In My Life
If there is one thing I wish for this Christmas, it’s not books but more time to read. Work demands a lot of my time, such that I hardly get to crack spines during the week. When I do read, I do so at the expense of sleep. Same goes for blogging. I should be scheduling posts over the weekends but then I’m so tired after training, I sleep away my Saturdays. Sundays I catch up on work I didn’t manage to finish.
On the bright side, I still get to soak in the sun and enjoy some fresh air every now and then. When that happens, I like to stop and admire flowers. It’s a very calming activity.
On the Blog
Abria from Bee Splendid pleasantly surprised me because she featured my Instagram account as one of her favourites. Of course it always makes me happy when my photos add a splash of colour to appreciative eyes and screens. Also, check out the other accounts she featured! They’re lovely.
- [2 Dec] 9 Signs of a Hipster Library
- [4 Dec] Photography: Accent Colours
- [7 Dec] Retrospect #49: December 7th
Around the Blogosphere
- Nikki & Frances @ The Paper Sea discussed the impact controversial authors have on reading their books.
Bloggers & Blogging
- Chiara @ Delicate Eternity cast Georgie in the Artistry Spotlight. Georgie is one of my favourite bloggers and you should definitely visit her at What She Reads!
- Kat @ Cuddlebuggery shared tips on how to name your blog. I can’t stress the importance enough of googling potential names in singlular and plural and every other permutation! I paid a year for the domain bookrevel.com before realising that Book Revels already exists as a blog. The difference of that ‘s’ is not that insignificant! At least I love that I ended up with Word Revel.
- Crini @ All About Books explained how to code simple progress bars in HTML and CSS.
- Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan made a plea for bromance.
- Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism pointed out that it’s hard being a new blogger.
- Jess @ My Reading Dress wondered, if everything is conventional, then what does it take to be avant-garde?
- Annie @ The Runaway Reader lamented the burden of borrowing books.
- In the mood for games? Head on over to Oh, the Books! where Asti put together I Spy Sci-Fi: A Guessing Game.
- Amy @ Aya M. Productions talked about what compels her to reread books.
Quote of the Week
This idea that a photograph is a representation of your vision is fundamental to the craft of photography. It would be be a very boring world if none of us ever saw the world around us differently. The key factor is that you control your camera and use it to express your vision. You call the shots, quite literally.— Haje Jan Kamps in Shooting Yourself
It’s precisely because I wanted to be able to represent things the way I see them that I was drawn to photography. I love being able to control the camera and instead of the other way around. Yes, auto photography has its time and place but manual photography is so much more liberating, even if it takes time to learn how to use it. Personally, I think it’s a worthy investment of time.