No, I didn’t write a book. But I love to read. I’ll read anything – books, magazines, cereal boxes. When I’m not watching Lindy Hop videos on YouTube, I’m reading. There are books scattered all around ChezGypsy. So let’s go on a book tour of my apartment!
Firstly, the computer table.
This is the central nervous system of my entire existence, so it’s unsurprising that there is a PHP & MySQL for Dummies book here. I’ve been trying to spend some time every night learning some PHP and have been thumbing through the PHP Pocket Reference. The middle book is Mighty Girl Maggie Mason’s “No One Cares What You Had for Lunch” She’s my blog girl-crush.
Now, onto the bathroom.
You need a book in the bathroom because sometimes, things take a while. I picked up Daily Candy A-Z A-Z at a bookstore liquidation sale. It’s funny and easy to read in short bursts. It also is pretty matchy-matchy with my crazy pink bathroom. (Yes, my moisturizer is called ‘Hope in a Jar.’ Shut up.)
To the bedroom… (chicka pow wow!)
…where we find Lightning McPee resting on top of a pillow. Truth be told, I don’t get a lot of reading done in the bedroom because I fall asleep quickly. Which is why this is NOT the best place for me to be reading either of these books. This is my 2nd copy of Getting Things Done. The best thing I got out of the first go-round was a label maker. Then I believe I lost the book. Or threw it out in frustration. I’m not good at getting things done. The other book is Lies My Teacher Told me – on loan from the Wandering Minstrel. (He’s a teacher.) It’s an eye-opener, but a bit dry. It’s taking me a while to get through…but then again…it’s in my bed so I’m already at a disadvantage.
Finally, my purse.
10 Minute Celtic Spirituality is taking longer than 10 minutes to read. But that’s okay. I’ve grown more interested lately in non-Christian approaches to religion. The commonalities between religions that seem so different on the surface is astounding. The tiny size of this book makes it easy to carry in my purse.
And…um…there’s not a Green Arrow comic book in the plastic bag on the far right. Shut up. Just…shut up. I’ll also deny wholeheartedly reading Birds of Prey. If I did admit to being hooked on some comic book titles, you can bet your bottom dollar I check to make sure nobody I know sees me going into the comic book store.
Add an occasional Martha Stewart Living, Lucky, and RealSimple into the mix and you have my current reading situation.
What do you read? Do you have a lot of books laying about the house?
You may not be “getting things done”, but I suspect from the picture that Max has meanwhile fully adopted the “43 Folders” program.
The Dilbert Principle – A Cubicle’s Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions by Scott Adams (creator of “Dilbert”, the comic strip). Funny stuff…