Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Scene of the Blog Featuring Vicki of Reading at the Beach!

Looking through the blog rolls on others' blogs can be an excellent source of new reading material, and that's exactly how I found Vicki and her blog Reading at the Beach. I think anyone who loves books and loves the beach would be drawn by the name of her blog!

I could go on about the excellent content in Vicki's blog, but I'd rather talk about something else right now. There has been a death in her husband's family, so she probably won't be able to respond to comments. That's only to be expected. Family comes first. Please keep Vicki and her family in your thoughts and let her know in comments here or on her own blog. I know she will appreciate them.

Before Vicki shows us where all the Reading at the Beach magic happens, I wanted to remind you that you can click on each photo in this post to view it full size. Show us the magic, Vicki!

A huge "Thanks" to Cathy for asking me to participate in "Scene of the Blog". I'm honored!

This is where I spend my time reading blogs and getting reviews and stuff posted. I thought about getting a laptop, but I love my huge computer screen so decided not to. This is where I do most of my reading too! Thanks to, I now have a comfy computer chair that has a 3-speed massage!

I sometimes like to read in bed or in my big comfy chair in the living room, but my doggie is jealous and wants all the attention, so it's hard to read unless I'm where she can't get to me. This is her bed beside my computer desk. She loves being in the same room with me.

The small bookshelf with the globe on top is where I keep my audio books. Looks like I might need to buy another on soon! I never read an audio book until a little over a year ago, but I absolutely love them. My favorite time to listen to them is on the treadmill. It makes time go by so quickly!

Here are a few of my bookshelves. Everyone who knows me well can't believe they aren't are the same color because I've always liked things to match. I guess I'm changing as I get older. My style the last year or so has turned eclectic. 

I don't know what was going on with the coloring of the photos. They were all taken in the same room but they sure don't look like it.

Thanks Cathy! This was fun!

I'm so glad this was fun for you because it's always fun for us!

Lighting can have me ripping my hair out from time to time-- especially inside the house. I've finally learned that the sun is so strong here in Phoenix that I'm better off waiting until dark, turning on some lights, and keeping my fingers crossed.

My husband shares your love of audio books. Reading is something he'd always done in the past, but he'd gotten away from it somehow. When we married and he saw from day to day how important reading is to me, he wanted to get back to it, but was having trouble finding success-- until he tried audio books. Now I think he's going through books faster than I am!

I think I may be a wee bit envious of your desk chair with 3-speed massage. I didn't even know there was such a beast! And those of us who have or have had pets know all about jealous, loving guardians of our time and space.

Thank you so much for taking the time to show us your creative spaces, Vicki. We certainly appreciate the glimpse into your home and your blogging life.

Who will be featured next on Scene of the Blog? There's only one way to know for certain-- See you next Wednesday!


  1. I have a lot of trouble with indoor shots, too. I love your blogging space though and apparently your dog does too! Audiobooks are great in so many situations -- especially when on the treadmill.

  2. What a great space! Vicki's dog reminds me of ours - ours doesn't like to be alone either. What a great blogging companion!

  3. That sounds like an amazing chair! I really enjoyed seeing where Vicki reads. I like the different colored bookshelves too :)

  4. Great to meet Vicki, and so sorry about your loss. Will be keeping you in my thoughts.

    Love your shelves and chair, and can understand the wanting things to match issue :) Though sometimes, you just need some pretty shelves whether they match or not!

  5. Candace-- Now that someone like you has said she has trouble with indoor shots, I don't feel so bad!

    Kathy-- At first glance, I thought Vicki's dog looked like Milou!

    Mary-- I think those "eclectic" shelves look nice, too! :)

    Amy-- I have 27 bookcases in my house, and they don't all match. I've never been rich enough to be able to afford to buy that many at once! LOL

  6. Sorry about the death Vicki, but glad you got to share with us. Love the doggie shot. I have one (a dog that is) too - she sometimes tries to climb on my lap with my lap top but that's. not. on. I always feel guilty though.

    I love the inspirational words on top of your bookcases too ... great things to have in front of you everyday. Good for you.

  7. Beth~ I don't know what was going on with the lighting, I usually don't have any problems taking photos indoors.

    Kathy~ I don't know what I'd do without my sidekick Patches! I never knew an adult could love a dog

    Mary~ I'd been looking for an office chair for a long time and this one is great!

    Amy~ I love that the shelves don't match now, but it took awhile for me to get used to them!

    whisperinggums~ I feel guilty too, so always take a few minutes throughout the day to throw her ball or just pet her and let her know how much I love her.

    Cathy~ Thanks so much for having me on Scene of the Blog. It's been fun.

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers, my husband and I appreciate them.

  8. I dream of having my bookshelves as organized as this!! Love it!

  9. What a heck of a lotta books! As I look around, I realize that I really really need some bookshelves! A cozy massage chair! THAT would probably help me get the ambition to read more of my eBooks!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  10. Coffee and a Book Chick~
    I didn't show all the stacks of books on the floor waiting for bookshelves! They aren't so organized!

    I don't think we could ever have to many bookshelves. My library is in a spare bedroom and I seriously need to turn another one into a library. Or build on to the house!


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