Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs.
This week’s prompt is ‘Cozy’.
For months, my husband cajoled me about getting a Kindle, saying (correctly) that I spend too much money on books.
I repeatedly refused, stating emphatically that I’m “old school”, that I love the feel of a fresh, new book in my hands, that I love the feel and smell of an actual book, that nothing, NOTHING could possibly replace an old-fashioned book reading experience. Never mind that I break my bank buying books, reading them once, and putting the not-so-great-ones aside for charity later.
Last week, I cracked and said okay, I’ll give the Kindle a shot.
I haven’t put it down since. I’ve read three books on it so far, and have another dozen waiting for me. It’s almost like reading a real book, and not at all like the horrendous experience I had reading books on the computer or the iPad (where I went all cross-eyed and headachey).
I guess I’m not as old school as I like to think I am. I still believe that some books are absolutely worth the investment of a hard copy, and I will always support my author friends by buying a book I can savour and love on. But truly, I am in love with my Kindle.
Hence, all the cozying up I’ve done with it lately. I’m sorry books.
Also, nearly 26 weeks pregnant in this shot. Though it feels like 8 years.
Do you prefer ebooks or real books? What are you reading?
(What do you think of this ‘cozy’ photo? This is a photography exercise, so any critique is appreciated and welcomed!)
Next week’s prompt: Stairs
For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.
Speaking of pregnancy, I did an informal poll on my Facebook page on the most outrageous things said to pregnant woman, and compiled them all for Everyday Family. It’s a hilarious read!