Hello, person looking at my 'About' page. My name is Lori. My library is located upstairs, hence, my blog is Lori's Book Loft. 

My passion for reading started at a young age with summers spent in the children's reading program, savoring every page. Prior to blogging, I was a library supervisor and freelanced for a publisher so books have always been a part of my life.  While I still love children's books, my reading has grown into an obsession where I read and review many genres. 

To me, a book is a great companion, it is a refuge where I can enter an imaginary world, or escape to a new place and learn new words.  A book permits the opportunity to look at different perspectives, and the rustle of paper, specific scenes, and phrases excite me.  Beyond everything, though a few characters have come close, I remain on my quest to prove I have no DOPPELGANGER!

Here at Lori's Book Loft, I'll post about all things bookish and include anything from pretty picture books to those with gorgeous prose.  I'll review advanced reading copies (ARC's) and other works. Many of my reviews will appear on websites and with libraries who use reviews to expand their collections. I'll interview authors, frequent independent bookstores, and literary presentations. So, think of Lori's Book Loft as a cozy space for the DEVOTED reader.

Feedspot informed me Lori's Book Loft is listed as one of the Top 100 Book Blogs on the web  chosen from thousands of top Book Review blogs in their index using search and social metrics. I'm pleased with this as I expect it means people are drawn to Lori's Book Loft  because they are devoted to reading and looking to purchase books.

At last check, this blog has an audience of over 40 countries. There are links to author spotlight interviews,  guest contributors, tours of some charming bookstores and an update on the progress we're making with Mary Higgins Clark reads.   The Translate, Follow by Email and Search by Author or Title button are all grouped together.  The Blog Audience Favorites do change according to how many hits they are receiving from guests, and I try to include the top 10 audience during each monthly wrap up.

FTC Disclosure: Most books reviewed here at Lori's Book Loft are provided by the author, publisher, agent in exchange for my honest and personal review.  I also still work with Net Galley. If you aren't familiar with Net Galley it is a site where book reviewers and professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley formats. If you are a reviewer on a Publishers Auto-Approved List, as I am, any requests you make for titles will be automatically approved. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find new books to love!

 Happy Holiday's

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