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30-Day Challenge

30-Day Challenge, Books, Cookbooks, Judge A Book By Its Cover, Nonfiction, The Book Life

Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books/ Bookended

Coffee table books are apparently named because they are books that are kept on the living room coffee table and can help to inspire and promote conversation with/among guests. The theme for today’s (Day 8) book photography challenge is guilty pleasures. While these books may not necessarily qualify for the exact meaning of that phrase, nevertheless coffee table books are my guilty pleasure: I can never pass them by without wanting to bring them home with…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Connect The Dots, Nonfiction

Top 5 Spirituality And Self Help Books

A list of my top 5 spirituality and self help books! When talking about nonfiction books (today’s book photography challenge is to photograph your favorite nonfiction, see picture above), I usually restrict myself to human psychology, spirituality, and to books in the self help genre. (I almost never read books on travel, biographies or politics and current affairs and I have accepted that I probably never will, and I’m okay with that.) Here’s a list of…

30-Day Challenge, A Writer's Journey, Books, Nonfiction, The Book Life

The Book Life, September Edition

Welcome to The Book Life, September Edition. It’s 106 degrees today here in my corner of California and the searing, dry heat has sent most people inside. We were already spending more time inside as we sheltered from the pandemic but now, we are forced to stay indoors even more. Pandemics, lightning complexes that triggered wildfires in all parts of the state and intense heat waves have all become our new normal. The entire area was…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: 3 Life-Changing Quotes

Hermann Hesse wrote the book Siddhartha in 1922 but the spiritual lessons that the book shares are more relevant than ever. Siddhartha is my entry for Day 5 (Favorite fiction) of the 30-day book photography challenge. This was one of those books I’d been meaning to read but didn’t get around to until last year. I’d somehow gotten the impression that it was the story of the Buddha who was also called Siddhartha when he was…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Nonfiction

I Spy Books

Day 4 of the book photography challenge is a flat lay photograph (literally photographing objects lying on a flat surface) of a book with bonus points for fitting as many objects as you can. Whenever I see such a picture I’m always reminded of the I Spy book series (photography by Walter Wick and puzzles by Jean Marzollo). I found this series when my kids were young and I was as fascinated by the books as…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Judge A Book By Its Cover, Nonfiction

Gypsy, A World Of Colour And Interiors by Sibella Court

The prompt for Day 4 of the 30-day book photography challenge is to photograph and share a favorite book cover. Now, I have a series of posts where I talk about how easy it is to be lured by a beautiful book cover and you can find that here. For today’s entry, I want to share this beautiful book called Gypsy, A World Of Colour And Interiors by Sibella Court. It’s a book on interior design…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction

Book Photography Challenge

Welcome to Day 2 of the book photography challenge! The theme for Day 2 was books and flowers. The flowers in this old Uzbeki suzani are paired with what I consider one of the most interesting books I’ve read, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, my entry for Day 2 of the book photography challenge. The Alchemist is one of those books that inspire strong emotions: people love it, they cherish the nuggets of wisdom it imparts,…

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