Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Feature & Follow and Book Blogger Hop

Friday Feature & 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. To participate, follow both of our hosts, as well as the two featured blogs, and make a post on your blog! Add your blog to the linky on one of the host blogs, and spend some time networking with the other participants. 

This week’s question – What are your favorite genres in books?
I have always been an avid reader, from The Baby Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins/High to Linda Lewis's "Linda Stories", the romantic in me has been drawn to the love stories. I picked up my first adult romance, an historical romance by Kathleen Woodiwiss, "The Flame and the Flower" while I was babysitting one evening and that's when the real love affair with romance began. I still love any kind of romance. From YA books with a romantic theme (paranormal and dystopians are my favorite) to contemporary and paranormal romance all the way down the line to erotica, I love to get lost in a romantic fantasy world.

Topic of this weeks hop: Why did you start your blog?
I started Reading Lark, the YA/Clean Adult (PG) sister to Reading Lark After Dark, with my best friend Andrea, way back in 2010 because we wanted an outlet to share our love of reading with others. We had several blogger friends who helped us get started and we spent a lot of time building and developing the blog, and we had a blast doing it. The bigger  Reading Lark got, the harder it became for Andrea and I do do everything ourselves, especially since we are both teachers by day. So we enlisted the help of friends to join our blog/reviewing world. At first, Reading Lark was multi-genre, but after the first year, we noticed a need to keep the 18+ reviews separate from the PG reviews. That's when Reading Lark After Dark was born. Because that area is my specialty, and the PG realm is Andrea's specialty, it made since for me to take over Reading Lark After Dark. I took a 2 year break from blogging and have recently returned. My reason for returning is the same reason that I started blogging. I feel passionate about sharing the books and authors I love with others.


  1. I am a huge romantic fantasy fan - I wish there was more out there! New follower via GFC.
    Bambi's #FF

    1. Thank you Bambi! I tried to follow via GFC back, but it won't let me for some reason. I will keep trying though! I agree... I wish there was more romantic fantasy as well!

  2. Good answer to the Book Blogger Hop question.

    I started mine two years before I retired from teaching just because I wanted to share my thoughts about books, and I am so glad I kept it up. It keeps me busy in my retirement. :)

    ENJOY your weekend, and Happy Hopping!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

    1. Thank you! I'm following your blog as well. :)

  3. Our passion for reading seems to be a common denominator for many of us, doesn't it? I am glad you came back to blogging!

    I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you! It's nice to be back. Happy Mother's Day and have a great week yourself!


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