In today's Bookcase of the Week feature, it is with great pleasure that I bring you author Rebecca Rasmussen's bookshelves. I originally met Rebecca on Twitter and have since then become pretty much one of her stalkers since I now follow her via Twitter, Facebook and her blog. She has an upcoming novel titled The Bird Sisters that I can't wait to get my grubby 'lil hands on. Rebecca agreed to participate and show us her bookshelves, so without further ado, here is what she had to say:
This is the bamboo eco-friendly desk where the writing magic is supposed to happen. I have it all set up with a handful of my favorite things: birds, flowers, jade plant, picture of my momma rubbing my shoulders after a track meet in high school, my beautiful Macbook, and a paperweight from a dear friend. The reality is that I actually get more writing done at the coffee shop on the corner of North & South Street and Delmar in St. Louis. Probably the main reason for this is my lovely four year old daughter. Even now, she is tugging on my arm (in the cutest way possible!) singing, "Raindrops on rose and whiskers on kittens."
This next picture and all of its abundance makes my husband crazy. His motto: "Don't you think it's a little unreasonable, Rebecca? It's pretty hard to dust the leaning tower of Pisa." My motto: "If it doesn't tip over, it's not too high." This little nightstand I've had since college has more than paid for itself in terms of the heavy load its had to carry over the years. This is the place where my most beloved books go. I have been having great reading fortune lately, so the pile is growing taller and taller. One day it will fall, and then I will have to find a new system. Right now, though, it is glorious! (p.s. That dear friend who gave me my bird paperweight also has a book in the Pisa pile!)
Last but not least, the first runner up in places to hold books: the trusty old bookshelf in the living room! It's short and sweet and is overstuffed just like everything else books-wise in our house. But I love it for two reasons: 1.) Because my grandmother bought this shelf for me and she, along with her family history, are the whole reason I wrote my first novel and 2.) it's right by the door and manages to hold not only books, but also keys, hats, mittens, rubber bands, candles, a once in a while sock or two, and maybe even a cup of my favorite jasmine pearl tea if I am hurrying out the door.
Thank you, Nely, for having me on Bookcase of the Week. I am a starstruck fan of yours, so this has been really special for me! xoxo Rebecca.
Tell me Rebecca is not the sweetest thing evah. She is always so sweet, friendly and always has an encouraging word. I'm sure many of you know her already, but for those of you who don't please visit her at her website, blog and twitter.
Oh, and did I mention that she has a book coming out in a couple of months? Well, she does. The Bird Sisters is scheduled to release April 2011 so make sure to mark your calendar and order yourself a copy.