Jul 6, 2012

Friday Hops

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

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This week's question is: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

MY ANSWER: Well, I guess Divergent counts. I don't usually read outside the paranormal or fantasy type genre. But I kept hearing soooo many great things about Divergent that I decided to pick it up at RT earlier this year. Already read it too and it was pretty good!

TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week's question is: Comfort Reads: Which books do you go to for comfort & familiarity? Is there a type of book you seek out when you're needing that extra bit of comfort in your life?

MY ANSWER: Hmm...not really? I always love reading something new and as long as it fits into my genre or has something to spark an interest, I'll read it and be comfy! So I guess when I am exploring new ground--like I did with Divergent, I want to go back to reading something paranormal for a time. Or when I venture into my magic or psychic type mysteries--which still have a flare of supernatural--I will read a paranormal afterwards. 

So I guess in short answer, I don't really have any specific book. Just books that fit into my genre. I got three to four mountain size TBR piles--one being on my Kindle--to get through and they are 99% books I chose myself. A few might be review copies that I didn't ask for or other books I won but sounded interesting enough that I kept them.


  1. Great answers. For comfort I'd likely seek out historical fiction, I love stories about Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth 1. It's a total escape when reading about another time in history.

  2. I think I'm similar - what it boils down to for me is having a lot of books to choose from and then just picking one - sometimes even just looking for a book to read can be therapeutic for me because I can spend hours doing that.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. I agree with the keeping your options open, sometimes I just like the chance to pick a book at random and read, I don't know why but I find I always enjoy them books more. I also like going into book that I don't know anything about, just because they are from a genre I like.

    My FF

  4. I loved Divergent! Thanks for stopping by! My Follow

  5. I havent read Divergent yet, but heard many great things about it.

  6. Divergent for me was a fantastic book. New follower! Have a great weekend!


  7. Similiar! I'm not a big fan of dystopian novels (or YA novels in general) but the hype made me pick it up and boooooy, it was so good, right? :D

    Patricia // My Hop

  8. Divergent really was awesome. Also, you can no longer submit yourself for being featured for this meme. Rachel and Alison just pick people from the linky randomly. I bet you will be picked soon.

  9. Really glad you picked up Divergent! :D
    Happy Friday!

  10. I haven't read Divergent yet so I can't tell but I'm curious to start it.

  11. Thank god you decided to give Divergent a shot!

    Thanks for checking out my FF! :)

  12. I still haven't read Divergent. I'm not that big into dystopian. I usually try to avoid that genre. It depends on if I like the author.

    Old follower


  13. I have so wanted to read Divergent, basically like you heard so many good things about it.

    thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  14. I am very skeptical of dystopian novels! I don't really like all the control the government has over the world and how that basically builds the world in the book. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by!!

    Elle@ Love Big Read Big

  15. I still havent read Divergent or Insurgent, though I REALLY want to.

    Im sure it will happen soon enough though

    Old follower-

  16. I LOVED Divergent but was skeptical when reading it because I had never read a dystopian novel! Great pick! Thanks for stopping by my #FF :D

    New follower via GFC!

  17. Ah, Divergent. The first dystopian book I really, really fell in love with ( a lot more actually than the Hunger Games). I can totally see how that book makes people jump on the dystopian bandwagon.
    I'm a new follower and if you want to see my FF you can find it here:

  18. I still haven't read Divergent. I really need to get to it :)

  19. Divergent is on my TBR!

    New follower via Linky

    -Amanda P
    Paranormal Romance

  20. I like how you had more of a go-to genre, as opposed to a particular book, when it comes to what makes you comfortable. I feel that way about my historical romances!

  21. I read all kinds of books too! Loved the answer.

  22. Try classic masters of the paranormal writers joseph sheridan le fanu and lord dunsany, both from Ireland. Thanks for stopping by my blog

  23. Great answers! ^^

    New follower! :D

  24. Awesome answer. I am currently reading Insurgent and it is so awesome so far. Divergent was another book that blew my mind about dystopians. Thanks for visting My FF
    Michael @ The Bookshelf Review

  25. I loved Divergent and I am so excited for Veronica Roth to make her way to my town on Monday! I'll be having a giveaway of Insurgent next week!

    I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Hope you can swing by my blog, Ensconced in YA!

  26. I still haven't read Divergent. I have it sitting in my shelf, just can't seem to find the time to read it! So many books, so little time... ;)

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  27. I really need to read Divergent..I have heard so many great things about it :)

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  28. I really liked Divergent, but I've read Dystopian-like novels most my life. Love fantasy reads. :)
    Old Follower

  29. Hopping through. I still need to read Divergent. It's on my shelf but I haven't picked it up yet.
    My Hop

  30. Awesome! I feel like everyone needs to red Divegent! i'm not that much into dystopians, either...they have to be really good to make me love them and Divergent was one of them :)

  31. I haven't read Divergent yet wither, even though I bought a copy to read. I need to get to that. I usually prefer contemps, I don't read too many dystopians.


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