I can't quite remember just where I ran across Jenn and her blog, Jenn's Bookshelves. Whenever and wherever it was, it was quite some time ago, and I not only follow her blog, but I follow her on Twitter as well. More than once I've learned about something in the book blogging world because of Jenn's tweets.
I appreciate Jenn's blog design. There's plenty of white space so the content and graphics stand out, and there just isn't any clutter to distract. I may be dating my eyeballs, but there's something else I appreciate about Jenn's blog: the font size is a bit larger, so I don't have to squint and try to focus if my eyes are tired. Something oh-so-simple, but it can make quite a difference! If you haven't ever visited Jenn's Bookshelves, I hope you'll stop by today. Don't forget to say hello!
Now's the time for Jenn to show us her blogging spaces. Don't forget to click on each photo if you'd like to see it full size.
A good part of the “administrative” work of my blog takes place in my office at my desk. It is here where I log in books I have for review, or add books I’ve purchased to LibraryThing or Good Reads. To the left of my desk are the books that came in last week; I need to log those into my database and then add them to my review calendar. I LOVE this desk. It’s a big, old, heavy, bulky desk, but I love it nonetheless! The walls are covered with artwork my boys have created.
Directly behind my desk are my lovely new bookshelves! I’ve had them a few weeks now, I’m still having a ball filling them up with books!
Most of my blogging, however, happens from my reading chair. I can just prop my feet up on my ottoman (which also serves as storage for books I have coming up for review) and relax. Directly behind my chair you’ll see my infamous horror bookshelf; I must have at least 200 books on this shelf. It’s clearly my most disorganized shelf; one of my upcoming projects is to replace that bookshelf with one similar to the bookshelf in my office.
Only a fellow bookaholic can understand the thrill of filling new bookshelves. Enjoy yourself, Jenn!
I love big, old, clunky desks, too. I remember with fondness an old partners desk that was used in the village hall of my tiny hometown in central Illinois. It was big, it probably dated from the Victorian age, and it was definitely clunky, but I'd love to have that thing right now. They probably took it to the dump when they moved the library to another building, more's the pity.
I don't know about any of the rest of you, but I'd love to get behind Jenn's chair and look through all those books on the shelves... as well as the ones on her new shelves. Thank you so much for this glimpse into your creative spaces, Jenn. We really appreciate it!
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