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Book Blogger Hop #25, Follow Friday #20 and TGIF #1

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer from Crazy For Book and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee from Parajunkee's View. :)

Book Blogger Hop

If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

My answer: Usually, but I'll only read them if they are young adult. So, for example, I absolutely adored the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, but all her other series are adult, so I'm not going to read them. I might in the future, but not just yet. But, if they have another YA series, then I'll definitely check it out! :)


What is on your current playlist right now?

My answer: I don't really have a playlist... I have my 'Starred' list on Spotify, and that is made up of so many different songs... At the moment I'm obsessed with 'The House That Built Me' by Miranda Lambert, 'Say You Don't Want It' by One Night Only and 'Love Song' by Sara Bareilles. But, seeing as I don't have any of those on my iPod, I mostly just listen to anything by P!nk, Taylor Swift, or KT Tunstall. 

This week, I'm also going to participate in TGIF which is hosted by Ginger from G Reads! 


Explicit material:
How do you feel about explicit language and/or sexual content in YA books?

My answer: I think this is a big problem for some people. Personally, I don't mind if there are the occasional swear words or kisses in books, but if it's all the time, then it gets a bit tiresome, and I don't want to read it anymore. I think swearing should be used infrequently, and only to emphasise something, so when it is used all the time, then it loses its meaning and effect, so there is no longer any point to it. And then, with sexual content, I think it's fine, as long as it's not too graphic. For example, if two characters are kissing, and then they decide to go further, in YA fiction, it shouldn't be described, it should just, sort of, be said. But I agree with what Ginger said, if it's too much for someone, they are completely allowed to put down the book and read something they think is more suitable, there is no reason why authors shouldn't be allowed to write that kind of content if they want to. 

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books:
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Comments

  1. Hey there! I'm a new follower. I also love Pink!

    -Amanda P
    Books, Shopping & Rock N' Roll

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  2. I haven't spent the time I should on Spotify. I'm always looking for alternatives to pandora although I love it.

    I agree sexual content should be offscreen in YA, but authors should be able to write as they should.

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  3. I always think that every scene should be used to progress a story. So if a love scene "like that" should occur, it should push the story along. It shouldn't be there just to be there. I feel that way about every scene, though.

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  4. Hopping and following through, I'm another one that can't help but search through an authors back catalogue if I Love one of their books, I've discovered quite a few gems that way.


    I am already a follower! :D

    Jules

    http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm the same way as you. I only read books by authors I love if they're YA or even middle grade. I haven't read VA yet *ducks head in shame* but I will soon!

    Happy Reading :) Here's my Hop & Follow Friday!

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  6. Sometimes it takes me awhile to want to read other series by the same author. Like with Richelle Mead, once I finally decided to start reading more YA again, and once I fell in love with her VA series, I gave her Dark Swan series a try since it was UF. It wasn't until last year that I read her Georgina Kincaid one. I thought it was going to be too much romance since it was shelved there. But ended up loving it.

    So I generally do read all the books by my fave author.

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  7. Just stopping by for FF! Happy Friday and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I will admit, sometimes I want to read more than just a kiss lol! I think some YA authors keep it tasteful though, even when they describe it. For example: Simone Elkeles. I think she does a fab job of portraying it.

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  9. I will check out what else the author has written too, but if it doesn't interest me, I won't read it.

    Have a good weekend!

    Amber
    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

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  10. Hi! Just hopping by thanks to the Book Blogger Hop. I've never heard of the TGIF meme. I'm going to check it out!

    Happy Reading! Grace @
    feedingmybookaddiction.blogspot.com
    (new follower)

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  11. It makes sense to stick to one genre. I never thought about it like that.

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  12. Taylor Swift and KT Tunstall <3

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