Check it out! This week marks the beginning of the third year for Scene of the Blog, and of course that means a brand-new graphic. Can you believe it? Three years. Who'da thunk it? And I couldn't do a bit of it without all you fellow book bloggers. Thank you!
This week, our guest book blogger is Heather, also known as Capricious Reader. She's been very busy lately, so her blog content isn't quite at its usual high standard, but I hope you stop by to take a look and to say hello. I think you'll find quite a lot to like about Heather's blog, Capricious Reader! (Besides we all know what it's like to have Life turn us into the bug on its windshield!)
|Heather's desk--notice shelves on right|
This is my desk with my ancient PC on it where all the blogging goes on. I really, really wish I had taken a before picture, because my old desk was a Mess. It was such a Mess, that it took on its own name, its own face, its own personality! The Mess did not want to leave – and it keeps trying to come back - but I think I have finally kicked it out with the trash and this lovely, lovely desk is what I have been left with.
This desk was my birthday present. The thing I love most about this set up? On one side is my computer and on the other side...
|Heather's reading area|
…is my own personal, private, QUIET reading space. My extra fluffy comfy papasan chair with my warm, fuzzy extra cuddly blanket, make for an amazing reading nook for me. On one side are my beautiful books and on the other is the window where I can get light during the day. The only thing missing is a floor lamp, since our kitty Jasper decided to break that over Christmas. I’ll be getting a new one very soon. I spend a lot of time here after the kiddos go to bed.
|Heather's lovely new shelves|
The whole family when down to IKEA and I picked my new desk out. The big selling point? THE SHELVES. The gorgeous, gorgeous shelves! I didn’t get all my books on here, maybe about half, but wow, do they look beautiful.
|Heather's reading area|
Don't forget that on the other side of these shelves is Heather's brand-new desk. I love the coziness of the space and the photos on the wall above her chair.
I noticed in the other photo that there seems to be a fireplace close to the chair, and I'm wondering if it's a working fireplace?
This set-up reminds me so much of how I had my room set up during college. I didn't have much space, but I used a very tall bookcase unit to divide the space in two. I put my desk at right angles to the bookcase, and voilà! I had one clearly defined study/ writing area which gave privacy to the sleeping area on the other side.
In many ways I miss that room, so I was happy to see how much Heather's comfortable space reminded me of it.
Thank you so very much, Heather, for allowing us this glimpse into your creative space. I, for one, give it two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
Please don't forget to stop by next Wednesday when another member of the book blogging community will allow us into The Intersanctum!