I think what first piqued my interest in this week's blog was its name-- Always With a Book. That certainly describes a lot of my favorite people, and it certainly describes the blogger behind this blog.
Kristin has a nice mix of content on Always With a Book: reviews of the eclectic sorts of books she reads, a fun meme or two, giveaways and author interviews. Her blog design is simple and easy to read, and I like how she charts her reading challenge progress on her sidebar. If you have never visited Always With a Book, please take the time to do so. I think you'll be glad you did. And... don't forget to say hi to Kristin while you're there!
Now let's take a look at where all that Always With a Book creative magic happens. If you'd like to see any of the following photos in their larger sizes, just click on them.
|Blogging with Maddie|
This is my living room where I do all my blogging. My laptop is usually on the snack tray so that I can catch up on my shows while working on my blog! I also have a sidekick by my side most times while I'm on the computer - my chocolate lab, Maddie. She can most often be found sitting on the chair (as she is in the photo) when I'm blogging and then she usually sits next to me on the couch while I'm reading.
The built-in bookshelves in this and the following photo were one of the selling points of this house (we moved in last April).
|...always a winning selling feature!|
The collections shown in these two photos are a combination of my books and my husband's, who is also an avid reader.
When I'm blogging, I tend to have the following things within arms reach: my calendar where I keep track of reviews; my reading log, where I keep track of the books I've read; my tbr notebook, where I list all the great books I find while visiting my bloggy friends; my blog notebook, where I keep track of the books that come in the house each week and also where I keep track of contests entered (so I don't enter twice!); the stack of books that still need reviews written; scrap paper for jotting down notes; my to-do-list for my blog (there's always some thing that needs to be done!) and of course my cup of tea and glass of water!
I think book bloggers are the same everywhere: we have certain things that just have to be in their proper spots before we can blog coherently!
It goes without saying that I love Maddie, I love those built-in bookshelves, and I love those baskets on the very tops of the shelves. I also love Kristin's blogging spot by the window for its natural light and proximity to a view. What I may not like in the last photo is the glare... which I'm almost positive is from sun shining on... whimper... snow. All in all, a very cozy place to be creative.
Thanks so much for allowing us this glimpse into your blogging space, Kristin. We really do appreciate it!
Who will be on Scene of the Blog next week? Stop by next Wednesday to see for yourself!