The question today is: What book - fiction or non - touched you?
It is a book that I cannot recommend to everyone.
Not that it is not a good book, because it is. It just is not suitable for everyone.
It is, however, a book that has helped this year in awakening a passion in me that I did not even know I had.
It is my Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide.
Now, I realize that reading that sentence above may have been a letdown for many of you, especially if you were expecting something profound and life-changing like...I don't know...War and Peace or something.
But this book has been profound for me, because since I got it in...December or January (?...maybe later) I have been on a mission to learn my way around my camera. Admittedly, I started that mission rather late (like, September) although I had already taken hundreds upon hundreds of photos with it. I stayed in three settings though, and I wasn't trying many of the things that I am now trying. Reading through this book (slowly) has fueled the flame of a passion for photography that I am so grateful to have discovered, a passion upon which I have begun to reflect often (like here and here.)
It isn't suitable for everyone, because not everyone owns a DSLR camera, or a Nikon DSLR, and not everyone needs a guide to walk them through their camera. For those that are like me, however, and do need that and do own a Nikon DSLR, I heartily recommend this book.