Friday, July 13, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday

Feature and Follow Friday is an awesome blog-hop hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read

This week's features are Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian and Jessica @ A Great Read  this week's question is:

What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?
In 2009 my husband left for a year long tour to Iraq.  This was a very difficult time for our family, not only did I found myself to be a single parent of three boys, but my hubby, best friend,  and partner in life was going to a war zone.   About a month after he left my mom, sister and cousin came to visit and my sister bought the ‘Twilight’ movie and raved about the books.  Before she left, she gave me the first book as a gift.  I devoured these books in no time at all AND in doing so discovered Goodreads, book blogs, author websites and a whole new world opened up for me. 
At the beginning I started following other bloggers/reviewers in Goodreads and adding blogs to ‘my favorites’ and eventually I created a Blogger account, just so it would be easier to follow.  After debating back and forth with the decision I started Reading with ABC in May of 2011.  Having a blog takes a lot of my time (which I don’t have much of anyway!), but I absolutely love it!  Thank you for reading and being a part of the journey!
Why did you start blogging? 
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  1. What a terrific blog and what an even more amazing story. Thank you for sharing with us!

    I am a new follower via GFC and after I post this, I'll definitely be checking out your giveaway!

    Come visit me at Ensconced in YA!

  2. What an awesome story! I've always loved reading but Twilight is wat fueled it into a full-blown obsession. As much I hate what has become of the books and movies and no matter how much I realize that those books are not tha good, I will always hold a special place for them because they re-introduced me to reading.

  3. I was looking through the blog lists and had to follow you since we both have the same first name.

    Except, I'm just Liza, not Elizabeth and growing up people sometimes believed my "real name" was Elizabeth. Very funny now, but at the time I wasn't amused.

  4. I imagine that was a very hard time for you. I have 3 boys so can empathise how hard it was to take care of them on your own without the added worry of your husband being at war. I'm taking it he's home safely now as he bought you a kindle for your anniversary :)

    Twilight started this all for me too. But I wasn't interested in it until my son wanted to watch it so I borrowed the movie and we watched it, and I loved it. This was the time when Eclipse was in the cinema. This started my love of paranormal books which led me to GR which in turn, led me starting my blog.

    And you've reached 1,000 followers, congrats!!

  5. Hey there! I just started following you!
    Here is my FF :
    Thanks (:


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