5 things found in your bag (I’ll use my messenger bag)
- iPod and headphones
- Notepad and pen
- Latest book I’m reading (The Road by Cormac McCarthy)
- Chewing gum (or mints)
5 favourite things in your room
- Bookcases & books
I had these custom made a few years ago; the carpenters loved them so much they’re using the design. Should I get a commission? 😉
- LCD TV
I bought this when my insomnia started so I could watch DVDs. I love it; it’s a Panasonic 26″ and it’s like having my own home cinema.
- Writing desk
I found this secondhand and grabbed it; it’s a rolltop desk, something I’ve always wanted. It’s where I do all my writing; poetry, letters, blog posts… isn’t it a beautiful colour?
Statues & figures
I love old myths and I’ve been collecting these statues for a few years. These Egyptian ones are made from cold cast resin; the detail is stunning. I also have a collection of pewter statues.
- King Arthur Tapestry
This is my favourite piece. It’s based on a William Morris tapestry; the knights have left their shields in the woods, searching for the unicorn.
5 things you have always wanted to do
- Open a bookshop
This is something I’d love to do, open a secondhand bookshop with a cafe and author readings… books are what I know best, so I couldn’t think of a better way to make a living. CJ’s Classics sounds good, eh? 😉
- Have a novel published
- Finish Atlas Shrugged
I tried reading Rand’s novel in school but couldn’t finish it. It’s something I really should read, so I’ll have to have another go.
- See more of the world
I haven’t travelled much beyond Europe. I’d love to see the US and Egypt, especially the Pyramids… I’d love to see Wimbledon live as well.
- Think of the perfect comeback
You know when someone insults you and you wish you had the perfect retort? I always think of it later; just once I’d love to say it right back.
5 things you are currently into
- Cut Copy
Cut Copy are like a cross between INXS, The Bee Gees and Daft Punk. It sounds odd but they’re actually very good. Their new album is excellent.
- Indiana Jones
I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers for Indy 4 for months and I loved the trailer. Don’t know if it’ll be like the others but it looks like fun!
I loved Tetris when I was younger and I’ve been playing it again for the last few weeks. Now I’m addicted. It’s so simple but a lot of fun.
I’ve liked audiobooks for years but I’ve really got into them recently. I just bought Steve Martin’s The Pleasure of My Company and it’s narrated by Martin as well, which is an added bonus.
- Natalie Portman
Because she’s Natalie Portman. Do I need another reason? 🙂
5 people you want to tag
And if you don’t feel like taking part, that’s fine. No pressure.