Jackie has one of my favorite book blogs. In this case, her blog isn't one of my favorites because we share the same taste in books or we've joined the same reading challenges or that we even live in the same country and have the same outlook on the larger scheme of things.
Why is Jackie's blog one of my favorites? Simply because she makes me think. Farm Lane Books has a clean, uncluttered look that makes the content very easy to find. It's a friendly and thoughtful place, and one that encourages stimulation of the grey matter. I always enjoy my frequent visits there. I like the insights she provides in her reviews, and I wish I had her talent for thought-provoking questions.
Not familiar with Jackie and Farm Lane Books? I sincerely hope that you'll make a point of stopping by and saying hello!
Let's take a look at Jackie's blogging space. Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
I am lucky to have a nice big desk to blog from. The space means that it always ends up with piles of books on it. They quickly get out of control and I have to move them before they fall over!
The best thing about my desk is that my husband installed the screen from our old computer so I have the ability to see two screens at once. I thought it was a waste of time at first, but now I couldn't be without it. I generally have Tweetdeck open on the other screen so that I can see tweets coming in all day, but it is also useful for writing blog posts as I can write the post on one screen and have other sites open on the other for easy reference.
If I turn my chair around I can look out of the big patio windows and see my back garden. I have included a picture of it covered in snow. I'm not a fan of gardening, so it is lucky that the house already had a wonderfully mature garden when we moved in about 4 years ago. I do enjoy eating all the raspberries, apples, plums and other fruit from the garden though. I'm looking forward to the weather warming up a bit so I can spend more time outside.
I really like Jackie's blogging space, from the L-shaped desk to the two monitors to the wallpaper glowing softly on the walls. My husband switched me over to a two-monitor setup. I, too, thought it would be a waste of space and of time. Like Jackie, I have discovered just how useful two monitors are, and I would never willingly switch back to one!
I know that many of you are probably sick of snow, but to me it is a novelty. I love Jackie's view outside her window. There's something Zen-like about a garden in winter, and Jackie's garden is a prime example. Perhaps she'll humor us and post a photo of her view in spring? We can only ask and hope.
Editor's Note: IT WORKED! Here's Jackie's garden now. Ah, England in spring! Isn't it lovely?
Thank you so much for sharing your creative space with us, Jackie. We certainly appreciate it!
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