This week we're going to satisfy our Inner Peeping Toms in British Columbia with Jena of Muse Book Reviews. Jena's blog is another that I've been subscribed to since forever. She's still recuperating from moving to her new house, and I have to admit that I hope she recuperates soon. She hasn't been able to post all that often, and I very much miss her insightful, thoughtful reviews!
Jena may not be able to respond to comments as often as she'd like because she's up to her eyeballs in coordinating celebrations: holiday, birthday, anniversary... you name it, Jena's going to celebrate it, so let's make sure to leave plenty of good wishes and congratulations in our comments, okay?
If you haven't met Jena before or visited her blog, Muse Book Reviews, please stop by soon. You'll be glad you did!
Okay, Jena-- you have all these people (including me) trying to peek in your windows. Please show us where you blog! (Don't forget that you can view the photos full size by clicking on them.)
My husband and I bought our first house and moved from our dinky little apartment to our spacious (by comparison) house in July. Typically, I sit on the end of the couch nearest the light (because for my husband, it's usually the less light the better) and the little table there is piled with library books, or piles of Post-Its and tablets of paper and Moleskines and pens. The couch is the piece of furniture we treated ourselves to when we moved. Yes, the plant in the corner is dead. We left it outside and it got too cold.
My computer's parking space is on top of the box cat condo. It's so convenient--and Wavey (named after the character in The Shipping News) can still play in the boxes. The artwork on the walls, in case you're wondering, is by local artist Skye Morrison (who's gaining fans all over North America). And the books on top of the bookcase are my Bookcrossing books. I intend to release them all in the next month or so.
Next year, I'll be moving my scene of the blog--occasionally, anyway--to our library, which we've only recently begun unpacking. You can see the bookcase in the corner doesn't even have books in it yet. It's waiting for my next trip to Ohio, where I'll grab another few boxes of books. And because I feel it needs some explanation, the duct tape thing is the wrapping in which we sent our new (to us) fiberglass bumper for our VW van from Bloomington, Illinois to Boise, Idaho, via train while we were on our honeymoon. Now it's just a carpet remnant that will become the component of a cat tree.
[Wow! Bloomington is just up the road from where I grew up. Small world, eh?]
And where would a Muse be without an assistant? This is Wavey. Not only does Wavey do a good job of ensuring Jena's laptop stays put, but it looks as though this feline is an expert surfer during the wee hours!
Anyone who's ever had the dubious pleasure of moving will recognize Jena's boxes, and I certainly wish her the best of luck in setting up her library. I know how much fun I had working on mine!
Thanks so much for letting us look at your creative spaces, Jena. (And for being able to "meet" Wavey.) We really appreciate it. Have a blast with all your celebrations!
Whom will we be visiting next Wednesday? All I'm willing to say is that you're going to be saying, "Awwwwwwwww!" Stop by next week to take a peek at another book blogger's creative space!