It's Follow Friday! Hosted by the always amazing Parajunkee's View, this is a chance to meet new blogger friends and grow our networks.
This week's question is "What makes up your non-human family?"
I've always been a huge fan of pets. Starting with my first cat at age 3, I think I've only gone a few months without having a pet. Growing up we had anywhere from 1-4 cats, and starting in junior high we had 1-4 dogs (all Boston Terriers). Currently I have the world's cutest Boston Terrier, named Carey. You can see her picture on my About Me page. She turns 6 years old this month!
Be sure to check out this week's featured blogger The More You Read, The More You Will Know and the rest of the participants.
Hosted by Crazy For Books, this blog hop is all about connecting with our fellow bloggers. Each week we discuss a book-related question and hop around to other blogs to see their answers.
This week's question is "Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
The thing I love the most about YA fiction is the coming-of-age angle that seems so typical. I'm most drawn in to stories that have conflict around responsibility versus desire. I guess you could say I'm a sucker for teen angst. When characters have to choose between duty and love, I melt. I think one of life's hardest lessons is true selflessness, and this is something young adults face with particular difficulty as we move out of our self-involved childhoods and into relationships where we put others first. This isn't necessarily true for all YA books, but it is in a lot of them and is a big reason I was attracted to the genre.
Keep hopping and following and I hope to see you soon!