Let’s see. What happened the past week? I finished reading a couple of YA fiction books and I’m finally getting into the swing of non-fiction books again. I’m currently reading The XX Factor by Alison Wolf. I’ve decided to make it a point to read a few sections whenever I have pockets of time to fill. Although this means I might take a while to finish it. Still, it’s definitely interesting to see how the role of women in the workplace has changed in the post-World War II era.
This week I also took the plunge and purchased a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens for my DSLR! I’ve played around with it a bit and I’m extremely delighted about the clear photos I can take in low light conditions. I’m very excited to take this baby out and to actually use it. It’s my first lens purchase because I figured the kit lens was good enough for me to learn the ropes of photography. I bought my camera early last year, so at this point, I think I’m comfortable enough with manual settings, that it’s worth investing a little more.
Plus, today is Palm Sunday!
- [8 Apr] Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar ★★★★
- [10 Apr] Bi-literate Reading
- [11 Apr] Chop Chop by Simon Wroe ★★★★
- [13 Apr] Retrospect #15: April 13th
BLOGGERS & BLOGGING
- Kelley @ Oh, the Books! shares ways to maintain individual personality on a group blog.
- Miranda @ Tempest Books asks if you look at bloggers’ description boxes.
- Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf would like to know, What do you think of book blogging?. She is surveying both bloggers and non-bloggers.
- Ashley @ Nose Graze explains how to install Twitter cards on WordPress blogs.
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity considers paper quality and the feel of paper types between her fingers when she’s reading books.
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts recommends lesser known YA Contemporary books. If you want to take a break from hyped books, take a look at her list. You just might find a gem of a book.
- Rachel @ As Told by Rachel maps books that allow you to travel around the world from the comfort of your reading nook.
- Amy @ Tenpenny Dreams gives reasons for why we read.
- Sophie @ Paper Breathers prefers to strip her books of their covers when reading.
Perhaps all memories are inherently sad, even the happy ones, and should for that reason be avoided. Nostalgia is not so much the recollection of things past as the recollection of things you are no longer connected to.
Nostalgia often pines for a romanticised past that a person might never even have experienced. If they do long to return to the old times, it’s mostly because they’ve erased the less favourable memories from their minds, so I do agree, memories often have a sadness attached to them. Although, the sweetness and the warmth that is gained from nostalgia isn’t all that bad. It gives us hope when the future seems bleak. Hope that better times do exist.
Who here is into photography? What kind of photography are you into?