I think I’ve found my new preferred work spot…

For the past few weeks I’ve found a writing refuge in a really quiet little local library.  I’d found a hidden spot behind a bookshelf with a table and power access for my laptop.  Score!  Free WiFi…check.  Ear buds and Pandora to mask any ambient noise…check.  It’s been working pretty well.  I arrived today to find that someone had the audacity to sit in MY seat!  *Sigh*  I look around a bit for an alternate and I found an even better spot in the teen section.  Comfy booth to sit in, natural light from the window (annoying construction outside the window that discourages me from gazing absently), no teens at noon on a school day, and best of all…look who’s here with me!!

Who am I to argue with this?

Who am I to argue with this?

27 comments on “I think I’ve found my new preferred work spot…

  1. Servetus says:

    I think Richard Armitage would love knowing that Thorin is being used to sell reading. Yay!

    • obscura says:

      I think so too…Thorin is in august company here…next to Superman, Batman and, oddly enough, a poster of a plate of nachos? “Feed your mind…READ!”

  2. I love spots like that. It would be perfect for me as well, except I usually like a beverage in hand – coffee/tea/wine – and libraries, for good reason, frown on that sort of thing. But this is an extra special post. That is a Poster I would really want.

  3. AgzyM says:

    That sounds heavenly! I was at an art exhibition on Sunday and we strolled into a blacked out room which screen some awful artsy movie, but there were beanbags scattered about! Beanbags!!! They felt like little clouds I could just sink in to. It was perfect 🙂
    So here’s to our little secret hideaway places!

    • obscura says:

      Here, here! I just looked to my right and there are two video chairs upholstered with leopard print and a mess of giant blue pillows scattered around a low table 🙂

  4. guylty says:

    Did you say something about a spot where you are undistracted? Fail of epic proportions!!!

  5. Servetus says:

    You probably know someone at work who’s an ALA member, so I’d just ask them to buy you one …

    • obscura says:

      That is true…I’m a preferred patron of the campus library since actually check books out 🙂

      • Servetus says:

        I was a preferred patron back when I taught in MO, too. The librarians grinned when they saw me coming. “You, alone, Servetus, justify our participation in the ILL system!” LOL.

        • obscura says:

          :D. Every year they come up and ask if I have books I’d like purchased…every year I save the Oxford catalog for the occasion. It’s like a holiday 🙂

          • Servetus says:

            I’ve been that person too — what is with that? Why do people not want to order books?

          • Have you checked out Bookcrossing.com?

          • Servetus says:

            Typically, university / scholarly libraries can’t obtain books that way due to university ordering and bookkeeping systems. In this situation we’re trying to think as much about what students should have available to them as what we might like to read. Also, the library has to be able to keep the books it gets because they are catalogued.

  6. katie70 says:

    Good to hear you have found a spot to write and what a lovely poster. I still have yet a spot to study, the family seems to be getting worse at bugging me once I try to. They also seem to be getting lax on the housework their to be helping with. Their going to have to step up when I start working on my final paper.

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