Journaling is something that I don’t do enough of. It’s very relaxing and thereputic to just put pen to paper and let your thoughts flow. I do really need to do it more. Maybe I’ll make it a goal in 2013 to write more 🙂 I do have a journal that needs filling. . .
“You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
I believe that is true, 100%! And as such, I love to read. I try to read between 1 and 2 books a month, as many non-fiction as I can, with some great fiction thrown in for fun 🙂 One of my favorite things to do? Curl up with a good book, especially in the warm sun on a cool day 🙂
60 mm (cropped), 6 sec, f/8/0, ISO 100 (Isaac Asimov)
60 mm, 1/2 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 (A good Read)
I don’t read very many paper books these days (unless it’s a text book or one lent to me), as I do most of my reading on my Kindle. I have to say that I LOVE my Kindle and read so much more since getting it. It’s much easier to hold than a book (lighter and no cramps from holding the paperback open). But the biggest reason is that when I finish a book, I don’t have to make the trip to the book store, shop around for something good, and get it back home. I can buy a book directly from the device! Or when I pre-order a book, the day it’s released I have it for my reading pleasure! And when I do travel, it’s usually a long trip; no more hauling 4 books hoping I don’t run out of reading material 🙂 If you are a reader, I highly recommend getting an e-reader!
I am so happy and excited right now that I can barely stand it! One of my photos was used as the cover of a book currently for sale on Amazon.com. The author of “Nicky Nighttime” contacted me through this blog about using a photo I posted from my day in Newport, RI as the cover of a book he wrote.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure at first if it was a legit request, but It turned out to be and after creating a use license for his book, he used it for his book!
This is the photo he used:
Anyway, I just had to share this great moment with all of y’all 🙂 I encourage you to check out his book, I think it’s only about $3 (I haven’t read it yet, but will soon). He’s a self published local author (local to Newport RI), and is a very nice and considerate guy. He was a real pleasure to work with on this project 🙂