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Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Me Friday



Thanks to Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read for hosting this weekly meme, Follow My Book Blog Friday, so book reviewers can hop to each other's blogs.

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 actually read more now then I did when I was a teen. I loved books but didn't have as much time or desire to read them. It helps that I teach English. I'm fueled by not only my love for YA but also by the desire to recommend books to my sophomores so they see the value in it. Life's not all about TV:)

Back in high school, I mostly did required reading for school- so, a lot of classics. In early high school, when I wasn't trying to finish Jane Eyre or A Handmaid's Tale before before school started (both required reading list options), I read Sweet Valley High (though only a few of the college years), Nancy Drew books, and anything by Lurlene McDaniel (always tragic, but beautiful love stories!) I also liked Caroline B. Cooney. I also remember a lot of Babysitter's Club if we go back farther.

I used to read contemporary YA, and now I read that and more dystopian YA. Also some religious adult fiction when I need a change.
Thanks to Crazy for Books for hosting another book hop!


“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!”

Craziest titles in my personal library:
Blessed are the Bored in Spirit
God of Beer
How to Ditch Your Fairy

The first I bought at Salvation Army...still haven't read yet. It's actually a book for Catholics who are searching for their meaning, so I guess it's not too crazy, I just thought it was a funny pun on one of the beatitudes. The second I've had since high school, probably read it once upon a time. The third I just bought at Barnes & Noble, but still haven't read it. The idea of having a personal fairy follow you around made me laugh.


*Thanks in advance to anyone who follows me. Since I'm new to the blogging scene, I'd love recommendations on how to improve my blog or tips on how to hold contests/giveaways.



24 comments:

Pedantic Phooka said...

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

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
www.pedanticphooka.com

Katrina said...

Hi, thanks for following me, and now I'm following you :)

Happy reading!

The Library Page said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you. :)

Have a nice weekend!

-Clara
thewannabeknight.wordpress.com

Cecilia said...

thanks for visiting our blog :)
new follower

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You may be new to blogging, but you are off to a great start! Lovely blog. And I'm a new follower.

Trish said...

how to ditch your fairy sounds hilarious! some of my favorite books came from my 10th grade english class. i'm sure you get to pick some awesome stuff for your students!

Trish - Friday's Memes

Fantasy Book Chick said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & following. I am following you as well. I love your blog design, very pretty. How to ditch your fairy, sounds interesting, I'm going to look that one up. I love reading about faires!

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm now following you. :)

aloi said...

thanks for the visit! love the weird book titles :) there are quite a lot of funny ones after all!

following you back!

guiltlessreading.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Hey!

Thanks for the follower.

Catch 22 is an interesting read, quite hard going but i was going through a phase.

Following you back =]

Amy@Adumbrations

Annette said...

I have God of Beer in my library and some teachers won't let their students read it!!! I say, have you read what it's about??? I'm a new follower -- thanks for visiting my blog!

kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love that you read current books to recommend to your students. I'm sure my HS English teachers did, too, but it never crossed my mind to ask for recommendations.
New follower. :)

Jenna and Ashley said...

Hello to all my new followers! Hope you enjoy the blog!

@Kathy- It's funny, but I don't know if I quite saw my hs teachers as having much of a personal life outside school so I didn't discuss books with them either.

@Deb Nance @ Reader Buzz- Thanks for the sweet compliments!

@Trish and Fantasy Book Chick- I haven't read How to Ditch Your Fairy yet but it seems funny. Cross your fingers.

So I'm not sure how to comment on individuals specifically unless I post right after them. Sorry about using all the @ signs!

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was the same in HS, not much reading at all unless it was required.

NoraBell said...

Haha, the titles are interesting at least! :]

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!!

Nora, The Bookery

Jenni Elyse said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I'm a follower too. :)

I love the title How to Ditch Your Fairy. That is awesome. I'm going to have to look up that book.

Robyn Johnson said...

I agree with the others who mentioned How to Ditch Your Fairy sounds like a fun read. I look forward to your review of it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sherre said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following back. I too am new to the blogging scene (just got mine like 2 weeks ago or so) I like those crazy titles, especially the one about the fairy

Sherre said...

one of the tips I do have though would be to change the bar at the top to match the rest of your blog(idk what its called, the one that says follow and all that) you can change the color in the design tab. (i know its a Minor change but i just learned how to do mine and i was super excited that I had to tell everyone I knew!

Jenna and Ashley said...

Thanks for the tip, Sherre. About to figure out how to do that!

Jacqui said...

Hello! I am your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hop. I would love it if you would follow back at one or all of my blogs :)

www.singleparentretreat.com
http://singlemamachallenges.blogspot.com/
www.motherdaughterconnex.com

Have a great day!

Jenna and Ashley said...

Thanks Jacqui! Incredible that you find time to do three blogs! How do you do it?

Congrats to your daughter on starting her new one. I'm following your motherdaughterconnex.
:)

Untouchable Treasure said...

Thank you for stopping by on my blog! :) "How To Ditch Your Fairy" sounds hilarious! Enjoy the read.

New follower!

--Rachel B.

Gamila said...

Hey, I'm late, but thanks for following me in last week's blog hop. Thanks fro wishing me well my my frist year teaching. I survived and lived to tell the tale. I hope you are still enjoying getting ready for your next school year. Nothing is quite as exciting as the beginning of fall.

I shall follow.