Saturday, June 07, 2008

Yes, we do read

Before I tell you about my meet-up with Roxane in Paris, here's a meme that TinaKala asked me to do. Moreover, I also wanted to prove that we do have books at home and that we do once in a while actually read them.

Here's how it goes: "Open a book you're currently reading - page 123 and write the whole sentence that starts (or continues) on FIFTH line and mention the name and author of the book."

First, I had to think of a book that all of you would understand (non-German, that is). In preperation of our upcoming trip to Egypt, we bought quite a few interesting books, but I decided to choose a book on photography instead. We bought a new camera, remember?

"It's easy - move your subject into the shade, where the light is softer, and the shadows are less prominent and much softer." from The Digital Photography Book by Scott Kelby.

This book is a great read for anyone who wants to improve their photography skill, no matter whether you're using a small point-to-shoot camera or a more complicated one. Scott won't give you all that theory full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. No. This is an easy to use and humourously written "which button to push, which setting to use and when to use it" kinda book.

I won't tag anyone, but feel free to use this meme if you haven't done it yet.


Ginnie said...

I had to laugh when I saw the book you picked, CS, because Scott Kelby has been one of my mainstays for the last 3 years! :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Ginnie: Somehow, I thought you would know his books ;)

Xmichra said...

non-German huh? Just because of logistics and selection, or better read?

Hope you and Roxanne had a really great time CS :)

CanadianSwiss said...

Xmich: Because of selection, I'd say, although I must admit that we have a very good choice of English books here in Basel compared to 10-15 years ago. I just never get around to reading books anymore(German or English)

Expat Traveler said...

Haha - I had to look at my books and see which ones I had... Very cool! Oh yes I was thinking about your trip.. It must be coming up very soon!

swenglishexpat said...

Hi CS - sounds like an interesting book!