My office at night.
It’s well-used. The desk pad is worn through by my elbows. I need a new chair. I don’t mind. It’s familiar and cozy. It’s a place for working. It’s deceptive. It looks plain and unassuming. But it serves as my portal to worlds unseen. cultures and people yet to be named. Adventures waiting to be explored, journeys yet to be taken. I love my office.
To the left of my desk is a smaller bookcase with recently bought books on the bottom shelve. I adore this bookcase. It houses some of my favorite books. My fishing gear is to the right. I love that hat. The hat has been with me for over ten years. Like my desk pad, it is well-used. The bookcases below populate the space behind me when I’m at my desk. These are not all my books. I still have hundreds packed away in boxes in the garage. There is just not enough space for them all. Then we have my comic books. I have over 13,000 titles that I’ve collected during my youth, even early twenties. I haven’t bought any in many, many years, but I also forgot to do something with the existing ones and so they now collect dust and mold in the garage. I hope not too badly, though.
There are some really nice books here. Some not so nice. Some books I won’t ever read again, but I won’t get rid of them. I cannot explain why, so I won’t. The bookcase on the left mostly has non-fiction titles. The top shelve has number of books on writing. The second and third shelves are a mix of history, philosophy and war, including the Anglo Boer War. Yes, I have an interest in that, given my origins.
Then you have some graphic novels and a few art books that include Frazetta and Bonner. I should purchase some Brom, too. I haven’t yet, money being tight and all. The bookcase on the right contains an eclectic mix of fiction. It includes Grisham, Child, McNab, Cussler, DeMille and a few lesser known names. My law books, or what I have left of them, reside on the bottom shelve. I haven’t opened one in over three years. If you ask me, they can stay shut. So there you have it. A blog post out of the blue about my writing space and the books that populate it. It is not so exciting, I know, but then all the exciting stuff happens behind the scenes.