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I Love Photography

By on May 16, 2017

I think that it is kind of a beautiful thing, and it is something that gives me a lot of Hope for the future, and I hope that we can continue moving in this direction w, so that everybody has access to the same technology and entertainment. Also, not to mention, the fact that photography is one of these forms that is probably the most sensible to democratize in this way. I really believe in liberating these forms so that everybody can express themselves to these mediums, and everybody has an eagle shot at hitting it big with one of their photos, whether it be on Instagram or some other stuff photography site. There is a certain ability that only few people have, and ability to see things in a way that other people do not, and to unlock these mysterious ways of seeing the same thing, and a lot of people that don’t usually have the access to high-quality photography equipment may have that skill, as a matter of fact I would say many surely do. So, by allowing people to make beautiful mobile photos, with their cameras and then also with these filter apps and things like this, I think that we are doing a great service to society and members of society who wouldn’t usually have the chance to express themselves through these mediums. You know, at this point, there are actually entire films which are entered in film festivals and things like that that are filmed on mobile phones, and when you’re watching the film, you can’t even tell. You can’t even tell that it’s filmed on a mobile phone. It’s not like some kind of gimmick or something, it is literally just filmed on a mobile phone and it looks good that way. When I first saw the movie, I couldn’t even tell, but afterwards was somebody told me, I shouldn’t have been as shocked as I was.

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Amazing delivery, excellent service

By on April 23, 2017

When people ask me if the very common question, when they ask is Amazon Prime worth it— it is hard for me to answer that question without acknowledging the fact that I Amazon Prime is doing something that nobody else is. So, bye asking the question I can answer in a lot of different ways. I mean, in general, for most people, I would say it is probably worth it, in my opinion. However, I can quantify that in a lot of different ways. You know, first thing I’ll say is that if you ever use Amazon as delivery type service, like if you do online shopping on amazon.com and then have it delivered to, I would say I’m is on Prime is probably worth it right away. Because you can make pretty good discounts on each order, and overtime then money that you’re saving really starts to add up, you know what I mean. And then, from there, you can also enjoy a lot of other benefits because you’ve already signed up. I mean right now Amazon Prime has a streaming service that is basically just as highly regarded as Netflix, and it comes with the deal now Amazon Prime is less than $10 a month. So, if you are using the streaming service and if you’re using Amazon deliveries from online shopping, you begin to see how much bang for your buck you’re getting right away. Honestly, with the discounts you can get on online shopping delivery and things like that, it becomes pretty clear pretty fast how much money that you are actually saving by using Amazon Prime. There are other, smaller parts of Amazon Prime that are really interesting as well. For example, it’s really diverse with the range of services that it offers. For example, I even use the cloud storage on Amazon Prime as like an online storage space for all sorts of media. So, as well as other aspects, it is also feeds into the amount of computer hard drive space I have access to. Which is really interesting.

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Bookish Musings #5

By on February 10, 2012

Bookish Musings is a meme that addresses random bookish topics that are on my mind.
Have your own musings? Leave a link in the comments.

harry potter & the deathly hallows part 2

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” It’s hard to believe that the end has come and gone, but what an end it was. Like the crazy fan I am, I went to the midnight premiere with my sister, our best friend, and her mum. We waited in line for three and a half hours in order to get a good seat (we ended up first in line for our showing!)! It was absolutely and completely worth it. Walking out of the theatre afterward, I was unsure how I felt about the film. It was just so big and huge that it was hard to process, not to mention the fact that it was about two-thirty in the morning. Anyhow I had a hard time focusing and creating any cohesive thoughts about it, so I decided to wait until I saw it a second time before writing out how I felt.

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Breaking Beautiful Blog Tour – Character This or That

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Today, I am welcoming Andrew of Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf, to give his answers to a list of this or that pairings!

Night or Day: Night. I’m kind of a night owl. I get my best work/thinking done long after my mom thinks I should be asleep.

 

 

 

Rain or Snow: I’m going to have to go with rain. Have you ever tried to maneuver a wheelchair in the snow?

Winter or Summer: SUMMER.  ALL THE WAY. I don’t like to be cold or wet and as I said, getting around is lots easier when the weather is nice. Besides, when it’s warm outside I have an excuse to take off my shirt and show off my amazing abs.  J

Movie or TV: TV. It’s just easier. I can stay home, have the snacks I want. Have Caitlyn curled up on the couch next to me. Pretty much anything I want to watch will eventually be on TV right?

School or Work: School. I could learn forever. Maybe I’ll be a professional student, or a professor.  Going to work all the time and dealing with real life kind of scares me.

