I'm determined to get into the habit of blogging more often, so I'm going to try and get involved and take part in a few blog hops through the week. One of these is Feature & Follow Friday, which is hosted over at Parajunkee's blog.
This week's question is:
Have have your reading habits changed since you were a teen?
I tend to read about people my own age or a bit older. So when I was a teenager, about 13 and 14, I read books about teens, such as the Girls in Love series by Jaqueline Wilson. I was quite a late bloomer when it came to boys and such (I blame going to an all girls' school and spending all my free time sat in a corner reading!) So I guess I was living vicariously through the older girls who were having those experiences in the books.
Then when I got to 15/16, I started reading more paranormal stuff, which I got into through friends. It was either Amy (blog) or Caitlin (blog) (or possibly they ganged up on me!) who got me into the Wicca series by Cate Tiernan. We were all quite obsessed with those for a while. I'd like to read them again at some point, as I don't think I've read them since I was about 16.
Another, similar series, is the Circle of Three series by Isobel Bird (which, I've literally just found out, is the pen name of Michael Thomas Ford. Very interesting!) My mum buys me new books every Christmas/Birthday, and one year she saw these and thought they'd make a nice change. They did make a nice change! I read them over and over again for months. Unfortunately, though I can't remember exactly what happened, something meant that they weren't in book stores for a while. I only for the first six, and I've still never read the remaining nine. Writing this has definitely just inspired me to though! *Adds to must read list.*
So anyway, to answer the question. I'm still quite into paranormal stuff, and I am ashamed to say I did catch the Twilight bug for a while. However studying Creative Writing at university put an end to that (thankfully). Nowadays I tend to read a lot of philosophical and psychological stuff. I'm also trying to get through the classics. Early this year I FINALLY managed to read To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby and The Catcher in the Rye. I adore T.K.A.M but I wasn't really a fan of the other two. Especially Catcher. I couldn't stand Holden Caulfield.