Friday, March 21, 2014

Feature Follow Friday: My Reading Habits


Feature Follow Friday is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee Alison Can Read. It's a way for bloggers and readers alike to make some new friends and gain some new followers as well. The point of this hop is to follow other bloggers. I follow you, you follow me.

Also, this week's featured bloggers are My Midnight Fantasies and Fathomless Reveries, so make sure you check them out too.

While I do prefer GFC and/or Bloglovin follows, if you would like to follow me via email/twitter etc, that's great too! Also, please leave a comment so I can follow you back!


Question of the week: my reading habits

How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did.
1. Primary school
I was really mostly into children's books, duh. I was obsessed with horses back then and The Saddle Club, Thoroughbred, the Silver Brumby series, were part of my staple reading regimen. But I also read other series too like the Redwall series, a Series of Unfortunate Events and of course, Harry Potter.

2. Secondary school
High school was when I really fell in love with reading and tried a variety of different genres. I was initially a big romance fan and consumed pretty much every thing that was written by Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Diana Palmer and Elizabeth Lowell. I then discovered my love for fantasy with The Lord of the Rings remaining my favourite book of all times. This was when I also discovered some amazing fantasy authors like Jennifer Fallon, Sara Douglas and Juliet Marillier. I read plenty of contemporary YA novels like Saving Francesca and Tomorrow, when the War began. I briefly dabbled in science fiction and classics but didn't really fall in love with either.

3. University
This was when I really fell off the band wagon and pretty much stopped reading for six years! In my defence, I was still actively reading, even though it was all medical textbooks.

4. The Present
Now that university is over, I'm hopping back on the band wagon and am catching up on all the great reads I've been missing out on. I'm finding myself reading a lot of YA and fantasy lately but I hope to branch out once more.

What are your reading habits and how have they changed in the past few years? Leave me a comment/link below and I'll be sure to check it out!

26 comments:

  1. Hopping through. I loved the Redwall series. I didn't read all of those books but I enjoyed all of them. I'd like to go back and read them all.
    My FF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) I'm currently reading his later works like The Sable Queen and I don't know, I still think I prefer his earlier works more :)

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  2. Hi, this is my first time so I hope I am doing it right lol. I follow you via bloglovin and here is my link http://bookhooking.blogspot.com/2014/03/check-out-feature-and-follow-blog-hop.html

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    1. Thanks Tanya :) I'm following you back via bloglovin too :)

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  3. YA and fantasy are my go-to reads, although YA is new for me only reading them this past year. :)

    New follower!

    Tiffany @ A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner

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    1. Thanks Tiffany for dropping by. I agree, I've really gotten back into the YA genre recently as well. Before I was a huge fantasy person.

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  4. I'm so glad you're getting back on the bandwagon! I love Linda Howard and Elizabeth Lowell. :) Happy Friday!

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  5. Well, happy to hear you are reading again! University can stop everything sometimes!

    Random Ramblings

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  6. I loved Lemony Snicket and Harry Potter back when I was in elementary too! I don't really read fantasy, but I hope I can open up to it soon cause I used to love that genre! :)

    Feature & Follow
    5 Perfect Ridge Stars: Maybe Someday

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    1. You really should give fantasy a go :) It's really enjoyable!!!

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  7. Loved your style and your blog..Followed you via Bloglovin..

    Happy FF!
    Feature Follow
    Sunday Feature & Hop
    -Njkinny @ Njkinny's World of Books

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    1. Thanks Nikita, followed you back :) Happy Friday!

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  8. I LOVE Juliet Marillier! My favorite of hers is Wildwood Dancing. Old follower.

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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    1. I loved Wildwood Dancing! Still haven't got around to reading Cybele's Secret yet but it's on my TBR :D

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  9. Its tough to keep reading for pleasure when you have to read for your education. Glad you are back at it. Following you on Bloglovin

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    1. That's so true :D Thanks! Happy Friday! Following you back :)

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  10. It's crazy how much our book genres change with our personalities! I see you mentioned a Melina Marchetta book in there, LOVE HER! lol
    Thanks for sharing girl and HAPPY FRIDAY!! xoxox
    My F&F~ Book Hangovers Blabs Books

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    1. She's definitely one of my favourite authors back when I was in high school :)

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  11. Since graduating from college and giving up cable, it is so fun to discover new books. Walking into a book store is like this amazing candy store to me!

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    1. Totally agree :D I'm still trying to exert will-power though to stop myself from going crazy in a book store :)

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  12. I love Harry Potter! I haven't read much of the other books, but maybe I'll give them a shot sometime! :) Have a great weekend!

    New follower via GFC
    My FF

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  13. Just started reading YA and I love it. Amazing reads. Thanks for following...following back via Bloglovin.

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  14. Sorry for the late reply. I've no idea but I couldn't sign in to Google for the past 2 weeks, it kept giving me error. Now I can sign in but can't follow via GFC. So I'm following you via bloglovin.
    Thanks for stopping by

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