Monday, December 14, 2009


I started blogging this past summer during my amazing trip to Guatemala and quickly fell in love with it. Unfortunately, life has taken a turn for the more mundane since arriving back in the states. There has been a serious lack in interesting blogging material.

Since blogging about my day to day life is a sure way to have zero readers, I decided to try writing about something I am very passionate about. No, it’s not music (although that will always be my number one love and maybe a future blog) it’s BOOKS!

Reading and I have a long history. I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. Numerous hours of sleep have been lost because I simply had to read just one more chapter, page, word.

Book stores enthrall me. Time falls away when I enter a store lined with books just waiting to be read. I can rarely enter one of these book stores without a new piece of literary magic in tow on my way out. Carrie Bradshaw has shoes. Julie Brichta has books.

This book blog will be my experiment as we ring in 2010. I have yet to decide exactly what I will include in this blog, but that’s part of the fun. Just like my traveling blog, I will see where this blog takes me. Hopefully it’s somewhere good.



  1. Welcome to book blogging, Julie! I hope you have as much fun with it as I have :D

    PS: I LOVE music too :)

  2. Welcome to the Book Blogging community! Blogging about your reading can become addictive. Can't wait to see what 2010 will bring for you! Hope you will come to love book blogging as much as we all do.

  3. Welcome to book blogging! There are lots of like minded book worms around!

  4. Welcome! This is a wonderful community, I'm glad you're joining us!

  5. Welcome! I hope you love it. I know I do. Btw, I'm a different Melanie than the first Melanie who commented. :)

  6. Good luck with your book blog! I'm a new blogger too. Trust me, this is a lot of fun!

  7. Welcome! I started book blogging this fall, and it's been just wonderful! If you're a Twitterer, post a Twitter button so we all can keep up with your work even more!

    Proud to be your 2nd follower!

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

  8. Welcome to book blogging! I hope you love it =)))

    third follower hehe =)))

  9. Welcome to book blogging! You're just in time to join all of the lovely challenges that start with the new year!

    Happy almost new year and welcome again, Julie!

  10. Welcome to the club! It's a great group out there in cyberspace and we're always glad to add others to the mix.

    Please, feel free to discuss music as well as books. You'll find any number of us share a love of music right along with our love of books. There's this thing called Music Mundays you might want to consideer being part of. Chris at Stuff As Dreams Are Made On got it going officially.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you through books!


  11. Julie...I have a feeling that your blog and blogging experience will be just wonderful. Welcome and just do what comes natural...Happy New Year.