I love reading, so I was excited when this week’s I Heart Faces challenge entry had to have a book somewhere in the picture. At first, I wanted a picture with a classic book, but, with the progressing popularity of e-readers, I thought about how the “book” as we have understood it is changing quite rapidly. Now, instead of hauling around heavy boxes of books with torn pages and folded corners, we have the convenience and luxury of the electronic book and the option of downloading our newest read at the touch of a button. I will admit, I will always be a fan of the traditional book; however, the fact of the matter is that the e-reader is changing the world of reading as we know it so we might as well embrace all that it has to offer.
I love this picture of Bobby with his e-reader (the Nook Color), which was taken in the basement of a library. I may be nerdy for admitting this, but I just love the irony of traditional books surrounding him and the way his facial expressions came out. Couldn’t be happier with my choice for this week’s challenge!