5 things about me

I like memes. I know some people don’t but I think a good meme can say a lot about a person without revealing too much. So thanks to Sulz and Ella for tagging me for this one. Looks like fun. 😉

5 things found in your bag (I’ll use my messenger bag)

  • Sunglasses
  • 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
    This is an obvious one. I haven’t written anything that I’d send away yet, but maybe it’ll happen. I’m very happy with Sleepless and The Galleon; they’re very different to anything I’ve written before.
  • 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!
  • Tetris
    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.
  • Audiobooks
    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.