Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (3)

Friday, January 14, 2011

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.

Book Blogger Hop

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!


Tracey Neithercott said...

I just found your blog from your comment on another. I love your answer to the second question. Those are many of the same reasons I love YA, too. I love that everything's so new to teens (first love, etc) and that everything seems like a huge deal. And for some reason I can't put my finger on, reading and writing YA is just more fun than if adults were running around in the same story.

Jenny said...

Just popping in via the hop to say hi! I love Boston Terriers, they have the cutest little scrunched faces and remind me of smaller boxers which is what I have:) I'm a huge YA fan as well so I'm glad to have found your blog. New follower and I hope you have a great weekend!


GREYZ said...

Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

Btw, I am your newest follower.

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

I found your blog through the hop :) I like your answer to this week's question in the hop. I am 32 years old, maybe I also read YA because I am thinking back to what it was when I was young. Actually I don't feel a day over 20 years, Anyway, liked your answer.

Kristin said...

New follower! Stop by mine and say hi if you get a chance!

Holly Schindler said...

Thanks for following my blog! Love that picture of your dog...Let's hear it for the smoosh faces! (I've got a Peke.)

Howard Sherman said...

Here I am hopping on by...

I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at and see for yourself.

Howard A. Sherman

Emma Michaels said...

Happy Follow Friday! I am an old follower!

Emma Michaels
The Thirteenth Chime

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday I'm just stopping by for Follow Friday and the hop. I can't believe its Friday already but I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get lots of reading done.

Romance Book Junkies

Steph said...

Teen angst would be better than the adult angst I've had all week. I like to have four cats; actually, left to my own devices I would be more likely to be a crazy cat lady.
Here hopping and following (sounds like a stalking rabbit), and now a follower:
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

Logan E. Turner said...

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm sorry I haven't been able to join in the conversation much today. Busy day at work! I'll be by to follow you all back later today or tomorrow.

Happy hopping!


Phae Phae said...

How is your Friday going? I'm a new follower. Check me out at

Moonlight Gleam said...

You are so lucky to have had so many pets!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Old follower :)

Laura (All of Everything) said...

I've seen you around the blogs but never got a chance to check to visit, so here I am from the hop :D

I love how you've had pets all your life; they're just incredible bundles of joy aren't they? And your dog is adorable!

I'm a new follower, have a great weekend :]

Talina Perkins said...

HI! I am from the blog hop and a new follower. I am glad I found your site. Your answers were very interesting and you have given me a push towards reading YA books. I have been reluctant to try them but with your answer, I am now intrigued. Thanks for sharing!

Happy reading

Alison said...

Hopping through. I have an adorable basset hound/lab mix. I love dogs. Your dog's photo is adorable!
My Hop

Saba said...

hey new follower hopping by! love ur awesome blog! i'd love it if u visited my blog at! thx!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Great answer! I think lots of people enjoy YA for the same reason. The characters are so fresh and full of life. I'm paraphrasing, but I ran across a comment on someone else's blog (argh, can't remember whose) which said, "The great thing about YA is that nobody ever has to deal with an ex-husband and worry about how to pay the rent."

Logan E. Turner said...

@Laura and @Alison - Thanks for the compliments on my baby! I love her to pieces.

@Madigan - That's a great way to put it! Wish I'd thought of that. heh

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