Thursday, August 11, 2011

Feature & Follow



Hello old and new followers! I was a little off last week with Parajunkee’s View Feature & Follow due to unavoidable issues. However, stand back bloggers…Here. I. Come! I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog. Feel free to poke around. My focus is Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and even some Young Adult Fantasy (though I’ve not yet posted reviews for these). Be on the lookout towards the end of August for a review, giveaway and interview with Bree, half of the genius that is Moira Rogers.

Q: 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?)

A: Took me a little thinking to come up with this. No, it hasn’t been that long, but I just don’t think about what I was into back then. I spent most of my time running track (well, jumping – hurdles, long jump and high jump), cheerleading (please don’t unfollow for this!) and helping with the building of our 3-story house (yea…it sucked). But, when I did find time to pick up a novel, I loved reading V.C. Andrews.

These days, I focus my reading on stories that have a kick ass lead chick that resonates with who I am..or, possibly, who I want to be. I love Patricia Briggs’s Mercy, Nancy Haddock’s Cesca, Chloe Neill’s Merit, Jeaniene Frost’s Cat and Rachel Vincent’s Faythe. Beyond their willingness to kick ass, they have such spunk they have me rolling on the floor! So…typically I’m now drawn to these types of novels. Does that answer the question?

I’d love it if you dropped me a line and a link to your post so I can see your answer to this week’s question!

Thanks for stopping by!
~andi

28 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I should have read VC Andrews as a teen. That's the best time to read her books.
    My Hop

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  2. hey there! happy follow friday! (technically its thursday still lol)
    I'm a follower on your blog! hope you'll stop by mine and follow me! I also have a giveaway right now to win an ARC of glow by amy kathleen ryan! =]


    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. i love kick-ass heroines!

    new follower here, hopping through!

    my FF:
    http://bookchilla.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/follow-friday-5/

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  4. Hello! New follower here! :)

    All four of your books on you TBR list up there are on mine too. I have heard GREAT things about the Jocelyn Drake series.

    Goldilox@
    http://goldiloxandthethreeweres.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi & Happy Friday!

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend :)

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  6. haha Sash was on the cheerleading team in HS too!

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

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  7. I've sadly never been able to get into V.C. Andrew's books. They've been recommended to me countless times, but I never seem to enjoy them as much as I should.

    Rie @ Mission to Read

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  8. I love books with strong leads. I've had enough of the whiny characters that throw themselves into danger.

    New Follower ;) Here's my FF

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  9. Hey, cheerleading is actually a very cool thing! :D New follower here, hehe.
    And I agree with Brett (comment above mine) I'm tired too of the whiny characters... sigh.

    This is my Follow Friday. Please, feel free to pass by and have a look and, if you like it maybe follow me too, hehe.

    Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs,

    Alaiel

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  10. I've never read anything by V.C. Andrews but perhaps I should! If you like kick-ass heroines you have got to read Vampire Academy. Now I know it's about vampires >eye roll< I know, buuuut Rose is like the badassest protagonist ever lol!

    New follower, great post!

    My Post

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  11. I'm really looking forward to reading "Flowers in the Attic" I must be the only person in the world that hasn't read it LOL

    Follow Friday Post

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  12. Hey, new follower here

    I love Patricia Briggs, Rachel Vincent, Chloe Neill and Jeaniene Frost! Great choices!

    Check out my Friday hop here

    Francesca
    Under The Covers

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  13. I've never read any VC Andrew... Maybe I should check it out..
    New Follower!
    My FF post

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  14. Hey Happy Reading And follow me!!

    At http://TheReaderLeader.blogspot.com

    :D

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka
    www.pedanticphooka.com

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  16. Ahh! VC Andrews! I used to love her! Glad to have you hopping through my blog!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by mine!

    VC Andrews was such a great read as a teen! I still sometimes pick up the ghostwritten books when I'm wanting something in that type of genre.

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  18. JUst stopping by to say hello! I LOOOVED VC Andrews as a teen! I'm not ashamed to admit it either, LOL Flowers in the Attic is still one of my fav books. All her books were a guilty pleasure for me back in the day LOL I'm so disappointed that they've continued writing books in her name, and many readers have no idea it's not really her. (She's deceased). The couple I did read in the Orphans series, are nowhere near as good as her original books. I refuse to read the rest.

    New follower! :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  19. Hehe-VC Andrews to a kickbutt heroine is a big change. I read a couple of her books, although I can't remember the titles now, and I just remember that many of the characters weren't very smart and there was a lot of twisted stuff.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog-returned the follow!

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  20. Thanks for the follow!! Im following back =D

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  21. Hopping by to return the visit--I already follow. :-) Urban fantasy is an awesome genre preceisely because it has so many strong, capable lead characters. I love Rachel Vincent's work!

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  22. Returning the visit and following back here and twitter. Plus 1ed you too.

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  23. And thanks - still 1/2 asleep and forgeting my manners. :-)

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Following back :]

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  25. Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by! I am a follower now. English professor eh? Im an English teacher! I see a blogging friendship starting!

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  26. Inspiring lead females are so great to read and sometimes hard to find!

    Thanks for being my 99th follower!!! Your comment made my day :)

    Following you back!

    -Jenna @ the book element

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  27. I also loved VC Andrews. You never knew what screwed up thing would happen next.

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  28. Nice choice of kick-ass heroines!
    I very fond of Rachel Vincents's, she makes them sexy and cool.
    Wonderful blog, I'm a new follower.
    Please have a look at mine? http://mybookishobsessions.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Nimue

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