Today, we came across the awesome Tumblr Bookshelfies (via Business Insider) What is a "bookshelfie," you might ask?
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Ok, I'll admit it. I'm not a fan of "selfies," celebrity or otherwise. For those of you not in the know selfies are photos people take of themselves with their cell phones and then for whatever reasons post them to the internet. Many are nearly pornographic, many are merely self-centered, oops, I meant to write self portraits. They do seem to come across as being "all about me" centered.
You can form your own opinion by doing a Google Image search for "selfies." You'll see what I mean.
However, as is often the case with opinons based upon a very limited expertise on the subject, I like to find that there are other posters of selfies that I can't help but admire.
Take a look at this small collection of selfies called "Bookselfies." The idea is to consider making certain that the background is filled with a picture of one's book case with titles readily readable.
A very clever way of suggesting that we are what we read AND we're proud of the fact that we DO read.
I wish I had given my students over the years an opportunity to add a "Bookselfie" to the walls of my classroom.
Selfies with an admirable purpose!
Another interesting read: Why we take Selfies http://theweek.com/article/index/248418/why-we-take-selfies
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