Sorry this is so late, but I stayed up late doing Bloggiesta things. So I wasn’t really reading in bed, but rather sleeping. 😉
Sundays In Bed With.. is my meme to share what we’re curled up with in bed reading (or rather, what book we’d like to be curled up in bed reading if only our busy lives would allow!). I actually will be working on Bloggiesta today and also traveling to Northern Virginia and back, so I won’t be reading until later. But I recently celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary so I thought I’d share some of bookish gifts I got:
|The Bookcase That Kate Built!|
First, the Hubs and I went to IKEA to buy some bedroom furniture, and he got me this nifty bookcase (seriously, peeps, only $25!) that would serve as a bookcase for all the books I got at BEA, plus a bit more. Then he made me put it together myself! Previously, he has always put my bookshelves together and I simply handed him the different screws or bolts or thingamajigs and that’s the way I liked it. But since he was putting together our new bed frame, he said now would be a good time to for me to put together a book case by myself. I thought he was crazy!
However, it turns out, I can do! Okay, I long suspected that I could. Lots of awesome women I know, and am proud to call friends, tackle household chores like they got their diplomas from Home Depot. Truly, I’ve just been lazy. But I really kind of liked putting this together. It was pretty simple, and I used real tools, like 2 different screwdrivers (and yes, I do know the difference between a Phillips and a flat head) and a hammer.
Of course, now that I know I can put together bookcases by myself, the Hubs might be in danger or becoming redundant. Fortunately, I still need him around to kill bees and spiders (although sometimes I deal with the spiders myself, which means I close my eyes while they scurry away to some place where I can’t see them).
Also we went downtown to a local bookstore called Fountain Books where the Hubs bought me a signed, doodled copy of The Raven Boys! Turns out Maggie Stiefvater is very artistic besides having written one of my favorite books this year! Here’s what I got:
I also picked up a zombie book, but mostly because I feel compelled to spend money in local bookstores, and not just because I wanted to read it. And these cute magnets! (The kitty is already ours)
I know, it’s sideways, but I’m too lazy to fix it now! Still, SHE DREW THAT! She’s just amazing! And although you can’t see it, this book is totally on the top shelf of the bookcase that I BUILT. Happy sigh.
So what books are you longing to spend sometime in bed with today? Add your post to the linky below, and remember, it’s always better with pictures!