Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Scene of the Blog with Kerry of Entomology of a Bookworm!


Besides posting on her own excellent blog, this week's featured book blogger has also contributed to Bookgasm, BiblioBuffet, and she regularly reviews titles for Shelf Awareness. How many of you are already seasoned travelers to Kerry's Entomology of a Bookworm? I thought so! I can hear a "Me!" chorus and see the arms waving from here.

Now... if you haven't visited Kerry's blog, make sure you head on over there just as soon as you've taken a look at her creative spaces and her blogging companions, you hear? You're going to find tons of book-related goodies as well as a very eclectic mix of book reviews. Kerry has something for almost everyone at Entomology of a Bookworm, and you've just gotta see it for yourself!

If you're visiting from Kerry's blog-- Welcome! I'm glad you came over to take a look at where Kerry makes all the magic happen. If you want to see any of the photos in larger sizes, all you have to do is click on them, and they'll open in a new window. If you'd like to see the spaces of previous participants, all you have to do is click on the Scene of the Blog tab at the very top of my header. There are two ways to search: by Blog Name and by Location. Let's head on over to Kerry's now!


Where Kerry blogs

Despite the fact that I do, actually, have a desk in my house, I use it for little more than a dumping ground for papers a neatly organized filing system. I do almost all of my reading and writing in my chair. It's a large, overstuffed, wingback armchair that used to belong to my grandmother (it actually left the family for a few months and came back to us after a series of stints at Goodwill, yard sales, and a few neighbors' moves), and I'm thankful every day that I can now call it my own. It helps that I've recently had it recovered so that it is no longer Very Pink and Very Ugly, and it also helps that I have a fancy new laptop on which to type away.

Now you see them...

Unfortunately, I haven't yet come up with the perfect system for storing review copies I have yet to read - they are currently stacked on the floor between two bookcases. Despite the seeming disarray, they are, in fact, organized!

Now you don't!

I also review for Shelf Awareness for Readers so the number of galleys coming in can sometimes be over the top, but luckily, this particular space is hidden behind the couch -- so from the living room, you can't see the stacks of books on the floor! My husband does not appreciate my clever stacks as much as I do, though. 

Meet Indiana Jones







And of course, I have two trusting reading and reviewing companions -- Indiana Jones, the dog, who is a total cuddlebug, but would generally rather be playing fetch...








Say hello to Po






...and Po, who only comes to keep me company these days when the dog is otherwise occupied. They're still adjusting to each other, but I'm sure one day they'll be the best of friends... right?







We can only hope, Kerry!

Your grandmother's chair looks fantastic, and I can see why that chair and the ottoman are your preferred place to blog. I see several familiar titles in those review copy stacks, and I love your living room-- from the paint color on the walls, to the shelves, to the sofa!

Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your home-- and for letting us meet your reading companions. We certainly appreciate it! I'm going to end this week's Scene of the Blog with one last photo of Indy, and my reminder for y'all to stop by next Wednesday when I'll be featuring yet another book blogger in our worldwide community!


"You're coming back next Wednesday, aren't you?"

13 comments:

  1. Experiencing lap-top envy! Such a lovely, uncluttered space to blog in, surrounded by books. Love your readng companions too. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Cath! I finally saved up and upgraded to an Asus ultrabook, and it is so light and portable. One of the best purchasing decisions I've made in a long time!

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  2. a comfy chair and a laptop..ya can't beat it!

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    1. That's why I finally gave up on the desk :-)

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  3. I love the story of her chair leaving the family and then coming back! Her reading buddies are such sweeties!

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    1. Thanks! They'll be even sweeter when they stop chasing each other around the house...

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  4. I love your reading nook with the armchair and ottoman!

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    1. Me too! I spend so much time there.

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  5. I think I recognize City of Scoundrels at the top of your galley pile! And I can so relate to the Shelf Awareness pile problem. :) I just wish I had a comfy chair like that...

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    1. The galleys just keep on coming!!

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  6. The chair is lovely and even more so because it has meaning for your family! Your books do look quite organized and I like the stealth storage spot!

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    1. Thanks! I was pretty proud of my out-of-sight place for stacks of review copies. The other day the cat tried to climb the stacks, though, and knocked them all over... maybe it isn't as stealth as I thought it was.

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  7. Loved seeing Kerry's blog space! And I didn't realize she'd written for Bibliobuffet! I used to have a column there myself. :)

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