Does anyone else spend a ridiculous amount of time rearranging their coffee table so that they’ve got a revolving selection of the most splendidly tempting titles and wonderfully intriguing cover art in front of them at any given moment? Or …is it just me?
I always used to think that it was important to have an interesting array of things on one’s coffee table to keep your guests occupied –and if I am being honest, to give your guests the impression that you are A Very Interesting Person. Why was this important to me? I don’t know, but I’ve always found the idea of someone visiting my home and coming away with the impression that I was dull and boring to be an outrageously disagreeable prospect which always left me aggrieved and indignant. This was mostly an imaginary scenario anyway, as we didn’t have many guests in the best of times, and now, during the era of pandemics and quarantines, the thought of people visiting your home, well–no thanks to that. So I guess at this point, the only person I need to impress is me!
The current lineup includes:
👁️ Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
👁️ The Magical Writing Grimoire by Lisa Marie Basile
👁️ The Book of Altars and Sacred Spaces by Anjou Kiernan
👁️ Modern Dreamwork by Linda Yael Schiller
👁️ Darkwood Tarot by Abigail Larson