This week's guest on Scene of the Blog is another book blogger that I seem to have known forever. You know... you just can't remember where you met the person. What I can remember is that I like Cindy, and I like her blog.
Cindy's Love of Books is a bright and cheerful blog that's a good mix of the occasional meme, authors' book tours, and Cindy's in-depth review of the books she's read. That's not all she talks about on her blog, but if you want to know more, you're just going to have to visit. Please don't forget to say hello while you're there!
One more thing before I turn this show over to Cindy: if you'd like to see any of the photos full size, all you have to do is click on them. Take it away, Cindy!
Here is where I do a lot of my reading. It's right in front my back window where I can look out onto my deck. As you can see in the picture there is my very comfy and warm (very soft) blanket. On the side I usually have my Kobo and a book or two of my current reads. Not sure if you can see it or not, but the case in the corner is full of Precious Moments. My husband started me on that collection about 12 years ago and over the years I built up the collection until I stopped about 6 years ago. I love to read here. My other reading spot would be my bed.
This picture shows where I do all my blogging. Thankfully due to the Christmas holiday, I had to clean up my blogging area because I blog in the family room. On top of the desk are photos and a candle. (I love to burn a candle when I blog or read.) On my desk the stack of books is books I have to review for the blog. Also on the desk I have my agenda in which I keep track of books, commitments, etc., along with a notebook for books I have read, another notebook for e-books and the last notebook is for my wish list of books. They are stacked behind my pen/pencil holder. I love my desk because my husband made this when he was in high school. Not sure if you can make out the mug but its from my favorite soap opera Coronation Street. I started watching this when I was pregnant with Michael and was instantly hooked.
Now under the desk is a whole other story. As you can see, there is a ton of paper (Michael uses a lot of paper), a small bin of bookmarks (ones I love, made, or were given to me), in the bins there are tons of pens, highlighters, tape, post-its, cables for the digital cameras and my kobo and other essential blogging needs. Then on the right side you will see my printer and more papers. On the left side which isn't in the picture is Michael's bookcase filled with a ton of picture books both in French and English.
Cindy, you're not the only one who's hooked on Coronation Street-- my husband is, too. I've lost track of the number of times he's said, "I've got half an episode of Corrie to watch, and then I'll be right down!"
It is wonderful that you have a desk that your husband built! It is pretty and certainly looks very sturdy. I also like looking at the photos on the top of your desk. It's very easy to see how important Family is to you.
And your reading spot? It looks so comfortable that I know I'd nap there much more than I would read!
Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your home and your creative spaces. We really appreciate it!
Stop by next Wednesday to see the creative spaces of another member of the book blogging community!