The Winter Slowdown

I’m not sure about you, but for me winter is a time for hibernation. There are people who look to winter as a time for recreation. They skate or ski, toboggan of snowshoe, but I’m not one of them. The less outdoors I am the better. One can’t avoid soldiering outside be it for work or errands, but to intentionally brave the -30 degree weather in order to have some fun has lost its appeal once I passed 40.

My want of staying indoors also affects my hobbies and past-times. I turn from venturing out to find new books to catching up on the new year’s films and television shows and at more relaxing and contemplative times, to reading a book. I still manage to pick up a few books over the winter months but mostly I am taking a time-out from book collecting until the spring when walks outdoors become pleasant again.

Be that as it may, I am continuing my project to have a clean image of every cover of every book in the NCL. I have been for months now working on the Series Two images, but I have also added Series One and Series Three to my endeavors. Here is a good example of the before and after images I have been working on:

The Tin Flute Pre-Improvement

The Tin Flute Pre-Improvement

The Tin Flute Post-Improvement

The Tin Flute Post-Improvement

As you can see the image to the right looks much better. There are literally hundreds of images to work on so I am in no rush. As each image is completed I add it to all the appropriate pages. I have also increased each clean image’s size when you select it from the Book Cover’s Project section of the website. I have also made the front cover image located on the book page for the image clickable. As more and more images are cleaned up, more of the appropriate sections and pages will look better.

Until the next blog post,

The Ignorant Intellectual.

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