Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Young Adult (YA) Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 8/14



 
This blog hop is hosted by
 I'm a Reader, Not a Writer & Reading Teen. 

 

I've just been starting to read YA again after many years away.  The book up for grabs is one that I recently read and reviewed:

The Orphan King (Merlin's Immortals, Bk 1)

"The Orphan King" by Sigmund Brouwer
Book One of "Merlin's Immortals"

To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me if your reading tastes have changed over time.


*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, August 14, 2012.  The winner will be announced on August 15th.

For more chances to win great bookishness,
check out these other giveaway hoppers :




170 comments:

  1. hi ty for the give away honestly my readingtastes havent really changed i still read everything i can get my hands on only now i read more YA not less

    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  2. im a new gfc follower i follow as SiNn

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  3. My taste in books has stayed fairly consistent. I know the genres I don't enjoy and that hasn't changed at all. I find that sometimes the increase in popularity of one of my favourite genre can turn me off. With that said, I always seem to go back to it after the wave has passed.

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  4. I've been a Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys buff when I was young but required reading in school sort of buzzed the reader in me. But now, I mostly read YA, scifi, paranormal and actually, every fiction book I can get my hands off. So I guess it sorta changed but I still love some Nancy Drew and Babysitter's Club. First love never dies, I guess. :)

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  5. My reading tastes have never changed. I love ya and horror books.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  6. Not so much changed, than refined. I used to read a lot of various genres, but mostly fairy tales, adventure and detective stories. Now I'm mostly into paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, both adult and YA.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  7. GFC follower - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  8. My reading taste changes only between different genre of romance books ! I love YA romance and historical romance especially.

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  9. GFC april_hunter24

    april_hunter96(AT)hotmail(DOT)co(DOT)uk

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  10. When I was a kid I read all fairy tales and was enthralled. In high school, and through my twenties, I read highbrow works and classics, lol, I guess I was trying to impress myself :) Ha ha. I don't know why, but after that, I got sucked into YA and never stopped!

    Thanks for the question and giveaway. I hope I win! :)

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  11. My tastes haven't changed much over the past few years! I'm mostly reading YA books, but I really like every genre!

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  12. GFC follower: Veronika
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. My reading tastes have pretty much stayed the same. My favorite is still fantasy books and I still hate to read biographies.

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  14. I follow with GFC
    name: Caitlin Rahm

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  15. I've always enjoyed mystery and suspense, and I still do. I've also started adding in some Steampunk and other fun things to my reading.

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  16. I'm a new follower and I really enjoy your blog.

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  17. Absolutely! My reading tastes just like my other tastes have changed over time. I continue to read great literary fiction, poetry, and short stories, but I've expanded my reading to memoirs, historical fiction, non-fiction, and YA! Books are wonderful that way.

    I follow you via GFC: ZaraAlexis.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. I started out with basic chick lit (Jane Green, Emily Giffin) then discovered I liked YA (Stephanie Meyer, Suzanne Collins) and I've recently started enjoying adult romance stuff (Sylvia Day, EL James). Now I read pretty much anything and everything!

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  19. Oops! Sorry, I was supposed to leave a second comment for my second entry.

    I follow you via GFC as: ZaraAlexis.

    Thanks!
    zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My reading tastes haven't really changed all too much, I've always loved fantasy mixed with a little bit of romance.. And what better place to find that then YA!

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  21. Also, I follow this blog!

    GFC: Zoe Leonarczyk

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  22. My tastes have definitely matured over time, although I always love historical novels.

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  23. I follow through GFC
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  24. I read pretty much anything, so I dont really think my tastes have changed.

    GFC Lona Stringer

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  25. I've explored many different genres as a teen, but now that I'm in college, I've returned to children's literature. It is simple, sweet, and (if done well) imaginative. YA and children's fiction/fantasty are by far my favorites.

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  26. I've explored many different genres as a teen, but now that I'm in college, I've returned to children's literature. It is simple, sweet, and (if done well) imaginative. YA and children's fiction/fantasty are by far my favorites.

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  27. My reading taste have not changed at all. I just find myself now finding new authors that are out there. More than I ever did

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  28. And I am following your blog under the name Autumn GFC

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  29. My reading tastes have shifted a little bit, but the genre I like the best is still High Fantasy.

