Thursday, July 5, 2012

Follow Friday #24 and TGIF #8

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read!

Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place. 

A: I have done this with both High Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.  In High Fantasy I picked up Candlewax by C. Baily Sims. The book was so magical to me and I fell in love  after just a few pages. The book was offered on Netgalley and after reading a part in the synopsis about a giant talking cat, I figured I needed to see what it was all about. It was such a great read. On Contemporary Romance side it was a few that really dug deep into my heart. The most memorable one was How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles. I picked this one up because the title just made me giggle and the synopsis sounded fun. It was a very fun book, but surprise, very emotional and deep too. I have learned to not judge a book by it's genre and just read everything! 

CandlewaxHow to Ruin a Summer Vacation (How to Ruin, #1)

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by Ginger at GReads

Q: Comfort Reads: Which books do you go to for comfort & familiarity? Is there a type of book you seek out when you're needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

A: Twilight will always be my books of familiarity, they are easy reads for me. I can start and stop anytime since I know the story so well. When I just want to read but don't want to get too involved, I can pick one up. Although that does not happen much. There is way too much to read there.

Books of comfort would be anything light and fluffy. A cute love story, or a book that just keeps me laughing like Diary of a Wimpy kid.

I read just about anything, but when entering a book store, I go straight for the YA paranormal fir

Weekly recap for June 29th - July 5th 


Frogs & French Kisses by Sarah Mylnowski 

Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross 
Blog Tours: 

Spectral by Shannon Duffy 

Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto


Shelf Candy Saturday

Mailbox Monday 

Teaser Tuesday and Top Ten Tuesday

Waiting on Wednesday and W.W.W. Wednesday.


Summer Reads Giveaway Hop

Silent Song Ebook

Giveaway Winners Announced:

Unsacred Gift b C.S. Dorsey- Entry #32Lisa A.

Kindle Keepsake: Camille and Heart of a Huntress by Tess Oliver- Entry #7Christina M.


  1. Hopping through. I didn't really like high fantasy until I read Harry Potter (although that's not really high fantasy). Now I read a lot of it.
    My Hop

  2. I am the same way with Contemporary, til I read Decadent Dreams and it made me rethink my opinion of the genre.


  3. I havent read either of those, maybe I'll have to look into them.

    New follower via GFC

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  4. Nice! Like the Obsidian couple on that book there! ;)

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. We should be limited to certain genres only.

    New follower.
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  6. Ah, I wish cute and fluffy would comfort me, too! Oh and Twilight! I don't like the books anymore, but I think if I read them, they'd comfort me anyway. *g*

    Patricia // My Hop

  7. We should try new genres every once in awhile.

  8. New follower ^^

    Isn't it great to find new books, which make you fall in love with a new genre? :D

  9. I think it's great that you enjoy Twilight so much! It may not be a personal favorite, but I love it when people started to re-enjoy reading because of that series.

  10. Light & fluffy works for when I'm in the mood for a comfy read too - although I have to admit, I haven't read any of the Twilight books yet.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Old follower.

    I just can't get myself to read contemporary stuff. Maybe I need to find one that intrigues me like that book did for you.


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