This is a series of self portraits chronicling my reading activities. Born out of an older series (see further down the page), I decided to renew it in 2021 with the intent to capture every book I read.
The first version of this series was born out of a collaborative project on Tumblr. A blog hosted an annual Naked Reading Day, encouraging other Tumblr users to post and tag naked reading photos, in order to then reblog them and curate an online festival of nude readers. It was a lovely example of both the community and collaborative potential of Tumblr, and it's previous lack of censorship enabling creatives, nudists, and body positivists to flourish.
Alas Tumblr of today has turned up censorship to the max and so much of this old content is lost. So I thought I should at least recover my own contributions. These are my annual contributions, from 2012-2014 to the original Tumblr project, and my mini-reviews from the time: