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!
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 first.
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
Spectral by Shannon Duffy
Silent Song by Ron C. Nieto
Shelf Candy Saturday
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- Lisa A.