Sometime this summer I found myself at Judith's blog reading one of her reviews, and I really liked what I saw.
Judith lives in the Netherlands and has only been blogging since April 2010. Her favorite genres are contemporary fiction, dystopia, historical fiction, chick lit, and mysteries/thrillers. I really enjoy her reviews, but I have to admit that my favorite feature on Leeswammes' Blog is Judith's Book Bloggers Abroad where once a week a book blogger writes about their country and their blogging life.
If you haven't had a chance to visit Judith at Leeswammes' Blog, please don't forget to stop by and say hello. Chances are you will turn out to be just like me-- a subscriber!
Now it's time for her to show us her blogging spaces. Don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it full size.
This is the sofa where I write most of my blog posts, read other people's blogs, etc. I only ever use my laptop for blogging and usually sit here on the sofa. It means I can watch TV while I blog (only in the evening, though!) and I find it comfortable. You can see my laptop on the table next to one of my favorite mugs from Emma Bridgewater (an English pottery factory). I sit in the corner and my current book is always there too. The notebook on the glass table is really only for to-do lists, so it will tell me to continue with more urgent business from time to time.
Sometimes when I feel in a "serious" mood, I'll sit at the dining table (at the opposite side of the room from the sofa) and work there. It seems a little less relaxed than the sofa, so I tend to get on with things more when I'm there.
This is one of two bookcases that is overflowing with books. There are books behind the books as well! I'm waiting for some "nice" bookcases that we bought last month. They should arrive at the end of this month. The new bookcases will get pride of place downstairs, in the living room. The old ones are upstairs in the attic. They are not nice enough to look at so they're hidden away!
As a consequence, I have no evidence that I'm a reader in the living room (which is the room where guests go when they visit). Except for that book on the sofa!
I'm also using a bookcase in my son's room, which contains my TBR (to-be-read) pile. My TBR is everything that you see in that square. It's 24 books at the last count, which some people find ridiculously little. I'm at a constant battle to keep the TBR down, though. I try not to borrow or buy any books until I no longer need to put books behind books hiding behind books (yes, it's 3 levels deep!).
Thanks, Cathy, for letting me show off my blogging space and my books!
How well I know the constant Battle of TBR! My own TBR books number well over 300. Since I am purging books from our house, I don't really put any limits on the size of my own TBR-- just that there is absolutely no double-stacking on the shelves or book piles on the tops of flat surfaces or on the floor.
Judith, your home looks so modern, sleek and uncluttered-- yet very welcoming and comfortable. The table and dining room chairs are lovely! Of course, since you mentioned new bookcases, you have to know that we're all interested in seeing them when they're in place and the shelves are filled. Do you have any plans to show them off to everyone?
Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your home and your blogging world. I will be participating in Book Bloggers Abroad; I'm just having a terrible time choosing the photographs!
Who will be sharing her blogging space with us next Wednesday? Don't forget to stop by and find out!