This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic made me realize I really need to dust my bookshelves. Here are a few non-literary items I discovered between sneezes:
Speakers and a Beep
What happens when two bibliophiles move in together? Shelf space becomes prime real estate. I sacrificed my CD collection (yeah, I still had a CD player; I’m a 90s child, okay?) to free up shelf space for our combined libraries, but I missed having music from “real” speakers, not just tinny laptop sound. So for Christmas my Laddie got me this wondrous little contraption called a Beep that links to our Spotify account and blasts any song my dancing feet fancy. I love music. Almost minored in it at university, but it didn’t fit with the journalism theme. I rarely write without an appropriate soundtrack!
Because I’ve been obsessed with the ocean—with water in general, but especially the ocean—for as long as I can remember. You did read the premise of my novel, right?
If I had as many awards for writing as I do finisher’s medals, race coins, and cute plexiglass plaques, I’d be writing my Pulitzer prize acceptance speech right now instead of a blog post.
Running isn’t our only sport—my Laddie and I are also huge baseball nerds. (And of course our teams are rivals, because love is just weird like that.) Instead of proper bookends, our paperbacks lean against a Hall of Famer statue, a framed commemorative baseball card, a jersey-clad garden gnome…and yes, we own several baseball history books as well.
It’s motivating to look at the smiling faces of people you love and think “damn…I’ll have to dedicate a book to each of them.” I’d better get writing!