Some book bloggers I've known before I even started blogging. Cataloging my books at LibraryThing introduced me to a whole bunch of wonderful folks, and Jill of Fizzy Thoughts was one of them. All I had to do was read her posts in various LibraryThing groups to see how funny and caring and knowledgeable she is.
Jill's blog is excellent in both content and style, and if you've never visited, I certainly hope you take the time to do so. And once you're there at Fizzy Thoughts, don't forget to say hi!
Without further ado, let's see where Jill harnesses all that creativity of hers, shall we? Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
So how boring is this? This is where I spend most of my spare time...reading, blogging, reading blogs, and, as evidenced by the bowl, eating my oatmeal. It's also a pretty comfy place for a nap. I used to have a desk in the office, but I felt cut off from my boyfriend when I was in there. And the desk chair was hideously uncomfortable. So now I blog exclusively from my chair in the living room. And it's definitely MY chair. I share with no one. Well, maybe Billy, on occasion, when he decides to come over and see what I'm reading...but he doesn't take up much space.And it really does look like this most of the time. I'm a minimalist, so I don't keep pads of paper or pens or much of anything around me. (I do stash things in the drawers, though, including books and computer accessories.) The visible pile of books is usually a little higher...right now, it consists of my to-do list, Wuthering Heights, a New York guide book and The Map of True Places. If I've just returned from the bookstore, sometimes I'll pile the recent acquisitions on the arms of my chair so I can bask in the glory of new books. :-D
Behind those plate glass windows is a view of our town, the bay, a big rock, and the Pacific Ocean. However, it's also where the sun sets and the afternoon/evening light gets a little fierce. So that blind behind me always stays closed. If I were to peek out, this is what I would see. It's a typically gloomy spring morning.
Billy (my occasional guest poster) prefers to blog from his couch. I'm still wondering how he manages to get the computer over there.
I tried to get Billy to tell me how he got the laptop over to the couch--even tried a bribe or two-- but he simply gave me one of those angelic looks of his as he slowly polished his glasses. Oh well. Good thing I never tried to be one of those investigative reporters, isn't it?
I used to have the same sort of window that Jill has-- one where the sunlight and glare always seemed to be too fierce, but with the view that Jill has, I know I'd be peeking past those blinds on a regular basis.
Even though we do get to take a look at her oatmeal bowl, I like Jill's minimalism. It's not something that I seem to be able to do in my own home-- I seem to be a bookish version of Pigpen with scraps of paper, pens, and stacks of books following me around-- but it does remind me of something very important to all of us as book bloggers: all we really need is an Internet connection, a computer, and a passion for books. Everything else is gravy.
Thank you so much, Jill, for showing us your creative space. We certainly appreciate this glimpse into your life and your home.
Who will be my next guest on Scene of the Blog? Stop by next Wednesday to find out!