August Chapter Chats
As I mentioned earlier this week in my goals post, July was a rough month for reading. Between all of our traveling and moving, I didn’t get as much reading done as I wanted to. But, I did get to finish two books during that crazy time and I’m happy to report that they were both winners!
Atlantia by Allie Condie – ★★★★- 4 Stars – I have read Matched and Crossed by this author and am in the middle of Reached right now. While those were okay reads, I really enjoyed Atlantia! The setting of this story takes place in a world where nuclear warfare ruined the Earth and in order for human kind to survive, a city called Atlantia was built under water. At the age of 16, every child gets to choose to sacrifice their wonderful life underwater to go to the surface and work. Bay and Rio are twins who promised to each other that they would stay in Atlantia, but one chooses to go to the surface last minute. This book is super creative, fast paced and has a great plot line, although there were some parts that seemed a little misplaced. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography – ★★★- 3 Stars I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I had never heard of this photographer before, but I really enjoyed reading through his book. Even though he focuses a lot of nature photography, he goes through all the basics of a DSLR, lenses, modes and settings that everyone should know if they own an DSLR. I really enjoyed getting to see what settings he used to produce different photographs in different lighting and to learn what equipment I should start saving up for and which pieces I can skip. His section on macro photography was particularly enlightening for me because that’s my favorite type of nature photography to dabble in! He really breaks it down to what types of lenses to invest in, what settings produce the right types of pictures and what formats to shoot in!
Ashley and I would love it if you linked up your favorite book posts so we can find new books to read this month! Here are the rules for the link up!