Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read, where people spread the book love by following around the blogosphere! The featured blogs this week are Teen Fiction Centre and Steph Likes Books, and this week’s question is:
How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?
As a teen, the only things I read were the books we got assigned at high school and even then, I’d try and read as little as possible and just get the essay over and done with. School really doesn’t make reading fun. I think around age 11 or 12 (the tween years) I was reading the occasional TV tie-in book because I loved Charmed and wanted more of it in between episodes. The only other books I read as a teen were the Twilight series, and I thought they were amazing at the time, but really I had nothing to compare them to.
It wasn’t until around January this year that I got back into reading and realised what I’d been missing. So now I’m verging on 22, and I’m addicted to books. I’ve bought about 120 of them since January. I love the vampire genre, whether they be good, evil or confused. Urban fantasy always seems to attract me too, especially Sarah Rees Brennan’s Demon’s Lexicon trilogy. If I had to survive with only one book for the rest of my life, it would be that one. I love me some Nick Ryves, best character ever.