Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Me Friday! (2)

Follow Me Friday is hosted by Parajunkee over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers as well as follow their blogs. If you'd like to join in the fun, create your own Follow Me Friday post, then visit this week's Follow Friday posts (here and here) and sign the linky. Don't forget to also follow this week's featured bloggers!

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?

My habits have mostly changed only in what it is I read now compared to when I was a teenager. I've pretty much consistently remained an avid reader. When I was a young teen/tween (11-14) I was so into horror. I read every scary book geared towards teens in my library and then went on to borrow extensively from other libraries in the state. I love, love, loved Christopher Pike. I never actually crossed into reading the very popular horror titles for adults however. During this time I also read a lot of Harlequin/Mills & Boons type regency/historical romance, that my mother lent me. From there I got into more contemporary adult romance titles, like those by the spectacular Nicholas Sparks. My last few years as a teenager the only YA I remember reading was anything and everything by John Marsden (author of the Tomorrow, When the War Began series) and a favourite book of mine, The Day After Forever by Erin Skiffington. Of course then at 18, Harry Potter came along, but that still remained my only foray into children's lit for some years. When Twilight was released - which I'm sure is a common and somewhat cliched reason! - I began reading YA more widely, and now it's pretty much all I read. I still enjoy some good ol' romance and Nicholas Sparks here and there, but my shelves are definitely overflowing with YA.

Have your habits changed at all? Please share your thoughts, and have a great weekend!


  1. I used to read Christopher Pike as a teen, too - I read a lot of Point Horror. As I got older I would still have a look in the YA section and would read the most popular series, like The Princess Diaries and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, but also with me, Twilight was the book that lead me to all YA all the time.

  2. Hopping through. I loved Christopher Pike. RL Stine too.
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  3. Hi there,
    Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  4. @TG I feel like I should re-read Pike's books - some of them are clear in my mind, even so many years later, and others not so much!

    That's great that you kept up on popular YA series - I still haven't read The Princess Diaries, and only read The Sisterhood in my 20's! So much catching up to do! :-D

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. @Alison Can Read Yes, RL Stine too! His books got me into horror. :-D

    Thanks for hopping through!

  6. @Pedantic Phooka Hi!

    Thanks for following, I really appreciate it! :-D

    Happy reading!