What’s On Your Bedside Table?

On my way past my bed this morning, it dawned on me that I have a lot of books that I’m part way through at the moment. I always read before I go to sleep and my choice is based on how the mood strikes. This started me thinking… what do other people have on their beside tables? I’d love to know. Here’s my lineup:

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson- intriguing but I’m such a slow reader.
  • The Canberra Gardener – my garden bible that advises me on where to plant. If only it could teach me how to keep camellias alive and what to do with the dense Canberra soil.
  • Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey – not a bad read but having working in the web world for more than a decade it didn’t teach me anything new.
  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin Williams – this is the textbook to the subject I’m studying this semester. I think it’s a funny recommendation for people that are studying graphic design. Having said that it’s been a truly informative book.
  • Designing Logos – The Process of Creating Symbols that Endure by Jack Gernsheimer. A really great book even just for the history of some of the world’s most recognised logos.
  • The last two copies of Real Living – the only magazine I read and too quickly because then I’m always waiting by the mailbox for the next one.
  • The last Hancocks of Paducah catalogue – a visual feast.
  • The Real Living summer cookbook – in case I need a little gastronomic inspiration before bed.

OK – your turn. What’s on your beside table?

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  1. A bedside table lamp.
    An alarm clock/radio that is impossible to tune. I wake up to static. LOUD static.
    Medication.
    Dust.

    :)