Booking Through Thursday: Bedside
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted here. To participate, answer the question, and provide a link to your response in a comment at the host blog.
What books do you have next to your bed right now? How about other places in the house? What are you reading?
I tend to only keep one book by my bed at a time. Right now, the book I’m reading (which is next to my bed) is Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont. I’m only a few chapters in, but enjoying it so far. I also try to keep a small journal to write in, and some post-its to flag quotes as I read, if I’m feeling sufficiently motivated. Sometimes I will keep the last book I read by my bed for a little while until I get a chance to review it, but I’ve been staying pretty on top of things lately.
Around my house is another story! There are tons and tons of bookshelves where I have books double and triple layered because there isn’t enough room for everything to fit. I also have some books tucked away in closets, and others in boxes or on shelves out in the garage. It’s not quite at the level of hoarding, but if I move again soon, I’m going to have to trim down the collection. What can I say? I love being surrounded by books! I also like having a lot of options to choose from at any given time. Despite the overflow, I keep one shelf fairly reserved for library books, which I also usually have an abundance of at any given time.