Come on! Do the Hop & Follow!

It’s time for the Blog Hop & Follow Friday again! I love this part of the week because  I’m meeting so many awesome bloggers, writers, readers *sigh*. So to all of you hopping with me I’m smiling widely like a doofus and waving frantically as always!!

Blog Hop is hosted over at Crazy-for-Books and Follow Friday is hosted at Parajunkee. These memes were created to help make the web smaller, and introduce us bloggers to one another. We can find sites and meet people and follow those we love! We increase our followers and we get some fun new sites to add to our dashboards too. Its a big win-win and I am thrilled to be taking part again this week.

So the question this week at Crazy for Books is: Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it? This is easy because I am an obsessive YA reader, and I LOVE this genre for a ton of reasons, so many that I’m not sure which to point out first.

For one, I’m hooked on the energy. Teens are full of angst and drama and its still the good kind, “Will he kiss me?” “What should I wear?” “Can I get home before curfew?” “Is he really a wolf all winter, or a fallen angel seeking my soul, or a vampire trying to love me not kill me?” You  remember, the yoosh. In a YA, no one hates their ex-husband or can’t pay their rent.

Another thing I like about YA is the format. Generally, the reader gets a few pages, maybe even a whole chapter to know the main character before things get hairy. There’s no big rush to force a meet cute on page one. You get into the MCs head and you’re on your way to bio, craving a mochachino and regretting the pass on those kitten heel boots, when Ka-Pow, hawtest guy on earth is glaring at you and you want to dissolve, but also jump into his arms and wrap your young stretchmark free body all around his.  *hotflash* Yeah, that’s why I like YA.


Parajunkee’s question was: What makes up your non-human family?

Our family has recently acquired our very first pet, a guinea pig. Our sons are in 4H and the oldest is in second grade. Next year he will be old enough to show an animal at the fair, but I’m not really an animal or pet person, so we went with the guinea rat pig. “Not a pet-person” is a hugeo understatement. Most days, I’m barely a mom-type person. The nurturing gene is weak in me. I prefer nursery rhymes to nursing babies, and if I had the choice, I’d skip the cutey baby stage and go right to the walking, speaking, rear em up phase where they are semi independent. I also dislike binkis, bottles, potty training, and five-point-harnesses. Please, no “Babies are the best” hate mail. God did not gift me that way. I like the stages my kids are in now better than any before this. I like raising and rearing them, not so much cleaning them. Anyhow – I’m not a pet person. We have a guinea rat pig. My sons named him Monster because it sounds tough. I call him Schnoodle Doodle because he freaks me out and he’s less scary with a cutie pie name.

Thanks everyone for stopping by! Leave a comment and tell me if you follow! I always follow back!!!

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