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 firstname.lastname@example.org.