...I'm a diehard VA fan.

    Happy FF!

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  8. Hey!

    New follower =]

    I didn't read as much YA as I do now. I went through a really strange VAMPIRE obsessed thing where i would only read books with a semi hot vampire in. Hm, i was a strange teen ;p

    My FF

    Amy@Adumbrations

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  9. Same thing happened to me! I discovered YA in my 20's. I wish I had discovered that genre much sooner :)

    New follower

    Amy's Friday Memes

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  10. Thank you all for your comments! :]

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  11. Hopping through. I liked a lot of historical books as a teen too. I didn't read as much YA.
    My Hop

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  12. i was stunned at BEA at the sheer NUMBERS of youth committed to reading. New Follower<a href="http://fangswandsandfairydust.com”)> Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust</a>
    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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  13. Hi there,
    Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  14. I'm nearly in my 30s and I read more YA books now than I did when I was in my teens...I used to read a lot of YA books but probably not as much as I do now. I probably read more Adult Fiction back then than I do now LOL

    Here's my Follow Friday post.

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  15. I do a lot of paranormal now too. New follower here. Check out my #FF at andinovelista.blogspot.com and feel free to comment (I <3 comments). Also, be on the lookout for my review/interview/giveaway towards the end of August!

    ~andi

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