Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Friday & The Blog Hop (4): Reading Habits & Crazy Titles

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee.
This week's question 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? 

I just stopped being a teen a few weeks ago (technically, anyway.  I’ll be a teen at heart for the rest of my life).  I think right now I’m reading more than I used to, but it’s also hard to keep up with schoolwork, having a job to pay for school, and have time to read for fun.  I’ve been managing, even if my parents don’t agree with that all the time.  I just found my love for dystopian novels; I love how authors can create the worlds that aren’t so far off from what could happen if we keep doing things the way we’re doing them in society.  I think other than adding dystopian novels to my favorites list, I can’t say my reading habits or favorite genres has changed much, even from when I was in the tween section of books, I always go for the girlie happy ending type books.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books.
This week's question is:

Q. “Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

Not many books on my shelf have crazy or interesting titles.  I like the title of the book Wonderland by Michael Bamberger because it is “a year in the life of an American high school,” not anything to do with magic or fantasy or anything like you’d think when just hearing the title Wonderland.  I could also be biased about this book because it’s about my high school, mostly its prom because it’s held in the school instead of with an outside vendor.  I haven’t read it yet, but I think digging it out today made me want to move it up in my TBR pile, maybe I’ll read it next week.  I think it’ll be fun to read thoughts about my school.  The book was written the year before I started high school, so I don’t think I’ll know many of the people mentioned, but it’s cool either way that the author used real events and real names in his story. 

Other than that one, the cutest/most interesting title on my shelf has to be Lauren Myracle’s Peace, Love and Baby Ducks.  I can’t wait to read it to see what the title means.

These are titles from my physical bookshelf, if I looked on my Shelfari or Goodreads I may be able to find more titles on my TBR shelves that are more interesting.

How have your reading habits changed?  Do you have any interesting/crazy titles on your shelf?


  1. Just sayin a quick hello! Happy Follow Friday!! I'll follow, you'll follow, lets all follow! lol! I love this way too much! : )

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  2. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I am a new follower :)

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

  3. Hello!

    New follower, stopping by for Follow Friday!
    Check out my post here:

    Emma @ BelleBooks

  4. Realized I didn't follow yesterday when I posted The giveaway winner, so I stopped back in ;)

  5. When I was a teen I was into Stephen King. I find myself leaning more towards Paranormal YA now ;)

    Happy Friday!!

    Hop on over to the Wastelands ;)

  6. Cool book choice for Wonderland! Feel free to check out my BBH here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

  7. I easily came up with five crazy book titles just by taking a fast look at my bookshelf.

    All five come from the same book series. Can you guess which series it is?

    Here’s a hint – The book series is a trilogy in five parts.

    Hop on over to my blog for the answer –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  8. Hey!

    Nice answer, i'm sure you manage fine =]. I really struggled to afford books at uni. It's even worse now i'm finished and I have all summer to read. Nice answer.

    New follower =]

    My FF


  9. Hopping through. Congrats on turning 20! I loved Wonderland. I read it years ago. Very interesting.
    My Hop

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  11. Hi there! Just hopping through. New follower! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature


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