Friday, August 12, 2011

Follow Friday - Twenty-Nine? Hey, That's a Prime Number!

It's Friday again, which means it's time for Follow Friday. There has been a slight change to the format, as now there are two Follow Friday hosts blogs and two Follow Friday Features Bloggers each week. To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. Follow both of the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  2. Follow the two Featured Bloggers of the week - Teen Fiction Centre and Steph Likes Books.
  3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments.
  5. Follow, follow, follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "Hi".
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the love . . . and the followers.
  7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
  8. If you're new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!
And now for the Follow Friday Question: How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen?

I'm not a teen so I am going to ignore the alternate portion of this question (which was: If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?) and just answer the part applicable to me. I think that the primary difference between me as a reader now and the reader I was as a teen is that I try to pay attention to the authors and titles of the books I am reading now. My biggest problem as a reader is remembering what I actually read back when I was a teen, because I would just pick up a book, plow through it, and then move on to the next one. The result is, there are many times when I am asked "Have you ever read such-and-such book by so-and-so" and I have no idea. Or I'll pick up a book that looks interesting, and once I start reading it I'll realize that I read it when I was fourteen.

For example, I read Robert A. Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy when I was a teenager. I loved the story and remembered it quite well, but I did not recall that it was written by Heinlein or the name of the book. Then I picked it up in a bookstore because the cover looked interesting and it was a Heinlein book I thought I had not read yet. Some authors and books I never forgot, whole piles of others I simply don't recall the name of the book, or who wrote it, or both. I'm better at that now. At least I think so. I might have forgotten.

Go to Previous Follow Friday: February Has Twenty-Eight Days, Usually
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  1. Just sayin a quick hello! Happy Follow Friday!! I'll follow, you'll follow, lets all follow! lol! I love this way too much! : )

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  2. stopping by on my tour. ;) It's hard to recall teenage years isn't it, I struggled a little at first too.

    My Friday Entry @ For The Love of Reading!

  3. I've been recording what I've read since 8th grade (so it's been about 6 years) and it helps so much! Even if I read something but didn't remember it, I might reread it because I really liked it. Great answer!

    Here's my FF!

  4. Do you use Goodreads or Shelfari? You need to to help you keep track of the books you read. :)

  5. I've done that too, started reading something and then realized, hey, I read this like, ten years ago. Ha ha. I enjoy re-reading books like that though, because they often mean something different. You can see my FF over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Have a great weekend!
    *new follower

  6. Hopping through. Love your answer. I didn't pay attention to what I was reading as a kid. I can barely remember any of the fiction I read.
    My Hop

  7. @Book Love 101: Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my blog. Heading over now to follow you back.

  8. @Niina: The thing is that I usually remember the stories quite well, but have no idea what the name of the book was. I remember an Andre Norton book I read once that I loved that involved an exiled prince held in prison who somehow breaks free with all the other prisoners - a racially diverse group from various planets all legitimate scions of whatever ruling order their planet used that have been wrongfully abducted and imprisoned. They make their way to his home planet and then into some alternate dimension where he faces off against a strange enemy.

    It was a really good book. I have no idea what it was named. This happens to me a lot.

  9. @Jessica: I started keeping track of my reading, but only much later than that. It has helped, but what I have found really helps me remember the details of books, the title, and the author is to write reviews for the books I read. Hence, this blog.

  10. @Jenni Elyse: I don't use Shelfari or Goodreads, but I have most of my books cataloged on LibraryThing. I've been thinking of opening HSelfari and Goodreads accounts, but I dread trying to add my books to two more book cataloging site. Maybe I'll just enter the books as I read them and review them.

  11. @BookJunkie: It is so frustrating isn't it? You pick up a promising looking book, think you are in for a good read, and then the reading gods say "Ha! Fooled You!"

  12. @Alison Can Read: I suspect that if I didn't review the books I read I'd still forget what I've read all the time.

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

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  14. @Pedantic Phooka: Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy my blog.

  15. Hey there, hopping through from the blog hop. I'm not a teen anymore either and have trouble remembering what I read back then! Glad I'm not the only one.

    J x

  16. @Jemima Valentino: There are so many great books that I have read, but don't remember who wrote them or what their titles are. The consequences of a youth spent reading the contents of books but not paying attention to the covers.