Thursday, January 13, 2011

Genres and Non-Humans

Book Blogger Hop

Happy Friday! Hopefully everyone had a good week, and if you didn't, well, it's behind you now. Everything is good!

Today (technically Thursday) is awesome because I just went to a concert and everyone was great. There are some talented musicians at my school! I also went with my best friend in the world, which made the experiences even better.

The Blog Hop is brought to you by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books! This week's question is:

Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

What a spiffy question! I read a variety of books and I choose those books because of their beautiful covers and excellent descriptions. Most of these turn out to be Young Adult novels, Dystopian, or Fantasy/Paranormal.

I like Young Adult because a lot of those books go through things that I am familiar with as a junior in high school (raging hormones, love, difficult decisions, loss, etc.).

I'm drawn to Dystopian novels because it allows me to have that weird experience where the world I know is turned on its head and everyone is forced into an almost vegetable-like state where they're told what to do, when to do it, and how to do it (this applies to who you love, what kind of job you have, how many children you can have, and other such situations).

I love the paranormal/fantasy genre because they present subjects that are bigger than me and sometimes my mindset. I like reading about things that I can't see or physically touch.

Follow Friday is brought to you by Parajunkee. This week's question is:

What makes up your non-human family?

I love talking about my animals :)

I have four in all. Louie, the beagle that has been with us for at least two years now. Quincy, the mouse-catching cat (hurray for stereotypical cats!) and Sophie, the cat who hides in the basement. Sullivan, the dwarf Siberian hamster who lives in my room, actually knows how to run on the exercise wheel (my late gerbils were not smart enough to figure this out), and loves these little hamster treats that resemble chocolate chips, but they're yellow and they're supposed to taste like cheese (they don't. I tried).

Now you know.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment below with your web address and I will try my best to come by and visit! Happy Hopping!



  1. I hit "Follow" at the sight of the word "spiffy" :)

  2. Hahaha! That definitely made the rest of my night :D Thanks for the follow and have a great weekend!

  3. Not such a dog person here. However, I am the slave owner of four wonderful cats: Diesel, Marmalade, Jasper & Sunny. I also have 2 Fiddler Crabs: Stone and Rock along with a 210 gallon fish tank full of tropical wonders.

    I love to read all types of genres. SO much peaks my interest.

    Today I posted a review of a grand Steampunkery Book!  Please do check it out, I highly recommend Vampire Empire: The Greyfriar if you want Steampunkery and a mix of many genres.  A new favorite... indeed a huggable book!

    Mad Scientist
    Steampunkery & Book Reviews
    Forbidden Steam
    Where the Mad Scientist can be found behind the bed chamber doors!

  4. Hopping by to say Hello! I'm also a YA fan and love the genre! You can find me blogging here:

  5. Hopping by! I'm your newest follower. ^-^

    Please stop by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance:

  6. Book becomes our escape from reality regardless the genre. :) You can read my answer at Clandestine Sanctuary. Have a great weekend!

    Btw, I am your newest follower.

  7. Stopping through on the Blog Hop! New follower! Great answers to this week's questions. I've always wanted a beagle, I've never known of a real live cat that chases mice and my daughters name is Sophie!

  8. Old follower, wanted to say hi! Drop by if you get a chance!


  9. here's mine

  10. I like dystopian YA too and completely forgot to mention it in my answer!

    I read more than one genre. But there are a few genres I don't read. Come see what I do and don't read.

  11. I'm a new follower! Check out my blog when you get the chance? :)

  12. "..they're yellow and they're supposed to taste like cheese (they don't. I tried)." LOL. I'm curious now; what did they taste like? I wonder if your hamster thinks they taste like cheese...does your hamster even know what cheese is?? My brain's gonna explode with the questions!

  13. Mad Scientist: 210 gallon tank! That must look extremely beautiful, very serene :) I really wish that I was better at keeping fish alive. I've never heard of fiddler crabs. Are they similar to hermit crabs? Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

    Julie Anne Lindsey: Thanks for stopping by! I'm a new follower of yours! Have a great weekend :)

    Khadija: First of all, I really like your name! Secondly, thank you for stopping by for a visit and for the follower! Have a great weekend!

    GREYZ: Your words ring true! Thanks for stopping by and for following my blog. Have a great weekend!

    Elaine: I haven't met a cat that catches mice outside of my house. A lot of people say that their cats have, but I've never been the witness of it (probably a good thing). Thanks for stopping by and also for the follow! Have an excellent weekend!

    Kristin: Thanks for dropping by again! I will try and go over to your blog to read your answers very soon. Have an awesome weekend!

    Tribute Books Mama: Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!

    Emma Michaels: Happy Follow Friday to you too! I'll try to go over and read your answers as soon as I can. Have an awesome weekend!

    Pussreboots: I have a similar moment almost as soon as I read your comment. I forgot to add horror (I have no idea how dystopian made me think of that...)! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

    sch_94: Thanks for the follow! I'm definitely going to stop by your blog. Thanks again and have an excellent weekend!

    Laura: Those cheese drop things actually tasted more like frosting, but with a more mild flavor. It's kind of a strange story. One of my friends came over to my house and I don't really know what happened between when she arrived and when we decided to try pet food, but afterwards we were thoroughly convinced that we were going to die, because we forgot to check the ingredients before we ate them.
    Perhaps the pet food companies have this secret technology that triggers animal taste buds and makes them think it's delicious cheese... who knows!
    Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend :D

  14. Just hopping through and hoping you're enjoying your weekend so far. You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob I'm a new follower!

  15. Hopping through. Cool pets! My friend used to breed dwarf hamsters. It was an interesting hobby.
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