Before I launch into this week's special feature, I'd like to thank everyone for the recent "Sign-Up for Scene of the Blog" on Twitter. If you've never hosted anything like this, you may not realize that things don't always run smoothly behind the scenes. Many of the book bloggers I'd contacted by email wanted to wait a month or two before being featured. After firing off a Twitter flare, I was able to fill the calendar for the month of July. Thank you!
This week I'm very pleased to feature one of my favorite book bloggers, Anna of Diary of an Eccentric. She's recently made the move to Wordpress and is still tweaking her blog pages, but the content that I enjoy is all there. Some of you may also know that Anna co-hosts War Through the Generations. If you've never had the pleasure of visiting Anna's excellent blog before, I hope you'll make the effort to do so today. Please don't forget to say hello while you're there!
Let's see where Anna does a lot of her oh-so-creative blogging, shall we? Don't forget that you can click on the photo to view it full size.
This is my own little corner of our humble living room where I do most of my blogging. I love my reclining sofa and Reading Comfort lap blanket! Because I sit at a desk in front of a computer all day, I really wanted a blogging space that is comfortable, and it really is relaxing to lean back with my laptop. The end table is where I put the books I've read that need to be reviewed. (I admit that I cleaned up all the school papers The Girl normally throws there.) On the back of the couch you can see the stuffed cat my father gave me shortly before he passed away. No one's allowed to touch it (just ask Serena's poor husband, who thought he was being funny when he bent it into a funny pose...sorry, Cris!) because it's one of the few things I still have that reminds me of him, and I keep it close to me.
I also blog in bed sometimes, but I'm definitely not showing a picture of the cluttered space where all my books are kept. We're planning on buying new furniture, including some bookshelves, over the summer, so maybe once it's been redone...
But I can show you my desk at work, where I sometimes blog during my lunch break. You can see The Girl is responsible for the decor; she's always drawing or coloring pictures for me to hang up. Off to the right, you can see where I keep the book I'm reading and whatever book I brought to review. And beyond the cubicle wall to the right sits my good friend Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit. We actually do share an office in real life! You may not be able to tell from the picture, but we actually have a huge office with windows behind us that look out onto a pond. If only we didn't have the cubicle and could situate our desks to take advantage of the view!
Perhaps Anna and Serena could put up a small web cam so they could enjoy that view without moving their cubicles? Yeah. I know. It was just a thought! I love the fact that, after much thought and many applicants, Anna chose The Girl as her interior designer. The look is great, isn't it?
I love the color of Anna's couch and that Reading Comfort lap blanket. I must also confess that the couch looks so comfortable that I think I'd catch a lot more Z's sitting on it than I would catch turned pages in books! Thanks so much for this glimpse into your blogging world, Anna. We really appreciate it!
Who will be the next to be featured on Scene of the Blog? Stop by next Wednesday to see for yourself!