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Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

Today’s question:
Why do you think that the Young Adult genre is so popular with even the adult readers? Do you read YA books, yourself?
My answer:
Ironically, I have been thinking the same thing myself over the past few weeks.  As some of you know, I am a partner in Partners In Crime Tours, a virtual tour PR company for authors of mystery, suspense and crime novels.  We have become very busy, which is a good thing, however, because of that and not wanting to over work our awesome hosts, I have been visiting a lot of blogs to read their policies to see if  they might be interested in the genre we represent to send an invitation,

And I am AMAZED at how many YA blogs there are.  It’s like a whole different neighborhood, community,state, planet of blogs.  I, for one, do not read YA only because I have this preconceived notion that Iwould not be able to relate to the characters or premise of the books.  I have, however, like the question states, wondered why so many adults do read this genre.  Am I missing out on some good reading because it is out of my comfort zone?  But then I look at my TBR bookcase and think, I have enough books that are in my comfort zone just waiting patiently to be chosen to be my “current read”.

 

January is being hosted by At Home with Books 

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.

According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
                
 
                           The Story Plant                                 Author (WOW)
Hosted by Michelle from The True Book Addict
I am participating in the Winter Respite Read-A-Thon of 2012.  Wish me luck because it never seems to fail that whenever I sign up for one, real life tends to interfere, matter of fact it already has.  Of course, life’s obligations are  always a priority over hobby, but I will try to do my best.  I will keep a daily approximation of how many hours I put into my reading.   Want to join?  Click on above and it will bring you to Michelle’s sign up post.  Read-A-Thon starts today and ends Jan 29th so that gives us a lot of time to read and make dents in those TBR piles.  Good Luck if you have already signed up.

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  10 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. Honestly, I think you’re really cutting yourself out of a lot of awesome books. From what I’ve read, the only thing missing from the YA books is the sex, language, and gore. The suspense is there and sometimes, these books are better, because they don’t have that fallback.
    Start with a James Patterson YA, you like him so it won’t be a stretch.

  2. You got a great mailbox! Happy Reading!!!
    Here is my post!

  3. I have yet to read a YA book, and like you, I have so many books on my TBR pile to read, I just can’t get interested in reading YA books.

    I’ve try to start my Read-A-Thon, so I need to go start reading. Happy Reading for the week.

  4. There are a few YA books that I think are just good books, worthy of reading. The Hunger Games is one that comes to mind

  5. You should give YA a chance. Someone said To Kill a Mockingbird would probably be considered YA if it was published today.

  6. A Cluttered Life looks interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

  7. Good luck on the readathon!

  8. I kind of feel the same way about YA books. I rarely read them. I just don’t think they are for me.

  9. Your mailbox books are all new to me. I hope they’re great!

  10. Glad you’re joining me for the read-a-thon. I hope you have fun with the reading this week. You can do it!

    Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the mini-challenges, giveaways, and the prize page.

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