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Follow Friday #5 & Blog Hopper #2

12 Aug 2011

Follow  Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read!

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? 

Since I'm still a teenager, I probably won't be able to fully answer the first question, but when I was a young teenager, I used to love children's books and certain YA books. I loved Twilight (as did almost everyone at school), but now I'm over it. As an older teenager, I've grown to like adult fiction, crime & thrillers. I read pretty much everything now although I must admit, the whole Twilight phase got me started on paranormal romance which is currently my favourite genre!

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer over at Crazy for Books

“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!”

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

I love this title! As soon as I read the title, I knew I just had to read it! 

Across Europe by Kangaroo by Joseph R. Barry

I came across this title online, and it immediately caught my attention. I have no idea what this book is about, but it definitely sounds like an interesting read! 


  1. Twilight got me started on vampires and paranormal romance genre as well. :)

    My Friday Entry @ For The Love of Reading!


    What a beautiful the crisp, clean look.

    Stopping by from the blog hop.

    Stop by my blog if you like to see what book I chose with a crazy title.


  3. I'm an older teen too and now I read more a variety than just YA too. I think we all got over our twilight phases :)

    Here's my FF!

  4. Like you, Twilight is what got me into paranormal romance. I was obsessed after I first read it but now I have found out that there are much better paranormal romance books than Twilight. =P

    I also love Paranormalcy's title. Very original and cute, crazy! New follower. =D

  5. The kangaroo title and cover are so funny! Feel free to check out my BBH here. New follower as well! By the way I am your 50th follower! Congrats!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

  6. Great title.

  7. 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 –

    Howard A. Sherman, Implementor
    Get Inside a Story

  8. Hi - new follower here, saying Happy Friday.

    I think Twilight was my introduction to paranormal romance, too. A good thing about its success was that now there's a lot more in the genre to choose from.

    My FF

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  10. Funny is that really a word!

    I am your newest GFC follower. Visiting via Book Bloggers Hop. Stop by and see which crazy title I chose.

  11. New Follower! Great Blog. I still haven't read Twilight. Friday Post!

  12. Looks like Twilight definitely influenced a lot of people! Guess I have to thank Stephenie Meyer for writing Twilight otherwise I might never have been exposed to paranormal romance books!

  13. Haha, thanks :)
    Just stopped by your blog & I LOVE YOUR HEADER! It's so colourful & awesome!

  14. Haha, that's what caught my attention! i'd love to see someone ride a kangaroo in Europe!
    Looks like a giveaway will be on the wayy...

  15. I guess i'll always have a place in my heart for Twilight :) yes, I've read so many great paranormal romance books since I was exposed to the genre! I can't wait for some new ones that are coming out soon!

  16. Hi! Dropping by on the bloghop... I like paranormalcy, but I was kind of annoyed too, like 'why didn't I think of that?

  17. 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 :) - If needed, please hit refresh. Blogger having issues showing friends list on this blog. Thank you!

    Have a great day!


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