Last week I mentioned that I was going to do a little low-key renovations in my bedroom? Well, they are underway even as I type. It's too bad I didn't decide to do this a week sooner when the weather was so moderate and comfortable and not on the (so far) hottest day of the year (close to 100F and with humidity--feels like over 110F--though I'd say it feels like 425F, which is the temperature I roast my vegetables at--it is so oppressive here it feels like I am roasting in an oven, too).
So I offer you a couple of teasers today and will share the 'after' photos at the end of the week. It's not fun shifting furniture and books around on a good day, but on a sticky one it has completely worn me out.
One of the improvements I am making is to try and organize my books a little better. To this end I have bought a new bookcase and the plan is to fill it with my collection of Viragos and anything else that might fill the space nicely. My, how did I accumulate so many?
Hello, books. I've missed you--they've been sitting in piles on top of a bookcase in my tiny 'book room'--two piles deep. It is always hard to get to them and I only shift them about when I am looking for something specific, so I have forgotten just what treasures I have.
This is what will be keeping me busy for the next few days while I clean, declutter, shift and reorganize. There will be some new furniture and eventually some refurbishing of a few pieces of old furniture. Check back in a couple of days and I will (hopefully) be sharing the improvements.
While I'm away there are a couple of links for you to check out that I came across that look interesting:
A nonfiction tour of the United States--I'm not surprised by the Nebraska choice.
Is it too soon for a 'best books' list? I guess the qualifier is the 'so far': Best New Books from Around the World.
I've finished a couple of books that I am looking forward to sharing with you and I am in the middle of my Sunday short story (still). With the heat, I guess it is a good idea to take things easy.
I'll be back later in the week. Until then, stay cool and happy reading.