Thursday, March 10, 2011

Books by my bed.

I've been tagged.  My beautiful friend over at Solodialogue got tagged in this meme and like a virus she passed it along to me.  And then like a true virus it replicated and I got tagged again.  My wonderfully funny friend Kathleen at autsimheard who does not, I repeat, DOES NOT read My Little Pony Books tagged me since I was too slow getting my post up.  I'm pathetic really as I only have one book by my bed.  I love both these ladies and it is really the only one time I'd like to get a virus. 

And I've been dragging my heels ever since and feeling like a looser for not having done this sooner.  But the fact remains that I only have one book by my bedside and it's not a very good one at that.  I'm afraid if you were looking at a window into my soul by peering at what books I have on my bedside you'd be sorely disappointed.  Now if you asked what was by my toilet I have a stack like this high.

But you didn't ask that.  You asked what was by my bedside and for that I only have one book, here it is.

It's called the Great Hunt by Robert Jordan and part of the Wheel of Time series.  There are like 40 books in the compilation and honestly I've read them so many times I get them all mixed up.  Except the last one.  The author died prior to the completion and another author recently finished the series.  I've not read it.  Really, by the time I've gotten to the eighth book I have to start all over because I'm so confused.  So the ending never really mattered to me as I'm stuck on about an eight book feedback loop anyway. 

If you do know the ending, DON'T TELL ME.  That honor goes to my husband as he has earned himself the nick name of the 'party crasher'.  See, early on I'd be sitting there, all comfortable on a winter night watching a PBS Masterpiece, like Emma or Jane Eyre, and he would walk in and blow the whole damn storyline in five words or less.  He would argue it's like watching the Titanic---we all know how it's going to end.  To which I refute, it's not the ending that matters, it's the storyline.  It's the storyline, babe... Argh.  So that is why, my friends, my husband gets to spoil it for me.  He's earned that right.

Anyway, I'd like to tag Lisa at alienhippy as she has a way with words that I can not duplicate.  She is like opening a window in spring with words flowing at me on the breeze.  Truly amazing.   That's the best way I can describe it and I'd love to see what she reads. 

Just so you know if this meme were about books by my toilet I'd wipe out at least twenty people.  See?  Look at all this stuff.

No, I don't play with domino's while on the loo. They just showed up
one day and they still remain.  I repeat, I do not play Domino's while
on the loo or read My Pretty Pony.

I've listed what's in that hot mess since I didn't think it was fair that everyone was listing a bunch of books and I scaped by with only one.  So here they are in no particular order.  I have no idea what this says about me other than I spend way too much time in there. 
  • Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
  • Country Living, the Makeover issue Sept 2010
  • Martha Stewart Living Sept 2010
  • KC Parent Aug 2010
  • Country Sampler Jan 2010
  • Dream Kitchens Fall 2009
  • Ortho's How to Build a Birdhouse
  • B & H Photo Summer 2010
  • KC Bulletin Fall 2009
  • Discovery Store circular
  • Wolf's Heat, Wolf's Heart but Jane Lindskold
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  • Feeder Birds Eastern North America by R.T. Petersen
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
  • Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
  • Passing Time in the Loo, volume 1, various authors
  • Official Map and Guide to Haleakala

After I posted this, the 15 month old found a  pen and one of the books.  Here's her handiwork...


  1. Hahaha! You are so funny! If I'd only known! I would have totally modified the meme to be books next to the toilet! That wasn't so bad, was it?

    And your husband, that's just mean. ;)

  2. Oh my, people must spend a looonnng time in your bathroom! Actually, your bathroom looks like the floor beside my bed!

    xx Jazzy

  3. @ Karen---it was totally fun and I found my map of Hakeakala! You know, in case I decide to go to Hawaii and hike a mountain tomorrow. Hum, maybe.

    @jazzygal---you have nooooo idea! ;)

  4. I need to go back and reread the Jordan books, but I'd like to wait until the last book has been published and just read the complete set one right after the other!

    I also need to reread A Game of Thrones before the HBO series debuts in April, but so many things get in the way these days!

  5. Domino's in the bathroom? hhhmmm...oh SUUUURE they just "wound up there"..I'm thinking that you aren't telling the whole how they perhaps fell off the toilet tank where you keep them? You know for when you are hosting your weekly book club/game night the bathroom? Just wondering if you have more than one uhhh seat? Well crap-now I have a vision of a group of people sitting on random toilets in your bathroom playing dominos and discussing whether or not Mr. Darcy is going to propose....:)

  6. You really must spend a lot of time in the toilet. Holy crap (pun intended).

  7. Do you have a lot of books in the loo because you spend a lot of time there, or do you spend a lot of time there because that's where the best books are? Just wondering.

  8. Bwaahhhaha!
    @ Not Just Another Mom Blogger--A Game of Thrones?? I have to go find out about that book--sounds good. It'll be interesting to see how HBO sexes it up...hum...

    @ Kathleen--well crap (hehe)you found me out. We have rules though-if someone knocks over a run of dommino's they loose their Pretty Pony. The person with the most Ponies wins. Right it's my neighbor--she has Pinkey Pie, Rainbow Dash (my all time fav, btw) AND Too La Roola.

    @ Lynn--More time than you can imagine-I have IBS. I got sick of running out to my bedside with pants at my ankles to get a book so I just brought them in closer...

    @ bbsmom--a little bit of both I'm afraid. IBS sends me there and then there are times when I hide from my kids--totally shameless, I know, but it give me a 10 minute break & I can play domino's....

  9. Oh dear, are you locking yourself in the bathroom just to read?? LOL! I can't keep books on my bathroom floor, or they would be wet (boys are disgusting).

  10. I am embarrassed to admit the last book I read was one of those crappy vampire books.

    Love that you took a pic of the stack in the bathroom.

  11. @ theconnorchronicles--I know, I saw that diagram---that was great! I mena not the pee part the diagram. :)

    @Christine---sad to say me too...and I read all of them like, twice...

  12. My kids have drawn on my books too. I was not very happy.

  13. LMHO...THANKS. :D
    You know I have to be open and honest.
    Now the whole of bloggyland will know just how unrelatable this aspie actually is. It's a good job I don't really care innit!!
    I have been unrelatable my entire life so what the heck... no change. giggle.
    I will get onto this as soon as I get the chance.
    I will get you back for this you
    Love ya. xx :)

  14. LOL, I'm cracking up! I know you are totally going to get me back and I'm going to be sorry but I'm just dying to know what you read. It will totally be worth the payback, I think...Hehe!!!


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