Have you met Stacy of The Novel Life yet? This Georgia book blogger would love to live above her indie bookstore, and when she's not talking about and reviewing books, she's serenading other bloggers on Sundays, or talking about a snuggle bug called Jellybean.
If you haven't met Stacy, please please please take this opportunity to do so. You're in for a treat when you visit The Novel Life!
If you're visiting from Stacy's blog-- Welcome! I'm glad you've come to take a look at her creative spaces. If you'd like to see any of the photos in larger sizes, all you have to do is click on them, and they'll open in a new window. If you'd ilke to see the blogging and reading spaces of previous participants, click on the Scene of the Blog tab at the very top of my header. There are two ways to search: by Blog Name or by Location. Let's go visit Stacy now, shall we?
|Stacy's "Mama Bear" chair|
My "mama-bear" chair has been with me to the moon and back it seems like, but in reality just from Georgia to California and back again. As I'm only 5'1" (and a half!) my mama bear chair fits me perfectly AND it reclines! I have read many a book well into the night in my comfy chair, wrapped in a throw while sipping hot tea. It's starting to wear some, hopefully you can't tell too much in the picture, but I can see this chair staying with me long into my gray-haired days! This is my favorite chair, favorite spot right next to one of several bookshelves....and next to the rocking horse my children grew up with and now my grandson enjoys (with a little help!) And if you can't tell from the picture - I love color!
My desk sits in my bedroom underneath my bulletin board and next to my calendar. I have learned that my calendar is my best friend so that I can keep track of when reviews are supposed to post.
My desk area is somewhat efficient, unorganized and generally stacked with books, papers and mugs or water bottles. I did not reveal the stacks underneath my desk, beside my desk and behind my desk! That would also be too embarrassing! I'm a stacks kind-of organizer until I get so frustrated and throw the stacks away or take time to go through them...I'm sure no one else has that problem, wink! wink!
|The "to be reviewed" shelves|
This bookshelf in my bedroom holds the books to be reviewed while the shelves everywhere else hold the overflow, reviewed books, and favorite books....I won't show you the crates I have filled with books too! That would be too embarrassing!
If you can see the pink tags on the books those are to help with keeping my books "to be read" organized. As I receive a book I put the review date on the calendar and on the book...books are organized by dates. It's simplistic, but so far it works. I'd love to learn how other bloggers organize their reviews and books to be read!
Good heavens, Stacy, absolutely none of the rest of us have ever had a problem with stacks and piles. *cough* I tend to be really good about throwing the unnecessary away, but I do let my "deal" and "file" piles get out of hand. It seems as though I can go for weeks and never notice they're right here well within reach, but there will come a day when I'm suddenly sick to death of them, and I take the time to sit here and file, shelve, scan, whatever... just to get them off my desk!
My way of dealing with review books is very similar to yours. I also used to put date tabs on the spines of mine, but I stopped doing that quite a while ago because they do have their own space where they are shelved by date. They are also written down in my big planner that always lies open on my desk right in front of my nose. I don't think I could blog without that planner!
Mama Bear Chair does look comfy. If push comes to shove, I wonder how fast it could be reupholstered? Once you get a chair that's so very definitely You, it should not be parted with!
Thank you so very much for allowing us this glimpse into your home and your creative spaces, Stacy. We all certainly appreciate it!
Scene of the Blog is taking the Fourth of July off next Wednesday, so mark your calendars for July 11, when I'll be featuring yet another book blogger in our worldwide community!