Sakura is a half Japanese, half Sri Lankan Londoner whose thoughtful and eclectic book blog, Chasing Bawa, is a delight to read. Like so many of us, she loves to go on book buying binges, and (like so many of us) remembering just what she's read can be such a problem that she decided to start blogging about what she's read as a sort of online memory device. (We need all the help we can get, don't we?)
To all the foodies who read Kittling: Books, I want you to know that Sakura also writes a bi-weekly column called "Slightly Peckish" for Umamimart. Her latest post was "Paris in the Footsteps of Hemingway", and I know that some of my readers will definitely want to take a look at that.
Please stop by Chasing Bawa to take a look around at all the great content and to say hello to Sakura while you're there. Now that we're ready to see her creative spaces, don't forget that you can click on each photo to view it in a larger size in a new window.
|The chilling out, reading, and blogging chair|
This is my chilling out, reading and blogging chair. It's very comfy and as soon as I'm back from work, I plonk my bottom there, switch on the telly and computer and open a book. These days I'm trying to watch less tv and concentrate more on reading as I'm beginning to realise this multitasking business isn't really working for me. Usually the pile of books on the table is much bigger; things I'm planning to read, things I need to review and new books I just want to look at. You all know how it is.
|Commute time is reading time!|
I also read a lot on my commute or whenever I'm traveling on public transport. It makes the experience a little more soothing and I actually look forward to it. Plus you get to spy on what other people are reading. If I don't have something to read with me, I panic a little. I was going to take a picture of reading on the tube (subway) but it's always rush hour and there's never any room to manoeuvre. Really, you don't want to mess with people on their commute!
|Blogging in bed|
I also read and blog in bed. Who doesn't?
|Sakura's sister has a comfy sofa|
And my other favourite place to read is my sister's sofa. It's huge and purple and velvety with big, soft cushions. Whenever I need a little break from playing with my two little nephews (it's hard work keeping the top spot as the favourite aunt), I go there to read and before you know it, I'm dozing off. It's probably the most conducive place for reading and snoozing.
Reading's always been something I do to relax so I guess my favourite reading spots are places where I can relax too. And the same goes for blogging.
Hope you enjoyed the little peek into my blogging life!
I certainly enjoyed it, and I'm sure everyone else did as well-- although I do have to admit that I'm one of the few who has some sort of portable blogging device who doesn't use it in bed. It is one of my prime reading spots though!
Having been to the UK twice and missed London both times, I think I'd spend more time sitting in that doubledecker bus looking at the sights, but then I'm a tourist and have a completely different perspective.
I do love the brightly colored prints in the room with Sakura's blogging chair (which looks very comfortable), and the light that pours in also gets two huge thumbs up from me.
Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your creative spaces, Sakura. It is much appreciated!
Stop by next Wednesday when another book blogger in our worldwide community will show us her favorite reading and blogging spaces!