Thursday, January 13, 2011

Book Blogger Hop (26) & Follow Friday (18)

It's Friday so it means it's time for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday!

Book Blogger Hop

First off, the Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books. It is a way for all the book bloggers out there to get together and find out about each other's blogs. I've found a lot of great blogs and bloggers through this hop and it's always fun to take part in each week.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

WHY DO YOU READ THE GENRE THAT YOU DO? WHAT DRAWS YOU TO IT?

As many already know, I mostly read YA books, and pretty much every genre that ends up falling under that umbrella. As to why YA, as of Tuesday I will just be coming out of my teen years so I guess it's still a pretty important part of my life. Mostly I can relate to the characters and what they are going through a lot more than I can when I read adult books (probably why I tend not to read any adult contemporary). It feels like YA is all I've always read and I absolutely love it, so why change.



The Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View each week. It works a lot like the Book Blogger Hop except that it's only on Fridays. I haven't been taking part in this hop as long but I've found a lot of great new blogs through this one too.

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

WHAT MAKES UP YOUR NON-HUMAN FAMILY?

If by non-human we mean pets, I don't have any...unless you count the random mice that show up in our basement from time to time. At this point I don't even live with my actual family. I have nothing against pets per say. When I was younger we had a bird for almost 8 years. Now one of my roommates is allergic to pretty much anything with fur so that's a no go for lots of pet...and our landlord doesn't allow pets in the house. So all that to say, I don't have a non-human family.


UPDATE:

None that I can think of at this time. Though be on the look out I will be posting reviews more often so be sure to check back.

That's it for this week!

Enjoy your weekends!


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26 comments:

  1. Ah, that is too bad. I think I make up for your non human family, or lack there of. I have 4 cats, 2 fiddler crabs, & a partridge in a pear... no I have a 210 gallon fish tank with plenty of tropcial wonders.

    Today I posted a review of a grand Steampunkery Book!  Please do check it out, I highly recommend Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar if you want Steampunkery and a mix of many genres.  A new favorite... indeed a huggable book!

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
    Forbidden Steam
    Where the Mad Scientist can be found behind the bed chamber doors!

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  2. Hopping by to say Hello! I'm also a YA fan and love the genre! You can find me blogging here: http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

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  3. I am hopping by from Follow Friday. Totally understand the no furr. I only have a fish, but he’s gorgeous. Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

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  5. Hi! Following through for Friday! You should adopt a Cheetah or Lion! Haha! I know it sounds weird but here in SA we have preservation funds where you "adopt" wildlife by making small contributions to the funds regularly... Viola! You have a pet but don't have a pet!

    I'm now following!

    Sonette @ bookaholic-worm.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi, Found you through the blog hopper, new follower. I love YA, in pretty much any genre.

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  7. I followed you last week :) Just hopping through again. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    www.blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com

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  8. Hello,
    Happy Friday I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday and the hop. I can't believe its Friday already but I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get lots of reading done.

    Danielle
    Romance Book Junkies

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  9. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Old follower, wanted to say hi! Drop by if you get a chance!

    Kristin
    MyBookishWays

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  11. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at http://www.howardsherman.net and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman
    http://www.howardsherman.net

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  12. Hi, found you from the hop. If you love YA, i agree there's no need to change that! I like that I can read through a range of genre's all under YA.

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  13. How is your Friday going? I'm a new follower. Check me out at www.phaedrashowandtell.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm sorry to hear you can't have pets. I'm the proud mommy of a cat named Miranda. I love a cat's independence and self-sufficient personality. I'm a new follower of yours from Parajunkee's FF and would love you to visit me.

    http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm a new follower! Check out my blog when you get the chance? www.bethebooks.blogspot.com :)

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  16. I don't think I'll ever outgrow YA books! Hopping by from the Book Blogger Hop :)

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  17. an old follower hopping by to say have a great weekend

    Same here. My landlord also does not allow me to keep any pet. She seems afraid to cat. She keeps throw them away. :(

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  18. Following you! :D

    Stopping by from the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. Have a great weekend!

    My Hop and Follow are here

    Happy Reading,
    Zakiya!

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  19. I think YA fiction is more interesting than adult fiction a lot of the time, just because I think what teens go through in their lives is more interesting that what adults go through. Plus, as someone who's no longer a teen, I don't always feel like reading about adults who are going through the same things I am, so YA fiction it is. Happy reading!

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  20. Just hopping through and hoping you're enjoying your weekend so far. You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob

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  21. I think you're the first blogger I've hopped over to who read YA and is still a teenager lol. I love YA as well, but I'm in my 20s...I just think I'm a teenager inside! I also read a lot of Historical fiction.

    This is my first Hop!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  22. Hopping through. I'm a big YA fan too...and I'll be the big 3-0 in September (sigh...it sounds so old).
    My Hop

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  23. Happy Hoppy Friday! I'm hopping through to see everyone's answers! Drop by and say hi if you have a chance!

    Barb at Sugarbeat's Books

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  24. Yes, I totally agree with you... YA books are awesome! Adult books can be such downers! I think I would read more adult fiction if it weren't so serious and depressing. Even in dystopian YA, the characters always have a lot of energy and hope.

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