Friday, April 24, 2015

Follow Friday

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

How did you come up with your blog title and address? Does it have a special meaning for you? – Suggested by The Paperback Princesses.


In all seriousness, Curlypow and I were working together at a local library and wanted to start up a blog because we LOVE YA titles and felt that many readers tend to fall off the reading wagon as they get older. There is lots of emphasis on encouraging children to read and plenty of adults read but then only the lovers of reading come back in their teens.  I get it. Teens get busy with friends, texting, school, texting, sports, dating, more texting, social media...etc....But you know what? YOU'RE MISSING OUT!! There are so many FANTASTIC reads perfect for this age range...and ahem...adults too.  So we created The Paperback Princesses to review and recommend YA titles originally geared at librarians and educators but basically for anyone looking to start a good read.  The title is a play on words from a popular children's book by Robert Munsch - The Paperbag Princess (btw, the princess totally kicks butt).  And of course we wanted our web address to make sense, convey what we are about and be memorable - -,

So do you think you'll remember us?  Hope so!
- Christinabean 

p.s. Curlypow is taking a bit of a break to spend with her new GRANDDAUGHTER!  Congrats Curlypow!!

Welcome to the Paperback Princesses! Make yourself at home, take a look around our blog and let us know what you think in the comments section. We would love to hear what you have to say about our posts. We often try to comment on your comments as well so feel free to start a conversation! Since there are two of us running the show, we always have a variety of titles and event postings. Be sure to check out our own personal meme page. Check out Fantastic Fairytales, Let's Hear it for the Boys, In Case you Missed it and a few others. We try to not only focus on new YA books but also great titles from the past.


  1. Great origin story, and congrats on getting your question chosen.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Congrats on being featured! I love your name and The Paperbag Princess. Is dear to me, as R Munsch is from my town! Old follower:)

  3. I love it! It's great how you're encouraging reads to continue reading YA even when they do get older! You're never too old!

    Lizzie @

  4. OMG, no lie. I clicked on your blog in the linky tool because I thought to myself "that sounds like The Paperbag Princess, I loved that book when I was little." A princess taking charge and saving the prince is my kind of picture book! And I love that she's just wearing a paper bag and a broken crown the whole time. Great name choice! Also, congrats on getting into a Feature Follow question!

    Old GFC Follower

    Kat @ Readiculous Blog

  5. I really like the name of your blog!

    My FF:

    Old follower.

  6. You put so much thought into this! I like it! True YA is for everybody! New follower via GFC