Thursday, August 11, 2011

Follow Friday and Blog Hop

Welcome to Follow Friday!

Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

A. When I was a teen, I read more romance novels and vampire books than I do today. I still love both, but my tastes vary. I am more prone now to read YA before reading any other genre. Why? I think it is due in part to the YA genre being so diverse. I love the gritty books like Ellen Hopkins, the zombie books from Jonathan Maberry, the Morganville Vampire books from Rachel Caine and even some of the chick lit types. They are just more fun than some of the adult books I have read lately.

What about you? What books do you read now that you didn't then?

Book Blogger Hop
“Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

While the Bible may be the word of God, transcribed by divinely inspired men, it does not provide a full (or even partial) account of the life of Jesus Christ. Lucky for us that Christopher Moore presents a funny, lighthearted satire of the life of Christ--from his childhood days up to his crucifixion--in Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. This clever novel is surely blasphemy to some, but to others it's a coming-of-age story of the highest order.
Joshua (a.k.a. Jesus) knows he is unique and quite alone in his calling, but what exactly does his Father want of him? Taking liberties with ancient history, Moore works up an adventure tale as Biff and Joshua seek out the three wise men so that Joshua can better understand what he is supposed to do as Messiah. Biff, a capable sinner, tags along and gives Joshua ample opportunities to know the failings and weaknesses of being truly human. With a wit similar to Douglas Adams, Moore pulls no punches: a young Biff has the hots for Joshua's mom, Mary, which doesn't amuse Josh much: "Don't let anyone ever tell you that the Prince of Peace never struck anyone." And the origin of the Easter Bunny is explained as a drunken Jesus gushes his affection for bunnies, declaring, "Henceforth and from now on, I decree that whenever something bad happens to me, there shall be bunnies around."
One small problem with the narrative is that Biff and Joshua often do not have distinct voices. A larger difficulty is that as the tone becomes more somber with Joshua's life drawing to its inevitable close, the one-liners, though not as numerous, seem forced. True to form, Lamb keeps the story of Joshua light, even after its darkest moments. --Michael Ferch


Christopher Moore is the king of comedy and hiliarious book titles.



  1. hey there! happy follow friday! (technically its thursday still lol)
    I'm a follower on your blog! hope you'll stop by mine and follow me! I also have a giveaway right now to win an ARC of glow by amy kathleen ryan! =]

  2. I still haven't totally embraced YA books yet, I read a few every now and again. Whenever I hear rave reviews I definitely read that book though. I'm your newest follower via FF so please feel free to visit my site whenever you get a chance.

  3. YA is definitely dominating my TBR pile :)

    Hopping through, new follower here!

    my FF:

  4. I love all of the YA I'm finding now. I've only read the first two Morganville's so far, but i have to say it's brilliant.

    New Follwer ;) Here's my FF

  5. Like you, I love how diverse the YA genre is. Though I still find myself venturing into the romance genre. =)

    New follower. =D

  6. Unique titles! Feel free to check out my BBH here. New follower as well!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

  7. TGIF! I'm a new follower just hopping through! You can see my answers at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    Oh, and make sure you go enter my giveaway, it closes at midnight tonight!

  8. Happy Friday! I'm your new follower, yay!
    This is my Follow Friday. Feel free to pass by and have a look and if you like it follow me back ;)

    Hope you have a great weekend,


  9. I love Morganville Vampires!!!! They also started me on my vampire/paranormal craze :) Great answer!!

    Here's my FF!

  10. Hi, new follower here for the hop. I also love YA and read it a lot more now that when I was a teen.

  11. Hopping through. When I was a teen I wouldn't get near a vampire book. Now I love them - and all paranormal.
    My Hop

  12. I love Morganville Vampires!! It's so good. But do you think the series is dragging a bit or is it just me?

    New follower, awesome post:D

    My Post

  13. Hi there,
    Stopping by via Parajunkee's Follow Friday. I'm following you.

    Have a great weekend!

    Holjo @ Pedantic Phooka

  14. New follower ;)

    Here's my Follow Friday post.

    This is my SIGNED copy of "Passion" by Lauren Kate
    giveaway, hope you enter seeing as your a fellow YA lover ;)

  15. Oooh I love the Lizard one. Well done.

  16. I totally agree with you. Just because it's YA, that doesn't make it low quality fiction.

    I read young adult, and I love it. (even though I'm just 18, I still get judged for reading them)


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