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Follow Friday {13} & Book Blogger Hop {13}

Follow Friday

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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?

A:My reading habits have changed tremendously since I was a teen. I was, I’m ashamed to say, one of those teens who hated reading. I don’t really know at what point it happened because I remember reading as a kid in elementary school. But at some point — I think it might have been when we were forced to read certain books in school — I stopped liking reading. My mom never really read to me as a kid, at least not that I remember, so I don’t know if that played a role in that as well. So the only books I would read as a teenager were the books I was forced to in school. Even then, I would a lot of the time use spark notes or just skim the book.

I’m kind of ashamed of that fact, but at the same time I’m glad I at least finally discovered a love of reading. Better late than never!

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Q: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!

A:The first ones that come to mind are the titles in Lorelei James’ Blacktop Cowboys series. Probably because I read one recently. But, they’re just amusing. 1) Corralled 2) Saddled and Spurred 3) Wrangled and Tangled.

Another set of books that come to mind are Sarah MacLean’s Love By Numbers series. They’re crazy long, but I love em! 1) Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake 2) Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord 3) Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart.

21 Responses to Follow Friday {13} & Book Blogger Hop {13}

  1. Braiden says:

    Hey Sarah!
    Yep! During Secondary school I stopped reading leisurely because I started playign games and the only books were really ones we HAD to study for English.
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    I recently transferred from Blogger to WordPress but lost my 380 followers in the process. It would be great if you could re-follow if you had been previously or just follow :) Thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. BookSavvyBabe says:

    I think a lot of people were turned off to reading because of the "required" factor…either way, at least you love books now! Happy FF Book Savvy Babe
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  3. Goldilox says:

    Hello! New follower here! :)

    The craziest book title I have on my shelf right now is one I just finished, My Life As A White Trash Zombie (I loved it by the way!).

    Happy Friday!


  4. LethalLovely says:

    Your blog is gorgeous! And this coming from a girl who loathes pink. I love your rating system too.

    Check out our FMF at Badass Book Reviews.

  5. sinn says:

    During college, the required reading factor turned me off reading for awhile, as well. It wasn't until I was driven nearly insane by not reading anything I enjoyed that I forced myself back into it. So, yeah, I completely understand where you're coming from. I wish there was some way to encourage reading without stifling a child's love for it. *shrug*

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    sinn @ sinnful books

    • I truly think it helps when parents read with their children from a young age. I think this is critical. I also think it's important for parents to be reading as well so that children can see and understand that there is enjoyment to it, and it's not just about the required stuff from school. Those are two things I plan to do when I have kids.

      Other than that, it's hard as far as the school system goes. I think it's mostly in the hands of parents being good role models. I love my mom, but she was not a great role model when it comes to reading because I hardly ever remember her reading or reading with me.
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  6. Jessica says:

    Well I'm glad you got back into reading!!! I couldn't imagine life without reading so much….great post.

    old follower :)

    Here's my FF!

  7. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    I was the kid who loved to read! I think I was always destined to be a paranormal fan too! When I was really little I loved reading fairy tales and I would also constantly check out this book on haunted houses! When I was 13 that was when I became addicted to paranormals and would spend hours at Borders looking for them in the YA section! Which was really hard back then!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  8. blueicegal says:

    Perhaps with me it's a little different. Not sure, but I still read similar books. My local library has always been my second home and I never really had anyone to guide me or suggest what to read or not read which I think I'm glad now because it meant that although it did result in reading some strange books LOL I learned quickly what was for me and what wasn't. As a child and as a teen I would browse through all the sections as I do now. So I've always been open to a lot of genres and experimented with them. Only difference now is that around 13 – ish I grew out of those early teen -ish books and went on to YA that I adore now. I'm big on the contemps ;) And the only reading habit that I have now that I didn't as a child is bookmarking sections that I loved in the book. I get all excited when a scene or a quote clicks with me. Tend to keep tissues with me in case LOL :)

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
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  10. Badass Books says:

    I've always loved to read, but I took a long hiatus. I've been back full force since 2008 though :)

    Thanks for the banners <3
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  11. So weird… I can't imagine ever HATING books!!!! Definitely better late than never!

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  12. StuckInBooks says:

    You know you're right. Forcing kids to read certain books just sucks the love of reading right out of you.

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  13. steph says:

    Read all the time except when i had a hateful job. Now just read, weed and blog! Old follower

    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

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