Follow my book blog Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View & Alison Can Read.

Q. Today’s Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

Oh you’re evil. You would pick the one day I feel the least photogenic. I’m tired, I have a headache and I don’t know what my hair is doing! (my pictures are all pretty old, though I do have one up on my about me page.. which I need to update, ha). Well okay, rather today than Wednesday when I had my hair done. Fresh dark red hair dye around my hairline – not a good look! Okay. I only have my crappy old Nokia phone so apologies for crappy quality. If you haven’t guessed I hate pictures of myself. But I’m not a spoil-sport so anyway. I tried a self-attempt with wild hair.. it’s kinda.. ha. So then Dan came in and I forced the camera into his hands after attacking the hair clips. This is me with my beloved Kindle. Needs more pretteh!

I’m currently reading, as you can see on my Goodreads and in my sidebar, 3 books. Pretty When She Dies and Pyxis are both on my Kindle, and VIII is an arc.

TGIF is hosted by GReads!

Q. Gateway Books:
Which particular books opened you up to a new genre?

Oof! That’s a hard question. I’ve pretty much always been open to fantasy and urban fantasy, I’ve always been into the weird and magical and dark. Always. Contemporary fiction I just read, not sure if anything really opened me up to it.. Chick lit I haven’t read in recent years so I guess I’ll have to go with historical fiction. Though I read The Book Thief sometime a couple of years ago and adored it, I think it was more the Philippa Gregory I read that “opened me up” to the genre, though it was most likely my love of history and other worlds (historical landcapes always feel like another world to me), because as much as I did enjoy reading The Constant Princess, her writing always comes across as being a bit flat to me. My current read, VIII, is a much better example though I was already open to historical fiction when I accepted it for review so.. I don’t know! I just like what I like.

Make sure you check out the excellent guest post from Revital Shiri-Horowitz on what it’s like to be an immigrant along with a giveaway of her contemporary book, Daughters of Iraq! The link is in the sidebar. Coming next week, there should be an amazing guest post and giveaway from the fabulous Belle Whittington, author of Cicada, as well as a review from me. Can’t wait! I love her!