Friday, July 2, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop which is hosted every friday by Jennifer at is the place to share your blog with others and discover new blogs to follow. It is an awesome place for book blogger networking. This is my second time participating and I discovered some really cool blogs last time. This week Jennifer asks us to share why we started blogging in an effort to get to know each other better.

I started blogging in November because my dad passed away in October and I needed some sort of outlet to deal with that. The writing bug bit me about that time and I wasn't ready to start in on writing the next great American novel yet so I decided to blog. Books were the obvious choice as my love for them knows no bounds. I mainly read historical fiction but also history, biographies, classics, fantasy and contemporary. I love discovering great reads and sharing them with others. Speaking of discovering, I guess I better get hopping. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Holly, I'm sorry about the loss of your Dad. My father passed away three years ago, and I still miss him. He was a great supporter of my writing. I stopped by on the book blog hop-I'm already a follower. I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
    Holly, sorry to hear about your Dad. Mine has been gone for almost 20 years now and while it doesn't hurt any less, I don't tend to dwell on him being gone but rather try to remember so many of the things he shared with us while growing up.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. I am now following you.
    I have a contest going on at Hope you will stop by.

  3. Hi, what a beautiful pictures on your blog! You're obviously a historical fiction lover. Me too, although I also read contemp. fiction and a few other genres.

    I'm at

  4. Hi, just found you via the hop. Thanks for sharing your sorry about your loss. I completely understand the need for a creative outlet to help us through these life tragedies.

    Here's my post:

  5. Hi! I discovered your blog through the Hop --- very pretty! :) Looking forward to seeing your future posts.

  6. Hi, I found your blog through the hop- the pictures on the background are lovely. I love historical fiction too but only read teen/ya hf (aimed at my age)as some of the adult books are a bit inappropriate. Maybe you could reccommend some good clean hf books for me as I've run out of ya ones now!
    I'm now a follower :)

    Have a great weekend!

    You can find me at
    (I'm a book blogging newbie)

  7. Caught you through the Hop! I'm now following and have added you to my Book Blog List.

    Hope you can hop over my way too ;)

    Care to venture into The Wolf's Den?

  8. Hi. Thanks for stopping by Ordinary Reader.It's always nice to meet a fellow book lover!

  9. I am a follower! I also wanted to let you know that I have a huge announcement up today! My debut novel is getting published! Please stop by, I would really appreciate it and could use all the help I can get on spreading the word and would love to know what you think of the cover art!

    Emma Michaels

    P.S.- My release date if Friday the 13th (August this year) isn't that crazy?

  10. Stopping by from the hop. I'm a new follower. Looking forward to reading your blog!

  11. Just "hopping" by to say HI! Looking forward to reading your reviews :D

    Have a great weekend!
    Vanessa :D
    {Don't forget to check out our NEW bookish Vlog! Thanks!!}
    Book ♥ Soulmates

  12. I love the books you are reviewing on your blog! I read a lot of historical fiction too. Outlander is an all time favorite of mine, and I've also reviewed Sarah's Key. I found your blog through the Hop -- hope you'll check out mine at