Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's On My Desk Wednesday

Last week, while at my conference, I noticed that I was tagged by J.Kaye's Book Blog. I've seen this one floating around, and always love to see books piled here, there, and everywhere. Why does such mayhem cause my heart such joy? Well, you'll see, when I show you my "desk" in a moment.

This particular meme comes from Alternative-Read.com, by Sassy Brit. The following guidelines are given:
Here's what you do:
  1. Grab a camera and take a photo of your desk! Or anywhere you stack your books/TBR pile. And no tidying!
  2. Add this photo to your blog.
  3. Tag at least 5 people!
  4. Come back here and leave a link back to your photo in the comments section.
That's it. However, for those without digital cameras or blogs of your own, you can do this instead: (or both if you are keen!)
  1. List at least 5 BOOKISH things on your desk (I'm thinking your TBR pile or books you haven't shelved...)
  2. List at least 5 NON BOOK things. (I'm thinking some of some of the more unusual items on your desk/table?)
  3. Tag at least 5 people to do the same.
  4. Come back and leave your link, so we can come and visit your blog. Or add your answers in the comments.
Feel free to grab the above picture to place on your blog - as a way of showing you are participating, and of course to spread the word! Have fun!
So, I'm currently homeless...in a way. I've moved out of my rental home and am in the process of buying a home or townhome. My official desk is in a storage unit (hopefully all safe and sound), and I'm spending my summer at my mom's house in Hawaii. Because I'm kind of a vagabond, and totally okay with it in this environment, I don't have a "desk," but do have a pretty extensive pile of books going. So, here's my vacation desk:

Yes, they're on the floor, and yes, I have TOO MANY! I have to mail these all home!

1. My 5 Bookish Things are ALL books!
2. My Nonbookish Things don't exist right now...how about a floor as a desk? :) Usually, however, I have these cute beeswax turtle candles that my Aunt Carleen bought for me, that I leave sitting by the monitor of my desktop computer. I also (unfortunately) keep my expense receipts on my printer at home, but here I've started putting them on my mom's table. Poor mom!
3. My Tagged 5 People are:
  • msmazzola over at State of Denmark. She's an English teacher, like me, and so I'm dying to know what she has on her desk.
  • Trish, over at Trish's Reading Nook. I love her thoughtful posts, and would love to see what's on her desk.
  • Desert Rose, over at DeSeRt RoSe BoOkLoGuE. She has this great quote about books being stacked to the ceiling, so you know I want to see that desk (even if it's just a quote). :)
  • My friend & book blogging buddy Tasha, over at Heidenkind's Hideaway. This is easy. I have had fun getting to know her better, so I wanted to see what's on her desk!
  • The last is Meghan at Medieval Bookworm. She's currently working on her MA, and the side of me that wishes I would bite the bullet and go back for my doctorate, would love to see what's on her desk!
One last picture & thank you. The picture above is of the books I've receive in the mail. I have several ARCS, and a couple of books here that I've won in giveaways (including the cute bracelet). Thanks to everyone for sending me these great books, and reviews and posts are to follow!


  1. Oh my, that is some stash...

    happy reading..


  2. Aw, I'm totally jealous of your TBR pile! I tried to put a copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth on hold at the library, but it's checked out. :(

  3. You have a really fantastic TBR pile! I don't know if you have read On Beauty yet, but I just finished it the other day and really enjoyed it.

    Thanks for tagging me, I'll be doing this meme soon. =)

  4. Oh, my, indeed, EH!!!

    I love your vacation desk. Do you know if you click on your pics they come up huge? (Mine do, too). Time for some serious scrutiny!)

    Thanks for playing along - pop back and leave your link here: Sassy's What's on Your Desk Wednesday! This is my new post.

    There is just something about seeing what others read or where they write (if they are authors) that I adore!


  5. You have some great reading in there! I recognize many titles, some I've read and some I haven't. Mistborn was really, really great, by the way! :)

  6. so many good books!! I like the looks of your desk and I want one just like it...in Hawaii!!

  7. Hey Becky! I got your email this morning, but I am waaaayyyyyy backed up (email, blog reading, posting, everything!). My desk is actually rather messy. I just took a picture (as I'm leaving this comment) and will try to post something next wednesday. You sure do have a lot of vacation books! I wouldn't mind being homeless in Hawaii...

  8. That is SO many books that you'd like to read this summer! I wish I was in Hawaii with you to share in that pile!

  9. Oh way cool! You have some great piles!

  10. Erotic Horizon -- I know...such a scary stash, and yet, it also comforts me somehow! :)

    heidenkind -- You really MUST get your hands on The Forest of Hands and Teeth. It's really good!

    Meghan -- Can't wait to read On Beauty!

    Sassy Brit -- I think I left my link, hopefully! :) I love seeing others' desks.

    infiniteshelf -- Oh, I'm so glad about Mistborn! I really have to get with it and get it read.

    Staci -- I'll save you a spot on the floor here...in Hawaii! :)

    Trish -- Thanks Trish! I look forward to seeing what you have!

    Natasha -- It would be great fun to have you all drop in for a blogger vacation here! We could all line up chairs on the beach front and read together. That would honestly be such great fun!

    J. Kaye --Thanks! We'll see how I do getting through some of these. :)

  11. I love this post! I don't know why I love looking at other people's book piles so much, but I do :P I'll have to participate in this once I have a bit more free time.

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  13. I love your books I hope it will not be to expensive for you to mail them all home. Happy reading & good luck house hunting.