Sunday, August 31, 2008


My Work Station
This is a Bedroom Meme I found on Scott's blog which I thought I'd try out for fun.

This is my work station which is part of my bedroom. It's here that I create and write. I have another desk beside my bed where I keep supplies and odds and ends. As I don't usually read in bed, I don't have books on the desks unless they are reference books I am using for research. But I do have a big bookcase in my bedroom (there are another two in my living room.)

READING AT THE MOMENT: "Ines of my Soul" by Isabel Allende. I am very fond of her books.

CAN'T PUT DOWN: The last book I read that I couldn't put down was "Eat, Pray, Love" which I read while traveling in California in June.

GATHERING DUST: "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I like the Latin-American magic realism style and I loved this movie, but somehow it is taking me forever to plough through it. I will eventually. I actually have another book gathering dust as well, "The Religion" by Tim Willocks. It's a hard-cover book and as I usually do most of my reading while in transit on buses, it's a bit heavy to tote around with me. I also have a pile of To Be Reads which I will eventually get through depending on my mood.
Literary Inspiration (above the desk next to my bed)

SECRET INDULGENCES: I don't really have any except I do like occasionally browsing through Bartlett's "Familiar Quotations" , the Webster's Dictionary and
an excellent volume of The Synonym Finder. These are useful tools for my writing whether it's for my novel writing or blogs, or just for fun. I also enjoy looking through my travel books (Lonely Planet Greece & Chile and Venice) once in awhile so I can daydream of travels and reminisce about places I've been to.

LOOKING FORWARD TO: There's so many books I haven't read yet and of course I always look forward to finding new texts about Alexander the Great. And as I am planning to visit Rome next year, I'd like to read "A Walk in Ancient Rome" by John Cutler.

TAGGING: Whoever wants to participate. It's a kind of fun way to pass time and get your thinking about what you might like to read or remember books that have impressed you in the past.

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