Wednesday

Bookcase of the Week - Starring... Vanessa of Today's Adventure

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On this week's Bookcase of the Week it is with great pleasure that I bring you Vanessa of Today's Adventure's bookcase.  I've been following Vanessa for a long time now and I love her reading tastes (which are very similar to mine *wink*).  I asked her to participate in the Bookcase of the Week feature and here's what she had to say:

Hey everyone!  My name is Vanessa (though I blog and comment with the handle NotNessie). I'm turning 30 later this year, I'm married to a fantastic guy, and I'm the stay-at-home mom of three kids I am ridiculously smitten with.  When I have down time, one of my favorite things to do is read.  I started my book blog, Today's Adventure, almost two years ago as an outlet to gush about the books I love because my friends were getting tired of tuning me out.  I read a wide variety, but my favorite genres these days are urban fantasy and dystopian lit, especially YA.  I would love for any of you to stop by for a visit and chat, or to enter my current giveaway.  

Nely has asked me to share with you a bit about my bookshelf, which is a little tricky, because I don't actually have one. My daughter used my last shelf for climbing practice and it didn't survive.  But I will show you where my books live. 
I do a lot of reading in bed, so I keep my immediate to-read pile on my bedside table.  I try to read books in the order I get them, but I'm a total mood reader, so I keep a variety on hand.


This is where the bulk of my books are stored.  This is also where my shoes are stored.  This is wrong, I know.  The one good thing about having such a limited storage space for books is that I have to be very picky about what I keep.  I only keep what I love so much I know I will reread it or lend it out to friends.  My husband is a lot happier this way, and the books and shoes have struck up a strange but fulfilling friendship.


This is my second-favorite reading spot.  I am one of those people who is incapable of sitting properly (sorry, Grandma!) and so a wide, comfy couch is perfect for all kinds of sprawls.  Add some good lighting and a table for my cup of tea, and it's got everything I need.

That's all, folks!  Thanks for sticking with me for the tour.  And thank you very much for having me, Nely!


Vanessa, thank you so much for playing along.   I loved the glimpse into your home and I especially loved hearing and seeing that your books and shoes get along so nicely.  :)   Although your book shelf space is limited, I see that you are making the most of it.  I should do the same, since my books/cases have taken over most of my bedroom.  C'est la vie.

For those of you who haven't passed on through to Vanessa's yet, please visit her here (tell her I say HI!)

6 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

That was so cute. I adore Vanessa!

I am SO bad and sitting correctly too.

And I LOVED this line "The books and shoes have struck up a strange but fulfilling friendship" :D

Lisa said...

I love the shoes and the bookshelf. They are two of my favorite things so it makes sense to me to put them together.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

I stink at sitting correctly too (gotta work on that).

I love your shoe/book-shelf. I have three big bookshelves, but I'm running out of room and have to be more picky these days! Probably a good thing!

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

I wish I had enough bookcases to take over my bedroom! Thanks so much for having me, Nely, it's been fun.

Juju, Kate- Bad sitters unite!

Lisa- LOL!

Kate- Cutting down on the book expansion is tough! Good luck!

The1stdaughter said...

I'm definitely not one for sitting properly either. What can I say? Hehe. And the bookcase...well, mine's not much better it's taken over the entire top of my dresser now, it's insane! ;o)

Love love love Vanessa! And your kiddos are absolutely the cutest! Fantastic feature, I just love getting to know the bloggers we read every day!

Alison's Book Marks said...

Great as always!

Nely, have you seen this? I normally don't like to post links on comments, but this made me think of you:
http://bookshelfporn.com/

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