Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Featured Blogger: Lori from Palmer's Page Turners

Today please welcome Lori, who blogs at Palmer's Page Turners.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

My awesome husband actually came up with the name Palmer's Page Turners! Obviously it's based off of my last name, but my goal is to write about books that I really love and that are "page turners." The nerd in me also loves alliterations, so the double "P" sound was a plus. :)

How long have you been blogging?

I wrote a blog off and on throughout college, but didn't officially start writing a book blog until March 31, 2014. As an avid reader, my friends were always asking me to recommend books, and several thought I should write reviews. I love to write, so I decided to start blogging!

What genres do you write about most, and why?

I write most about contemporary fiction and young adult fiction. Young adult is my favorite genre. The young adult age group is going through so many changes and learning so much about themselves and their identity, and I feel that YA books can help them process those changes and realize they're not alone in their struggles. It's also a great time to get them hooked on reading!

What's one book you think everyone should read?

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. An absolutely beautiful historical fiction novel. It's heartwarming, emotional, and so well written.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

I don't write in my books. I rarely even wrote in my textbooks in college. If I like a quote or passage, I'll take a picture with my phone or copy it down into a notebook instead. 

What's your favorite place to read or blog?

This question could go two ways. Generally, my favorite place to read in my everyday life is on my couch, snuggled up with my puppy, kitties, and a cup of coffee. Ideally though, my favorite place to read is all that I just mentioned PLUS a view of the ocean. :)

Book shelfie time! Take a "shelfie" of your bookshelves and share it with us.

Check out my shelfie here!

To DNF or not to DNF?

I believe that leaving a book DNF is perfectly okay as long as you give it a fair shot. If I'm not into a book by 20-25% of the way through it, I'll move on to something else. Life is too short--read what makes you happy! 

What's one book that intimidates you?

The Game of Thrones series! All of them are huge!

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

Hogwarts, of course!

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

I pretty much ALWAYS feel like reading, but my other passion is dancing! I took dance classes throughout my younger years and throughout college, and absolutely loved it. Now as an adult, I take a dance class once a week. This year I'm taking tap! I also love to write, and cook, when I have the time!

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at http://www.bookbrowse.com/quiz/)

I took the quiz and got:

The Eclectic Reader

You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.

I definitely think this is true! I love to learn and discover new authors!


Thank you for joining us today, Lori! 
Remember to check out Lori's blog, Palmer's Page Turners
and leave a comment or question.


  1. I'm big on DNF too if you give it a fair shot, or even putting them on hold for another time. I'm a bit of a mood reader sometimes. Off to visit your blog! Thanks for sharing today!

  2. I love this interview! Lori's blog is one of my favorites and I enjoy her reviews and book recommendations!

    I couldn't agree more about the DNF thing.

  3. I decided I would have to skip reading the books before watching the TV show Game of Thrones so that I could watch the show. Good to discover your blog through this interview!

  4. Yay for Hogwarts!!!

    I wish I had a view of the ocean. Maybe if I play it right, I can at least have a view accompany a good book or two this summer!

  5. Amen to the DNF-with-a-fair-shot! Completely agree, although I feel I'm getting even tougher with age :P


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