You can tell a lot about a person by her nightstand. It is, after all, one of the most personal spaces a person owns. And a reader’s nightstand is always interesting. So this month Wendy, Tonya, and I have decided to give you guys a sneak peek into what goes on behind closed doors.
So, you nosy little buggers, enjoy!
Allow me to confess to one thing: I cleaned it up. Guilty! I make my bed but it’s never that neat. And there would usually be a bottle of water, some scraps of notes, and a whole bunch of other crap.
But all in all, this is my set up.
I bought the nightstand from Winners. I love it and was smiling ear to ear as I built a great big bonfire with my old, crusty one. The blue pen holder is a liar as it is really a flower pot from the dollar store. The poster is called Cafe at Night by Van Gogh (I’m classy like that) and I own the dumbest clock in the world — it never rings and it can’t even tell the right time.
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour – part road trip, part rockband, all beautifully written. I’m so enjoying this one–it’s been sitting on my shelf for almost a year and I wish I’d picked it up sooner.
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos – I confess I haven’t started this one yet, and I don’t know much about it other than the blurb said, “if you are someone who yawps, read this book.” I am. So I will. (Yay Whitman / Dead Poets Society references!)
A few months ago, my husband and I were at a flea market in West Hollywood when we met a guy who said he could build us inexpensive custom bookcases. We picked out the colors, wood, and finish, and I was super excited when they were finally delivered. Eeeee! Now everything is pretty and organized. (My husband has one on his side of the bed, too. His is mostly filled with space books, and he’s currently reading Going Clear.)
I keep my books arranged in the order of publication; I’m a mood reader, but I do try to pick ARCs that are releasing soon. Right now I’m reading Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, September Girls, and In Search of the Goliathus Hercules. Those are the ones I’m reading officially, that is–I’m always in the middle of probably a half a dozen more that I quietly read and add to my GoodReads challenge without telling anyone about them.
The only thing that could make me love my nightstand more is a magical door that reaches directly into the ARC closets of my favorite publishers when I need to replenish my stash. *sigh*