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow via GFC as R.

    cigam9 at gmail dot com

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  31. Mine have really changed. I used to be almost strictly into fantasy for years. And like you, I've started reading alot of YA lately. Just didn't have these great books when I was YA and dystopian is by far my favorite genre overall these days.
    GFC Shauna Buck

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  32. My tastes have definitely changed over time. At first I was a HUGE fan of all things supernatural, then I changed to realistic fiction, then to dystopian and now I'm at paranormal. Although it keeps changing, I do go back and read books I seem to have missed along the way =]

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  33. I follow on GFC Sara R Stegosaurus
    email: tatsourpatchkid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. My reading tastes have changed over the years... as a young teen, I much preferred to read chick lit, you know Jackie Collins, Jilly Cooper Shirley Conrad. I learned a LOT from those ladies, if you know what I mean ;)
    But then, in my mid to late twenties, I was introduced to the YA genre....yes, it was Harry Potter that did it! And now I am totally HOOKED on YA... I guess it's another reason why I became a YA author myself! lol
    :)

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  35. And here I am again to say that I'm a follower! My GFC name is Suzy Turner (very original, I know!)
    Right, I'm off to check out your blog now :)

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  36. My reading tastes are constantly changing. I used to read a lot of mysteries and thrillers (such as James Patterson) but now I rarely pick up one of those books. Whereas now I read a lot of YA. I think the only thing that has remained constant is that I have always been a scifi/fantasy reader.

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  37. I follow as Melissa on GFC.

    Melissa
    melraileyATgmailDOTcom

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  38. Not really -- I am older now and still love YA. I always have!

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  39. Am following you via GFC :)

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  40. My reading taste has actually broadened. I still love to read the same things I did before but have added to that.
    tinyauthor at yahoo dot com

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  41. Hmm..my reading taste ha slightly changed I think ..first I used to read only YA but now I even read adult romance and Historical romance.So its more like I've broadened my genres of reading :)

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  42. I also by GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  43. Ive always loved Fantasy and Paranormal so Id say no not really. Ive kind of stuck to the same genres all the time.

    natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow on GFC as nat cleary

    natcleary(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I use to read adult romance but since The Twilight Saga I read more YA

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  46. I am a GFC Follower\

    dawnhagan18@yahoo.com

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  47. My taste in books hasn't actually changed all that much, now that I think about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Amanda B
    amandaswritings@gmail.com

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  48. I think that my tastes have changed a bit as i got older. I like more mature books than i did before. and i like romance more than I used too.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  49. My reading tastes change all the time! Sometimes I feel like reading stuff that takes me a day to read (fluffy easy stuff) and sometimes I like to read stuff that really makes me think.

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  50. I follow you on GFC as Christy Maurer.

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  51. No, they haven't changed, I'm just more picky :)
    milkristia (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. GFC follower: Miltiadou Kristia

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  53. My reading tastes have changed, but they have broadened, so that is good for me.

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  54. my reading taste have not changed much over the years..
    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  55. GFC Follower- ronnkelly3

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  56. Not really. I read a little bit of everything. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  58. No mine haven't really changed. I have always read a wide variety of books, an I still do.

    Kaity
    shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

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  59. I was hesitant about trying dystopics but after trying it out this summer I have found that I thoroughly enjoy it.

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  60. A few years ago when i was an angry, sulky teen i loved reading about angry sulky teens. They were the character I loved to read about. Over time though my personally changed and so i my taste. I love to read about advertous people now! :D

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  61. Ah I forgot my email!
    xeno_turtle(at)yahoo(dot)com
    And I follow u via GFC as Samantha Deen

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  62. Well, yeah, of course my tastes have changed. I don't read picture books anymore, and Bailey School Kids don't really do it for me, though they're still great books.

    I guess I've just... honed my taste, shall we say. I've discovered I really enjoy fantasy and dystopian lit.

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  63. I read romance for many years, but then decided historical fiction allowed me to learn as well as be entertained.

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  64. Hi i am a GREAT Grandma now and my reading has changed alot. I don't read that much romance. i read Mostly YA books But they have to be scary. thanks Joannies

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  65. I think they've stayed the same. I also followed with google: Martian Girl.

