Thursday, August 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday

How have your reading habits changed since you were a teenager?

Wow, what a thought provoking question. I need to think about this. I guess I don't read romance as much.

I have also found myself more selective. As a teen a had lots of free time to try out any book regardless of quality. Now I don't try out a book unless I am pretty sure I am going to enjoy reading it. I've grown some pretty refined tastes.

I still like fantasy though. I have started to try and branch out into Science Fiction this year though. I've discovered steampunk.

The biggest thing though and perhaps the saddest is that I think I have finally lost my interest in Harry Potter. Alas. I never saw the Deathly Hallows movie and still don't have a great desire to see it. The announcement of pottermore did not excite me. I think it is cool, but the idea of running around and solving clues to get background book content makes me feel annoyed. I don't have the time or the inclination to run around on a computer game solving riddles when I have a baby and a husband to take care of. I rather write in my free time instead.

So, the death of the Harry Potter fanaticism is strange to me. Perhaps, I have finally grown up. Perhaps I am ready to put this story away, not that I don't want to share it will my kids when they are old enough, but it needs to hide away in a dusty corner of my mind until it is ready to be rediscovered again one day.

Book Blogger Hop
The hop's prompt is on interesting book titles:

Also thought provoking.

Scott Westerfeld's steampunk series titles have always intrigued me.

Leviathan, Behemoth, Goliath. All are words that make you think of creatures that are larger than life, and a bit mystical.

I also think Shannon Hale's books Austenland and Book of a Thousand Days have interesting titles. Austenaland because it refers back to Jane Austen the woman to whose work Hale play homage. Book of a Thousand Days makes you wonder what happened to that person in a thousand days was so important that they would write a book about it? It immeadiately intrigues me and fits so well with the diary format of the book.

So, that's all I have for today. Have a nice weekend folks! I can't wait my husband is off work! I love having him home for two whole days. Please Follow!


Brett @ Demons Read Too said...

I actually never read Harry Potter and I only got around to watching the movies last November when a friend of mine made me have a marathon with her.

I do enjoy steampunk, but I haven't read many yet.

New Follwer ;) Here's my FF

Ms. C said...

Hopping by and now following, too! Those titles sound very interesting, I think I'll have to check out Austenland. Thanks for the info!

Take care & happy reading,
Ms. C

_yay_ said...

Happy Friday!
New follower here.
My habits haven't changed much. Habe always been a readaholic.
Read different...more genres now.

Books4Juliet said...

Me too.. I became more choosy now when it comes to books :)

Here's my link, hope you can visit if you have time :)
Fridays @ Books4Juliet

New follower,

Imo said...

As i've got older i've gotten a bit more selective as well, and i tend to stick more with the fantasy and paranormal than the contemparies.
I haven't tried steam punk yet, but maybe i will since so many people seem to love it. And how could you tire of HP? That is one series i will never ever stop rereading :)
Have an awesome weekend, and stop by if you can, i love meeting people!

Willa said...

I really like the title Austenland. It just catches my imagination and me think of hilly countryside and girls in white dresses.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Just the idea of steampunk intrigues me. I don't even know what it is, but it sounds fascinating.

I'd love to have you stop by my blog and take a look at my post, The Hop: Reading a Jigsaw Puzzle. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

You stopped loving Harry Potter??? Wow, I couldn't imagine. But I have fallen out of the Twilight series...Great answer!!!

Here's my FF!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

I'll always love Harry Potter, but then, I didn't read them as a kid... they came out just as I was starting my career in books, and it's been a long, awesome journey, seeing their success. Even now, I still find them so readable.

BookJunkie said...

New follower hopping through to say hi! Interesting and thought provoking answer!
You can see my answer over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Just the idea of steampunk intrigues me!

I'd love to have you stop by my blog and take a look at my post, The Hop: Reading a Jigsaw Puzzle. And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

Pedantic Phooka said...

Hi there,
Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

Jenna and Ashley said...

I hope your first year of teaching went well (checked the about me section). I'm mentoring a first year teacher this year and hope to pass on all the knowledge I was not given:)
Hopping by to follow you. Here is my address:

Patricia said...

Strange titles but it definitely gets your attention.
Visiting via Book Bloggers Hop.
I am your new GFC follower.
Stop by and visit.