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Getting to Know You Through the Hop

It's time for another Friday Book Blogger Hop! This is a great event hosted by Crazy for Books and designed to connect book bloggers.

This week, we're doing things a little differently so we can get to know each other. To participate, we're supposed to tell our name and why we started blogging. So: Hello. My name is Julie. I started blogging last August, but it wasn't this blog. It was my Just Playin' Around blog. I actually started that first blog because my mom was asking about blogging and wondered what it entailed. She was considering creating a blog herself. I'm embarrassed to say that almost a year later, I now have two very active blogs and I still haven't created one for her. How terrible is that??? I really need to sit down with her this summer and help her set it up!

As far as why I started My Book Retreat ... I had joined a reading challenge and decided I wanted to keep Just Playin' Around all about my kids, so I created a new blog just for books where I could track my progress.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear about why you started blogging, so if you've come by through the hop, be sure to leave a comment so I can visit your blog!


  1. Great Website. I am visting from the hop, but I will be putting you in my google reader. Have a great weekend.

  2. Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop! =))

    I'm a new follower! =)

    Happy Reading!

    Have a great weekend!


  3. 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?

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  5. 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?

  6. Your reason for creating My Book Retreat is the same reason I created Me, Myself, I Read. I need Tots and Me to stay focused on what the children and I do. Of course I now have started adding posts on the Completing Him Challenge so I may be creating a blog about my spiritual journey soon.

  7. Hi Julie! Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. I really look forward to reading your reviews.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Best, Lyndsey


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