Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hooked on Books (120/365)

2009 04 30 Photo065 
“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

John Locke (English Philosopher who made great contributions in studies of politics, government and psychology. 1632-1704)

TIME: 6:43 PM
PLACE: St. Paul's United Church of Christ gym 
SUBJECT: Books

Thank you all so much for your birthday wishes.  I hope I didn't sound too ungrateful in my post.  I am very thankful to have hot water - I just wish it didn't cost so much! 

Tonight I went to an annual hospital book bazaar that is held where StellaDella attends Mother's Day Out.  I didn't have my camera with me, so I had to resort to my cell phone to take my photo for today.  That is why the quality of the picture is not so good.  But, I did a few adjustments in Photoshop and I think it ended up being acceptable.  This book bazaar is a four day event and has thousands upon thousands of books.  I ended up purchasing a 1977 city directory for our town (for genealogy reference), some retro craft books, a couple of fiction books and some magic books for MonkeyBoy.  Tomorrow, every book is half the marked price and on Saturday, for $2.00, it's all you can stuff in a grocery sack.  I look forward to attending this event every year.

6 comments:

bentonflocke said...

wow, great event!! We are loving to read and we have many books - so it would be a wonderful thing to buy there cheap books.

john caponi said...

I like the quality of this photo taken with your cell. Its more of an editorial style especially with the b&w treatment, like a classic Life magazine photo. Dont be afraid of using a low quality camera, you're out to capture a moment with the tool you have. I doubt Matisse ever hesitated when he only had an inkpen to work with. Great picture.

Mari said...

Neat picture! It looks good in B&W.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

bentonflocke - I joke that it is an endless cirlce, I donate books to them, buy books from them, and then sometimes donate those I buy back to them! LOL

john caponi - That is so true about how it is about capturing the moment. My perfectionism rears its ugly head a lot of the time. Thanks for commenting and for the reminder!

Mari - You gotta love Photoshop!

Susan said...

What a neat picture and I love the angle and b & w. Your quote about reading is wonderful.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

Susan - Thanks, I stumbled upon that quote and loved it too!