10.19.2012

Feaure & Follow (5)

It's Friday! Another week has gone by, and I managed to slip in a little revision here and there, my tests will start next Friday, but I think that won't affect the schedule much. Aside from the meme post, I actually have a review going up today, tomorrow and on Sunday. I know, lots of reviews, well, I am squeezing in as much reading as I could these days, since my reading will slow down during tests, and I have a few requested e-books that I had to review, so, look forward to a weekend of reviews from Chillin' With Books! :)


Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?
Since I am Chinese, so I read Chinese books when I am not reading YA like there's no tomorrow. These Chinese books are usually books discussing social issues, like "helicopter parents" and such. I don't know why I like these kind of books so much, I just thought it was kind of fun reading all about the shocking data featured in the books as an accompaniment, they look so unreal yet they were true numbers and cases, and I just like reading about different social issues that I have an interest in. Since it's in Chinese, I don't think telling you the best book in that genre is is gonna help, but I do it anyway. 怪獸家長 by 屈穎妍 is one of my favorites. It's actually about "helicopter parents", even though I am just a student and no where near having a child, I think the cases in there is so ridiculous that I had a lot of fun reading it and think about it too ;)


21 comments:

  1. I love your colorful crayon images on your blog, so cute! Found you at Friday Follow. :)
    -Your newest follower

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    1. Thanks! I had fun drawing them! The annoying part was actually scanning it to the computer then PS it 'til all the edges are gone, but all the hard work's worth it if the readers like it! :)

      Thanks for following! I can't use the GFC on your blog though, I think Blogger is acting up again. Several blogs that I read also have the same problem of the GFC not appearing too. Ugh, I hate Blogger, probably switch to Wordpress soon... Do you have a Twitter? I can't find it but I'm willing to follow you on Twitter! :)

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  2. Hmm, I also want to read books by fellow Filipinos, but I can't find anything appealing >_<

    New follower! Here's my FF :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. Well, there's so many great fictions out there, I'd be contented with just reading YA for the rest of my life ;) There are books written by HK authors, but I don't find them appealing either. I am used to reading books with a more western culture feel to it, so when I saw the characters in these books, I can't connect to them, nor do I think like them. I've thought of reading A Song of Ice and Fire series, just because it has so much buzz and hype for the TV series, but then I saw the size of that book and recoiled. I don't think I can handle it :P

      Thanks for following! Followed via GFC! ;)

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  3. I love your images too! Scanning and editing images is definitely a hassle, which is why I haven't been doing it so much lately, because I can't seem to find the time. I need to back up all my drawings though. New Follower.

    Starry Storm

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    1. Glad you like 'em! It was an annoying job, I am glad you share my feeling about it. ;) Especially with the crayon drawings, there was actually no edges, so when I edit it, I have to be really careful, I can't leave some white background on the image or whip it too close to the edge that I erase part of the picture. Well, I like the heading of your blog too! That cloud was so cute <3

      Thanks for following! :) I followed 2 ;)

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  4. OOoh that's interesting! I love blogging, I get to meet so many people from all over!

    Me I am a paranormal girl through and through!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I am glad to meet you too <3

      I love paranormal (otherwise I won't devote a whole post discussing it!) too! I think they are so creative which really makes want to write a book like that after I read them... Yup, the author dream.

      I haven't read any Maria Snyder books, but I have heard of the Study series, and I am always up for a good spy novel! (I love the Gallagher Girls series!)

      Thanks for commenting again <3

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  5. Very cool that your from China :)
    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yeah, here in Hong Kong it's way more free than China, but I can't deny it, I am born a Chinese ;) I actually was born in Australia though, I moved back, maybe part of the reasons why I like English so much is because I have lived in an English country!

      Thanks for commenting ;)

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  6. NEW FOLLOWER THROUGH gfc AS LUCYATMAX/NO PIC. Please visit/follow me at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com . I should probably add that to my TBR pile.....after I buy and use rosetta stone...LOL. Chinese has to be easier that computer stuff, right? Have a great weekend and bless you. You made me smile!
    Beth

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    1. Thanks for following! I followed back too ;)

      Personally, I think all the html is gibberish looking to me. I can't even remember a single html, I just copy the html from my old posts when I post a blog :P As for the Rosetta Stone, don't go too far yet, I don't want you to be broke because of a book! ;)

      Have a great weekend too! :)

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  7. Thanks for following! Following back via networked blogs

    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook

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  8. Wow, I've never even heard the term "helicopter parent"! Had to look it up! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower through GFC!

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    1. Yeah, it's kind of a big social issue in HK, those cases are actually ridiculous. There are cases about 9th graders that didn't know how to tie their shoes... WTF!?

      You're welcome! I like your blog design! I can never understand html and css enough to pull it off. :P

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  9. I usually don't read those kinds of books but I am happy you enjoy them

    thanks for stopping by

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  10. In YA I love books about social issues, so I get you! They are usually just so interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  11. I'm a YA/PARAGIRL through and through!
    Cute blog you have here, thanks for becoming a minion ;)
    I've followed you back via GFC! Yay!
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week
    Book Me! and Carmen Jenner.com
    Have a great week! =D

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  12. Hey!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this past Friday (sorry for the late response)!
    I hope you'll continue to visit my site throughout the week (for Tuney Tuesdays and What's the Word? Weekends too)!!! :D

    Great answer to this past FF's question!!! I'm totally a new follower of yours!!! :D

    J.B. jbkantt.blogspot.com/

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