    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  66. There was a time when I would read absolutely nothing but High Fantasy but now I will read pretty much anything that looks good. Hight Fantasy is still my favorite tho.

    megnate at telus dot net

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  67. There was a time when I would read absolutely nothing but High Fantasy but now I will read pretty much anything that looks good. Hight Fantasy is still my favorite tho.

    megnate at telus dot net

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  68. I follow you on GFC (same name)

    megnate at telus dot net

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  69. When i was junior high student I prefer to read detective comics, on high school till now I like YA novels.

    enjoyousjolly(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. I follow you via GFC as Dian Christy

    enjoyousjolly(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. Hmm... can't say that they have, not really. I used to read everything I got my hands on, and I still do! Though I don't read as much as I used to... more things I have to get done now that I'm grow!
    Still love fantasy, YA, all the good stuff!

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  72. As far as I know, my reading preferences have not changed. I still love YA, paranormal, and such. :D Thank you

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  73. I am following your blog, too!!!!!! My username is: Leanna Choong

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  74. Not too much...
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  75. My reading tastes have never changed. I love fantasy and horror books.

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  76. My reading tastes have not changed, for now. Thanks.

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  77. I follow your blog as paula throught GFC

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  79. My taste in books have not changed but have become broader.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  80. I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  81. My tastes in reading are still evolving. I try to read a bit of everything!

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  82. I follow via GFC as Sarika Patkotwar.
    sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

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  83. I use to read scifi/fantasy almost exclusively, but over the years I have expanded to just about anything that catches my eye, including a lot more historical fiction.

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  84. my reading choices havent changed very much just added alot of the new genres.
    gfc jessica ware

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  85. I changed so much! I used to read classics and fantasy, now I've turned to paranormal and contemporary YA and thriller

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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  86. They have not really changed but I have become more willing to read different genres! GFC tetewa

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  87. They haven't really changed as much as they've morphed into other things. I'm more open to other genres, and I think this happened because of how engulfed I am in the book blogger world. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. Nope, still love the same genres as when I was a teen.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  91. I follow on gfc-magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  92. Oh yeah, my reading tastes have changed. Five years ago, I snickered at young adult titles. Five years later, more than half of what I would read is young adult.

    Follow GFC Georgette C
    gigicoan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. My reading tastes haven't changed that much over the years. I have always enjoyed the same genres although I have been reading a lot of memoirs lately.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  94. My reading tastes have definatly changed. From Syfi to historical fiction to Fantasy , Ive become a bit of a genre hopper.


    bookcrookconfessions@gmail.com

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  95. Hi, thank u for this awesome giveaway and making it international. Well, my reading taste didn't change much. Since I was a kid I love the adventure story and then when I was a teenage, I added mystery, suspense, young adult and romance to my genre. Till now those still my favorites :)

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  96. Forgot to tell I'm following you via GFC, Amel Armeliana.

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  97. No my taste haven't changed but it's a bit normal for me ( the first big book i've read was the lord of the rings at 6^^;)

    thank you for the giveaway

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. They haven't changed. I've always been open to reading most genres. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. follow by gfc- Lisa Richards

    My tastes really haven't changed a lot as I've always read a lot of different genres
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

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  100. follow via-milind.uppal@gmail.com
    I can only read YA any kind is fine but I really can't stand non-fiction

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  101. In my mid 20s I like YA more than I did as a teen.

    Thanks!
    Katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. I follow via GFC as Katie Amanda.
    katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. I no longer like to read horror storys like I once did.
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  104. I think so! I loved reading historical romance but now so far i'm dying for some paranormal books, this genre is becoming my new favorite!

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. GFC: Gisele Alvarado
    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  106. My reading tastes have changed! I used to read everything but now I tend to stay away from books about murders and read more YA and books with happy endings.

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  107. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win this book!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  108. My taste haven't changed but they have certainly expanded over the years. In high school, I usually stuck to classic litature (Austen, Tolstoy). You can say I've aged backwards...because I now read YA books more often than any other genre.

    Great question, I don't think I ever asked myself that question before.

    slr2007 (at) aol (dot) com

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  109. My taste has gradually changed from just being classics to incorporating more YA over time.

    Thanks so much.

    supersonic182(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I also follow on GFC: Kara D.

    supersonic182(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. My reading tastes are always changing according to my mood!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  112. I follow on GFC as JenniferH

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  113. My tastes didn't so much as changed as they expanded. I started with YA and now I read adult, dystopian. I'm a strict fan of fantasy and paranormal and I tend to stay away from historical books... But it's been like that for a long time...
    bymyself.g AT gmail DOT com

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  114. My reading tastes changes from time to time... sometimes by my mood... so I have a few selections at my bedside to read depending o what I fancy at that time... :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-spamme [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  115. GFC follower.

