My desk finally arrived today! Thanks to all of you who helped me to choose. I had heard a few negatives about the Pottery Barn desk, so that one was out. I really liked the Ballard Designs desk, but upon closer magnification I noticed that the finish was a shabby "antiqued" type with a rubbed finish. I do like the shabby cottage look, but it would not have worked with the rest of my bedroom decor. So, I chose the Barbara Barry desk and it just fits in the space alloted. Now I can read all of your blogs in comfort!