I was very happy when Amy of Amy Reads agreed to share her blogging space with us here. I enjoy following her tweets on Twitter, and I also enjoy reading her blog.
Once you've read her post, you'll see why she's one of the most mobile bloggers that have been featured on Scene of the Blog.
If you've never visited Amy Reads, I certainly hope you take this opportunity to do so. Please say hi to Amy while you're there!
Now... before I turn you loose on the scene of Amy's blog, don't forget: you can click on each photo to view it full size. Ready for your close-up, Amy?
I'm going to be honest - I do an embarrassing amount of my reading and blogging in bed :) Usually with one or two cats (today only Wembley decided to join me). I often have my laptop on the nightstand to my right, when it's not on my lap while I go through blogs. You can just see a stack of books peeking out on it at the moment - those are the books that I have yet to review. The books on my left on the bed are new mail that need to be added to LibraryThing. I just love my bed for curling up with cats and books!
Yes, I know. Don't tell work, but I don't actually have a real desk in my house. I often work from the kitchen table, but this is my favorite place to work from. I'm either sitting on the couch with a cat on my lap, or sitting on the floor under the small table (as shown in the picture - oh, and that is Wembley snuggling with me! Bonus points if you know where the name is from). I sometimes set up here as I do find it easier for writing reviews. The pile of books is, of course, the pile that needs to be reviewed. As soon as the roommate comes home and turns on the TV, though, it's back to hide in the kitchen or in bed for me - I find the noise of the TV distracting for reading and for reviewing! (I know, I know, anti-social much, right??)
If you don't follow me at Amy Reads, you may not realize this, but I travel at least 50% of the time for work. When I'm in hotels, it is kind of a weird change having an actual desk to work from. I have my stack of books to be reviewed on the left, and my Kindle to my right, as well as pen and paper (always a requirement when reading).
And of course I read and blog in bed while in hotels too! It isn't as comfortable though, and no cats to cuddle with while reading. A large part of my reading is done here though. I had meant to take a picture of the airport waiting lounge, or on an airplane, but I completely forgot :( You can imagine that picture though, and just know that I do a lot of reading there as well when away from home!
I've shown off my young adult, fiction, and tbr shelves on my blog in the past, so here is what I haven't shown! These two shelves hold my non-fiction books. They are organized by subject, kind of :) Along the top of the shelf are my review books, arranged by date (for arc copies) and then the rest by fiction and non-fiction! As you can see, I still have quite a few to read from Book Expo America. Phew.
I think Amy's just proven that one can blog anywhere: from the comfort of one's home and purring companions to the relative sterility of hotel rooms.
At one point, I was doing a lot of traveling and training for the company for which I worked. I loved traveling and seeing parts of the USA I'd never seen before, but those hotel rooms can be pretty grim. I learned a few tricks to turn those places into something more resembling home-- especially if I were going to be there 2-4 weeks. Too bad this was long before the blogging era. I can almost salivate thinking of the posts and photos I could've done!
I also wouldn't say that Amy is too anti-social when she takes her laptop and books to quiet places when her roommate turns on the television. My husband reads quite a bit, either audio books or books on his Nook, but he likes watching television in the evening. It took me quite a while to get used to this because, left to my own devices, the television was seldom on. I'm not going to desert him, so I've taken to doing a lot of needlepoint while we're watching television. (I think I do it to prevent myself from taking extended naps!)
Thanks so much for letting us take this glimpse into your creative spaces, Amy-- we certainly appreciate it!
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