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Feature and Follow

Friday, March 21, 2014
 I would like to thank Alison Can Read and Parajunkee for having me as a feature this week. (Yaaaay!) 

This week's question:

How have your reading habits changed in the past few years? Did you get interested in a new genre? Do you read more? Less? Why do you think your habits changed, if they did. 

Here are a few things that changed from when I was a kid:
  1. My reading time. I was always able to find time to read during daytime before. Now, all my time is devoted to studies and other stuff, that I just find myself being able to read during night time only, which kind of reduced my reading time. A lot. :(
  2. My reading place. I'm not very comfortable with reading in other places other than in bed anymore. (Might have to do with the fact that I read late at night already.)
  3. Books. Physical books slowly became ebooks because they're more portable and less heavy. Though, physical books will always win. Teehee.
  4. Genres. Before, I loved reading mystery/paranormal/suspense books. Now, I don't really like them as much anymore, and just find myself focusing on books with romance and music-related stuff. :)

Interview questions:

When did you start blogging?
I started blogging on May 26, 2013. I remember I was so excited about putting up a book blog that I posted a book review right away on the same day. It was supposed to be This Is What Happy Looks Like, but my brain was crazily all over the place again (as usual) so the review ended up talking about The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight instead. (HAHA)

What is your favorite part of book blogging?
It's gotta be being able to publish new posts on my thoughts about the books I read. I've always had a hard time speaking up about all sorts of things, and having a book blog became an outlet for me to rant or go crazy about a book that I just read, and I just love it, especially when you hear someone going to try out a book because of your review. Awesome!

What types of books do you mainly blog about?
I mainly blog about YA/NA, contemporary romance and music-related stuff. I'm a sucker for those, but other genres like paranormal or dystopian might also appear at times. I'm not a big hater of them, it's just that I don't find a lot of books with that genre that I can come to love easily. (huhu)

What are your favorite books?
Oh, this one's hard. I sorta have a lot of favorite books, but I love books that involve family, and life in general, with a lot of lessons and stuffs. Or the books that are really very cute even though the plot lines are very simple.

What has been the best thing that has happened to you because of book blogging?
Not much has happened to me because of book blogging, but being able to talk to authors even if it was just a few exchanges of words here and there really felt awesome. I didn't even know that there was this chance to be able to talk to authors before I started book blogging. Oh, and when people just leave comments on posts. That always make my day. Everything's really awesome and amazing. (yay)


34 comments:

Tiffany H said...

Sadly, I'm leaning more towards e-books, too, for the same reason and because so many authors give ebooks away that I am often dying to read!

New follower via Bloglovin

Tiffany @ A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner

Bookworm Brandee said...

Hey Pauline! Congrats on being featured this week! That's awesome!! I'm glad you're enjoying blogging so much. It is pretty great. ;) And I am totally with you in that a physical book will win every time! Although I, too, primarily read ebooks. Happy Friday!

LisaILJ said...

Congrats on being featured. My bed is still my favorite place to read. New follower, bloglovin.

My FF
LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

Nikita Johri said...

Congrats on being featured..:)
I too love to read on my bed..New Follower via Bloglovin..:)

My FF

Happy FF!

-Njkinny @ Njkinny's World of Books

Rosa Silva said...

Congrats on being featured this week. I started blogging at about the same time as you and I'm loving it :)
New Bloglovin follower.

Here's my FF

Thea Wilson said...

Congrats on the feature!

I'm just discovering the world of e-books as I got my first Kindle this week..... my real books are in trouble already!

New GFC follower!

Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

Jessica said...

You know, I never thought to include how my books have changed over the years. I think I'm split pretty evenly between physical books and eBooks. New perspective.

New Bloglovin' and Twitter follower. :)

Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

My Thoughts.... Literally! said...

Congrats on your feature! I totally agree on the ebooks thing. I used to be so against ebooks and now I love them for their portability and that you can highlight quotes on them. I still say paper books win and I prefer reading them but I'm slowly warming up to ebooks.

Happy FF! Old Follower.
Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

Kym said...

Congrats on the feature! I look forward to reading you NA/YA reviews. Those are the book I mostly review also! New follower via GFC.

Kym @ Newbie Librarians

Brittersweet said...

Hi Friend!
I already follow u GFC but added email. I love Ebooks. U can have a library in your purse!! See you soon!
Come visit me!
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Brittany @ Please Feed The Bookworm
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Finley Jayne said...

Just found your blog through and now following :)

Finley Jayne
http://finleyjaynesbookshelves.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Congrats on being featured!

I really like your layout. So pretty! <3

New Bloglovin follower!

my FF!

~Stephanie @ Bookfever

Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages said...

