I can't remember when I first discovered this week's featured book blogger, but I do enjoy Colleen's Books in the City. Colleen is a book addict who, from a very early age, has always had a book in tow. She studied science in college but added English Literature as a second major so she could get her book fix. (Now that's dedication!) You can find an eclectic mix of genres on Books in the City: contemporary fiction, women's fiction, memoirs, travelogues and short stories. You can also find photographs that Colleen has taken in such places as Cambodia, and I'm hoping to see some from Lake Tahoe next week. If you've never visited Colleen at Books in the City, I certainly hope you take this opportunity to do so-- and say hello while you're there!
If you're visiting from Colleen's blog-- Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by to take a look at Colleen's blogging space. If you're curious about other Scene of the Blog participants, click on the Scene of the Blog tab at the very top of my header. You'll be able to take a look by location or by blog name. In many cases (but not all) you'll be able to click on the photos to view them in larger sizes in a separate window.
Colleen's ready to take us on a tour, so let's not keep her waiting!
|Colleen's Blog Central|
I blog from my apartment in New York City and almost always from the couch while working on my laptop. My 5-year-old Macbook has a dying battery so despite the mobility implied by a laptop, I am pretty much tethered to the couch.
I usually have a few books on my end table - generally ones that are pending review. I try to limit it to a few books so my living space doesn't get overrun with books. My piles of books are kept out of sight in the guest room - the poor guests have to pick their way carefully to the bed! In one of the shots, you can see a bit of the concrete jungle through the window. As much as I love the energy of the city, my apartment and my blogging spot really feel like an oasis away from all that and represent downtime for me.
|Caffeine: an essential blogging component!|
Coffee is an essential component of the blogging routine for me. I do almost all my blogging on the weekend and start it with a large cup of coffee often in my Strand mug (a prize from Jill at Fizzy Thoughts). I go through 3-4 cups while writing a post and checking out posts from my favorite bloggers.
Colleen, I think if you invited most of us to your apartment, we'd start out by hanging out the window taking in the view!
Keeping your main living space free of clutter really adds to the feeling of "down time" that you need in order to unwind. Your living room seems so serene and conducive to curling up with a good book!
Thank you so much for allowing us this glimpse into your home. We certainly appreciate it!
And don't forget to stop by next week when I'll be featuring yet another book blogger from our worldwide community. I look forward to your visits!