Friday, June 08, 2007

I dream of custom built bookshelves.........

But for now I share a 900 square foot house with 2 toddlers, a man/boy and a dog. I am currently fighting for book space with diapers, wipes, and more toys than you could possibly imagine. SO....for now, I am pretty much limited to my nightstand (see below) where I keep a few of my favs and my TBR pile. I also have my pretty plaque that my bookclub made for me there. Simone, your book is right on top of Diana's which is the very bottom one. Tina, I gave my copy of your book to a girl who was drooling over it at the prom dress charity. Can't wait to get an autographed one!

I also have two designed writing shelves in the hall closet sharing space with the racecar bandages and anti-bacterial ointment. I keep all the hard copies of my revisions, writing books, ink cartridges, my RWA badge from last year, Tera's Prison Break DVD's so I don't forget to pack them in my suitcase next month, file folders, my pathetic hole puncher that only you can only put about four sheets of paper in at a time and tons of boxes of discounted Christmas cards that I keep buying and never using.

I also try to keep a book in my purse at all times in case I get stuck somewhere with nothing to do. This hardly ever happens when you have two toddlers, but I keep hoping. Right now residing in my knockoff Kate Spade is Serena Robar's latest which I haven't gotten to read a page of yet.


I did find this in the back though. hehehehe! Yep, that's me sandwiched in between MaryJanice Davidson, Julie Kenner, Johanna Edwards, and Serena! I thought I would die of happiness when I saw it!

Since I don't have much room, I take all of my books to the library. I swear I've stocked their young adult section singlehandedly. Someday I dream of custom built bookshelves where I can keep all my treasures, but for now, I figure I'll share these stories with other people who can't afford to go out and buy them new!
What I'm reading....The Celebutantes by Antonio Pagliarulo
Steph~
All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara!
REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, July 3,2007, Berkley Jam Books
WWW.STEPHANIEHALE.COM

6 comments:

Marley Gibson said...

Adorable Kate Spade bag, Steph! I still love the framed picture your book club gave you. Very special.

Marley = )

Marley Gibson said...

Oh wait...that's a knockoff? That's a d@mn good knockoff!

TinaFerraro said...

Like Marley, I SOOO love that framed picture! (And the knock-off bag!)

And I noticed a certain "graffiti" book on the top of your faves/TBR pile! :)

I didn't know you attended a prom dress charity! I donated some dresses and books to one around here, but didn't get to attend. Thanks for passing the book along!

Kelly Parra said...

I'm honored to be next in line, Steph! And I get overwhelmed with books and every so often have to help out the local libraries adding to their stock! :) ;)

SavvyChick said...

I'm traveling around in such a cute little purse. I love it! Can't wait til next month so I can read your book!

-Serena

bethany said...

um, send some more of your books to me. Okay, yeah the library deserves them more, and as I don't have a classroom next year I have 15 bins of books in my garage, but that doesn't stop the book greed that surges through me....

Can't believe your book is about to come out. I should totally check your myspace to see how many minutes until the big debut.....