Thursday, July 1, 2010

Book Blogger Hop



It's time for another Book Blogger Hop!

Last week I meant to participate, but ended up getting busy with other things, and just never got around to it.

I hope I can find some time to hop around and visit some new blogs this weekend.

Here are a few I've added to my growing list over the past week:

The Fourth Musketeer

Book Nut

Green Bean Teen Queen

Books and Other Stuff

Write Meg

There is also another twist to the Hop this week. The question posed to all bloggers is for us to share our name and why we started blogging.

My name is Tina (which should be obvious from my blog's name). I started blogging in November of 2008, after thinking about it for quite a while. I actually began blogging for The Des Moines Register newspaper in the fall of 2005, something I still do today. I enjoyed the newspaper blog, but also wanted to write about childrens and YA books since I spend my days as a school librarian and am passionate about kids books. I review a bit of everything on my blog, but write about adult books only for The Register. I enjoyed reading so many other childrens lit blogs for quite a while before deciding to start my own blog, and also felt like if I began my own blog I would perhaps feel more compelled to read many of the YA and childrens books that are sitting on my TBR stacks that seem to get pushed to the back because of all the library books I have checked out. While I will never be caught up, I have read a greater number of childrens and YA books in the past year and a half.

Happy Hopping!

7 comments:

Kay said...

Hi Tina. Just stopping by on the hop. I always enjoy reading your blog and I'm glad to know more about you from the little intro question for this week. Have a good 4th!

Josette said...

Hi Tina, nice to know how you began blogging! :) Cool, did you cover stories to write on the newspaper blog?

I have many books on my TBR shelf too and hope to tackle them as best as I can.

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Hi! Here from the Hop. I enjoyed reading your answer to the question. Have a great weekend.

bibliophiliac said...

Hi Tina, I stopped by on the blog hop & became a follower. I'm a high school English teacher who reads mostly adult books, so I will look forward to your YA posts. I really need to start reading more YA books!

Emma Michaels said...

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!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

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

amandawk said...

Stopping by from the hop. I'm already a follower. Have a great weekend!

Vicki said...

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?