Thursday, 20 March 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #20

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme that allows book bloggers to interact with each other and find new blogs! It has two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The rules are...

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This week's question is... 

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.

Terri's answer

My reading habits have changed significantly in the last couple of years and this is mainly due to resuming blogging.  Previously I had one genre that I would only read and that was historical fiction.  Since blogging I have opened my mind up to new genres and new authors.  There is almost no genre off limits with the exception perhaps of science fiction.  I enjoy discovering new authors and writing about them and this has led me down many undiscovered paths.  I have also begun reading more due to blogging as I now set aside a part of every day even if it is only a short while to read.  I have rediscovered the joy of reading.

Kristine's answer

I was an avid reader growing up but when I had kids I no longer had the time to devote to it. Instead I was busy reading to them and turning them into bookaholics. As they got older I was able to re-discover my love for reading. A few years ago I would never have picked up a YA book or anything paranormal/Sci-fi/fantasy thinking that I was too old for those types of books. My girls convinced me to read a few books of theirs that they loved and I realised that you can enjoy them at any age. Now I am open to reading all different genres with an open mind. The only downfall to this is that my tbr list keeps getting bigger and bigger and it is pretty much impossible to get through the entire list.

How have your habits changed?

That is our Feature and Follow Friday for this week! Comment down below if you're a new follower of ours with a link to your blog and we will make sure to follow you back. You can follow us via gfc, bloglovin, facebook and/or twitter.


  1. Hopping through. I've always been a huge historical fiction fan. Who are your favorite authors?
    My FF

  2. I use to only read paranormal, now I've expanded into other genres like contemporary, largely because of blogging.

    My FF @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. I feel ya! Blogging has definitely played a part in exposing me to new books. And my TBR list NEVER gets any smaller. Lol. :D Happy Friday!
    My FF

  4. TERRI: Yes for blogging opening up to new books and authors! The books that are 'popular' in the blogoshpere are unknown to my reading friends, so I definitely discovered more books here!

    KRISTINE: Yes for turning into your kids into bookaholics! They'll be lucky to have a reader mom, because my mom never understands my book buying tendencies! Oh, I don't think there's hope for bloggers' TBR lists, because there's just more to be found! Happy reading! :)

    Feature & Follow
    5 Perfect Ridge Stars: Maybe Someday

  5. New follower via bloglovin!

    Yay for picking up new genres! That's why I originally loved Goodreads, before the whole read everyone's reviews thing. I liked how it would look at my shelf and offer something similar, and then something totally different the more I explored!

    Tiffany @ A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner

  6. Terri - I'm glad blogging expanded your reading horizons. :) Kristine, I'm like you in that I'm able to read much more since my kids are now older. :)

    Happy Friday!

  7. Book blogging has definitely expanded my reading horizons to the YA genre! I am enjoying it.

    Random Ramblings

  8. Blogging has definitely opened the doors to new genres for all of us I think! I've added soooo many new books and new authors to my TBR pile since I started blogging it's nuts!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. I totally agree about no genre being off limits. Blogging has definitely opened my eyes to a lot of new genres and books. I also love your comment about how you can enjoy a book at any age. Great answers!

    Happy FF! Old GFC, New Twitter follower.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

  10. Hi there! You guys are clever! Twin spin!! I love it!!
    New blogloving follower since GFC is never working anymore.
    Come visit me!
    Brittany @ Please Feed The Bookworm
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  11. I completely agree with being more open minded to other genres. I'm reading books now that I would have overlooked a few years ago. Great post!

    New bloglovin and twitter follower

    My FF

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

  12. My reading habits have also changed :) I've started reading more contemporary romance and have started reading more ebooks too.

    Old Follower
    My FF .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

  13. I used to only read books with mystery and paranormal elements in them, but now I tend to veer towards contemporary romance. I'm hoping to discover new genres and authors through blogging, though, because it would be interesting to read something different every once in a while. :) Have a great weekend!

    New follower via GFC
    My FF