Dec 2, 2008

"Keep Calm, Carry On!"--Gods Behaving Badly


"Keep Calm and Carry On!" (Circa WWII)

What great motto to have on a wall of a writer's study!

While I missed the discussion yesterday, Dec. 1, on BlogTalk Radio with Marie Phillips--author of Gods Behaving Badly--I was able to listen to it today.

She answered my question about her writing space in great detail, since she was sitting in her study where she does most of her writing. Fabulous. She has about 100 books that she has not read in her study! An entire wall of books, now who doesn't have that dream? I guess I shouldn't feel bad about my TBR pile. She has piles of books all over the floor and she says maybe she should start building furniture out of books. Marie Phillips is so witty.

Check out what else she had to say about her book, here.

20 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Your question was great!

Serena said...

Thanks.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Hmm - my TBR pile is about 2 feet tall. Pretty good, for me, but obviously got some catching up to do.

Gottawrite Girl said...

Great post! I love hearing about the writing spots of others... and photos of, too! : ) Hope you're well... and carry on!!!

Serena said...

Marvin: I am almost at Marie's level in books...is that bad?!

Gottawrite Girl: I love asking about writers' writing spaces...I love to see what helps them create.

Anna said...

I need to build another bookcase, and I certainly could use my TBR pile to do that! LOL

I just received this book and am looking forward to reading it! I'll have to check out that radio show.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I have enough books to make furniture as well...but I don't know that I would want to!

Dar said...

I just got this book the other day and I can't wait to give it a read. I have well over 100 books I haven't yet read and more keeping coming in.

Toni said...

Hey Serena.. great post!!
I just got this book ... I can't wait to read it.

Serena said...

Dar: I hear you on the books coming in. There are more and more daily. I loved this book.

Toni: I can't wait to see what you and Dar think about the book.

Iliana said...

I am not going to tell you how many unread books I have but it's a lot - I mean, a lot!

We joke that our house in Dallas was kept standing because of those piles - the house has foundation problems. sigh.

Serena said...

Iliana: Wow maybe its a good thing that you have all those books!

Lenore said...

How cool that she answered your question. I love hearing about author's writing spaces.

Serena said...

Lenore: Bermudaonion tipped me off that she answered my question, so I had to go and listen! LOL I really would have listened anyway, though I probably would have waited until I finished the book.

Shana said...

Great question and answer. Ahhhh ... an entire wall of books - a book lover's dream come true.

Shana
Literarily

Veens said...

a wall full of books :D -- my insane dream

and yes yes she is so so witty :D

Veens said...

I recently found out ... me saying "You are so funny" may sound wrong.. when I mean "witty" but people out there.. think that's the wrong usage... you gave me the correct word to use!
actually, here we use "funny" a lot :(

i hope u understand what i m trying to say !

Serena said...

Shana and Veens: I agree, but my dream is walls and walls of books.

Veens: No worries, I always say you're too funny. I also mean witty on occasion.

dawn said...

I hadn't seen either of these covers before. I like the one on the right, and from what I understand about the book, it's a good reflection of the content.

I won this from Toni at A Circle of Books (and Hachette) ... can't wait to read it.

Serena said...

The one on the left is the cover I have. I think the one on the right is the U.K. cover.