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6.17.2011

Follow Friday (09)




Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee's View.  It is an awesome opportunity to network other book blogs.  Here's a blurb about it from her site!
Hi, welcome to Follow Friday! Let me tell you what is going on today.
  • First PJV will be featuring one blogger from this great community each Friday along with having the Follow My Book Blog feature. 
  • Each week one blogger will be selected as a feature, so sign up for the Follow Feature. Future features are picked randomly.
This week's question is:

GENRE WARS!!! What's your favorite genre, and what book in that genre made it your favorite?


Oh this is a hard question!!  But even while I LOVE supernatural YA, my first love was contemporary YA.  I just love reading about characters who could have been my best friends in high school.  And the man who really made it my favorite was John Green with his book Looking for Alaska.  Such a good book!
Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. 


7 comments:

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  2. I've always seen this book and never checked it out for some reason and it's so popular I don't know why I've never picked it up. I definitely need to add more contemporary YA fiction to my tbr list. I've been neglecting it for awhile now. And this sounds really good. Definitely adding it to my tbr list. Have a wonderful weekend! Old Follower! ;)

    ~Loren
    My FF

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  3. My favorite genre would have to be romantic suspense. I can't get enough... I spend SO much money on pocket paperbacks every year. I think Cherry Adair was the author who first got me hooked, but I can't remember which book it was. It was a long time ago. ;)

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  4. New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  5. New follower, hopping by!

    I love YA books! The paranormal and contemporary are both really awesome to read. :)

    Happy Hopping!
    My Hop

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  6. New follower stopping by. Between the two, I tend to prefer paranormal YA, though I do have some contemp on my TBR at the moment. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hopping through!
    BTW, the name is awesome, i thought mine was cool but you've just shot me down :(
    Anyways, some of my biggest book loves are comtemp, but i have a sweet spot for YA paranormal...don't judge me!
    Looking for alaska was an amazing book, i wish i'd never read it just so i could again ;P
    Have an awesome day
    Imo
    http://omnom-books.blogspot.com/

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