Congrats on the feature! I find myself gravitating more towards ebooks for convenience, too. But nothing beats a print copy while curled up in bed!

Old follower. My FF!

Alison Can Read said...

Hopping through. Ebooks are definitely easier. What music related books do you like?
My FF

Alma G. said...

Congrats on being featured! I've been reading a lot more ebooks lately too. It's taken me a while to like them, but I'm getting there. Paperbacks will always be my favourites though, as I love having real bookshelves full of books!

New bloglovin follower.

My FF

Alma @ Journey Through Fiction

Obsessive Compulsive Reader said...

Congrats on being featured! And I agree, despite my love of physical books, ebooks are just more practical these days.

Following you via GFC

My FF

Obsessive Compulsive Reader

Zareena said...

Congrats on being featured! I also read ebooks a ton these days although each time I get a physical book it just feels like home.

New Bloglovin' Follower
My FF .
Zareena @ Books and Books

Booksniffer Review Tours said...

Congrats on being featured!
I'm also reading more ebooks, than physical books. And reading mostly at night.
New Follower via GFC
My FF: http://booksnifferbookreviews.blogspot.com/p/feature-follow-friday.html

Julie S said...

Congrats on being the feature!
I'm reading a lot more ebooks than I used to as well. And even more audiobooks. I mostly only "read" on my commutes, since I don't have as much time in the evenings at home.
New follower.

Ellen Le said...

Congrats on your feature! It's definitely exciting to be a feature and I hope your getting all of the love today! ;)

I absolutely loved reading your answers and I definitely have to agree with you on being able to express (rant) your thoughts about books more easily. That's also the reason why I joined the book blogging world too since I do have a booktube channel over at Pottermorebooks.

Looking forward to your book suggestions! :)

Here's my FF:
http://pottermorebook.blogspot.com/2014/03/feature-and-friday-3.html?showComment=1395440857845#c3078493464525755540

Followed you via GFC.

thegirlmeetsbooks said...

Congratulations on being featured! I agree with the physical books ultimately winning over eBooks hehe.. Thanks for sharing. New follower via Twitter and Bloglovin :)

Here's My FF :)

Camille @ Girl meets Books

Amanda Rutherford said...

Congrats on being featured! New follower on Bloglovin & Twitter :)

I too seem to be finding eBooks more in more in my library due to the easiness of them, but like you, physicals will always win though!

My FF
-Manderz @ Escaping Reality Within Pages

Jess @ Jess Time To Read said...

Congrats on being featured! I am a night reader as well. Nothing like the comfort of your bed. Thank you for stopping by and following.
New GFC follower

Lexxie Lin said...

Congrats on being featured this week! Branching out to new genres is great, and maybe later, you'll find your love for paranormal again, too?

I'm a new Bloglovin' follower. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Congrats for being featured!

I still find myself reading more physical books than ebooks myself. Can't break all old habits!

Following you via Bloglovin and email for the meantime. GFC continues to hate me and won't let me sign in and follow new blogs no matter how many times I write to them!

Have a GREAT day!

NEW Follower :D

Terri M LeBlanc said...

Congrats on the feature and dropping by Second Run Reviews. I still prefer physical books because I can SEE them. I have troubles remembering to read by eBooks even though I carry my Nook everywhere I go!

BTW, I added instructions to my FF post on how to find your pages read count on GoodReads.

Terri M.

Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

Congrats on being featured this week! I'm a bed reader too but I can read other places if I have to. The couch works well since I can lay down and read there too.
Thanks for stopping by my FF
-Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

~Jennifer~ said...

My bed is my preferred place to read, too! I can read a lot more at night when my husband and kids are asleep. I read more eBooks now, but physical books will always win out for me, too. :) Congratulations on your feature!!! :D

New follower by GFC, bloglovin', and Twitter :) My FF @ Donnie Darko Girl

Nicole Hewitt said...

Congrats on being featured! I'm definitely reading a lot more ebooks lately. I'm a new Bloglovin' follower.

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Kimi Barra said...

Oh I love blogging because it has become an outlet too! I used to tell my friends all about the books I read but they couldn't relate. Congratulations on being featured!

Followed via bloglovin :)

Our FF

Monica said...

Hopping thru...thanks for following...following back via Bloglovin.

F.A. M.M. said...

New follower via blogloving
Here's my FF

I actually started reading ebooks too when I first discovered them. I do buy the actual books but only when I really love and want to collect it and they are still a win win.

Pam (@moonlightreader) said...

I can only read at night right now too, when my kids are asleep. Congrats on being featured and thanks for stopping by!
~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

Amie said...

Sorry for the late reply. I've no idea but I couldn't sign in to Google for the past 2 weeks, it kept giving me error. Now I can sign in but can't follow via GFC. So I'm following you via bloglovin.

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