Through The Lens: On The Road by Jack Kerouac

Welcome to our weekly meme, Through The Lens! We’re combining a love of books with photography in order to visually display what we read and love.

How It Works

Each Thursday BA will be sharing a photograph taken of a book, such as a current read, recommendation, or a favourite, with an object or in a setting the reader feels represents an element in the story. Then we’ll share a short blurb about why we chose it.

You Can Join In Too

If you want to participate you can. You don’t have to be an expert photographer, the point of this meme is to be creative and share! Take your book, including eBooks, and display those covers with something that shows what you took away from the story. You’re welcome to post another day, we just like alliteration here at BA, and there is no theme unless you want to have one.

We do ask, if you wish to join in, that you grab the banner, link back to us, and share your link too so everyone can see your photos!

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Sunday Sessions: Just a few words

So I haven’t posted in awhile. To be honest, I haven’t had a lot to say. I recently lost my grandma, and let me tell you, your grandma and your mum within 7 months of each other is no easy task to deal with so I haven’t really felt like writing much lately.

Today I’m just going to talk a bit about my favourite books and why they are indeed my favourites. I’m not much of a romance reader but I’m currently reading “One Day” by David Nicholls and is fast becoming one of my new favourite books but I’ll tell you more about that as I finish it off. What I will say about it is this, have you ever had a book that you start reading and just cannot stop thinking about? That’s what it is like.

One of my favourite books of all time is “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac. Is that cliche? Well either way I do love that book. I think part of the reason for my true love of this novel is that I read it at time in my life when I was going a little stir crazy. I was in my third year of UNI, looking ahead to another year at that place, not just any year, a year of a Masters Degree in Teaching, and life seemed like it was just one dull routine. I wanted to get out of there, I wanted to see the world, but I was stuck. Through Sal and Dean, I was able to escape the boring drain that was my day to day life at the time and I will forever love “On The Road” for letting me do that. I am also a big fan of realism and there’s nothing more real than a novel filled with characters who are endlessly flawed and not all that likable. Continue reading