Special Edition

Links to the special editions that have appeared on this blog.

Book Blog Terms  ABC's

Definitions for terms I frequently use.

The Book Blog Benefit 
I love books and want to make every attempt possible to enjoy what I’m reading. 

What Makes a Book Worth Reading 
My very favorite reads have more to do with the style of writing and how they fit into my life at that time.

Reading Styles and Views
I always thought I was an emotional reader. But lately, I've decided that maybe I am a verbal reader that is emotional when things become visual - or something like that. 

Connecting Through a Read 
Reading helps us recognize we have more in common than we might realize.

Devoted to Reading
Feedspot chose this blog as one of the Top 100 Book Review Blogs. I'm pleased with this as I expect it means people are checking out Lori's Book Loft and drawn to purchase books because they are devoted to reading.

Nose in a Book   

I give an analysis of what I've read and tend to look at what I consider to be the highlights and/or point out character traits. Occasionally, I provide quotes.

The Book Review Query 
If you are trying to obtain a review for your book here is the typical anatomy of the queries I see.

Scribbles in the Scroll 

I purchase vintage books. On a daily basis I pick up a book I have here and look inside and find copious amounts of expressions made by the person or persons who owned the book before I purchased it.

Writing Prompts and Ideas   

A list of prompts and some enlightening ideas from an award-winning, USA Today best-selling author.

The Promise of Prose
Promising is the very air of the time; it opens the eyes of expectation; performance is ever the duller for his act; and, but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the deed of saying is quite out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable; performance is a kind of will, or testament, which argues a great sickness in his judgment that makes it.  

My Love of Old Books
I have a growing collection of older books. And, I love THEM!

Beautiful Bookmarks

The Mazza Museum 
My visit to the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. The Museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of picture books.

The Brumback Library  
The First County Library formed in the United States.

The Free Library
The Little Free Library is stocked with donations. These came about in 2009, when Wisconsin's, Todd Bol installed one on his front lawn. Many of the municipal and state parks we have visited have also implemented the 'take a book, donate a book box'. 

Gene Stratton Porter's  Home and Ceylon Covered Bridge  
Time spent at the site of the authors Limberlost home nestled in Geneva Indiana. Literary Examination

Three Movies Adapted from Books 

When I read, I often wonder if I will ever see an adaptation of the book progress to screen. Recently, I've watched three, and in each, I appreciated the dialog as well as the visual effects.

The Song of Hiawatha
For those that wrote and asked what book I was gifted for Christmas this year, it was the 1855 copy of The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

John Keats
It is said that what people like best about Keats's work is that his poems stimulate the imagination of his readers.

Seamus Heaney
Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past." 

Light the Dark
A stunning guide to finding creative inspiration and how it can illuminate your life, your work, and your art—from Stephen King, Junot Díaz, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, Roxane Gay, Neil Gaiman, and many more acclaimed writers.

Books I read back when I was younger.

Why Journalism Still Matters
In dissecting the term professional journalist’s one would expect that being fair-minded idealists they would have to look highly at the very nature of their business where discussions and criticism is one of its primary functions, and that leads many of us to see how skepticism can make things seem blurry. 

Today's Green Collection
Those of us that hold onto books and or magazines have our reasons and they usually have to do with something we feel we'll be wanting to read or view again. Today, I'm looking over what I'll call a green collection.

Colorful Children's Picture Books 

15 wonderful Christmas stories  I'd seen on shelves.

The Hundred Acre Woods
When we were children we always wanted to live in the Hundred Acre Wood which was where Winnie-the-Pooh and friends lived. So, as a belated anniversary gift, my husband surprised me with a trip to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory as their winter exhibit depicts A.A. Milne and his illustrator, Ernest H. Shepard, Hundred Acre Wood.

Mr. Wiggle Boo and the Bookshop
My husband married a bookshop kind of girl.

Wrapping Your Favorite Tropes 

The excitement of the Holiday is upon us. 

Tis the Snowflake Season 

The weatherman did close by telling us to slow down, allow extra time and then he informed us it is a warm 24 degrees.

Autumn Leaves
The month of November began with a chill in the air and crisp autumn leaves softly floating to lay at our feet.

Fall Images and Book Reviews
I love the sights and smells of fall and often associate it with my youth

Christmas Joy  

This is a fun page about Christmas here at home.

A Beautiful Day 

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci


Birdwatchers everywhere will love this beautiful box of 50 postcards featuring original bird paintings by renowned ornithologist David Sibley. This brand new vertical format offers 50 postcards of birds lovingly rendered in watercolors by David Sibley

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused  with the author in her closet."

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