What I found was Dollycas's Thoughts, the book blog of a joyful woman who loves to share her passion for reading. Giveaways, reading challenges, book reviews, music, author interviews... there is a lot of content on this blog. Since Lori does a much better job of talking about herself and her blog, I'm going to keep quiet and let her take over-- in a second. Before I sit on my hands, I just want to say two things: (1) I hope you take this opportunity to check out Lori's blog and say hello, and (2) Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it in a larger size. (Always a plus when you're trying to read book spines!) Now let's get to know Lori!
|Lori's favorite place to read...and two reading buddies|
My absolute favorite place to read is my yard swing on a nice Wisconsin day. Usually the dogs Oreo and Nera Belle are either at my feet or by my side.
My work space is slowly overtaking the kitchen, walk-in closet and top of my dresser. There are special bookcases for Keeper Books, another for PBS books, my TBR pile can be found on my dresser, my review books have a special stack there too. My giveaway books are on my desk and around my desk. My swag goodies are in a special drawer.
|Lori's work area|
My hope is redo one of our bedrooms that has become a catch all for everything into the perfect blog office, with a place for everything and everything in its place.
When I started blogging as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2009 I never dreamed what a FABULOUS time I would have. I started out with my first meme, J. Kaye's It's Monday! What Are You Reading?, which is now hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I have met some wonderful bloggers, authors and publicists. It is such a treat to have something like Facebook available where you can go and converse with your favorite authors and let them know in seconds that you enjoyed their book. Many have done Guest Posts on my blog and since my favorite genre is Cozy Mysteries I have set aside every Wednesday as Cozy Wednesday and as their release dates get close there are often Special Editions of Cozy Wednesdays on many other days of the week. The theme of my blog is "Escape With A Good Book" and I think of myself as your travel agent giving you my recommendations of books that are great escapes.
I like Cheryl's Shining Star, which is hosted by Cheryl of CMash Loves To Read on Sundays and introduces us to new bloggers every week.
I also enjoy meeting non-book bloggers through the Feel Good Friday, and Monday's Music Moves Me memes. Feel Good Friday is hosted by Ericka, The Girl Next Door Grows UP who is on hiatus now to revamp her blog, but participants are trying to keep it going until she gets back. It is a wonderful way to wrap up the week. Monday's Music is hosted by several blogs but the main one is Xmas Dolly. It never hurts to start out the week with a little music.
I am an admitted READING CHALLENGE ADDICT and proud of it. I have a blogging assistant named Sherlock and I LOVE to share my books so it seems I am always running several giveaways.
Sherlock, the blogging assistant
In my spare time I am working on a family cookbook, trying to scan in family pictures to make disks for all family members, spending time with my family-- especially my grandson Kaden-- and watching too much television like both Criminal Minds, all the CSI's and Law & Order's and shocker, my guilty pleasures are Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
My blog has saved my life, I am partially paralyzed due to a car accident in 2001. My left side works for the most part, the right side is mostly uncooperative. I truly thought my life was over but I can fold a book with one hand and read like crazy, but never fast enough for me. I can type with one hand to share my reviews, recommendations, & random thoughts. I found some blogs though Paperback Swap and thought I would give it a try and am so glad I did.
And so are we, Lori-- so are we! Your love of people and of books is infectious, and your blog is so much fun to read. Thank you for sharing your creative spaces with us!
Don't forget to stop by next Wednesday when I'll be featuring another book blogger from our worldwide community!