And I do appreciate the lovely peeks of THE WRONG GIRL and THE OTHER WOMAN you so politely tucked in.
AS Nancy Martin observed, there was a very low percentage of mass market paperbacks. Many more hard covers are in those piles. And that must mean, um, something.
Several people had sleekly empty tables..topped with only their ereader. Funny what an amazing visual difference that made.
We had the horizontal stackers and the vertical stackers. We had the dual horizontal/verticals.
We had the biggest books on the bottom piles, and the who-cares-what-size is on top teetering towers.
We showed the shelves and the tables and the cabinets. With clocks, sock monkeys, and edges of quilts.
You showed us true chic and shabby chic. Decorated, lighted and carefully arranged--as well as many crazy salad piles.
It was terrific! Sweet, hilarious, intelligent, broad-based and literate. You all are the best. Thank you for sharing!
And as a prize, I'll send an arc of TRUTH BE TOLD to add to one person's pile...and the winner is, well, see below. But first, here are ours.
From Julia--this is her husband's table!
She says: "his table top is too covered with papers, stuff from his wallet, water bottle, etc. etc. to hold any books. So Ross makes a tower of literature on the floor instead. When it gets so high it topples over, I make him put some back in our bookcases/return to the library."
Got to love those shoes.
From Lucy Burdette:
HANK: Ah, dear. She is optimistic. And she will never catch up. And here is Hallie's:
HANK: Ms. Ephron alleges she does not read in bed. (The New Yorker is from 1999, I think. And is there only because it looks chic.). Here is Debs'--she has admitted, I will tell you, to tidying up a bit.
Mine is next! I obviously did NOT tidy up! Although it crossed my mind, I must say. You can see the pieces of paper in that bound ms. on the bottom--that's where I take notes. And I see now that it looks kind of tippy.
We loved having all your night stands this week! Thank you so much... and oh!
The winner of TRUTH BE TOLD arc is mmgage, the winner of QUEEN OF HEARTS is Beverly Cleary, and the winner of A LITTLE NIGHT MURDER is Penny, Ray Daniel chose (by some scientific method) Kathy Reel as the winner of TERMINATED, and the new winner of the ARC of TRUTH BE TOLD is Susan Felbush Braun! All of you email me at h ryan at whdh dot com to claim your prizes!
And see you all right here tomorrow--because we're telling secrets about something we ALL did. And you did it, too!