Hey Dream Reader!

Eclectic Me
Eclectic Me

And she is the reader
who browses the shelf
and looks for new words
but finds herself.
– Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books.

Dream Reader –

You are more than one person, you are every person. Like my eclectic little collection of books in my image, you will find a bubbling mixture here and you may be interested in all of them, or one of them. I’m a scientist, who travels often, and carries a camera to capture the world, so that’s where my inspiration is derived. You will always find photography here, no matter what, I promise.

Which reader are you today?

– do you want to be inspired by photography and share your photos, skills and ideas with like-minded people?

– are you travelling somewhere and interested in anecdotes or tips about flights, hotels, restaurants?

– are you a science fan, and wanting to connect with some other cool science people?

– are you human, craving interaction with someone who will always respond and strike up a conversation?

These are some of the thingsย that you, dear reader, will find here. Pleaseย stay a while, have a chat and make some new friends.

Which reader are you today?

x desleyjane

What to Read?
What to Read?
Advertisements

63 Comments Add yours

  1. I am the first type of reader today!

    Like

    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent! Thank you dear reader ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Like

      1. I just realized that I wasn’t following your blog… I am now.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          Excellent, welcome aboard ๐Ÿ™‚

          Like

  2. andy says:

    Oh my !! another like me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mmmm … I’m not sure what kind of reader I am today … at the moment my stomach is in knots, not sure why, with the most awful soul consuming feeling of restlessness !! loved your post ๐Ÿ™‚ x โค

    Like

    1. desleyjane says:

      Well thank you for stopping by, but more importantly, what’s up with your restlessness? Do you need a cuppa? x

      Like

      1. ๐Ÿ™‚ just made myself a cuppa x I think I need to take a good look at my life, give myself a good swift kick and get to grips with living ! Lots of things running through my mind, lots of unwelcomed things to deal with, and not having a clue how or where to start … x Oh and blogging was an idea I had to help me get things out of my head, a possibility of getting to grips with my life and situation and possibly to help me start living my life before it’s passed me by lol x I think the restlessness is my fight or flight kicking in … I think I just want to flee … x

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh you poor thing. It can be completely overwhelming. I had a similar feeling last year when a chunk of my world crumbled. Thankfully, I had a short break away planned, so my gorgeous friends took me in and we made it a slightly longer break. Actually, I realise now that I DID kinda flee – oops โ˜บ๏ธ But still, I wasn’t blogging then, and I am so happy to be here, meeting lovely people from all around the world. Maybe, simplify it a little and find one thing that you can complete or sort out or remove, create a little space in your mind for just you. Your people in your life need YOU to be there, so take care of YOU.
          Phew, maybe another cuppa now? xox

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Phew lol x that was very welcomed thanks x ((HUG)) x a cuppa it is … x

            Like

            1. desleyjane says:

              You’re welcome, of course, any time. I think I’ll join you in that cuppa! X

              Liked by 1 person

  4. Your post is so visually vivid!! We are science people wanting to connect with like minds but with others too. There is so much out there that is wonderful!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, that’s excellent. I am planning a regular science feature to start soon – melding science with photography and heaps of fun! I can’t wait to get started.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. I love your blog and I’m in for whatever you fancy sharing today. All options accepted. Was it a science or psychological test? Then I failed. LOL.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Success!! It means we are kindred spirits. Thank you x.

      Like

      1. Thank you, doctor DJ! Xxx

        Liked by 1 person

  6. I’m 3 and 4 at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Nice. That’s awesome. I have been slack on the science side, but 101 has inspired me to do a feature post…. Coming soon!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. theadisolanki says:

    Like Lenka says in one of her songs, “I am Everything At Once”. So, I am all the four. Haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Fabulous! My favourite kind ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Liked by 1 person

      1. theadisolanki says:

        Lucky me! I am your favorite kind. Haha. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Liked by 1 person

  8. Sam Rappaz says:

    I’m with Nat. I’m 3 and 4 at the moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Good work you two! I’m excited to see where this takes us all!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. This is an original idea for a post. Why didn’t I think of that before? ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, back to the point. I’m a reader who is always alert for a picture or text to inspire me in my photography work or my life.

    Meeting people from other parts of the world and exchange ideas, and what have you, is always an open door for me.

    In you, I have found fertile ground. Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Omar, so nice to have met you.

      Like

  10. joeyjoank says:

    I am the friendly type that enjoys what you write equally as much as I enjoy your photographs. So much so that yesterday I shared a link to your blog page on my blog on blog spot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you JJ, that is amazing! What a lovely thing to do. I enjoy yours as well, so nice to meet such creative and interesting people! X

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Amy Sampson says:

    I’m #1 and #4 for the most part, but I think anyone who is a #4 would also, on some level, be interested in all the other stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

    With Photography 101 I made a point of not looking at other blogs until I did my assignment because I didn’t want anything I saw influence my photos. I may have to take the same approach with Blogging 101. I really like how you approached it. So much so, I don’t know how I’m going to do it without copying your style. I just made this harder for myself. lol

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh just go for it, no worries about copying here ๐Ÿ˜€
      This blogging101 seems more overwhelming than photo102, I guess because there are so many varied topics and interests. With photo101, everyone was there for photography. I have followed a number of new blogs here mostly because of the immediate and warm interactions.
      Oh and #1 and #4 – you’re the first response with that combination!

