In most blog tours, a single author appears on a variety of blogs, moving around the Internet and allowing the readers of those blogs get to know the author.

In the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, the authors stay on their blogs and it's you, the reader, who takes the tour.

Each month, our participating authors from around the world agree to blog on a single topic throughout the month. By following the links in each month's post, you'll discover a whole bunch of new authors in a variety of genres, levels of experience, and styles of writing.

We hope you enjoy the trip and come back each month for a new spin around the globe.

Friday, July 22, 2011

How to Put Books on A Nonexistent Nightstand

When the topic for this blog tour came up--it's "Books on My Nightstand"--I didn't quite know what to make of it since . . . well, here's the problem: I don't have a nightstand. I didn't even know what a nightstand was until it was mentioned in the blog tour. Don't worry, though. I've looked it up on Wikipedia since. Anyway, back to where we left: I don't have a nightstand. But my personal bookshelf is filled way beyond capacity, so I've had to store a fair number of my books on--guess what--my bed. And since the book-bearing area on my bed is pretty big (it's not even a shelf-thingy on the headboard--the books are really, physically, on the bed), it appears that I have more books here than most people do on my nightstands. Naturally, most of them are rather recent acquisitions, but sometimes I cycle books back and forth between my bed and bookshelf when I get bored of my nocturnal reading material. Here's a list of the things currently on my bed, or at least the ones whose titles I can look up without upsetting the precarious balance of their piles.