tagged by @bartonsedai

COUNTRIES I’VE LIVED IN: United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong (working on adding a fourth but it’s slow going at the moment…)


LANGUAGES YOU SPEAK: English, French, Spanish

FAVORITE FILM OF 2016: the Rogue One trailer

LAST ARTICLE YOU READ: “Remaking the Sky” (Economist feature on innovation in satellites)

SHUFFLE YOUR MUSIC LIBRARY AND PUT YOUR FIRST THREE SONGS HERE: uh this’ll be interesting because I don’t actually have much music saved in my library, but…

  • Pacific Rim theme
  • Stars, from Les Misérables
  • Drought, by Vienna Teng

huh that’s not too far off I suppose

LAST THING YOU BOUGHT ONLINE: a hotel room in Kosovo. 

ANY PHOBIAS OR FEARS: death, I guess. 

HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU?: Clever, adventurous,  probably a spy, good at baking. Some of my favourite testimonials: 

  • “Ace and full of disdain” – @redbelles
  • “You’d make a great mercenary” – Mike
  • “I mean, you’re awesome. But that doesn’t preclude you from being a grade-A jackass sometimes” –Meg 
  • “you send snark on demand. What’s not to trust?” – @liebeliebesxx 
  • Me: “I don’t feel very sentimental about things or places”
    Ren: “…or people”

HOW WOULD YOUR ENEMIES DESCRIBE YOU?: Cold, egotistical, selfish, weird, condescending, irrelevant, pretentious, rude

WHO WOULD YOU TAKE A BULLET FOR?: No one. There are a few people I might fire a bullet for, but take one? Sorry, you’re going to have to dodge.

IF YOU HAD MONEY TO SPARE WHAT WOULD YOU BUY FIRST?: Some form of transportation to Antarctica. And a wildly inappropriate ballgown to wear on the way.

TAG TEN PEOPLE YOU’D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW BETTER: I’m so bad at this right now because I’m not yet following most of the people I’d probably tag here. So…go for it. 

Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.
—  Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

January Book Photo Challenge: day twenty-two | paperback? hardback? ebook?

Paperbacks are my favorite, but since I’m so impatient I often end up buying books when they are still only in hardback format. I prefer these beauties without the dust covers. Their covers are always pretty, but look at those bare spines!