      Like

      1. Amy Sampson says:

        It’s 4:40 pm here. I don’t think I’m going to start today’s assignment until tomorrow or the next day. I’m totally burned out from a hard day at work. I’ve used up all my creativity for the day. My brain isn’t working anymore. Maybe I’ll be able to have an original thought about the assignment by morning.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          Good plan, time to relax and recharge the brain. These assignments seem tougher to me than the photography ones – or at least, they make me think more and I take much longer to do them. It’s only 6:40am here and I need a second coffee, badly ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Like

          1. Amy Sampson says:

            I wouldn’t say that I find the assignments tougher. I’m just less excited about doing them. I’m not sure why that is. Go grab that second cup of coffee. I’m going to grab some lemon and ginger tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

            Liked by 1 person

            1. desleyjane says:

              Maybe that’s it…
              Yes coffee and tea, the universal fixits ๐Ÿ˜‰

              Liked by 1 person

  12. Andy Townend says:

    I am. Therefore. I read.

    Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Nice one Andy, great sentiment ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Definitely 1, 2 & 4 ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent! No science for you then (I had to remember the order, it’s too early here) ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Like

      1. 3 out of 4 is pretty good though!

        Liked by 1 person

  14. bryonies says:

    If i’m only picking one, then as a self-proclaimed science nut, I guess I’m number 3. But I gotta say, I’m probably a little of each.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Excellent – I love a good science nut ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

      Like

  15. jacquifool says:

    I’m definitely a 4. Sometimes a 3 (I enjoy science although I would not say I am constantly seeking it as a reader)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Great to have you here ๐Ÿ˜€

      Like

  16. Loretta says:

    Great post, I’m all that, but a “science” fan. Perhaps you can enlighten me on some of your science postings. Another idea, would love you to post on photography too, you seem to have a good handle on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Loretta, you read my mind. I am planning a regular science feature but also thinking about a regular photography one as well…

      Like

  17. Peaches says:

    I love the quote you’ve used at the start of the post, I’ve done this on several of my previous posts to try and capture the feel of the post. Happy blogging.

    Like

    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I like the quotes too. I’m trying to inspire myself to do some writing to accompany my photos, rather than just the story of the photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Like

  18. fishnsotong says:

    I’ve read your comments on my blog, I’m glad to be able to know like-minded people such as you! I am reader number 1, and 3. Though I’m a student and suck at everything. Greetings from Singapore ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Wayne, thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ˜€

      Like

  19. This is such a creative idea! I love it. Great job! As for a reader… this reader reading your words is wondering if you offer babysitting. ;D I’m one tired momma!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. desleyjane says:

      I love babysitting!!

      In short bursts ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Like

      1. Ha ha ha! How short?! By the way, sorry for taking ages to respond. I’m grrrring at the new notifications. Is everything sorted out with your comments going into spam??

        Liked by 1 person

        1. desleyjane says:

          Haha I’ll do half a day ๐Ÿ˜‰
          No worries, it’s quite painful isn’t it?! Not sorted yet, waiting for tech support…

          Like

          1. Hey! Half a day is more than I’d love to have! 30 minutes would even be gold. This week has been tough. I have a baby burr in the house.
            Hopefully the tech people can add more to the bit that I saw. I was searching around for some help with the new notifications and came across your post by accident!

            Liked by 1 person

            1. desleyjane says:

              Whats a baby burr??!
              They couldn’t help unfortunately. I’ve been directed to akismet support now…

              Like

              1. Ha ha ha! Well, have you ever had a bur (would help if I spelled it right!) stuck to your socks when you were hiking? Well, that’s my baby right now. Glued to mama like velcro. ๐Ÿ˜€
                Oh no! Are you still getting people saying your comments are spam? I’ve been checking almost every day and before I delete anything and haven’t noticed anything since.

                Liked by 1 person

                1. desleyjane says:

                  LOL – that’s what I thought you meant, but didn’t put it together. That’s funny ๐Ÿ™‚
                  Yes, a spam comment every few days, at least they’re the ones people are finding!

                  Like

                  1. Still? That’s terrible! I will keep an eye on my spam folder.
                    Yes! The baby bur is still going strong. We hope it’s a phase that doesn’t last long. We’ve been sad at some of the forced changes in our routine due to insisting on being glued to me and screaming around dad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And the change literally happened overnight! We have no idea what the trigger was.

                    Liked by 1 person

                    1. desleyjane says:

                      Thank you!
                      Oh no! That doesn’t sound good. My fingers are crossed that it is a very short phase. Poor dad must be feeling it!

                      Like

                    2. Hi again! Thanks for your fingers crossing. It must have worked because baby bur is back to normal! Well, BB was sick that weekend and still has a lovely snotty nose. Get well soon BB!

                      Liked by 1 person

                    3. desleyjane says:

                      Oh poor thing, get well soon BB!!

                      Like

I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s