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Happy Sunday everyone! I hope those of you in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. I had a relaxing Thanksgiving to be sure, but not the productive one I’d hoped. As a result, I returned home from my travels and was even more behind than when I’d left! Luckily, I managed to work hard last week and get to a point where, though I’m not completely caught up, I’m at a point where I can say I’m no longer drowning.

Of course, this didn’t bode well for my reading or reviewing last week. Indeed, I only managed to get two reviews up! While this isn’t horrible, it’s not anywhere near my goal of four to five reviews per week, so I’m hoping I start doing better on the reading and reviewing front. It’s difficult because there is so much we want to do around the house before we have guests for the holidays, so it’s still difficult to find time for anything blog related.

One thing that has been taking up my time over the past week is book organizing! While it might seem like a chore to some, I know my fellow book lovers will know how much fun it is putting together a new library. We had a contractor come out and build my dream library, complete with built-in bookshelves. It was completed last Monday and I managed to get all my books in some order over the week, so of course, I have some (not great iPhone) pictures for you guys! (Please excuse the mess in the room in the back—that’s my office, and it’s become sort of a box storage area).

Reviews posted this week:


The Twelve – Justin Cronin


The Crown of Embers – Rae Carson

Comments

  1. Your library looks great! I love the shelves. :)

  2. Your library looks great! I love the shelves. :)

  3. Gorgeous!!!

  4. Gorgeous!!!

  5. I love your new library! What a great place to sit and read!

  6. I love your new library! What a great place to sit and read!

  7. Your library is wonderful and I love the fact that it’s adjacent to your office!

  8. Your library is wonderful and I love the fact that it’s adjacent to your office!

  9. The bookcases are awesome!

  10. The bookcases are awesome!

  11. GORGEOUS library!

  12. GORGEOUS library!

  13. What a beautiful library! Enjoy it!! I am halfway through The Twelve so I am going to hold off on reading your review until I finish.

  14. What a beautiful library! Enjoy it!! I am halfway through The Twelve so I am going to hold off on reading your review until I finish.

  15. I absolutely adore your new library!!! May you have many happy hours of reading there :)

  16. I absolutely adore your new library!!! May you have many happy hours of reading there :)

  17. I love your new library! The chair looks so comfortable. Happy reading!

  18. I love your new library! The chair looks so comfortable. Happy reading!

  19. I love the library!! The chair is exactly the kind I would choose too, so comfy looking. The book shelves turned out so nicely…so very happy for you!!

  20. I love the library!! The chair is exactly the kind I would choose too, so comfy looking. The book shelves turned out so nicely…so very happy for you!!

  21. OMG that library! Absolutely envious of all that room! I got new shelves last Xmas and they are already bursting.

  22. OMG that library! Absolutely envious of all that room! I got new shelves last Xmas and they are already bursting.

  23. Oh my word, that room is GORGEOUS! I want to pack up a sleeping bag and come live there ;)

  24. Oh my word, that room is GORGEOUS! I want to pack up a sleeping bag and come live there ;)

  25. Love your new library! What a terrific place to curl up and read to your heart’s content while surrounded by books!

  26. Love your new library! What a terrific place to curl up and read to your heart’s content while surrounded by books!

  27. Ermagerd, I am MAD jealous over your built-in shelves, comfy chair, and office area.

    Wishing you many happy reading hours!! :)

  28. Ermagerd, I am MAD jealous over your built-in shelves, comfy chair, and office area.

    Wishing you many happy reading hours!! :)

  29. Totally jealous of the library — it looks so warm and inviting! I’d never want to leave. So, you know, I would never get anything done.

  30. Totally jealous of the library — it looks so warm and inviting! I’d never want to leave. So, you know, I would never get anything done.

  31. Wow! Apparently my dream library is also your dream library. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  32. Wow! Apparently my dream library is also your dream library. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  33. Such a beautiful room! That’s a great space for reading, browsing, and dreaming!

  34. Such a beautiful room! That’s a great space for reading, browsing, and dreaming!

  35. oh, those bookshelves…with empty space!…makes me feel dizzy. lovely.

  36. oh, those bookshelves…with empty space!…makes me feel dizzy. lovely.

  37. I love your library – it looks great!

  38. I love your library – it looks great!

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