I love the experience of reading: pondering what to read next, surveying friends to see what they’ve enjoyed recently, journeying to the bookshop or library, viewing the cover art, reading the blurbs, checking out the author’s bio, sniffing the pages (Yes, sniffing the pages. Come on, I know you do it too! Surreptitiously of course) finally making a selection and then setting it on the bedside table in eager anticipation of it becoming a new favourite. Sometimes (alright! alright! frequently) the selections get a bit ahead of me and the bedside table supports a small tower. When the tower gets dangerously high and there is risk of personal injury, some books move to the floor. Floor Books didn’t have the same ring to it for a blog.

Knowing I am not the only one suffering this condition I thought I’d create Bedside Table Books with the purpose of providing a friendly and fun spot to carry over some of the chat we so enjoy when we meet at the water-cooler, in front of school, in the coffee shop, or on a dog walk. Bring your book suggestions, your thoughts about writers and reads, your photos of your bedside table if you dare!

Looking forward to the conversation … and the reading.


E-mail Susan at bedsidetablebooks@hotmail.com.

12 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Denisa
    denisa Says:

    Congratulations my dear friend! I’m already in love with your blog, it’s such a treat!Thank you for sharing your love for reading!

  2. Wendy Says:

    A Letter in the Mail….I will enjoy reading one of these novels as my first read that is not a text book. I have a box full of letters between my parents during world war II, 402 to be exact, and perhaps these reads will inspire me to do something creative with the letters and share the history of the war era. Thank you for the inspiration Susan.

    • Susan
      Susan Says:

      Wow! What a treasure to have. I imagine there are hundreds of stories within … look forward to seeing where your creativity leads you! 🙂

  3. Helen Eddie Says:

    Met you on the flight from Chicago to Vancouver on June 29th. Have enjoyed checking out your blog. Thanks for giving me your card on the flight.


  4. Cheryl Says:

    My dear friend, Sue. I always have said that reading anything you’ve written, whether it’s a letter, an email, an article (or even listening to a phone message) is like opening a gift tied up with a big, red bow. You have such a way with words and your thoughts are truly joyful and inspiring. I love your blog and I’m continuing to spread the word across the prairies about this little treasure that you’ve created!

  5. Patricia Ray Says:

    Hey Susan – love your blog! Great recommendations. The Best Laid Plans was hilarious and very timely. I had already read about the bonobos and loved the book. One Day was entertaining. Have you read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese? Excellent read, one of those books that just gets better and better the more you get into the story.

  6. Susan
    Susan Says:

    Thanks Pat! So glad you mentioned Cutting for Stone. It was a great read and as you say, drew one in ever closer as the pages flipped. I read it about a year ago I think and yet the images are still so clear to me. Loved getting your impression of the books we’ve read together – thanks for taking the time to comment. S.

  7. katkasia – Melbourne, Australia – I enjoy visiting other worlds and realities. I'm the author of 'The Artemis Effect', which is currently available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Artemis-Effect-ebook/dp/B009043TS2), should you be interested in a bit of character based science fiction.
    katkasia Says:

    I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! To find out more, please visit: http://kasiajames.wordpress.com/?p=530&preview=true


  8. Lauren – Working in marketing, living in Toronto. Waiting for my Hogwarts letter. In the mean time, reading and loving all things fiction and writing about them here.
    Lauren Says:

    I’ve nominated you for the 7×7 award! http://thoughtsonmybookshelf.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/seven-things/

  9. Anna Says:

    Hi Susan,
    Just a quick note to say how much I love your blog!! It is wonderful! I will look forward to reading it every month.

  10. Paula ZAJAC Says:

    Delighted to find your blog, my first about my FAVORITE subject: books and reading. We’ll be good friends, I’m sure.

  11. Michelle Says:

    So glad to be linked to this. My last few books have been so disappointing!

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