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Death of my Reading Nook

May 3, 2010

I think it was three years ago…during spring break, I decided to transform an area in my bedroom into my own little reading nook. I had visions of curling up there in the evenings, with my soft blankets, you know, reading. I pulled out the night-stands, repurposed an ottoman from our living room furniture, bought some pillows, framed my favorite quotes about books and reading. And there you have it: My own reading nook.

I was so excited about this place.

I used it as an actual reading nook three times in three years. And what was it mostly used for? A storage area for clothes — I kept laundry piled on the ottoman pretty much all the time.

Here is a staged photo of me enjoying my reading nook, pre-Elliott.

Do you want to play a fun find-it game? Find:

– Pepto

– A one-time-use flosser-thingie

– A dog forced to stay in the picture despite his attempt to make a break for it

– Nail polish remover

– Tweezers

– Neck wrap

– The book Little Children

A wine glass filled with Fresca

Anyway, Matt and I are in the process of reorganizing our house. Since we had Elliott, we had to change our 3rd bedroom into an everything room, so the 2nd bedroom could become a nursery. But that 3rd bedroom is slowly becoming a bedroom again (albiet, a bedroom that operates as a storage area for 300 board games). We moved the computer to the main room — which leads to a noisier blogging atmosphere. And the reading nook had overstayed its welcome — it will now become a storage area as well. *sigh*

I’m okay with this because I’m hoping it will encourage me to put my laundry away.

However, someday — after I’ve won the lottery or published a book or done something Oprah worthy — I want THIS reading nook:

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. JoV permalink
    May 3, 2010 2:15 pm

    I hope you get your dream reading nook one day! I like mine to look like this!

    http://bibliojunkie.wordpress.com/2009/05/26/collecting-cheap-books-at-home/

    • May 3, 2010 5:57 pm

      Oh! Now THAT’S a reading nook. I guess I should have specified that if I ever have the means to have a home with a room dedicated as a library, I’ll choose that over a nook any day. And that library is awesome! Have you been there?

      • May 3, 2010 10:27 pm

        Yes and No. Yes I have been to Casablanca, many many times.

        No I haven’t been to Tahir Shah’s personal library. I wish you would have chosen Tahir Shah’s book “The Caliph’s House” for Morocco, you’ll get a good laugh out of it to hear of his story of building this house that you see in the picture!

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