We were mega jealous when we saw Bleach House Library blogger Margaret’s bedroom. Purple walls! A fireplace! Cute dogs! Multiple bedside tables stuffed to bursting point with books! Join us on a quick jaunt to Ireland for a proper tour of Margaret’s bedside tables. Over to you, Margaret.
The extra bedside tables are also full of review copies, along with recent purchases and my go-to favourite, Pride and Prejudice. There are some Irish history books there also, as I am studying this at the moment.
As you can see, there are also lots of family photos (I have four kids of my own and we also foster children). There is my amazing Sindy Doll (BNIB), which was the last present my mother gave me before she died so it is very special to me. My cello has been moved up to my bedroom as we recently got a new puppy and she kept knocking it over!
I have a library in the house so I keep most of my books in there (about 2,500 at last count ). They are all in alphabetical order to keep easier track of them. The ones in these pictures are mostly unread though. I get through about four books per week, but wish it was more. Unfortunately, you can't buy extra hours in the day in any of our local supermarkets!
The books I am reading this weekend are The Lost by Claire McGowan, Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne and The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell. The first is for review, the second was a Christmas present and the third is for my book club. I also review children's books so will read with the kids on a daily basis too.
I have an old school cassette player one my bedside too and love to throw on one of my old tapes and boogie around the room while cleaning up. (I had to do a major dusting session before I took photos, as I have a fireplace in the bedroom, which results in MEGA dust!)
There is nothing nicer than relaxing in the evening with a good book, tucked up in bed, with the fire blazing beside me. I rarely watch TV so this is definitely where I'm to be found after 8pm. I'm not a fan of eating or drinking while reading as it can mess up the pages and I am a bit OCD about all my books. I never crack the spine, if I can help it, and I'm choosy about who I lend out to.
Thanks for letting me ramble on about my bedside tables and for allowing me to show you my reading haven on Novelicious.
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