Sunday, May 17, 2009
For my Valentines Day present my husband Michael REALLY went out of his way to give me the one thing that every avid reader wants, their own reading room! I decided to share my room with you because I spend most of my "home time" here. The colors and furniture are spot on! He even thought to buy a futon so it could still double as a guest room.
Instead of pictures on the walls I chose to decorate with letters that represent some of my favorite authors. Here is my Leaning Ladder book shelve. The letter 'C' is for one of my two favorite contemporary authors Jennifer Cruise. I love Cruise because she mixes mystery with romance! I have read almost all of her books.
Taking a closer look at the second shelf you'll see a few of my contemporary reads that include: Jennifer Cruise, Sophie Kinsella, and Susan Donovan. I also have Leslie Langtry and Gemma Halliday because I like a touch of mystery in my romances.
On my third shelf I have a few borrowed books that range anywhere from Jane Eyre to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On my bottom shelf I have my Harry Potter collection which I have yet to get through and one of my favorite series the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I am SO TEAM ERIC! I haven't read the latest book Dead and Gone but I read some spoilers and OMG OMG...that's all I can say!
Beside my bookshelf is where I keep my little laptop. Sammy my cat seems to be checking my blog. ;o)
Walking over to my other wall I have my letter 'G'. I shared this letter with two authors. My first author gets me SO giddy. Its Rachel Gibson! WOOT WOOT! I absolutely love all of her books! In fact I just finished True Love and Other Disasters and it was amazing. It honestly doesn't surprise me because her best books are always the hockey books.
My other 'G' author is Diana Gabaldon. I fell in love with her Outlander series. Jamie and Claire's love is inspiring! The books are SUPER long but to me sometimes its nice to have those characters for a lengthy time.
Also sharing the shelf are the two newest additions to my book collection which are Mary Balough's First Comes Marriage and Lynsay Sands Devil of the Highlands. I can't wait to read them both.
Behind my futon I have a variety of books to talk about. First of all I have to pull your attention to my awesome floor lamp that kinda reminds me of a light tower. Also we have my FSU bears! My hubby went to FSU and we are originally from Florida.
My 'E' stands for Janet Evanovich. I have all her Stephanie Plum books (1-14) which includes her Between-the-Number novels. I also have a signed copy of Plum Lovin' that Mike got me for Valentines Day! And FYI as much as Ranger is a total turn on I am a Cupcake all the way! :o) Some of my favorite books of Janet's are her pre-Plum books which were romances! They are short but very funny and fast paced. You should check them out!
On my other shelf I have a few paranormals. I really enjoy the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Its filled with werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and like everything I read, a bit of romance. Next are my Steven King books. I honestly have never read his work and am not sure if it would be my cup of tea but I bought Salem's Lots on an impulse because it had vampires and someone gave me Lisey's Story for free. I'm never one to turn down a free book! I also have one of the Black Dagger Brother books! I loved it and can't wait to continue the series as soon as I can catch up on all my other books. LOL Lastly are my House of Night books by P.C. & Kristin Cast. Don't be put off by these books being under Young Adult. These are really great books!
Lastly is 'M' for Stephanie Meyer. Unfortunately I have loaned out all of her books! In my Meyer collection I have the entire Twilight Saga and her latest The Host. Everyone and their mama has read Twilight so I wont even talk to you about them except to say I am the typical little girl when it comes to them. And yes that is the Twilight Deluxe Blu-Ray DVD set! LOL Now as for The Host...its an awesome books about what its like to feel and to be human. Its a moving book honestly. Dont get thrown by the talk of aliens because its not as Scifi as you think.
And here is my futon...its comfy and ya I have fallen asleep on it many of times! BTW that's my cd player under the bed.
I love this room so much! When I need to get away or want quiet time or just want to write I come in here and it inspires me to no end! What inspires you???