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Bibliophiliac is the space where one passionate, voracious reader reflects on books and the reading life. You will find reviews, analysis, links, and reflections on poetry and prose both in and out of the mainstream.
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Book Blogger Hop July 2-5

Welcome to Bibliophiliac.  My name is Lisa, and I am a passionate, voracious reader.  I didn't know anything about blogging a year ago when I first took a class at my school district's Summer Institute about using technology in the classroom.  One of the topics in the class was creating a blog, and I logged into blogger.com and created a blog that day.  I  still didn't know much about the blogging community, but during that summer I think I created one post (about rereading Middlemarch).  It wasn't until Christmas break the following school year that I finally started posting on a regular basis; then I somehow tripped over the Crazy-for-Books Book Blogger Hop and actually got some followers.  Until then I was just writing a "secret blog" and really had just one reader (bless you, Tom).

I have a profound case of bibliophilia, and perhaps a rather severe case of hypergraphia as well.  Writing a book blog has had a palliative effect on these harmless predilections.  Book bloggers are the kindest people in the world, and I feel so fortunate to have stumbled into this world:  it is like a gigantic virtual library, filled with passionate readers who love to talk about books. 

If you are visiting from the blog hop, please leave a comment; I return all visits.  I look forward to discovering more wonderful blogs this weekend!

34 comments:

Jane Doe said...

Um..hello. I like your typewriter. Also, Middlemarch is one of my favoritefavoritefavorite books of all time.

That is all.

Beverly said...

Just hopping by from the blog hop! Hop on over to my blog, The Wormhole. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! Haha, I know a few bibliophiliacs myself. Have a good hop! :D

BookQuoter said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by. I know, haha I felt like I made a great reveal.

lost.in.stories said...

Hey Lisa, thanks for stopping by my blog. After reading your review of the passage I really want to read it now. There was this article about it in one of our main newspapers the other day apparently he got paid some ridiculously huge amount for the trilogy and the film rights have already been sold.

pussreboots said...

Love your typewriter header. I'm hopping by. Happy almost Friday. Pussreboots.

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Hi! Thanks for hopping by and I'm now following you as well. :-) Happy reading!

Lisa R said...

Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
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 http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-contest-100-followers-birthday.html Hope you will stop by.

agirlreads said...

Oh what you said about book bloggers is so sweet and so true. Book bloggers are great people. I'm definitely going to stick around and check the rest of your blog.

Josette said...

That's such a cool-looking typewriter! I miss them.

Thanks for visiting my blog. It's great getting to know how you began blogging. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Josette
Books Love Me!

....Petty Witter said...

Stopping by to return your visit and thank you for both visiting Pen and Paper and becoming a follower.

A great blog, I've really enjoyed visiting and will be certain to visit again. Nice to meet you.

CarlyB said...

Hi! I found your blog through the Hop and I'm really glad I did because it's great :). I'm your latest follower so I'm sure I'll be back soon!
Have a lovely weekend,
Carly x.

http://carlybennett.blogspot.com

Kerry said...

Been following for a while now, and I really enjoy your posts. Thanks for keeping us entertained!

Grad said...

I've been wanting to read Middlemarch and The Passage. I see you've read one and have the other on your summer read list. And I agree with you about book bloggers. They are a wonderful, supportive bunch. I'm very interested to hear how you like Wolf Hall. It's written in a strange tense that took me awhile to get used to - but I did. Have a great holiday weekend.

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by - I wasn't reading your blog before but I will be now! I love the blog hop for finding more book blogs to read!

Stephanie :) (Books Are A Girl's Best Friend) said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog through the hop!
I'm a follower of your blog too now :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Stephanie (www.bestfriends-books.blogspot.com)

teadevotee said...

Hi Lisa,
Your story of how you got started is the best I've read so far! I too started out with a secret reader before I was brave enough to blog for real!
Have a great weekend,
Lyndsey
www.teadevotee.com

Aisle B said...

Hi it's Friday and time to celebrate!

Have a great 4th of July with all the fireworks to light up the night sky.

Enjoy hopping here since it let's me catch up on the latest reads.

Keep positive and keep writing.

luv46kdz said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog I'm now a follower as well. I just love books, can't get enough always have and I'm sure I always will.

Paula
Tomes Devotee

Sabrina said...

Thank you for visiting and now following my blog. I really appreciate it.

Chelle said...

Hey there, thanks for hopping by today! I loved your review of The Passage! And thanks for comparing it to another book, The Road. I always find that helpful though I have trouble doing so myself. I guess I feel my reads are few and I can't think of a good comparision. Anywho, Happy Fourth of July!

cometellmewhatyouread said...

Thanks for stopping by my site, Lisa.
I actually am subscribing from your blog.

Have a great reading weekend!

Vicki said...

Caught you through the Hop! I'm now following and I've added you to my Book Blogs List.

Hope you can hop over my way too ;)

Care to venture into The Wolf's Den?

Page said...

I didn't come from the blog hop, but enjoy your blog. Page

http://asthepageturns-page.blogspot.com

Mayowa said...

Hey there.

Found you through the hop. I write and read a lot of literary fiction myself and I look forward to reading your posts.

Pens With Cojones

amandawk said...

Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

Nora said...

Hi :)
I'm here returning your hop :D
I'm also returning your follow as I really like the look of this place :)
Have a great weekend!

Kristin said...

Hi...thanks for stopping by my blog via the hop...I'm now hopping over to yours. I also started getting more followers from the blog hop - what a great idea this has turned out to be!

I'm a new follower...Have a great weekend!

Margo said...

Thanks for coming by my blog--I'm going to follow yours as well! I also have a book with me at all times, it seems, even when I'm eating with my husband! Good things he reads also (and sometimes he reads the same things but not my children/teen books...)

Lydia said...

Ugh! You mentioned.. Middlemarch. That book still gives me nightmares!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

mnoeth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Terrific blog here. I just added it to my Google Reader.

(I commented on another post too, but it's not showing as if it came through.)

I look forward to reading your posts.
:) Melissa

mnoeth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great to meet you! Love your blog. I added it to my Google Reader.

(I left two comments on your blog yesterday, but neither saved. Hope this one does.)


:) Melissa

Janet Johnson said...

The book blogging community is amazing! I lurked a few months before jumping in. But it's a great place, and I'm glad I did.

bibliophiliac said...

4th of July weekend was a great one for visits, blog hopping, and comments! Meanwhile, I spent the weekend with my daughter (haven't seen her in a year!). She is finally returning to home territory (and starting grad school-yay!). Thanks to everyone for your hops, visits, and comments....