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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - September 27, 2015

There was one thing for certain. I could not think with the clutter on my desk. What started out as an early writing session turned into an early and all day organizing session. I cleaned up all miscreant papers on my desk, (well, to be fair, I just put them in a box to get them out of the way for the time being), organized my drawer with all the Post-It pads and paper pads, organized my drawer with my bookmarks and stationary, threw out a bag of garbage and I even emptied out a box of office supplies and stuff I had on my desk at work that I had to take home when we moved to our new work space. Okay, I did put the toys from my desk at work in a bag and set them to the side. That's not the point. The point is the box is empty and now out of the way, so there is a little more room.

I then went downstairs to the library as I had a moment of inspiration. I took all the bookmarks I had that I could find and laid them all out on the floor so I could take a picture. The majority are promotional bookmarks I've received over the years from various cons, but there are purchased ones as well and that doesn't include my magnetic book marks.

Perhaps one day I will take a picture of all my pins and all my keychains. But I digress.

So it took some time to lay all the book marks out. Then I had to scoop them all back up. When I got back up to my desk, I had to organize them in the drawer in an effort to maximize space.

I also went through all the pages I've ripped out of catalogs so that I could add the items to my wish lists.

Once I finished all that, finally, I could sit down to write.

Procrastination, it's making me late. It's keeping me la-a-a-a-te. Hahahahahahha!!

An odd thing happened to me. I had a coupon for Barnes and Noble and couldn't find anything I wanted to buy. That is so irksome because I want to use so it doesn't go to waste, but I refrained and came away with nothing. Well, except for this awesome LED Ghost Candle. 'Tis the season!

But enough about that. I was on good behavior this week. Maybe that was because I slept a lot. Maybe.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Books Purchased:
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas - Over 40% off - This was a preorder that came in, although I have not heard many favorable things about it, so hopefully I didn't waste my money.

Mirrored by Alex Flinn - Over 40% off - This was also a preorder.

Peanuts: Where Beagles Dare by Jason Cooper based on the Comic Strip, Peanuts by Charles Schultz - Graphic Novel starring Snoopy as the World War One Flying Ace

Kindle Books Purchased:
Darlings of Urban Fantasy with contributions by Chrissy Peebles, Kaitlyn Davis, W.J. May, Claire Farrell, Dale Mayer, Holly Hook, Suzy Turner, CM Doporto, Tiffany Evans - Free eBook

That's it for this week's haul!


  1. It must feel good to have an organized desk with a cute ghost candle ;-)
    Curious to hear how you like Ash and Bramble. Happy reading!

  2. Ash and Bramble sounds good, hopefully you didn't waste your money. :/ That ghost candle is adorable! :) I've heard that Mirrored is really good, my friend has read all of Flinn's books and loved them. I hope you enjoy your new books, happy reading! :) Here's my STS:

  3. Happy to hear of your tidy up. What is it they say about a tidy desk equalling a tidy mind?

    Another collector of book marks, it seems as if there are lots of us out there.

  4. Sounds like you had a pretty productive week and got some awesome looking books this week.