That’s How I Blog! Highlights: Julie, Booking Mama

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Julie from Booking Mama was a guest on Blog Talk Radio Show, That’s How I Blog! Thanks so much to Julie! And thanks to all of the people who listen in the chat room, write, and call in with questions that make the show such a great success. If you missed the show you can go here to  listen to Julie and I Talk on That’s How I Blog! Here’s a little guide to what went down!

  • Introduction & Christmas Holiday, blogging break for the holidays, reading over the holidays.
  • What did you get for Christmas? Asks Candace from Beth Fish Reads (4:10)
  • Hubby doesn’t buy her books (4:50)
  • How many books do you have? Asks Cindy from Cindy’s Love of Books (5:40)
  • How did you come up with the name for Booking Mama? (8:30)
  • How did you start finding things to post about? (10:00)
  • How many books do you read a week? (12:00)
  • Time drains- Twitter & Google Reader (14:40)
  • How did you start reviewing books from publishers? (15:05)
  • How does Julie’s little boy help her at home? (15:50)
  • How do you determine what to read and when? (17:40)
  • Any genre of book that you love and very turn down the opportunity to read? (19:00)
  • BEA- How did you find out about it and decide to attend in 2009? (20:10)
  • What’s Julie Reading? (23:30)
  • What’s Julie favorite meal to cook? (27:00)
  • Julie talks cookbooks. (29:00)
  • What book is a must-read  that you recommend to everyone? (35:40)
  • Nicole and Julie talk book monogamy and promiscuity (37:30)
  • Has blogging changed what you read? (41:17)
  • Julie talks book clubs, author chats with her book club, and whether the books that she chooses for book club have changed. (42:50)
  • Booking Pap Pap, Booking Daughter, Booking Son, Booking Aunt – It’s a Franchise! (47:30)
  • Does the book club enjoy the author chats and what is the good and the bad of doing that? Heather from Age 30+… A Lifetime of Books (50:00)
  • Julie’s Book Club Exchange Feature (56:50)
  • Favorite aspect of blogging (57:55)
  • Booking Mama in 2010 (59:45)
  • Announcements (64:20)
  • THIB! Challenge (69:00)
  • Julie asks Nicole what her best books were of 2009 and the decade (71:00)
  • The Twenty Minute Book Club Discussion on 31 Hours, by Masha Hamilton

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

  • The Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking, Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois
  • Angel Time, by Ann Rice
  • Jane Bites Back, by Michael Thomas Ford
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barberry
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, Nell Harper
  • Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
  • North River, Pete Hammill
  • Man Gone Down, Michael Thomas
  • Nefertiti, by Michelle Moran
  • Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
  • The Heretic’s Daughter, Kathleen Kent
  • Dragon House, John Shors
  • This One Is Mine, Maria Semple
  • The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James
  • City of Refuge, Tom Piazza
  • 9 Lives, Dan Baum
  • Columbine, Dave Cullen
  • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne Of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor
  • Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
  • Sounder, William H. Armstrong
  • Kindred, Octavia Butler
  • 31 Hours, by Masha Hamilton

Food Mentioned in this Podcast

  • Chicken Pomodoro
  • “Peasant Risotto” – Tomato Based Risotto with Sirloin

Book Discussion – 31 Hours, by Masha Hamilton


  • Nicole – Linus’s Blanket
  • Julie – Booking Mama
  • Jen – Devourer of Books

1DA652C2516038AE4D02F55645591F39 Blogger Unplugged! December 23,   2009   Jan 2, 2010

Theoretically something like this should go up right after the show and in the same order as the guests, but in the real world …well, not so much since my intern called in sick.  I eventually plan to get all of these up and have an easily navigable guide to all of the shows.  They are not going up in particular order, but I am just getting to them as I have some free time.  This time around it happened to be Julie.

Please shoot me an e-mail if you would like to be a guest on That’s How I Blog!

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  1. Sounds like you guys had lot of fun!
    I see some great books mentioned here! And that food sounds yummy too! Off to listen to the show!

    1. I did one for Trish from Hey Lady Whatcha’ Readin’? but never got to do any others. I will be adding them for each of the guests as I have time.

    1. We probably wouldn’t have had as many but then you asked me about my best books of the year and the decade. That is where the real trouble started!

  2. I love that you have listed the books that were mentioned in the podcast! I’ve gone back and listened to two of the podcasts since I never seem to be able to do it “live”. Someday I plan to listen to them all. They are always so fun to listen to and I get lots of ideas for what to read!
    .-= Kathleen´s last blog ..I Kill Giants by Joe Kelley =-.