To the right of my desk, barely visible, are bookshelves. To the left, in a nook under the window, a reading chair; on the table at the far left are two piles, one of books I am reviewing, the other of recent journal issues and a few books I have just acquired. My study used to be a girl's bedroom; I haven't repainted and the walls still feature a few fairy decals. The reading lamp can be rotated for use in the chair or at the desk. At the desk, a balance ball chair.