This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
We've packed a picnic lunch and are off to the south coast of England today to take a tour of Laura's bedside table. Laura lives in a delicious attic room full of books. When she's not eating or browsing Twitter, you can find her blogging at She Loves to Read, furiously typing away at her own novel or reading a good book in bed. Over to you, Laura.
I’ve always had the opinion that books prevent loneliness and because of that, I’ve surrounded myself (literally) with books. When I was growing up I’d always keep a book or two within reaching distance and, as I’ve grown older, that need for a book to be near is even stronger!
I must point out the other assorted (well, two) items on my bedside table so as to avoid confusion. I have a delicious smelling Cocoa Butter and Mallow Body Lotion from Boots, which I use as hand cream. I get really dry hands so use it every night before I go to bed. It smells so good and works wonders. I also have a beautiful lucky sixpence (in a box) that my very lovely friend bought me for Christmas. When I’m asleep, you’ll usually find my phone on the bedside table and a glass of water, too.
To the books…
I currently have three books on my bedside table. The first is The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, which I have just started reading and am far too excited to carry on with. Everyone has completely raved about this book so I am eager to finish.
Tethers by Jack Croxall, which goes from sitting on my shelf to my bedside table (don’t tell anyone. but it’s my favourite book). I love to flick through it and read little bits when I need a bit of a Tethers fix!
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, which is my current YA / love story read (I always like to have at least one of those on the go!). I’m not very far through it at the moment, but from what I’ve read so far, I think I’m going to enjoy it.
Then there’s the Kindle, on which I am reading about a million different books right now (ok, that’s an exaggeration). I have a couple of self-published books that I’m reading digitally at the moment. The Elemental by Lisa and Suburb by Steve Kedie. I also have a few blog tour books that I’m making my way through too.
And that is my bedside table in a nutshell.
I do like this quote and it makes me feel like I can achieve anything I want to. I also have a quote above my bed, which reads: Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. (It’s one of my favourites.)
In the second picture, you’ll see my second bedside table (my favourite bookcase). As you can see, I do like to have a lot of books and always like to make sure they look pretty!
This little space is my sanctuary. My favourite place to read is in bed and I feel very lucky that I have a comfy bed and such a lovely set of bedside friends to go with it. I spend many nights curled up under the duvet reading about far away worlds and people that I can only hope to be half as cool as one day! (The only thing that would make it better is a bookish man who would read alongside me and give me big cuddles!)
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