As the nights continue drawing in, I’ve had the chance to spend a little more time surrounded by books. Particularly Christina Rosalie‘s book, A Field Guide to Now, which I have been carrying around with me for the better part of a month. It’s the kind of book where I can’t read the entire thing in one sitting. Each chapter asks to be absorbed separately before I move onto the next. As I finish it and think about starting over for a second reading, my copy of the book is already filled with folded over pages, post-it notes and scraps of paper marking important parts.
The book really spoke to me in a way I didn’t expect. I found myself nodding my head in parts and brought to tears in others (while I was reading on the train no less). It is wonderful and I finished it feeling entirely inspired.
I also picked up a copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook last month. I was unable to go see Deb Perelman when she was at my local book store, but I made it in the following day to snag one of the signed copies that she left. But the book is beautiful, the recipes look and sound amazing, I’m going to be adding a lot of these recipes to our meal plans for the coming months.
I only have a couple of reading links online for you this month.
These Spectacular Entries to the 2012 National Geographic Photography Contest highlighted by Colossal.
On this blog, in case you missed them, I posted the Nurture Photography Free Photography Tips & Tutorial eBook, all of the tips and tutorials shared during the Nurture Photography challenge wrapped up in a pretty eBook for you to download to your computer or mobile device.
I also posted last Friday some thoughts on the Learning Curve of a new camera. The troubles I’ve been having while using an upgraded camera.