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-spamme [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  116. I read just about anything, although I do "binge" on certain genres from time to time. The quality of the writing is more important to me than the genre. If the story's flat or the editing non-existent, the book goes straight to the DNF pile!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  117. Following GFC: BookAttict

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  118. My reading tastes have always been fairly eclectic, but I think these days, although they are still quite eclectic, I will almost try anything that is recommended to me.

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  119. I am also a new follower by GFC - name William Stanger.

    Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  120. I have NOW grown to like more magical things. =changed

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  121. My reading tastes have definitely changed over time! I was always into the paranormal and horror genres, but I never discovered the YA genre until recently! I thought I'd be too old to enjoy it, but I love it! I also never was a Harlequin girl, and I always thought romances weren't my thing. Then I read a paranormal romance, and now that's my favourite genre!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  122. +1 following you on GFC (Darlene)

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  123. new follower (eli_y83)

    i love change genre book i read to taste a new genre is great :)

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  124. thanks for this giveaway....and no my reading taste hasn't changed at all....i'm still pro eclectic.

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  125. GFC - aparajita basu

    aparajita_19@hotmail.com

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  126. My reading tastes have defitnetly change. They change every year in fact lol

    I am an old follower.

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  127. Yes, my reading taste has changed as I have gotten older, but I still do like YA books even though I'm almost 30.
    countrycookinmama at gmail dot com

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  128. YA wasn't available - or not identified - when I was one. Other than that the genres (SF, fantasy, thriller, police/medical/court procedural, paranormal, romance, etc) I like have not changed but I now prefer more sophisticated writing, more developed worlds/times and with research.
    I do still like light/fast reading for a break.

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  129. My reading tastes haven't changed too much. I have always read romance books, any kind of romance books from suspense to paranormal and everything between. The book genres just changed as I got older.

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  130. I follow with GFC with the username of flava_sava_chick

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  131. No it hasn't really changed for the past 15 years.

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  132. My tastes haven't changed much. I still reading everything.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail9dot)com

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  133. Following you via GFC as Dinda_SI.

    dl(dot)love(dot)freedom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. Mine has really changed! I used to read only young adult, mostly fantasy, but now I've branched out and am willing to try just about anything! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. I used to read trashy love novels as my mom used to call them. lol Now I read YA, historical romance, dystopian, etc.

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  136. yep my father got me interested in thrillers - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  137. I follow via GFC: Lauren Mackesy

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  138. It has changed slightly. I read more sci-fi now

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  139. I follow via GFC
    -alexandraroach

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  140. Maybe, slightly. I am more critical now, it is harder to find a book that I would enjoy fully.

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  141. my reading choices never really chage,because i love reading just about anything!!!

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  142. It has changed but slightly. I used to read Fantasy novels alot!

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  143. My reading tastes have expanded over time. Instead of reading just paranormal romance I've started reading mysteries and historical fiction along with a few other genres.

    ashleyhurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  144. My tastes haven't really changed. I still read YA, even though I'm 23!

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  145. I'm also a new GFC follower - Megan

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  146. My tastes haven't really changed during the time. All it's changed about them is that now I read everything that falls in my hands:)

    balmezandrada at yahoo dot com

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  147. My reading tastes have changed over time. I read more genres now than I ever did before. I also find myself reading a lot of YA and I'm definitely not a young adult.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  148. I follow on GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  149. They have! I switch from contemporary to Paranmormal "phases"




    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  150. I'm fairly consistent. I've mostly stayed with YA and paranormal type books. I have started enjoying cozy mysteries more and more. :) Thanks so much! allicat0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  151. Yes, it`s deffenitely changes over the years. I used to read YA romances, but now I`m more on the Contemporary and Adult books, dystopia is a fav that didn`t change, tough :D
    Thank you for a chance to win

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  152. I follow you through GFC as the_bosix

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  153. I used to read more serious books growing up, now I think with the time pressures on my life YA titles are quicker and not so mind involving all the time

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  154. Follow on GFC as Kat Riley
    rilekat at gmail dot com

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  155. my taste has changed as I've gotten older, I'm a little bit more ecclectic

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  156. following you on GFC


    Ann M Heilman parker

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  157. Still the same - thriller or horror, some romance is ok.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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