Friday, August 12, 2011


It's been a couple weeks since I've done a Follow Friday, but I'm glad I got in on this one!  The feature this week is Steph Likes Books, a blog I personally am very excited about (being a fan of all things YA myself), and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison!  Hope everyone hops around to see all the great blogs that are out there :)

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?

I didn't really read as a teen (unless you count those awful books they made us read in school :/).  Actually, the only books I probably read back then were the Harry Potter books--which isn't too shabby of a start lol!  I mean, does it get any better than J.K. Rowling??

My reading habits really changed when I realized that reading can be a very pleasurable experience, that novels really could transport you to a different world, that words could create pictures just as vivid as the ones we see on the big screen.  Currently, I'm very into YA (of course), urban fantasy/paranormal/steampunk (again, obvious), but I'd really love to find some really good contemporary fiction, YA or adult.  I know there are fantastic books set in the real world, without all the superpowers/magic and whatnot, but when I go to the store, I'm just not seeing them.  In that category, I love Meg Cabot, Elizabeth Scott, Susan Elizabeth Phillips etc.  If you have any recs (in any category), I'm all ears ;)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Ninja Girl


  1. We didn't read as teens either!

    New follower!
    Go check out Sash's answer to the Follow Friday!
    And check out our AWESOME giveaways too!

  2. Just sayin a quick hello! Happy Follow Friday!! I'll follow, you'll follow, lets all follow! lol! I love this way too much! : )

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  3. I know about that selective vision when it comes to bookstores. ;)

    I'm also I new follower of yours.
    My Friday Entry @ For The Love of Reading!

  4. Happy Follow Friday! New follower here :-)
    I have always been a readaholic...even as a teen. When I was little my parents read me stories. There was never a time books didn't play an important role in my life.

  5. I love follow Friday! You always get to meet new people and share great books :)
    Thanks for stopping by @Sash and Em, @Book Love 101, @Niina and @_yay_

  6. Hi! I'm glad you discovered that reading can actually be very cool :D I use to read a lot when I was a teen... maybe too much xD
    I'm a new follower^^ This is my Follow Friday. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look.

    Hope you have a great weekend,


  7. Hi Happy Friday! New follower. Hope to see you by my place :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog to return the follow favor. :-)
    Sending a few contemporary recs your way NOW:
    Contemporary with a sizzle:
    Perfect Play by Jaci Burton! Hot with plot or plot with get the picture. GREAT ROMANCE And you'll want to read the second in the series, too. It's called Changing the Game.
    Also, check out my reviews of "Looking for Lacey" and "The Wedding Diaries" by Linda Francis Lee. Wonderful with great subplots. I'm sure you'd enjoy them. More of a college romance type? You HAVE to give Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire a try. Reviewed this one, too. Stop by my blog and tell me which one you'd prefer. I'll make sure to note it and give you a holla should I stumble over anything similar in the future.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    New follower.

    I can't imagine not reading in my teen years! I always had a book near by. Just like I do now. It's funny how we've all changed over the years (and it some cases not changed)

  10. Hey! We really are alike in this reading habit thing. Thanks for stopping my FF.

    Following back.

    That titanium button on my blog is for the book Half-Blood. The three main characters are above it and the other book button of it is above that. I'm hard core on Half-Blood. It comes out in October and you should so read it!

  11. Hey! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you as well. =D Oh, and an awesome contemporary author is Lauren Barnholdt. Her books are so honest and amazing!! Check her out. =)

  12. @Alaiel That is such a pretty name! (Yes, I'm a dork). Anyway, thanks for stopping by, headed over to check out your blog now...

    @Christina Hope you have a happy Friday as well!

    @_yay_ THANK YOU!!!

    @Amanda I know, it's tragic isn't it?? I'm trying to make up for misguided youth (lol) by reading as much as I can now

    @StuckInBooks Oh my goodness, thanks for telling me! I've been wondering about that Titanium button have to go see about this Half-blood ;)

  13. @Bailey Lauren Barnholdt, you say??? I am definitely looking her up! And thank you so much for the recommendation; I'm looking forward to finding more great contemporary :D

  14. Ooh, I hate the books they make us read in school too! I don't know why they always choose the boring ones -- it's like they're trying to make kids dislike reading. Really.

    I love that you love more than one genre! I'm also like that. :) Especially since you're very into YA, because so am I!

    We have a lot in common, Ninja Girl! :) That's definitely one of the reasons why I'm an old follower!

    Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  15. new follower :) happy Friday!! Stop by my blog and check out my FF, and if you like my blog I would love it if you followed me :D

  16. I love the way you describe reading as a pleasureable experience! That's how I feel about it too! See my FF answer over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like.
    *new follower
    Oh, and don't forget to stop by and enter in my giveaway! It ends at midnight tonight!

  17. Hopping through. Yes, hard to go wrong with HP. I started reading them when I was 18. I read a lot more now than I did as a teen.
    My Hop

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  19. i'll rec Into the Forest by Jean Hegland. It's "lit fic" in that it's about two sisters living in their house and the forest after society collapses (due to an unpsecified apocalyptic event) Love love LOVE that book!

  20. The reading can actually be very coolSwords