My mom, my grandma, every lady I'm related to and almost all that I know outside the family, has a coffee table. It's a very common bit of furniture, not so special really, it's more like....what you put on it. Most people I know tend to buy small books, usually on cute jokes,facts, life lessons, and such or sometimes a nice new book you picked up for yourself but havn't finished yet, to put on their coffee table. You get the idea, something small and simple, that anyone in the room can pick up and begin anywhere for a moment of entertainment. My grandma used to keep a book out, "Stories behind everyday things", my mom had a book of quotes. After my mom left, the table was empty, so I picked up two silly little books, "How to live with a Neurotic dog" and "How to live with a Neurotic cat". Both are funny little books playing with ideas that most pet owners will see and get a laugh at... anyway...soo.. to the point I guess. What's on your coffee table?