Thursday, August 11, 2011

Follow Friday 8-12-11

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by ParaJunkee & Alison Can Read – helping bloggers get out there and meet new bloggers!

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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? 

Did I really read as a teen?  Not like I do now.  I read the stuff I was forced to read, well kinda.  Honestly, I was a math and science girl in High School.  Makes sense that I'm a math teacher.  I read more with my kids when they were young then I ever did in High School.  So where did the reading passion come from?  It has to do with being a teacher.  I picked up the books my students were reading to strike up conversations with them.  Then Twilight came along and I had to read it.  It was pretty much all over after that.  Once I had discovered the YA reading world, there was no going back.  I don't really venture into the adult fiction world too much.  Why should I, when there are so many fabulous YA books I haven't read yet?

What about you?  What's changed with your reading habits?  Leave me a comment/link.

Have a good weekend.


  1. I didn't read much as a teen either. If only schools would update their reading lists.

    Old Follwer ;) Here's my FF

  2. Looks like a lot of us were late bookworm bloomers :) I definitely count myself in that group. If I'd known all I was missing back then... Well, anyway, I just wanted to hop by and say hey! Your blog looks great, and I have no idea what that Titanium button's for, but I've seen it on other blogs and it always makes me stop. The girl's eyes are so entrancing lol.
    New follower here,
    Ninja Girl

  3. I have always loved reading. New follower. :)

  4. I love the fact that so many of us adults read YA - it really goes to show that books are for everyone and that sometimes genres don't make sense :-)

  5. I loved math in high school and almost decided to to be a math teacher, but this summer I realized how much more I like books and reading, so now I'm going to study english education. I couldn't imagine not reading!! Great answer :)

  6. It's hard to move away from YA these days, but I try because deep down in my overachieving heart, I want to be Master of All Book Genres. All of them! Delusions of grandeur are common for me... :-)

  7. We have almost the same answer! I am so grateful that books today are so awesome, b/c they really did suck when I was a teen

  8. I
    m a teacher and I read mostly YA too!

  9. old follower stopping by!
    apparently twilight was a breaking point for all of us!
    have a nice friday!(:

  10. Hopping through. I always read but not like I do now. And I didn't read as much YA.
    My Hop

  11. I totally agree with you on the YA front. There really are some fabulous books in this genre.

    Also....I'm sure I saw it in your bio before, but you're a MATH teacher?! Uh jk jk That's awesome that Twilight got you into the wonderful world of YA! :D

  12. Thanks for stopping by this week, I'm returning the Hello and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    The Scarf Princess

  13. I've loved reading since 7th grade! granted, i'm only a sophomore, but still. I like the fact that my friends all joke about my reading habits. All I ever get for presents are B&N giftcards (: which isn't an overall bad thing!
    Thanks for stopping by
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words

  14. Maths and science were my subjects too! But so was English and Lit. Ok I'm Asian, so it comes with the territory. I used to spend lunchtimes in the library reading YA. Valerie, I don't think you'll be venturing into the adult territory any time soon if you're waiting for the good YA to dry up. It's only getting better i think!

  15. Dude!!! ME too!! When I WAS a YA, I didn't read much YA... now that I'm 27 I can;t get enough of it!
    My FF Post!

  16. I love YA too! And I really like all the genres within YA.

  17. HI,

    Stopping by for the follow friday.
    I am the same. I read a lot more that when I was a teen ;)
    thnx for stopping by my blog.
    Have a great weekend.

  18. I pretty much read what I was forced to read as a teen too... There was just too much other stuff to do! :)

  19. I'm the same. Twilight got me reading the way I do now. It's funny because English was actually my favorite subject. But I liked the writing aspect, not the reading. Now I don't write anything and read anything I can get my hands on! lol

    Thanks for stopping by my friday memes as well!

    ♥ Sarah

  20. New follower...I'm a fellow Adult loving YA LOL

    Here's my
    Follow Friday post.

    I've also got a signed copy of "Passion" by Lauren Kate giveaway if your interested.

  21. I think it's wonderful that you started reading to connect with your students!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Manga Maniac Cafe

  22. I don't know what really got me into YA books, besides the fact that the initial few I picked up were shorter than adult books and I was pressed for time. That and I read The Hunger Games and I was intrigued by YA, I don't know!

    Have a great week and sorry it took me a few days to get over here. Thanks for stopping by Book Brats!