COFFEE CHAT: INTERIOR & BOOKISH CHALLENGES…

Welcome to another Coffee Chat, in which we share bookish and not so bookish thoughts.  Head on over to Bookishly Boisterous to add your link.

 

Last week, I had much to share about family, the fun stuff, and the gritty house-cleaning.  I went on to do a little more of the scrub-a-dub detail, in bathrooms, etc., inspired by Fiona’s efforts in my kitchen.  But let’s not go crazy…I’m not going to turn into Martha Stewart.  LOL.  I do love playing around with the decor, however, and if I dust and clean along the way, that’s just a side effect.  Patty, at Books, Thoughts & Adventures, wrote about collecting more of her white, “peely pieces”…and I was reminded of some of mine.  Here’s one I own, a nightstand, but it has served other purposes over the years.  I used it to hold a small TV in my other house.  Now I love it as my go-to place for STUFF.  I used to have a stack of books on top.  I have cleared it off except for the clock radio, my cordless phone charger, and my mug of tea.  I like that it has a drawer and a bottom door that opens to other goodies I can stash there.  You might be surprised at what you find inside:  baby books, for one.  Yes, a book for each of my four children.

  • So…let’s chat about some bookish things.  What a great reading week so far!  I plowed through some thrillers:  Lies, by T. M. Hogan, a NetGalley review book being released on 9/11; and An Unwanted Guest, by Shari Lapena.  (Click titles for my reviews).
  • Today I started reading a book I got from the library:  I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara.

  • I have added a few extra purchased books in the last couple of months, despite my vow to buy less and borrow more.  In July, I bought 13 books!  But I dropped down to 6 (so far) in August.  The problem with buying so many:  sometimes I forget what I own (even though I enter the titles on my Curl up and Read blog).  Like this morning, I saw the book Those Other Women, by Nicola Moriarty…and immediately went to the Amazon page…only to discover that I had bought a copy in June!  (I’m glad Amazon lets us know when we purchased the book!). Then I realized the problem:  the one I bought has this cover on the left, while the one I saw this morning had the one on the right:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Confusion abounds with distinct covers…and then there are those titles that are different, too.  I have actually ordered a book that I already had because of the alternate title.  Sigh.
  • The world of bookish things can be a challenge!

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What does your week look like so far?  What bookish and not so bookish things are challenging you?

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9 thoughts on “COFFEE CHAT: INTERIOR & BOOKISH CHALLENGES…

  1. Yes its great that Amazon tells us that we have bought the book. Borrowing is good and I am now better organised for putting in reserves. However August was a good spend up buying time for me. Sometimes its good to go wild!

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    1. It is a hard choice: to buy or to borrow. I have saved myself some money, though, and I also love that little message: You bought this book on….

      Thanks for visiting, Kathryn, and I do love going wild sometimes, too.

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    1. Thanks, Patty, my piece feels rough to the touch. Some are smoother, but I feel like this one is just right for me.

      I would love your antique barn. I got my little “nightstand” at a Crafter’s Palace…I think. I do know that it no longer lives…sigh. I miss it! So, yes, your barn looks like the perfect substitute. There’s only one problem: it’s there and I’m here. LOL

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