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May 27, 2010

booking through thursday: bedside
posted by soe 2:39 am

booking through thursdayAt last! A post!

This week’s Booking through Thursday asks:

What books do you have next to your bed right now? How about other places in the house? What are you reading?

I just finished The Sorceress tonight, so I am shockingly without any book in progress at the moment. I have no idea what I’ll read next — possibly another fantasy story for the Once upon a Time challenge or maybe something nonfiction for the Nonfiction 5 Summer Challenge. Or one of those top kids’ books I’ve missed out on.

Next to my bed are a rather dusty pile of books:

  • L. Frank Baum’s Queen Nixi of Ix (a fairy tale finished last week and awaiting a review)
  • The Hobbit (read)
  • Love, Rosie (put down part-way through over the winter)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (re-read at Christmas)
  • Revisions Of (unread)
  • Lloyd Alexander’s The Book of Three (read)
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard (unread)
  • The Olive Farm (unread non-fiction)
  • A Moveable Feast (unread)

Elsewhere in the house are similar commingled piles of read and unread tomes, waiting for me to sort them out.

How about you? What are you reading?

Category: books. There is/are 8 Comments.

I don’t think I can answer this w/out roaming the house, laptop in hand. Much to Dh’s chagrin, I have piles of books everywhere. There are at least 3 on the computer/side table next to my desk in my office. Two on the floor near my bed and another 3 in the nightstand. 5 library books on the tack trunk at the top of the stairs, and a few more on the coffee table in the living room. If I think really hard, I can name them, but my brain is not up to it!

I CAN say the book in my work bag is Hollow Man by Dan Simmons, picked up at the library sale a couple weeks ago!

Comment by Jenn 05.27.10 @ 6:54 am

@Jenn: Tee hee. I had to tiptoe into the bedroom last night while Rudi slept to pick up the pile of books next to the bed. I knew some of what was in the pile, but not all of them. And I hear you. I think I finally took the two books I had in the bathroom out the last time I cleaned for company, but there are books everywhere here, too.

Comment by soe 05.27.10 @ 8:11 am

I’ve got several piles around my house. One is next to my bed and another is in the bedroom of books that are up for the Hugo this year. Then, I’ve got my pile of library books that I try to keep together so I won’t miss a due date. Or forget to take back when I go by to pick up whatever I’ve got on reserve next. 😉

Comment by Michael 05.27.10 @ 8:28 am

@Michael: I should start putting library books together, but I suppose it’s not the fact that they’re scattered all over the place that makes me miss the due date. Actually, until last week I had two library books next to the bed as well, but now they’re safely back at the library where they belong. Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by soe 05.27.10 @ 8:31 am

I say go with kids books ! I love kid lit and YA novels.
By the way, what a cute blog you have !

Comment by Terry Elisabeth 05.27.10 @ 5:36 pm

I have books all over the house too, but my Nook is what’s next to my bed and I have a lot of books stored on it 🙂

Comment by Yvonne 05.27.10 @ 9:04 pm

@Terry: Thanks. I’m a huge YA fan, too.

Comment by soe 05.27.10 @ 9:07 pm

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