Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday (7)

This is a meme hosted every Friday by Parajunkee, where book bloggers answer a question each week and check out how others answered it. It's a cool way for bloggers and viewers to connect and learn more about each other!

Question: How have 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? 


During my younger teen years I was OBSESSED with the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies. I'm pretty sure I've read every single one. I pretty much read anything romance, so these short, sweet romances were perfect for me to finish within a day or two. Every time a new one came out, I would reserve it from the library and impatiently wait for it to come in. Now though, they have stopped making the romantic comedies, which really made me upset! So, obviously, I had to find something new to read. 

It wasn't until last summer that I became obsessed with Vampire Academy. I was already a little bit vampire-crazed (with Twilight), but Vampire Academy took it to a whole new level. The series was so amazing that I started to check out anything that had to do with vampires. This took my transition into the more adult fiction with Kathy Love's vampire series, which I LOVED! After I finished that series, I went on to read her series about demons too. Once I was done with that, I started to think "Hey, if I like paranormal adult books, wouldn't I like the romance ones too?" Thus began my love for the adult romance novel genre. From Nicholas Sparks to Emily Giffin, I was seriously hooked on any romance I could find. But wait! I found even more to love. I've always hated history, so I never thought to pick up a historical fiction book before. Once I saw shelves filled with the historical romance books, I decided to try one out. And here we are today, where I am pretty much obsessed with every genre I have talked about thus far, but especially historical romances. I still visit the paranormal, but I have been avidly reading any romance novel I can get my hands on and I love it! I don't think I could ever get tired of reading them :) 


  1. I remember when I could finish books in a day, sometimes in a couple of hours. Now, unfortunately, life interrupts me. I'm a big fan of historical romance these days, too.

  2. Jessica, I don't think I could be more obsessed with Vampire Academy! Although that might be a Rose & Dimitri thing because I am not so keen on Bloodlines as yet. I have a sneaking suspicion that we all become a little obsessed with every book that we read and love. How else would we know we loved it?

    Great answer! Happy Friday :)

  3. Hi Jessica

    I'm loving the YA books!!! Not read any Vampire Academy yet but it's been mentioned a lot today, might have to give it a try.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!!


  4. I have yet to read Vampire Academy but it's been on my list for a while. :) Over the past few months i've been getting into the adult mystery and thriller section because I love me some murders mysteries with them hot detectives :) haha!

  5. I've got a signed set of the Vampire Academy books, but I've only read the first one of them so far. There's just too much to read that they get lost in my ever growing TBR. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Im an old follower of yours.

  6. It's been awhile since I read any historical romances...but I used to devour them. I think it's why I enjoy steampunk now - there's the feel of a historical, but with less depressing historical detail. :) (Yes...I'm an escapist reader. LOL)
    Old follower!
    Happy FF!

  7. I adore the VA series<3 When I was a teen I didnt like reading at all *gasp* well except for magazines like Cosmo and Marie Clare :) It wasnt until I was about 24 that I really discovered my love of reading and still it was a couple of years later before I really found alot of books that I like to read. Once I found Twilight, that was it, I was hooked on YA and paranormal YA romance, and have never looked back. Now I am loving Dystopian as well!

    Happy Reading!

  8. Oh I LOVE the Vampire Academy series. Can't wait for Bloodlines! It's always nice to read a variety of genres :) Makes it so much less likely that you'll get bored of them.

  9. I've never read a comedy book. Or a romance book that's short, if you know what I mean. I'm a novel reader and always have been ;) <3 Vampire Academy! Thanks for stopping by.

  10. nice answer. new follower
    thanx for stopping by @ .....

    P.S. You still to follow my blog

  11. I keep telling myself to read Vampire Academy. ;)

    My Friday Entry @ For The Love of Reading!

  12. I LOVE Kathy Love! I only have Truth or Demon left to read of the vampire/demon series.

    Lydia @ Sensual Ride saying Happy Friday

  13. I love your blog :) It's so pretty! I'm a new follower, so please pop over to my blog and have a look :) Thanks!

  14. New follower here! :)

    Twilight was the series for me that got me into all the vampire stuff. It was only later, already into my vampire craze, that I discovered Vampire Academy!


