This week it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a blogger whom I became acquainted with through LibraryThing just as I was starting to think of beginning a blog of my own.
Margaret of BooksPlease has a very understated blog design which lets all that content show to advantage. She is an eclectic reader who makes wonderful use of her library system as well as her local bookshops. I enjoy her thoughtful book reviews, and I also enjoy her photographic posts that show me different locations in England.
If you've never visited BooksPlease, please take the opportunity to do so-- and don't forget to say hello!
Let's see where Margaret does all her blogging, shall we? Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
I'm an untidy worker and admit to neatening up my desk for the photos. Whatever space I have gets filled up with books, so I always have piles of books on both sides as I type. I've tried having a clear desk, but somehow it doesn't feel right without things around me.
The desk is in the 'library' (well there are bookcases along one wall) cum office - my husband has the other half of the desk. I usually spend time on the computer early morning, reading blogs, email and other websites before breakfast. Sometimes I write blog posts then, but more often I write them at night.
The desk is in front of the window looking out on to the back garden and the field beyond. One of my teddy bears sits on the windowsill at the moment and some of the others are on the bookcase behind me. There's also a photo of Lucy (our cat) on the desk, amongst other bits and pieces that seem to migrate here.
I love how the small photo of Lucy the Cat isn't all that far away from Margaret's wireless mouse, and I see the teddy bear on the windowsill, but is there a story behind that little red car that's up there, too?
I love the teddy bears that give Margaret's space such a comfortable, happy feel, and after giving myself a crick in the neck looking at those shelves of books, I'm happy to say that I recognize many of the titles.
Most of all, I'm in love with the view. Is that a stream running through your garden, Margaret? (If you can't see some of the objects I'm talking about, click on the photos. I swear I don't have x-ray vision!)
Thank you so much for this glimpse into your creative space, Margaret. We certainly appreciate it!
Who will be featured next Wednesday on Scene of the Blog? Stop by to find out. See you then!