What I discovered was ExUrbanis-- the blog of a woman and her husband who left city life behind and now live in rural Nova Scotia, Canada. Yes, you'll find interesting posts about life in the country, but you'll also find lots of books as well. As Debbie says, "What do you think we do on those long winter evenings if we're not reading?"
If ExUrbanis is new to you, I hope you'll take this opportunity to visit and say hello to Debbie. I think you'll like what you see. Debbie is going to be showing us some beautiful spaces, so remember that if you'd like to see any of the photos in a larger size, all you have to do is click on them. Let's visit Debbie!
I started ExUrbanis a couple of years ago to talk about the pros and cons of leaving the city and moving to the country. I added the caution: "As well, I’ll feature some book reviews because, after all, what do you think we do on those long winter evenings if we’re not reading?" As it turns out, I'm reading whether it's summer or winter, rainy or sunny, and anything in between - and Exurbanis has morphed into a blog about my books with some country insights from time to time.
|Debbie's office space|
I have a beautiful office space at the top of the front stairs that's a lot bigger than just the space for my laptop, but this is my writing place - with a view over my front yard and the field across the road. The view often inspires me - sometimes it inspires me to just daydream...
|Debbie's living room|
My reading spaces include the living room (where I keep my 'main' library), my king-sized bed (where I'm usually accompanied by both dogs and the cat and sometimes my husband after he's turned off the television), and my newest space - the screened gazebo on the back deck.
|Debbie's outside reading space|
That's the Kindle I just won this week on the table, and I just love it! (Who knew? I always said I would never read a book that wasn't on paper. I guess you're never too old to try new things.)
Besides the library in the living room, there's the one in my sewing room and my mysteries in the guest room. There are also a few other small bookcases - in hallways up & down and our bedroom, as well as my current TBR pile on the credenza in my office.
|Debbie's To-Be-Read books|
The TBR stack often includes several library books as well as wins, ARCs and things I've just pulled off my shelves and want to get to sooner rather than later.
I like to think that the country influence shows in my home - and on my blog. Thanks so much for the chance to share my 'scene' with your readers!
You're more than welcome, Debbie. We loved seeing your creative spaces! I'd like to scratch behind the ears of The Boys, and I can hear the creak of the rattan as I take a seat in your screened gazebo. I saw some books in common in some of your photos, and I have to admit that, when I saw the photo of your living room, my reaction was, "Oh...wow!'
I can also see why having that window in your office space would lead to a daydream or two! One of the features I've always enjoyed on your blog is the Friday Afternoon View from My Window. I love watching the change of seasons!
Thanks so much for allowing us this peek into your home, Debbie. It is much appreciated!
Don't forget to stop by next Wednesday when I'll be featuring the creative spaces of another member of our worldwide book blogging community.