Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday Fun (19) & TGIF @ GReads (15)

Weekly recap - what's been going on at Ramblings of a Daydreamer:

Reviews:

Memes:

Other:


Also, I did my first interview this week! Sharon from Obsession With Books interviewed me about Blue Sky Days. I hope you guys will check it out! :-)



Follow Friday Fun Week 19: This weekly meme is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Check out their blogs for details/rules, and to join!  Also, be sure to check out this week's featured bloggers on each of the girls' sites!




Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

Yes, I am hiding, because it's almost 1am and I have no make-up on and I'm in my jammies lol

I'm reading What Happened to Goodbye, by one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen. I'm hoping to finish and have the review up tomorrow.

I can't wait to see all your pics! Seriously...I love looking at pictures.

TGIF at GReads Week 15: TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads - be sure to check out her blog and join in the fun!

This week's question: Gateway Books: Which particular books opened you up to a new genre? 

The Hunger Games trilogy definitely opened me up to dystopian. Previously, the only dystopian I had read was The Host by Stephenie Meyer. As much as I enjoyed it, I probably wouldn't have continued to read those types of books based on that one. Growing up, I was terrified of the concept of the end of the world, so I didn't think I'd ever be able to enjoy books that were post-apocalyptic, but I loved The Hunger Games, and there are so many great-sounding dystopian books out now that I can't wait to read more. They were also what started my love affair with young adult books...before this year, I thought I was too old to read YA (with the exception to Harry Potter, of course), but then I read THG, and saw tons of other bloggers who were my age or older reading and loving YA, so I jumped on the bandwagon and haven't looked back!

Also, Heather Graham's books opened me up to the mystery genre. A few years ago, I pretty much just read romance with a few paranormal and fantasy books thrown in once in awhile, but when I discovered Heather Graham, that's when my tastes really started to evolve and I started to branch out. Her earlier books are fantastic, and have a bit of everything - action, suspense, romance, steamy sex scenes (one thing I miss in YA lol) - and I think there was only one book that I guessed the murderer before they were revealed. Her books the last few years haven't been as good as they once were, but I still give them a shot, hoping she'll return to her former awesomeness.


 
Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a fantastic week. The Alzheimer's Society had a 3-day book sale this week and I went all 3 days, so I'm going to have a ton of loot to show you this Sunday in my IMM vlog! Be sure to leave a comment and I'll visit you in return. :-)

21 comments:

  1. Love your picture! I have that book checked out from the library right now! I need to read it quick because it's due soon! ;D

    Happy Friday and have an amazing weekend!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

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  2. LOVED The Hunger Games so much. I cried pretty much throughout the entire beginning. Love books that make me feel.

    Rie @ Mission to Read

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  3. Purple blog purple blog!

    I don’t think I ever will read Sarah Dessen due to it’s ‘chick-litness’. Heh. Hope you’re enjoying it though.

    Thanks for dropping by my FF :D

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  4. Hopping through. I wish something would open me up to the mystery genres. For some reason, I have never like mysteries. I like things like Nancy Drew okay, but I just can't find anything to make me passionate about mysteries.
    My Hop

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  5. Hi & Happy Friday Marie!!

    I love seeing everyone's pics this week - you look great for it being almost 1am :)

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

    Have a nice weekend..

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  6. My girls love Sarah Dessen, I really need to read her books! Here's my FF: Mom Reads My Books

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  7. Love it! I think a lot of us were already in jammies and getting ready for bed. You still look lovely as always!

    Good book choice too. Haven't read that one yet, but I will. Sarah Dessen rocks. :D

    Happy Follow Friday! ^_^

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  8. Awesome pic. Just hopping through, happy FF! =)

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  9. Awesome picture :) Sarah Dessen is so cool too! Happy Friday!

    brunettelibrarian.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sarah Dessen. Here's my Follow Friday.

    http://hilarywgraham.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/follow-friday-me-the-marriage-plot/

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  11. I forgot about The Host! Though, I think before that I had read a couple other Dystopians ... I do love them. :) Happy FF!

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  12. The Hunger Games was a game-changing series for me, when it came to reading. It started my love affair with dystopian novels too!

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  13. I'm finally reading The Hunger Games now!! Can't beleive I waited so long!!

    My TGIF Post

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  14. Hey :) I'm a new follower! And I've wanted to read both those books for a while.

    Here's my Follow Friday:

    http://thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/

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  15. I totally agree. The Apocalypse is by far the scariest thing I can think of. Even had to stop the movie I Am Legend because it was too much for me to handle. The Hunger Games I can do...end of the world I can't, lol

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  16. I like Heather Graham A LOT and Hunger Games is obviously awesome!! Cute pic :)

    xo,
    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

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  17. Great pic. Thanks for visiting me last night. Returning the favor.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  18. I love Sarah Dessen and really enjoyed What Happened to Goodbye. And count me as another Hunger Games fan. Haven't read anything by Heather Graham, but I've heard great things about her work.

    Here's mine: http://feministfairytalereviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/tgif-gateway-books.html

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  19. Great blog. Happy FF. New follower. My FF: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

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~Marie

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