Special Edition

Links to the special editions that have appeared on Lori's Book Loft are listed below.

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.

Over the years, I have reviewed thousands of titles, and have posted hundreds of book reviews received from publishing houses, agents and authors.

Occasionally, I receive emails asking about my review process. Basically, my reviews are a  few paragraphs or more and I give an analysis of what I've read. I tend to look at what I consider to be the highlights and/or point out character traits and occasionally I provide small quotes.

We will soon be preparing for a Holiday get - together with family. These people have known me since I was a child and reading participant. 

Scribbles in the Scroll 

If you've read my blog a while, you know, I purchase vintage books. On a daily basis I pick up a book I have here and look inside and find copious amount of expressions made by the person or persons who owned the book before I purchased it.

Perhaps they had an English teacher that taught at the end of each chapter you must write bullet points summarizing what you’ve read, reminding them to pick up the book after a week and write personal notes on the inside of the book along with a page number so later they can copy their excerpts. 

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

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.

Wrapping Your Favorite Tropes.
Ah yes, another Monday. The excitement of the Christmas Holiday’s is upon us. Now that we both have a few days off work, we must cram in all of our Christmas shopping.
The need to shop for gifts for others outweighs the need to stay home and read. But, oh, how I will miss reading. And, my only thought besides finding the right gift for the people on my list is how will I survive the next few days without a book in hand? Shopping for books, for others, will have to suffice for now.

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

The better my analysis, the more likely people will find the material worth the effort, and we all know it only takes a click to purchase a book.

 Todays 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.

The Hundred Acre Woods

When we were children we always wanted to live in the Hundred Acre Wood which was the 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.

What Makes a Book Worth Reading
A good book is one that makes the reader feel. It takes the reader on a compelling journey. Calling a book “good” is an opinion that can be applied to any book. 

Devoted to Reading “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 an author in her closet.” ― Mary Wortley Montagu 

Reading Styles and Views

The style in literature is the literary element that describes the ways that the author uses words — the author's word choice, sentence structure, figurative language, and sentence arrangement all work together to establish mood, images, and meaning in the text. 

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.      Shakespeare  

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

Acronyms and Book Blog Terms

Author Gene Stratton Porter's Home and nearby Ceylon Covered Bridge

The Mazza Museum is 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 
Nestled in the heart of Van Wert, Ohio, amid antique stores and vintages shops is the first County Library formed in the United States. The architecture is a combination of Gothic and Romanesque. The library has turreted towers and a Ludowici tile roof and I found it to be the perfect place to find your next best read.

Frequently Read Authors

Hey, blog readers! I have seen this post floating around a couple of my book club friends' blogs! So, I thought it I would see what authors I’ve read the most books from! Even though I seldom review their work, I do tend to collect/ read their books.



Description; 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 and chosen with their individual beauty and prominence in the country in mind. Housed in an elegant keepsake box with tabs dividing them by type (sea birds, birds of prey, songbirds) for ease of choice, these postcards are ideal for mailing to friends and family, framed and used as d├ęcor, or attached to presents as unique gift tags.

Colorful Children's Picture Books

Tis the Snowflake Season

Christmas Joy 

This is a fun page about Christmas here at home. 

A Thankful Thought Many years ago, we were on a crowded beach and everyone cheered as the sun went down. We learned this is a nightly celebration done to reinforce the idea of being thankful for each day so I've included photo's of sundowns near our home.

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