Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Scene of the Blog Featuring Jennifer of Reading With Tequila!

What's one of the best ways to induce people to click on a link and visit your blog? Your blog name. If I had my druthers, I'd change the name of my blog, but I don't have the imagination to come up with the perfect one. All I can hope is that mine is short enough and unusual enough to be memorable.

The first time I saw the name of Jennifer's blog, Reading With Tequila, I laughed, and I immediately clicked on that link. A few minutes later, I was a subscriber, and I haven't looked back since.

Jennifer is my kind of reader-- an eclectic one-- and I really appreciate the variety of posts I can find on her blog. I also love her book rating scale. If you've never visited Reading With Tequila, please take the time to do so-- and don't forget to say hello!

Now it's time for Jennifer to take us on a tour of her blogging space, so the last thing I'll do is to remind you that, to view a photo full size, all you have to do is click on it. Take it away, Jennifer!

This is where all of the blogging happens. Obviously this is where I write reviews and blog posts – those pink post-its are notes for reviews that should have been written already. This is also where I do a bulk of my in home reading. I have a comfy bed, an almost comfy couch and yet, I’ll spend hours reading right at this desk. Part of it is habit but the larger part is because to the left is the doorway and it makes it easier to hear if my two youngest children are playing instead of sleeping. Oh, and yes, I often drink two different beverages at the same time.

This is my active bookshelf, for lack of a better term. The bottom shelf has my immediate TBR. The middle shelf contains books to be reread, challenge books and audio books. The top shelf has review books and books that are on their way out (library books soon to be due, giveaway books, etc.) Up on top are more books to be reread.

These are 3 of my 4 TBR bookshelves. I donated over 200 books to the library earlier in the year just to be able to fit all remaining books neatly on the shelves. All the books stacked on other books show that the plan wasn’t all that successful. As soon as there was more room, more books found their way into my home. As failures go, I’m okay with it. 

That's the sort of failure I can live with, too, Jennifer. I'm almost tempted to ask you the name of the manufacturer of your bookcases because they look identical to mine. (I have 27 bookcases in our house, but they don't all match!)

If you have to keep your eyes and ears open for little ones, I can see why you spend so much time at your desk. I still remember plenty of times I was playing or reading when I was supposed to be sleeping. Of course, if I were to be honest, I'd have to admit that I never did learn my lesson. I do the same things to this day!

As a last comment... why is it that every time I see photographs of filled bookcases, I want to teleport myself into the picture so I can start looking and touching all the books???

Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse inside your home, Jennifer. It's good to see where the magic of Reading With Tequila happens!

Which book blogger will be featured next Wednesday? Stop by to find out. See you then!


  1. those bookcases book oddly familiar..oh yes, like the ones in my family room.!

    Reading with Tequila? All I do with tequila is fall

  2. 4 TBR book shelves? Aahhhh {faints}.

    I also would love to have a little browse, Jennifer. I hope you do, sometimes and don't take your books for granted. :-)

  3. @caite - Those are the cheap (something like $20 or so) bookshelves from Walmart. I think those of us with a huge amount of books buy them in bulk :)

    @leeswammes - 5 actually. I couldn't get a good picture as the last one is blocked by the bed. I'm obsessed with the books on the shelves. I constantly look at them, move them around, try to make them perfect.

  4. Looks like a very efficient working space...I bet you get a lot done. Love your blog title too. I'm with Cathy - if I could come up with a really cool title I would change mine, but alas, I'm not that creative.

  5. Her desk space is so much neater than mine, but so are her bookshelves.

    I wish I could think of a cool name too. My hubby thinks I should stick with what I have.

  6. I do hope you cleaned the desk for the phot and you are not actually that neat! That makes me feel like a complete slob in comparison!

  7. Jennifer seems really organized!

  8. I love Reading with Tequila. I've been a follower for months. Thanks for letting us peek into her domain.

  9. @Kris & @carolsnotebook - My title was kind of accidental. I was drinking tequila when I decided to start a book blog. All the suggestions my husband and his friend were making sounded boring, so I names it Reading with Tequila until I could sober up and think of something better. Then the name just kind of stuck.

    @Karen - I did clean up a little, but mostly because it was the end of the day. I just looked around and it looks almost exactly like that now, except I have a ton more post-it notes for reviews from the readathon.

    @reviewsbylola - Thank you!

    @Page - Thanks for being a follower!

  10. Wow, she looks so organized - no wonder her blog is so great!

  11. Awesome Feature. I'm glad Jennifer directed me to this post. I love RwT. Although I know it is a good thing, 200 donated books to the library and not to me! Gah!

  12. I love how organized your TBR shelves look! Great peek into your reading and blogging life!

  13. Love your first bookcase with its neat classified shelves - I need a bookcase like that - and now I've seen yours I think I know just the place.

    Love your blog name too... it's a challenge coming up with a good one, particularly when you start. I quite like mine because of what it means to me but it says nothing to others about what my blog might contains which is. not. good. LOL

  14. My bookcases cost a little more, and I know for a fact that they didn't come from Wal-Mart because I refuse to step inside one. (Ever since I was thrown out of the store closest to my house. I was wearing my Target uniform and might be competitive shopping, you see....)

    From the comments being made about blog names, it sounds like a good subject for a blog post!

  15. Yep, I'd be OK with that kind of failure too :) And I definitely am feeling a desire to be there touching spines and checking out the books too :)

  16. Great scene! I wish my desk had that much room but it's always piled with books and papers.

    I always want to be transported to the bookshelves in the photos too. I love poking through bookshelves.

    I read mostly on my couch because it's right in the middle of the house and perfect for keeping an eye on my kids.

  17. What a great space. And her shelves are organized (jealous).


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