  15. That's a great answer Jessica - there are some amazing romance novels out there (part of the me being adventurous I talked about in my blog post), but I haven't had much experience with historical romance. But the one or two I have read have been great fun.

    I've only read book 1 of Vampire Academy, but I LOVED it and books 2 & 3 are waiting patiently for my attention in my TBR pile.

    Have a fabulous weekend my dear!

    Shelagh (old follower)
    The Word Fiend

  16. Hi

    Hopping by for the friday hopping madness.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today
    Have a wonderfull weekend.
    <a href=">Kyanara</a>

  17. It's funny how reading preferences can change over time. I'm pretty set in the genres I read, but once in a while it's fun to branch out and discover something new that I love!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you have a great weekend :)

  18. I'm a big Vampire Academy fan as well, and I can't wait for the new series. I haven't read many historical novels, but I probably will in the near future.

    I love your header by the way. :)

  19. Historical romances are my obsession! Especially ones that are set in the medieval time period or have a men in kilts in em :)

    Samantha @ My Time To Live

  20. I loved reading Simon Romantic Comedies during my teen years too. I actually mentioned it on my FF post. I loved them so much. I wish they'd release more again. So sad. :(

    Old follower stopping by to say hi. Hope you have a nice weekend!

    My FF:

  21. I don't think I've really ever read a romantic comedy. Love romantic comedy movies though! lol

    But VA is definitely one of my favs! :]

    Thanks for stopping by my friday memes as well!

    ♥ Sarah

  22. I read a lot of cheap teen romances too when I was a teen. There was not much out there.

  23. Oh I adored Vampire Academy! It was actually before the 4th book released that I got into it! VA was also what brought me back to YA paranormals too!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  24. Thanks for hopping on by, I love your answer and the whole evolution of your reading. Have a great weekend. Old Follower.

  25. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! New Follower! I have always been an avid reader as well! Happy Friday!

  26. I absolutely love Nicholas Sparks books! But I haven't really given any other adult romance author a chance :p I'm too hooked in YA right now. Thanks for stopping by!
    -Katie @ Magic Is In Words

  27. I love the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies!! Haven't read one in a while but I remember them fondly.

    Thanks for visiting FF

  28. I love Vampire academy! And now I can't wait to read bloodlines!

    Thanks for stopping b my blog and have a great weekend!

  29. I can't find any new romantic comedies these days. I miss those. If I ever become an author, I'll write one. Historical romances are the best! I love the ones by Julia Quinn.

    Thanks for stopping by Cup of Tea Reviews! I'm following you!

  30. I really wish I liked historical romances more; I just can never seem to get into them. That's not always true, of course, but for the most part. I like pretty much every other genre though.

  31. I love your answers. I've recently started reading Catherine Asaro's romance-tinged science-fiction.

    Aaron (Dreaming About Other Worlds).

  32. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I shall follow. Good answer about what you love to read. I read lots of romance as a teen too, though, now I like to read a lot more variety.

  33. Thanks for stopping by & following on my FF! I returned the follow ♥

    I too LOVE the Vampire Academy!


  34. I love just about any YA book with even a whisper of a romance. Obsessed.
    Thanks so much for the visit and Happy Friday!

  35. Great answers! It's awesome that you even read as a teenager! I know I didn't!


  36. Thanks for stopping by!
    I absolutely love Vampire Academy too!


  37. Thanks for stopping by, following back :)
    YA just seems to be the in at the moment, but it's amazing!
    I'm more into other 'creatures' than vampires, but still they are great books.

    Mazz @ Words on the shelf

  38. Hey. Thanks for stopping by. Great questing answering. I like vampire stuff too. I have yet to read Vampire Academy though. I've head a lot about it so I just might pick it up soon. Can't wait to read more from you. Keep it shiny!

  39. JESSICA! I think I read all of those books too! They had hilarious titles for sure! haha!! I also became obsessed with vampires after Twilight. There are some good ones out there- AND I def need to check out Vampire Academy!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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