Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my Musing Mondays ramble for this week:
I saw this posted on Pinterest the other day, and it made me wonder where the books and magazines are in my own house—aside from the ones living on my many actual bookcases and in actual magazine baskets, of course. I made a quick tour—and here’s where I found them:
Floor by my bed—1 library book that I just finished, the latest issue of Time magazine that I finished yesterday, and the latest issue of Vanity Fair that I finished this weekend—just in time for the new monthly issue to arrive this coming week.
Nightstand—1 library book that I’m about half-way through, 1 book of my own that I just started, 2 books of my own that are patiently waiting.
I also have a little 5-shelved corner table-type piece of furniture (it’s hard to describe) in my bedroom where I keep most of the TBR books that I’ve bought–right now there are 26 books living there. This is not to be confused with my REAL bookcases throughout the house. 🙂
Spare bedroom—a bag of 14 books waiting to be taken to the used book store. There’s still some room in the bag, so I’m going to add some more before I go trade them in.
Desk—1 paperback that I finished about a month ago. It’s on my desk because I keep meaning to look up the author to check on any other books he’s written.
Side table by my big comfy chair—a stack of 8 Real Simple magazines that I’m done with and keep meaning to take to work to recycle by sharing with others, and 8 books—some finished and waiting to be shelved, some waiting to be read.
Coffee table in living room—2 “coffee table type books” (large with many photos), 7 books waiting to be read.
Dining room table—stack of 4 library books picked up on Friday, 1 Smithsonian magazine and 1 Yoga Journal received in the mail earlier in the week.
Kitchen table—1 library book that somehow migrated from the stack in the dining room (I’m not at all sure how or why that happened), 1 book that I need to take to the office to share with a co-worker
Front seat of my car—1 back issue of Yoga Journal magazine and 1 book of essays—perfect for short waits at the car wash, oil change place, etc. Plus, I’ve been known to read when I’m at a really long stoplight.
No books were found in the bathrooms, on the stairs, in the laundry area, on the porch, or in the garage itself.
How about you? Where do the books in your house live when they’re not on your bookshelves? Where is the oddest place you’ve ever found a book in your home? Please share!