Book Blogger Hop #1

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Book Blogger Hop was started (and is hosted) by Crazy for Books.

The Hop now has a twist each week, and since this is my first hop, this week’s twist is especially well suited!
This week’s twist/question: Tell us your NAME and WHY YOU STARTED BLOGGING

Hi, I’m Molly and I started ‘a dazzling distraction’ as a place to record my thoughts about the books I’ve been reading. I often find that after I read a book, I’m not done thinking about it, but since none of my friends read YA books, I didn’t have a place to share my thoughts. Then, in November of last year, I came across my first book blog online (the story siren) and I was hooked! I read blogs for about a month before actually considering one of my own, but now I love it!

I usually read/review YA books, and this month, I’m participating in Body Image and Self Perception month (hosted by Jo at Once Upon a Bookcase).

Thanks for stopping by - Leave me a link to your site, and stop back in for more BI&SP posts all month!


Cara said...

Hi Molly! I'm Cara--stopping by on the hop. I know what you mean about not having anyone to really discuss books with, that's one of the reasons I started blogging too! I'm glad you've found your way to the blogosphere and hope your blog continues to grow. (:

You can visit my blog over here.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Lea (Miss Kelley), visiting from the Hop. I teach 7th grade, and love find other teacher/bloggers. Off to read your reviews.

Manga Maniac said...

Hi! I found you through the Blog Hop. Great site you have here!

If you have time, please drop in and say hi at

Jen the bibliophile said...

Hi Molly, found you through the hop. Nobody I really know reads YA either or if they do, they don't get as excited about it as I do. I love your blog set up and loved your post for If I Stay. I have it sitting in my closet to read and have been debating it. I'm now a follower, and I look forward to your newest reviews. :D

In the Closet With a Bibliophile

jewelknits said...

Found you through the hop. We are a family of reading junkies, and I always end up reading my daughter's YA when she's done with it. It's so much better now than it was when I was an actual YA!!! Anyway, welcome to the wonderful world of book blogging; feel free to stop by my blog, Knitting and Sundries - http:/
Now I'm off to explore the rest of your blog!

Janet Johnson said...

Found you at the hop. Most of my friends don't read YA either. So fun to find so many who love them, too. :)

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!

Emma Michaels

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

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?

Larissa said...

Hopping in from the Book Blogger Hop! =))

I'm a new follower! =)

Happy Reading!

Have a great weekend!


Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

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

Chelle said...

I think it's great you've found a community to share your love of YA with! Have a happy 4th!

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