|(c) David Allen Sibley, 2003|
I like my workspace a lot (see photo at left). It is very comfortable, and quite conducive to reading and thinking. I have about one-third of my books near my desk in a large wall-sized bookcase which is really convenient (photo at lower-left). For the rest of my books, I have to go into my wife's office where I have several large floor-to-ceiling bookcases (Thank you, IKEA!). On the shelves next to my desk I keep my favorite collections of poetry, literature and poetry anthologies, style manuals, atlases, dictionary, thesaurus, and writing notebooks. Even though I could carry my laptop around from room-to-room, I generally don't. I enjoy the discipline of sitting at my desk when I write and/or read; not to mention that it is also an ergonomically comfortable environment to work in.
I think my most favorite time to be at my desk is early on a Sunday morning. I love sitting at my desk with a nice steaming cup of coffee and watching the sun rising. There's something about those first golden beams of low-angled morning sunlight streaming through the window across my desk that just starts the day off ever so nicely! So, how about you--where do you like to read and write? Do you have a nice little area that is all your own?