Jeanie's blog design is clean and simple, letting her content shine. She reads an eclectic mix of books, talks about book awards lists, what she's reading on her Droid, and will stop to ask if anyone else has had trouble reading a book she's having a difficult time wading through.
If you haven't had the pleasure of checking out Jeanie and her blog Too Many Books Too Little Time, please take the time to do so now and say hello while you're there. You'll be glad you did!
Before we start ooohing and ahhhing over Jeanie's creative spaces, don't forget that you can click on any of the photos to view them full size. Take it away, Jeanie!
|Jeanie's home office|
When my daughter was married five years ago, the first thing I did was to commandeer her bedroom and turn it into a home office for myself. I absolutely agree with Virginia Woolf – every woman needs a room of her own! I had a lot of fun painting and furnishing this room, the one place in the house where I get to have everything MY way. This is where I do my writing, blogging, social networking, etc. I love the big window above my desk, which gives me lots of natural light AND allows me to watch the world go by.
Although I couldn’t convince them to pose for the picture, when I’m in this room I’m usually accompanied by my border collie, Josie, and golden retriever, Nelson. Since I retired last June, we form a pretty tight pack!
|The little bookcase|
This is my “little” bookcase, which fits perfectly in the tiny alcove in my office. It’s where I keep TBR books, books that I especially love and like to visit, and most of my writing reference books. The baskets on the bottom are where I store the magazines from which – I swear – I will one day cut all the recipes and articles I want to keep.
|Jeanie's reading chair|
This is my favorite place to read – in the armchair that used to belong to my mother. When, like today, it’s cold enough for a fire (not too often, living in Southern California) it’s the best! I should mention that the beautiful flowers you see on the table aren’t an everyday occurrence. These were a Valentine’s Day surprise from my wonderful husband. The pictures on the mantel are my 8-month old grandson (my first and only). The quilt behind the chair was made by my talented sister, Ann.
|The big bookcase|
Until about two months ago, this bookcase was crammed to the top with books. It was time to paint, so we emptied the shelves and made a major donation to the local library. I miss seeing it filled with books, but I know it won’t be long before our trips to our local indie bookstore, Laguna Beach Books, take care of that problem.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little mini-tour of my home. I feel so fortunate to have space dedicated to my favorite pastimes – reading and writing! Many thanks to Cathy for giving me this opportunity to share!
The pleasure is all mine, Jeanie, because I had to wear a bib while I drooled over your photos! I love your home office by the window... the fire screen... the quilt... the fact that you read in your mother's chair... that big coffee table... the big bookcase flanking the stairs.... It's too bad that the Alpha female couldn't get Josie and Nelson to pose for a picture, but give them both a scratch behind the ears anyway.
Thank you so much for taking the time to show us your creative spaces. We really appreciate it!
Don't forget to stop by next Wednesday when I'll be featuring yet another book blogger in our worldwide community. See you then!