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