Welcome! Join us in a celebration of all things reading! Six friendly blatantly bookish ladies banter about any book related topic that tickles their fancy: fiction(all genres/ages), non-fiction (memoirs, fashion, food and more), Kindles, bargain books, reading nooks, bookish baubles and decor, libraries and bookstores, gifts, tea, adventures, flights of fancy and, of course, the quest for Mrs. Baja...
Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...
So, I am sure that most of you have, like, a life, right? Yes? No? Oh...no? Ok, ok, no, that's fine. I can still work with this.
Well, I am sure most of you do anywho. So, it may come as no shock that it is quite difficult to squeeze in a bubble bath, while reading romance novels and eating European chocolates....
...At least it is for me. Oh. Not for you? Ok, no, no, it's fine. I can still work with this.
So, anyway, during one of those..umm..unusually hectic weeks (I only have 52 hectic weeks a year), I try to create, if you will...or even if you won't, an atmosphere. Or at the very least, a non-hostile environment. This tends to occurs on the nights my hubby goes and plays soccer. I power up the Wii for the boys and turn on an "educational" DVD for the little one.You know, like Spongebob Squarepants- fascinating documentary on modern sea life, by the way.
And then I am free for the night, BAY-BEE! Woooo-hooo! Time to get my read on! AHHHH YEAH! And yes, I am totally aware of how pathetic this is.
Any. Way. I have a favorite spot. It is a fat squashy sofa, and I get an obnoxiously-colored quilt I stole from the Cabin and a cup o' coffee in my favorite mug, and settle in with a good REAL book (No offense Kindlers), from the public library, no less. Good and germy!
I like to sit next to this window for the light, of course, but also, I can watch for my brood to fight see my darling little ones have a lively discussion. This window looks out over the patio and backyard. Um, yes, this blinds are..umm..open when my kids are out.
And yes, Tracy, these are new sofas. Give me a break, will ya? Always bringing up my bizness! Seriously! As it so HAPPENS, mom got these sofas and changed her mind, OKAY?? And who gets her sloppy sofa seconds? Me, that's who! It's a burden I must carry.
Back to the story.
Isn't that a cool cup? I have only four. Two Nutella colored and two milk chocolate. See how I incorporated another favorite thing here, although it's completely unrelated to bookishness? That's called "getting off topic". I am not sure why I am bragging about it.
And no, I do not normally eat that many cookies. And if you hear different, they are LYING. This was quite simply for the sake of photography. I sacrifice so much for my art.
But that does bring up an interesting point...are there any un-favorite things that I avoid? Well, yes. I think it highly improper to eat anything like greasy chips or a drippy mustardy sandwich while reading. Or stuff that sticks to your hands, like salt crystals or melty M&M's . Really people. Show some respect for the book, please.
"So," you are wondering, "what about outside? Don't you ever read outside, especially now that it is purdy out?"
Why! I am so glad you asked! Excellent question! That's why YOU are my favorite bloggy friend!
Yes, I do read outside. And that is my second favorite reading place - right after reading inside. I go outside and read when my kiddos are in our Olympic sized lap pool!
Ok, maybe not quite Olympic size...
I usually pull up an antique porch rocker, a fancy art nouveau table, and a tall glass of iced tea....
Ok, ok, so no iced tea either...
...and read. Yes, I DO watch them. I glance up occasionally, at least. As long as they don't splash me, we are all good.
And that, Gentle Reader, is how I get my read on. So, how about you? What are your favorite readin' spots n' stuff?