I’m back for the “Capture the Everyday” meme. I love taking ordinary things and making them (hopefully) extraordinary in photographs. But in addition to capturing the thing, it’s also cool to be capturing the details, which is what Melissa originally intended for the series.
Today’s post is all about books you’re reading. Meaning me. My books. What I’m reading. And once upon a time, I used to read a lot of books. Maybe six a year, which is a lot for me. And then a few things happened. We got broadband access and the internet became a whole lot more interesting. And then a few years later, I had a baby.
I could still read now if I made the choice. I just forget to make the choice. However, I have plenty of reading material on deck.
When I decided to start working/writing/blogging for myself, I picked up a few books. And then was given a few more. then I bought a few more. I know I’ve opened at least 2 of them. But I should tell you… I don’t care how good a business book is or how famous the author is, I just have a hard time cracking them open. Feels too much like school.
By the way, do you see any of them up there I should actually read?
And then there’s my personal reading stash. Both are nonfiction (it’s a phase I’m going through). I picked up Truth & Beauty at a Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale a few months ago. I am actually about a third of the way through it. Crazy for the Storm is another type of guilty pleasure for me. I bought it in Starbucks one day on a whim. I just love cold, wintery nonfiction stories. My favorites usually involve polar exploration or extreme mountain climbing. I don’t know why.
So what’s on your someday-I’m-gonna-read-this list? Now is the time to capture the everyday because your list will probably change – very soon!
Nothing would make me happier than to turn an entire house into my own personal library. I definitely prefer books to diamonds. I don’t think anything can compare to the seduction of the book selection and walking out with it in hand. Then I feel an eager anticipation of the journey. I’ve read about 10 books through the last year, all kinds. I’m pretty sure my next purchases will be Secrets, Lies & Betrayals, Unbroken, Half the Sky, and Windows of the Soul. I haven’t looked at them yet but they are on the top of my list to check on. When my babies were little I probably missed (my) reading the most.
I was just tweeting about this the other day. Every time I walk into Barnes & Noble, I want to walk out with a stack of reading materials. But my reading had slowed so I have to use some judgment,
Sounds like we’re about on par with our reading levels these days. I love books about extreme adventurey things (go figure, right).
Just finished the sappy memoir (thank you airplanes without wifi!) and now on to the mountain climbing survival story!
I love that polar exploration is at the top of your reading interests! My husband worked with the National Science Foundation doing explosives in Antarctica. He would blast holes for the divers and worked on Mt. Erebus, a volcano there.
Have you ever been or is it just something that really interests you?
Wow! That’s so fascinating! I’ve never been. I don’t know why I’m so fascinated by it but I could spend hours at a photography exhibition for Antarctica (and have). I had a dream of spending my 10 year anniversary on a cruise to Antarctica. But alas, that was last year. My dream may have to wait a little longer.
“Don’t Make Me Think!” is great.
Okay. Currently putting that on the “to read” list.
Love the colors in the first photo and the paperweight in the second. Is he a frog?
Yes! That is a soapstone frog I bought in Haiti!
The Ann Pratchett looks really interesting! I have such a hard time reading non – fiction, I really have to make an effort to check those out of the library.
This didn’t feel like a non-fiction book. Maybe because the author is typically a fiction writer. It’s described as a memoir and it was beautifully written.
I have Truth & Beauty but I never really got into it. I hope you enjoy it, because I do love her as an author and writer. From the thumbnail I thought your books were in a box. I immediately thought you were packing them. oops. 😉
I just finished it this past weekend on the airplane. It took me a long time to get into but I definitely enjoyed it and earmarked a few pages. I may actually do a review of it.
I don’t think I’ve read any of the books you have up on your shelf. It’s a nice colorful picture though. Books sure do make great decoration, regardless of whether or not they’re read… 😉 I have the same problem with *not* reading. So much other stuff to do and so many distractions!
I actually have a whole collection of antique books on my mantel. I’ve opened a few and actually read one! But they sure do look cool up there!