Friday, 12 August 2011

Friday meme time

This week feels like it has been super-busy for me, which probaby explains why this week I haven't got a lot of reading done. However I did manage to post reviews for:

A Paradise for Fools by Nicholas Kilmer, due for release 6th Sept, from the Art Mystery series
Waiting for Pops by John Riffice, a biography about growing up dealing with lies and betrayal, and
Walking Through Shadows by Tara Manuel, connected short stories about small town life.

I also posted a Q&A with Jason Blacker earlier today. He was one of the authors who took part in my 200 follower giveaway, the draw for which took place on Monday. Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part, as well as all the authors of course!

Over at Webbiegrrl's Writing's Sarah has beaten me to the punch posting first despite the time zones (was a bit tied up at a wonderful music therapy session with Monkey this morning) Take a look at her post for three free e-books she has selected.

This Follow Friday the question from is:

How have 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?

I left my teens quite a while ago (and thank goodness, life gets better as you get older I think) so part 1 of the question for me. I used to be quite serious and a bit of a nerd when I was younger, so in my late teens it was all about the classics and "serious" books. As a young teen I read a ton of Mills and Boons and Clive Cussler books. Now I wouldn't touch a M&B with a bargepole, but I do still read some of Clive's work and fit in the odd classic, but I think my tastes now are much broader. I definitely read more since I got the kindle, and I would never have picked up indie authors pre-kindle, so I think my habits have changed a lot!

Finally it's blog hop time.

Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!

Wombling out to my bookshelves I think the ones that best fit the question are The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters (from the author's website - Devil's feather - [derivation: Turkish] - a woman who stirs a man's interest without realising it; the unwitting cause of sexual arousal) and Past Mortem by Ben Elton which I like as a play on words.

I love this week's questions and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's answers.

Have a great weekend,
TC x


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love play on words, too. I've read entire novels that have zero plot, but a lot of word play. Crazy!

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...

I've been reading a lot of indie books too! Now that I have a blog, the genres I read has stretched so much! I love it that way :)

Here's my FF!

TG said...

You know I've never read a Mills & Boon and I've always wondered what I missed. I still might try one, just to understand the appeal.

Hannah said...

I work in a charity shop so I'm usually swamped by Mill's & Boons, and I could pick up 4 for 50p if I really wanted but I just.. can't ._.

New follower :)

Once Upon A Time

Anja Kasap said...

Intriguing titles - I had never heard the expression "the devil's feather" - interesting! Just hopping through.

Anja @

Webbiegrrl Writer said...

Wow, I really love that "Past Mortem" play on words, too!

Sure, Tracy, just blame the little child for your tardiness, mum! *hee hee* Just teasing you.

I don't even know what a Mills & Boon *is* I feel so out of touch.

Tasha said...

Just stopping by to share some Friday blog love. Come and join Read My Review on my blog which currently has a Friends theme. Hope you have a great weekend!
Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

TC said...

Thanks for hopping by everyone. TG, I think I only started reading them because my mum and nan had hundreds and I wanted to see what was so good about them (don't read them, gave me unfeasibly high expectations of romance ;D )

Pedantic Phooka said...

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

Have a great weekend!

Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

KristinCanRead said...

I am like you and read more now that I got a Nook. It's nice to be able to get any book I want in a matter of seconds. Friday Post!