honestly, everything on my bedside table is constantly changing. books come and go. mess is made, and cleared away. pens roll around on it's surface, marking and marring it. dust gathers - and it swept away. stories can be told through identifying the objects piled on it - just as you learn more about a person through their hobbies and friends: they are a little inanimate glimpse into their life.
1. A PACK OF STICKY NOTES: for quote-marking purposes: i may have used them all while reading six of crows by leigh bardugo however...what does this say about me? i'm not sure -- i love stationary?
2. A SMALL RED NOTEBOOK: filled with to-do lists and ideas for blog posts and stories and a books i need to remember to read/review/borrow from the library. (i'm still trying to discover a single word that describes someone who loves lists - if you find one, do let me know)
3. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY COMPENDIUM by Douglas Adams: this book says that i am either optimistic or delusional - with 765 pages filled with diminutive print that seems to get smaller as the pages flick by - i think i can finish this before my second year of college starts (as i am writing this post - in a month: in reality - a week) along with many many other books on my every-growing reading list. considering i am a pessimist at the best of times - i don't really know what to think. (but hey, it's good so far, i'd recommend it.)
4. MESS + THIS IS NOT A BOOK + THE POCKET SCAVENGER by Keri Smith: these state, loud and clear, that i am drawn to pretty things. i have not touched these books since i got them, other than to turn the pages and imagine what i would fill them with when i a. had the time b. had finished wreck this journal.
5. THERE'S A VULTURE OUTSIDE by Charles M. Schulz: if you don't like Charlie Brown then i don't know what to say. you are never too old for a good Peanuts annual.
6. HOW TO BE AN EXPLORER OF THE WORLD by Keri Smith: i am a perfectionist, i like things to be ordered and pretty. hence this book. why? so that my pile of books is neat and aesthetically pleasing as it is then shaped like a small pyramid: big books at the bottom, small at the top. also: the photos are nice, and the font is beautiful - all in all it is an inspiring, creative book; why wouldn't i want to have it within arms reach?
WHAT IS ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE? WHAT DO YOU THINK IT SAYS ABOUT YOU?