Friday, 12 August 2011

Follow Friday #2

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. 


  1. Happy Follow Friday! I'm a first time follower. Just jumping around, and checking out all the amazing blogs out there! Follow Follow Follow! Lol I think I like this a bit too much! : )

    Feel free to check out mine:

  2. Awww the WICCA series!! I miss those days =/ Girls in Love was such a good series as well!! Glad you're gonna try blogging more =]

    The Cait Files

  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower :) First I want to say I love the beauty and the beast library background!! I was literally watching it the other day and wished I had it as my own....Anyways, I can relate to the twilight craze. I'm still going to see the movies cuz I want to know what happens, but i'm over the books...great answer!!!

  4. HI! First time :) you have a great blog! I loved (still do) The Great Gastby.

    Yeah I am still a Twinerd LOL but not nearly as much as I was!

  5. I started reading more Paranormal stuff around the same time you did, too! Great post & Great blog!

    I'm now following you!! :)
    Here's my post:

  6. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm not that into paranormal, but it's great that you are!
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for stopping by on the FF hop! new follower :)
    Jennifer @ The Bawdy Book Blog

  8. I admit, I still like Twilight; I've never been obsessed with it, I just enjoyed reading the books. That series is what got me into the whole paranormal genre. And you're definitely not the only person I've met that hates Holden Caulfield! Lol. Following you now!

  9. Thank for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment! I am now a follower and look forward to stopping by often. I too adore the Beauty and the Beast library!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Sounds like you've had quiet the reading history...which is an excellent thing!

    Happy Blog Hop!

    Lisa Jo @ Once Upon A Chapter