About Me

 about me

Looking for a good book to read but sick of stuffy, too serious reviews from a newspaper or some major publication that feel more like textbook reading with no personality? The Perpetual Page-Turner book blog just might be for you!

Simply put, The Perpetual Page-Turner is a book blog that has no boundaries. I read and review young adult literature of all genres, adult fiction (of most genres) and non-fiction –mostly travelogues and memoirs). This book blog isn’t a serious, literary criticism type of joint. Think of it as sitting down with a friend after reading a good book (with some margaritas and chips & guac) and just talking back and forth about a book. It’s conversational, there might be swooning, there might be CAPS LOCK, lots of !!!!! &  angry keysmashing or I might pour my heart out to you. You will also find fun bookish posts, discussions about all things bookish and a smattering of personal posts and whatever my little heart desires.

Who’s behind The Perpetual Page-Turner?
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THIS GIRL! I’m Jamie. I’m 28 and I’m on this never ending quest for good books, good music,  good conversation, epic adventures, the perfect outfit… and I pretty much can’t sit still. I live in Philadelphia, am married, have a book club and LOVE being an aunt so much.

5 Things You Need To Know About Me

1. Will is my husband. I will refer to him often. He cooks for me (every meal…and cleans up *cough* worst wife ever *cough*). He puts up with my shenanigans like when I belly flop into bed, when I gchat him inappropriate things when we are sitting next to each other or when I get up randomly from the couch and have a spontaneous dance party in front of the tv where he is playing video games. He is NOT a reader (but that’s okay —> here’s why). He feels like soon we are going to have to remove furniture to make room for my books but he takes it in stride and will even go to bookish things with me, play bartender for book club and listen to me freak out about books even though he has no idea what I’m talking about. He’s a good egg mostly. True story: I hated him when I first met him in college, tried to hook him up with my sister and eventually was wooed even though we are complete opposites in many ways! I should write a book about this.

20131231-084438.jpgThis should probably be our Christmas card — “Merry Christmas ya filthy animals”

2. If I could just travel and read for a living I would be THE happiest person in the entire world. I have this insatiable desire to be everywhere I’m not. I try to combat this with books but, in the end, there is no substitute for a real adventure somewhere else in the world…putting your feet down somewhere you’ve never been and just experiencing culture and something new. Say it with me, WANDERLUST.

3. I’m the Queen of Car Dancing & Madame of the Mixtape. Music is life and I enjoy it in all the ways I possibly can — car dancing, lying in the grass with my headphones or standing in a crowd of sweaty people all experiencing the same show.

4. One of the reasons I love books is, because even though reading is a very solitary activity, it makes me feel closer to humanity. I feel like I get new slices of life, connect more to the human spirit, am able to THINK from different perspectives, etc. This is one of the main reasons I started this blog — to connect with other people who are reading and connecting to books. This is why I have many personal discussions here because I interact so much with my reading and connecting with people about books and life makes that experience even richer.

5. I am the ultimate procrastinator and a hopeless insomniac. Also, I suffer from Extreme Snooze Button Pushing.

Some of my favorite books:

 

YA Fiction- Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, The Book Thief, If I Stay, Where She Went, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wither, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

Adult Fiction — Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, On the Road, The Bell Jar, Franny and Zooey, Love in the Time of Cholera, Pride and Prejudice, The Bird Sisters and Never Let Me Go.

8487197666_9143a057fd_zPhoto taken by Margot Wood (Anna and the French Kiss fauxto)

My goal with this blog is to create a place where I can talk to other insanely awesome bookish people about all the books I’ve read, books I’m excited to read, discuss all things bookish & more! I maintain an honest and conversational reviewing style. There aren’t any gimmicks here. I just like books and I like to talk about them and I LOVE hearing what you have to say…even if you don’t agree with me!

So if you’d like to follow the madness here that is The Perpetual Page-Turner, you may want to do one of these things:

Comments

  1. I love your taste in books! I just started doing book reviews on my blog, and one of my first reviews was Anna and the French Kiss! Also, my name is Jaime and I too have an insatiable desire to be everywhere I am not. I think we might secretly be the same person.

  2. Hi Jamie! Do you still get credit if I buy something from amazon? I got a gift card and would love to give you credit if possible. I don’t see it w your new layout! Thanks!

  3. Hello Jamie,

    Awesome name. Truly. I’m not making this up.
    Had to stop by and check out your blog after logging into Twitter and it says ‘Who To Follow’ and there’s my name–sort of–but I’m a girl…and I’m CUTE, too!!

    Congrats on the marriage!!
    I am also married to my best friend of 25 years now (? wow–where did the time go???), and we are also opposites in most things–not all. But, hey, it also works for us. We have 11 kids and starting to get grand-babies too (SO much fun!!).

    Your blog is, may I say, a refreshing change–not just from professional reviews, but even from many book bloggers I’ve seen. I’m going to place my money on it being your personality…and maybe a smidgen on the name (smirk). Keep up the fantastic work and wish you the very best on your enduring romance!

    -Jaime B.

  4. Hi Jamie! First off I need to say that you have a great name ;) Second, I love your blog! I can’t wait to read more! Have a great day!

  5. Hi Jamie! I wanted to drop you a line to tell you that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Happy writing. :]
    You can check it out along with other info here, if you wish: http://wp.me/p30cnC-6h

  6. Just dropping by to let you know I have sent you a friend request on Goodreads. So you know it’s not a random crazy person, just a regular crazy person. :D

  7. Hi! I nominated you for a Liebster Award — it’s a sort of fun award/meme that’s passed around by bloggers. You can check it out here: http://buriedbeneathallthelies.com/2013/05/16/liebster-award-questions-answers-bookish-links/

  8. I was wondering if you still have the option to follow you via email? I have clicked on the envelope and it just gives me a blank page. I follow on bloglovin but would enjoy getting an email when you have a new post. Thank you

  9. Hey Jamie! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I don’t know if you accept awards or not, but here’s my link to my post to see your nomination and others': http://booksteame.com/2013/10/11/award-catch-up/
    Hope you have a lovely day :)

  10. Hey,
    I just came across your blog and I’m glad I did! Looks like we have a few books in common – I love The Book Thief and Pride and Prejudice – and I am definitely a fan of car dancing! I just need to try and remember that other drivers can actually see me when I do! :-)

    • Hahah I used to care about people watching but I figure that MAYBE I’ve made them laugh or something because a crazy car dancer and plus WHEN WILL I EVER SEE ANY OF THOSE PEOPLE?? Haha unless of course they pull into the same parking lot as me :P

  11. Jamie!
    Just wanted to let you know how much I love perpetualpageturner! Whenever I need to find a new book I come to you first. It seems like every book that you end up liking/recommending I end up liking too! I love and look forward to your reviews and posts.
    Thanks for being awesome! :]

  12. Hi Jamie!
    I was looking through your blog and saw that, at least at the beginning of the year, you hadn’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet. I just wanted to say it’s an amazing, beautiful book. The sequel is gorgeous too. If you’re still trying to get into fantasy, I would say you should start here. I definitely recommend you move it up your “to read” list! Thanks for all your great posts!

  13. You look gorgeous! I especially love your photo on the sidebar. After reading that first fact about you, all I could do was say “aww!” in my head. Congratulations (well, I’m a year late)!

  14. Hi Jamie, I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Liebster Award!

    http://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/liebster-award/#more-447

    R x

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