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Bedtime



Submitted to Photo Friday as inspired by the word 'Bedtime.' It's likely not news to anyone who knows me, but for me, sleep is almost a nightly battle. It's hard work to fall asleep, harder to stay asleep, and rarely do I manage more than five hours a night. When it's being elusive, I read - which is actually one of the worst things to do, but it's that or go crazy. Or more crazy.

And because I'd want to know, since I'm just that intrusive, the titles of the books are behind this cut.

Bedtime II



From left to right: THE THIRD ANGEL, Alice Hoffman; THE FIRE, Katherine Neville; A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES, Mohammed Hanif; THE LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA, Scott Lynch; FATA MORGANA, Reginald Shepherd; THE BROTHERS BISHOP, Bart Yates; YOU BETTER WATCH OUT, Greg Malone; THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak; PENANCE, Rick Reed; FOOL FOR LOVE, Ed. Becky Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert; SWISH, Joel Derfner; MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS, Kelly Link; DESIGN FLAWS OF THE HUMAN CONDITION, Paul Schmitberger; TOMBS OF ENDEARMENT, Casey Daniels; OBSESSED, Rick Reed; TRANSGRESSIONS, Erastes; PRACTICAL MAGIC, Alice Hoffman.

In front, the current "bedside" books: MURDER IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT, Greg Herren; LOVE, BOURBON STREET, ed. Greg Herren and Paul Willis; AT LEAST IN THE CITY SOMEONE WOULD HEAR ME SCREAM, Wade Rouse.
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mojosmom
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
It's true! I'm forever looking at photos of bookshelves and twisting my head or wishing I could enlarge them to see what the books are.

PRACTICAL MAGIC, Alice Hoffman.

I'm sure I've said this before, but I'll say it again. Thank you for introducing me to that book.
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
I still think it's my #1 favourite book, if someone truly presses me to name just one.
geb1966ky
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Among my favorites:
THE BROTHERS BISHOP, Bart Yates
FOOL FOR LOVE, Ed. Becky Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert
MURDER IN THE GARDEN DISTRICT, Greg Herren
LOVE, BOURBON STREET, ed. Greg Herren and Paul Willis
But then I'd read the phonebook if Becky, Tim or Greg were involved.

I almost picked up SWISH recently.
geb1966ky
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
PS: I like your headboard.
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
It's prettier than practical. I'm a mover when I sleep, so there have been a few times I've scraped a knuckle or two when my hands are over my head.
scottynola
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, t'anks, Gary. Glad you're okay, btw.
geb1966ky
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and thanks.
misstreebc
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
What a beautiful photo! Is there an oil feature you used in Photoshop? It glows just like an oil painting. The lighting is just gorgeous!

And thanks for mentioning the book titles. It would have driven me crazy trying to figure it out! Lol!
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
No, I just put the camera into shutter-speed mode and turned on the lamp and only let it have 1/40th of a second. That makes me sound cool, but first I took about ten at other shutter-speeds, because I hadn't a clue which would work out right.
misstreebc
Jan. 9th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
It doesn't necessarily make you sound "cool", but it does make you sound like a professional photographer. I hear that they almost always take a multitude of shots before they are satisfied. You don't need to sound cool anyway...you are cool!

P.S. - I still can't get over how that photograph just glows!
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
If your camera has a shutter speed setting play with it. If you've got an energy efficient bulb (like I do) it tends to be a softer and glowier (I just made up that word) light. I'm not sure it would have turned out like that if I'd used a regular bulb in the lamp.
littlegreenleaf
Jan. 9th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
I lovelovelove the color of your walls! Very soothing!

Good to see The Brother's Bishop by Bart Yates on your nightstand. It's one of my favorite books. And Greg Herren! So good!
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
scottynola (Greg Herren) is one of the trinity of authors that made me realize gay writing could be fun. Although I guess it's really six writers, but at the time I didn't know Timothy James Beck was four people.

Edited at 2010-01-09 12:08 pm (UTC)
scottynola
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
You both make me blush.
littlegreenleaf
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I was really surprised when I found out about Timothy James Beck, too. The very first gay book I read was He's the One and the rest is history! I've even gone so far as to have sent all my TJB books to their publishing house to have them autographed. I'm just so grateful to them for opening up a whole new world to me.
scottynola
Jan. 9th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
It amazes me how lovely all your photos turn out. It inspires me to play with my camera, but intimidates me at the same time.

One of my goals for this year (well, every year) is to play with my camera more.
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
I used to take 35mm shots (mostly in black and white) when I was younger - it was a great hobby for a kid who moved a lot - and developed them myself, when I could wrangle up a dark room. The digital era was one I stepped into very slowly, but now I love it. A lot of what I learned back then still carries through, but to be honest, using the camera was like starting all over - if I hadn't taken a college course on it, I'd probably have thrown the camera through the window by now.

You take better street views and building shots than I do, by far. mrpolyonymous is the same - he has an eye for architecture. Somehow I just don't see it.

man_of_snows
Jan. 9th, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
Have you read Hunger Games yet?
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't. I keep hearing good things about it, but - as you can see - I'm buried in other books already.
man_of_snows
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
That was your to read pile? I should shoot a photo of mine!
n8an
Jan. 9th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
No, that's the books I haven't read that are beside the bed.

There's also the bathtub pile, the book bag pile, my audio-books, and the entirety of the library. :)
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