Dogs or Cats: Dogs. Allie has this really annoying cat that gets hair everywhere and makes me sneeze. Also, it likes to wrap itself around my legs and trip me or get under the wheels of my chair. If I told Mom I know she’d get rid of it, but Allie loves the stupid thing. We’ve never had a dog so I don’t really know that they’d be better, but I’m pretty sure I’d rather have a dog.

Party or Solitude: Solitude (or one or two friends). It’s not that I don’t like being around people, it’s just that the bigger the crowd, the more likelihood that there’ll be someone there who’ll stare at me or make fun of me or is just generally be a jerk. Besides, it’s hard to get around in a big group. (Do I say that a lot, well, mobility is kind of a big issue with me.) I have a few close friends, we get each other. We have each other’s backs. That’s the way I like it.

Truth or Lie: Depends on how much trouble I’ll get in. J Naw, truth. Usually I’m a pretty straight forward guy. Telling lies is a good way to make yourself miserable.

Love & Lost or Never to Love: Love and lost. Even if things don’t work out with Caitlyn I wouldn’t ever want to miss out on that experience.

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Bookish Musings #6

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Bookish Musings is a meme that addresses random bookish topics that are on my mind.
Have your own musings? Leave a link in the comments.

Giveaways!!

We all love giveaways, no? Personally I love not only entering giveaways, but also hosting them. Giving books away is almost as thrilling as winning books. Everyone goes about entering/hosting giveaways in different ways. Sooo…this is a post that is exploring how I feel about various ways of entering and I am also seeking your opinions.

1. How to enter

Comments: Some people have people enter for giveaways via comments on a post, on average I do not mind this system. However when it is required to make multiple comments for any extra entries I think it gets to be a little bit crazy.
Google Forms: Personally, I prefer this option above the rest. It’s just the easiest, cleanest looking choice. I do really like these, very simple both to create and to fill-out.

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Review: Kiss the Morning Star

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Title: Kiss the Morning Star

Author: Elissa Janine Hoole

 

The summer after high-school graduation, a year after her mother’s tragic death, Anna has no plans – beyond her need to put a lot of miles between herself and the past.  With forever friend Kat, a battered copy of Kerouac’s DHARMA BUMS, and a car with a dodgy oil filter, the girls set out on an epic road trip across the USA.  Maybe somewhere along the way they’ll prove or disprove the existence of God. Maybe they’ll even get laid . . .
It’s a journey both outward and inward. Through the Badlands and encounters with predatory men and buffalo. A crazy bus ride to Mexico with a bunch of hymn-singing missionaries. Facing death, naked in the forest with an enraged grizzly bear . . . Gradually, Anna realizes that this is a voyage of discovery into her own self, her own silent pain – and into the tangled history that she and Kat share. What is love? What is sexual identity? And how do you find a way forward into a new future – a way to declare openly and without fear all that lies within you?

 

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Guest Post – Jolene Perry – “Authors That Inspire Me”

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I don’t know how anyone could NOT love John Green. His writing is quirky, simple, and every few pages I want to highlight something. He has a great way of really delving into these sub-cultures – boarding school, teens with cancer, gifted kids – that just feels effortless and awesome.
Sarah Ockler is another author I just adore. She’s said that she writes slow and agonizes over phrasing and words, and it shows. The whole opening of Twenty Boy Summer just GETS me. The kiss under the willow tree in Fixing Delilah makes me swoon, and my heart races with the girl on skates in Bittersweet.
Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak and Wintergirls are two of my favorite ever reads. SO intense. And highlighted EVERYWHERE.
Courtney Summers is an author that I don’t think gets nearly enough recognition. She’s absolutely incredible in her writing style. LOVE. HER.
Jandy Nelson – who so far has one book to her name – The Sky is Everywhere, but it made me want to write poetry again (there are poems scattered throughout).
Elizabeth Scott is who I read when I need something FUN, and I hope to write that romantic tension as well as she does. The Unwritten Rule and Something, Maybe are my favs of hers.
Stephanie Perkins’ books are just outrageously fun. I LOVE them. LOVE her. And will read everything she writes.
I know that as soon as I hit send on this, I’ll cringe, knowing there are others I should have included, but thanks for the chance to be on your blog today!
~ Jolene

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The Challenges

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It’s that time of year again. All over the blogosphere sign-ups are popping up for new reading challenges beginning in 2012. So far I have only signed up for two, although there is a third I am considering.

#1. The Debut Author Challenge 2012- The Story Siren

It was this challenge that began by foray into book blogging, and it introduced me to so many new fantastic authors/books. Of course I am going to do it again!

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