analysing inanimate objects (what's on my bedside table?)

23 August 2015

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?

24 comments:

  1. I have a Wreck This Journal - I LOVE IT. I've only completed like, 2 pages, but I want to start wrecking it more haha! ;D My bedside table is actually a dressing table (we're living in a guest house currently as we've just moved to England, so it's not a proper bedside table but IMPROVISATION, ya know) and there's books on it and a bag with my jewellery in it, my bible, tissues (when the fangirl feels hit hard yo) and a lamp (for late night reading, of course)!

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    1. Hahah, get on that then! AND OH GOSH YES, how is it? do you like it? the weather's actually not that bad right now. Tissues! Yup, I forgot about that one!

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  2. My bedside table is SO MESSY. So much so that I have stuff piling up under my bed now... huh. At the moment, sitting there is my current read (All the Bright Places. WOW), my previous read (can't let books go back to their shelf while they are still nibbling at corners of my mind), a dictionary/thesaurus (ALL THE WORDS) and a colouring book that is too pretty for me to colour in. Love this post! ♡

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    1. SO IS MINE. You can't see the mess though because I tidied up for that photo AND all the mess is in the drawer it has..ahhh I didn't really like All the Bright Place >.<, I always have my previous two reads somewhere on or near my bedside table because I'm too lazy to put them back....and a dictionary/thesaurus! Mine's on the bottom shelf of my bedside table. :)

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  3. I don't technically have a bedside table (I'm on a bunk bed so it'd be difficult for me to reach) but I do have a desk, window sill and a chest of drawers that I use. My desk is obviously where my stationary goes including note books etc and is easily reachable from my bed incase I get a stroke of inspiration before I go to sleep. My window sill has my iPod dock where I charge my phone and listen to music while I sleep and the chest of drawers has an array of mugs and candles. And usually whatever book I'm reading at the time goes on my desk (but I'm reading an ebook right now which is on my phone). Loved this <3

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    1. Awh, I could never sleep for a prolonged amount of time on a bunk bed, especially on the top bunk, I wouldn't get any sleep because I'd be too paranoid that I'd fall off (which I would). I love candles, and would have them on my bedside table but I'd never light them because WHAT IF SOMETHING CATCHES FIRE..

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  4. I do have a bedside table - but I've not been living in my bedroom for over a year and have been sleeping somewhere else, so right now I kind of just pile things on there in the hope that I may use them soon. To Kill A Mockingbird is on there, but I think that's me being ambitious over the idea that I could choose to read it - but really am not interested right now.

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    1. OOh yeah, To Kill A Mockingbird, my dad actually read that book to me and my siblings a couple of years ago - I don't think I'd ever have picked it up and read it myself though..

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  5. I have a....chair...as a bedside table. What does that say about me!?? Heh. Seriously I am a furniture wacko. I use my bed as a chair, my chair as a side-table, my music stand as a clothes line and my other chair as a shelf. SO YEAH. But currently, my side-table/chair is stacked with 8 books on my TBR, a million bookmarks in a box that my puppy keeps stealing from and chewing, and my camera.

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    1. I'm not even surprised though Cait, because..I don't know. It seems a *cait* thing to do...It also sounds very literary, I think you should create a character that does the same thing as you, espeically the whole music stand as a clothes line thing.
      I HOPE YOUR PUPPY DOESN'T TRY AND CHEW YOUR CAMERA.

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  6. I have a lamp and a stack of books on my bedside table (although it's more like a bedside mini-shelf), which means that I'm a bad little girl and read with my lamp on past my bedtime. I also have a hair-dryer and a lower shelf... which means I love my hair? Which I do, so yay ;)

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    1. Hahaha yeah that's my problem too, I always read way too late because I have a lamp right next to me...ahaha I don't even own a hair dryer..:o

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    2. You don't own a hair dryer? (A person like me who loves her hair does not understand) But yes, I blame my lamp for my lack of sleep.

      Also, I tagged you for some awards! Here's the link if you want to do them: http://wordspillers.blogspot.ca/2015/08/more-awards-yay.html

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  7. so i love this post hawwa (but i love all your posts so i guess that just means i love you, right?) and i agree that you can say a lot about a person by looking at their bedside table. i think mine would say i'm a big reader (stacks of books OBVIOUSLY) and that i love crossword puzzles and am a really really really messy person. my bedside table is like a black hole: once something ends up on it, they never ever leave (until two years later when my mom forces me to clean it)

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    1. thank you annie!!! :))))))))))) I really want to start doing crosswords actually, althought i'm not sure whether i have the patience to sit there if i don't know any of the words..i only got my bedside table recently and i *thought* i'd be relatively neat and on the outside it does look neat enough, but in the drawer...heck, it's like a bomb hit it!

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  8. I have an alarm clock and my phone on my bedside table, that's it.. everything else must be neatly stacked and put away in the drawer so I suppose that says I'm a neat-freak haha :P As for said gloriously tidy drawer, I keep my writing inspiration journal, my diary, and the book I'm currently reading, occasionally it can get a little chaotic in there when I'm in the middle of an art project (like right now and I swear it's STRESSING ME OUT).

    Safah - OH, HOW I WANDER.

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    1. ART ALWAYS MAKES YOUR SPACE MESSY. it's awful but nice and annoying at the same time. UGH.

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  9. How interesting Good luck finishing The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! I have three books, a journal, a lamp, and a container of assorted pens on my bedside table. :)
    ~Jess

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  10. I can't live without a pen and some paper by my side. I have a journal, 2 books (The architect's apprentice by Elif Shafak & Abdullah by Hashim Nadeem) my sketch book, my pens, tablet and a mason jar.

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  11. I am honestly in love with the amount of Keri Smith that populates your bedside table. It is quite wonderful. :) What do you think of Hitchhiker's Guide so far? I've only read the first book (and adored it, though I never got around to reading the rest of the series - must do that ASAP!). And as for me - my nightstand generally holds copious amounts of notebooks + books in general, a lamp, and various CDs and such. I think it's rather obvious what that says about me. ;)

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    1. hahaha, they're all pretty much empty though :o i thought it was good, but the rest of the series gets a bit boring after a while, the first one is definitely the best.

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  12. Yaayy I'm so glad you're reading the Guide! The first book is absolute genius :')

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