Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop & TGIF

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.  This weeks featured blog is Steph Likes Books and the weekly 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?

As a teen, I read a lot but I was more into urban fiction, african-amercan focused fiction or cultural novels. Growing up in a predominately white, suburban middle class neighborhood, I enjoyed reading anything that was about life but not my life. I read a lot of Walter Mosely, Bebe Moore Campbell, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber. I wanted to read about anything that had to do with the "hood." I also wanted to read anything that had to do with other cultures, especially coming of age novels involving Hispanic or Asian main characters. My habits have changed a lot. I'm drastically more open to different genres and authors. Yet, I have less time to read. Sigh.

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books This weeks question is:

“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!”

The one that sticks out in my mind is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.

Author Block Party: 
If you could gather a handful of authors to hang out with, 
who would you choose?
J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien (you know if he was still alive). Just those two would be enough.

On a personal note: My son started middle school yesterday.
1st Day of Middle School
Doesn't he look to little to be in middle school? Sheesh.


Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

I'm open to a lot of different genres too. I try not to judge before I read it based on the genre, and I often surprise myself by how much I like it! Great answer!

Here's my FF!

BookJunkie said...

Happy Friday! Just hopping through and decided to follow! Love your answer! You can read mine over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!

sinn said...

I like your answer. Sounds like you were a pretty mature teen reader. Although reading is definitely the ultimate in escapism.

As I've gotten older, I've noticed that I am a lot more open to different genres as well. In my late teens and early 20s, I wanted to stick with what I knew.

Here's my FF: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday_12.html

New follower! Happy FF!

sinn @ sinnful books

jdfield said...

the cover for the peculiar children book is great!

Howard Sherman said...

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 – http://www.howardsherman.net

Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
Get Inside a Story

Jenni Elyse said...

"The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making"

I love that title and I totally forgot about it! It's rather long, but it's so descriptive.

Pedantic Phooka said...

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

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Lieder Madchen said...

It looks like you read some interesting stuff as a teen. I love your interesting titles!

Here is my FF: http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/2011/08/follow-friday-9-and-book-blogger-hop-9.html

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Just a note to you from one who has been there: Enjoy these middle school years. Remember early labor and how you thought, I can do this. It's not so bad.

That's middle school.


I'd love to have you stop by my blog and take a look at my post, The Hop: Reading a Jigsaw Puzzle. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

kimyunalesca said...

Hi! I just recently joined the weekly friday meme lol :)) I totally agree on your hangout session they're both superb ^_~

give your son a bit more time to grow you'll be surprise of such rapid growth spurt :O

Rachel Brooks said...

I'd make sure J.K. Rowling was at my block party too. Great post and happy Saturday! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

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