Saturday Six

The big news of the week... 

I got a new camera!

Since Justin and I will be doing some traveling in the next few months, I figured it was finally time to get a DSLR. I've wanted one for years, but I've hesitated due to the pricing. Fortunately, I scored a great deal on an older Nikon model on eBay. It's nothing fancy but I'm sorta in love! 

I'm totally holding the camera wrong, aren't I?

So I've been tinkering around a little with the Nikon, snapping shots outside and whatnot. 

Um, I'm not very good? Haha. 

I'm thinking about taking a photography class (maybe with Sarah McClung!) to teach me how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO all relate together. So many numbers! So confusing to my math-challenged brain!

I haven't moved onto live subjects yet....

Okay, one more picture from me? 

The sweet and fabulous Jessica Spotswood has finally returned from her book tour and I caught up with her this week. (Have you read Born Wicked yet? Why not?!)

Jess was kind enough to lend me an ARC of Leigh Bardugo's Shadow & Bone! I'm already on page 75. Such a well-drawn fantasy world! 

You can check out the amazing final cover here!


We are T minus 23 days from The Hunger Games movie premiere! EW just released three new photo stills from the film, and I'm especially intrigued by this one with President Snow and Seneca Crane. 

Via Image credit: Murray Close.

I'm really glad that the director added a scene with President Snow at his rose garden. (Yeah, I'm nerding out here, aren't I? Come on, you love it. Ha!) Anyway, I can't wait to see how the movie and book differ. 

Nerding out over...

Oh! My lovely friend Erin Bowman has a fantastic blog about writing, reading, and designing, which is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, Erin's Google Friends Connect got cut so if you follow her via GFC or your Blogger dashboard, please go here so you can resubscribe! 

Seriously, you don't want to miss Erin's posts! Especially her monthly book reviews, which I simply love. 

Finally, please tell me what you're up to this weekend! Any fun plans? Just hangin' out? 

Since my week was rather busy, I plan on an easy weekend, full of revising and learning photography things and trying to whittle down my pile of library books. (Scorpio Races! State of Wonder! The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!) What's in your reading pile, by the way? 

Have a fantastic weekend!