Posts Tagged With: Reading

The Magic of Books: Hobbit Wallpaper

I’ve been occupied for several days working on my special project for the big birthday coming up this week. Now that I’ve finished I’m back to having fun with Photoshop.

I came across this tutorial last week for Photoshop that I thought perfectly illustrated the magic of books. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I read a book my mind conjures up images of the characters and locations. Everything comes to life in vivid detail, if only in my mind. As much as I liked the tutorial and end product I decided to apply what I could to making a Hobbit wallpaper. If I were a little boy, this is how the world would look to me while reading the book. 🙂

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What’s a sick girl to do?

I’m still suffering from a cold…at least I think it is a cold. I can’t breathe through my nose and my body aches all over. What’s a girl to do when she’s feeling so bad? Why, curl up on the sofa with a mug of peppermint tea (to try and help the poor, stuffy nose) and some Guy of Gisborne fanfic, of course. 😉 Reading is high on my list of hobbies. It isn’t uncommon for me to read two or three books a week. But when not feeling well there’s just something about immersing yourself in a world of fantasy-focusing on your favorite characters-that helps you forget that you’re feeling under the weather. Today I’ve been reading stories by an author who goes by the name Hosmond and have been utterly and completely engaged. Seriously, who wouldn’t feel better reading stories that allow your mind to conjure up images like this:

or this: (Yes, I know this is a gratuitous shot, but you know you love it too!)

From a sicky seeking some refuge: I would like to say thank you.

Thank you Richard Armitage, for making a character that could have been incredibly one-dimensional and boring in the hands of a lesser actor, the best thing about Robin Hood. While your definitely nice to look at, the depth you gave the character was what kept me watching.

Thank you fanfic writers. I am immensely grateful for the time you dedicate to writing your stories and the tales that you weave. The bravery you exhibit it putting your stories out into the world for people to not only read, but also critique fills me with admiration.

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