Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Blog Hop and Follow Friday (8-17-12)

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful last few weeks of summer. It's hard to believe that it's almost over! Did you get to read everything that you wanted during this season? I always want to read all the chick lit I can get my hands on in the summer, which I don't feel like I did enough of. I did read a lot of great books, though! And the best part of the summer is still to come (for me, at least) ... summer vacation! At this time in two weeks, I will be in London! I can hardly wait to get there! Now, onto the Friday fun ...

Jen at Crazy For Books asks:

What is the one genre you will NEVER read?

The one genre that I will probably never read is young adult (I can't say never ... I mean, I have read The Hunger Games trilogy, which is young adult). I just don't relate to that genre in anyway and feel like I'm reading something that was written for much younger people (which it is), but it just bothers me.

Parajunkee asks:

What blogger inspires you? It can be any kind, it doesn’t have to be a book blog.

The blog that first inspired me to start blogging was Kristi at The Story Siren. I just saw what she was doing and thought, "How cool is that?!? I want to do it!" I do not read her blog (I don't read YA, so it doesn't interest me as much), but that's what started off my interest in blogging.

GReads asks:

Pimp Your Review: Feature a favorite book review you've written in the past that you feel deserves more love! 

There are a few that I would love to feature because I feel like they need some more love:

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (this was my favorite book from last year. If you haven't read it, go out and get yourself a copy. It's an amazing story!)

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (an amazing book that I read earlier in the year. Don't worry if you don't like baseball, because it's about so much more than that!)

Bossypants by Tina Fey (I just love Tina Fey and her book is hilarous!)

So, what genre will you never ever read? What blogger inspires you? Which reviews are you highlighting? Let me know, and have a great weekend!


  1. I don't read YA either. it just doesn't interest me either.

  2. Although (since I am a teenager) I read mostly YA books, once in a while I do read more mature books. I really enjoyed Bossypants (the cover threw me off a bit at first). Story Siren was also a big inspiration to me before the plagarism scandal.

  3. Great answers! I'll check out the Story Siren. I'm not huge on YA either. New follower via GFC. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday! :D

  4. Good answers. I agree with you about the genre you won't read.

    Stop by for my full answer if you like.

    Silver's Reviews

  5. I didn't think I'd like YA but I gave it a try, it's okay, but it's not something I'll read on a regular basis.

    Here's mine

  6. Great answer!

    Old follower hopping through.

    Here's mine:
    Ensconced in YA FF

  7. I can't say I'd never ever read YA because some amazing classics were written with a younger audience in mind but I do stay away from YA that features vampires and other paranormal stuff ;)

  8. Wow, no YA? I don't think I've ever heard a book blogger say that! It seems like that's all anyone's reading these days. I do love YA, but I also read lots of other genres, just not erotica. Ever.

    Happy Hopping!

  9. That's funny you don't read YA- that's ALL I read :P New GFC Follower!
    My FF
    ~Caitlin :)

  10. I think it's interesting that YA is often referred to as a genre -- which I don't think it is. Young Adult books can be in different genres, like romance, or science fiction .... but it's the age of the protagonist that makes them Young Adult books.

    I think it's ok for adults to not read young adult fiction -- and it makes sense, in a way, considering that YA books are written about younger readers, and usually appeal to younger readers. I do read a fair amount of YA books, myself, mostly because I'm a librarian (and also, I like how a lot of YA books have a quick pace)

  11. Great answer, have a wonderful trip!

  12. New follower - hope you're having a great Friday!

  13. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
    Rainy Day Reads

  14. Personally for me it is Poetry...I don't like it and most of the time it just annoys me. And menage, I only need one other naked person in the room.