It’s Friday and that means FRIYAY for me – I lave me some Friday’s . Anyway I love reading tags and this week I had the lovely surprise of being tagged in the YA Frenzy Tag created by Icebreaker 694. I was tagged by the brilliant Jemima at ‘The Bookaholic’ who’s blog you should really follow because it’s full of lovely, informative and bookish posts (I’ve left a link above^) – for now, onto the tag!
Here are the rules:
Respond to this new tag in comments (so I know if you can participate).
Read through my Q&A.
Answer the questions I’ve answered in this post
Choose at least 3 to 5 other bloggers to participate!
So, to begin;
1. What book got you started on the path of YA?
I think really the books by K.E Coles; when I read these books I didn’t really know a lot about YA books and I think they were quite badly marketed. I always thought they were for young people despite enjoying them. When I was blogging beginner I always thought I needed to read more intelligently – now I realise that’s bull**** and instead read and review what you want.
2. List 3 awesome book related gifs, add your own captions.
When characters fall in love after TWO GODDAMN MINUTES.
When someone recommends a book to you that you already know and love.
When someone asks what I’m up to this evening – #wellduh.
3. What was the latest series you finished?
I don’t read a lot of series – I don’t read a lot of any series books from any genre really so it would probably have to be the ones above or Harry Potter. I much prefer standalone books to be honest with you.
4. What is one thing that you hate in YA? What is one thing you love?
I don’t want to copy the answers from Jemima but I definitely think waspish or easily influenced females are often something I struggle with in terms of YA Books. I think when they can stand on their own and can inspire readers, especially female readers that is just brilliant and you often need stronger characters for that.
I love that YA books bring together readers from all walks of life, all ages, all different personalities and are being used to spread important issues. I think YA books are often the bravest is expressing views on sexuality, gender, mental- health, relationships, family struggles and I love that they can be read by all.
5. Take this Buzzfeed quiz and post your results. The quiz is “Are You Able to Identify the Real YA Cover From the Fake?”
You’re a gold-standard bookworm! You can definitely identify your YA covers like a BOSS. Never stop getting your read on.
There we gooooo, all finished for this tag!
I always seem to get more links back so I can see all your wonderful answers when I tag random reasons for people reading the tag; so today I’m going to tag people that love Malteasers (or of course anyone that fancies the tag!) Please let me know if you complete – I LOVE READING THE ANSWERS YOU ALL GIVE. Till next time have a fantastic weekend!