@efbombmom MAKED A MEME!

Post what you’re reading now, and then post your next read. Doesn’t have to be pictures of the books, but it CAN BE! Once done, tag 5 people to play.

Thanks for tagging me Gabby!
I was sorely disappointed in the last book I read (I won’t name names), but I started The Passage by Justin Cronin yesterday, and I am really enjoying it. I don’t recall reading anything by him before, but it was highly rated on Amazon, so I bought the ebook. The beginning was very powerful, and now he’s thrown in some overly educated nerds and an expedition to Bolivia. I’m in! Next I’ll be reading The Book of Speculation by @erikaswyler. I’ve heard so many good things about it, and I follow her on tumblr. I’d had it on my list for a while, and when we were in San Francisco, we stopped by this great independent bookstore, and there it was!

Bonus pics of my daughter Bella with her find. Nick’s cousin Jerry had just recommended the night before that she read Naked Lunch. She was so excited when she saw it in the bookstore. She pulled out her wallet and bought it immediately, then she had me text Jerry to let him know she’d bought the book and I sent him this picture. He also suggested she read Plath, Rumi, and more Neruda.

Hurray for reading!

I tag: @notmybesttry , @erikaswyler , @anindependentguinevere , @thatfriendlyblackguy , @musingandmulling , @carrickbender , and @berniewong

Sorry for the weirdly spaced commas, but it wouldn’t recognize the blogs otherwise.

anonymous asked:

hello I know that ur huge on reading and I wish I was as well I just never know which books to get and where to look ... so I was wondering if perhaps you could share your, say, top 10 favorite books ever, or some of your favorite authors, unless you already have a post about this. I'm really curious and am goin book shopping soon so I will need some ideas!!!!!

sure i can omg!!! this is isn’t in any particular order andmost of these are sci fi/fantasy bc that’s what i like but if u like another genre i can try do a list of just that but!!!

1. More Than This by Patrick Ness

2. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

3. Bird Box by Josh Malerman

4. Unwind by Neal Shushterman

5. Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

6. The Passage by Justin Cronin

7. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

8. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

9. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic ((idk if you can get these in hard copies??? ebooks are super cheap tho and the first is free))

10. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

ALSO  my fave books of all time which i just assume everyone has read so i don’t rly add to reclists read but i was talkin 2 someone the other day who hadn’t read harry potter so…..

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket 

“When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God,” -Robert Mapplethorpe on Flickr.

I came across this quote a week or two ago and was ecstatic, because nothing has ever managed to describe the way I feel behind the camera better. It was especially fitting for this shoot with Grace.
The wind was blowing at full force, and that’s typically a nightmare as far as posed photography goes. But during this shoot, it was the most powerful asset, blowing her hair to allow shots like this to happen. We discussed it afterwards, and both of us felt His undeniable presence throughout the shoot, working through the elements to deliver an atmosphere and create shots we could have never managed on our own. I have been so blessed by my God-given inclination towards photography, and the shoots like this one where he’s not only holding my hand but lifting my entire self up are unlike anything else.

Watch on


Kako and Mirai, dressed as the Seer of Light and the Knight of Time.

Because apparently I just could not help myself.

(Man, too bad Chronin isn’t a comic that people can actually go and read, and thus appreciate my SUPER APPROPRIATE crossover. lol wip angst.)