Friday, February 27

Book Covers

I probably love book covers way too much. I could stare endlessly at them in libraries and admire them with longing in book shops. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover but I think the other way is also appropriate. Don’t judge a cover by its books. For instance; Twilight. The writing is terrible and the story is WAY over hyped ( even though at one stage in my life I admit I did obsess over it…but let’s just forget that.). Yet the cover, I think is wonderfully clever and simple.

Book covers are a hugely important part of a book. They’re what a reader see’s first and will instantly leave an impression. Essentially they are an advertisement for the book. its purpose is to get you to pick it up. However book covers can go brilliant right and also terribly wrong. Let’s face it, a bad cover will affect my judgement of the book. I know it really shouldn’t, but it does. Here’s a few of my favourite book covers that I own and often look at.








Other book covers I like:
So what's your favourite book covers?
Marian   ^_^

12 comments:

  1. I agreed with you a lot on a lot of these covers :)
    I also love the cover of I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson just because it relates to the book and the feel of it matches the atmosphere in the novel so well.

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    1. Oh Yeah! I love that cover! :D Haven't read it yet though.
      Thanks! ^_^

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  2. I love the way you've done this post! :D
    Did you paint all the text or typed it?It's amazing either way :)
    Book covers are so beautiful :D

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    1. Thank you! :D
      It would be a lot more impressive if I said I did paint it but..... nah, just some photo editing :L I don't think I could have been that neat with a paint brush.
      Thanks :) Books are the beautifulest!

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  3. I have never seen that version of Eleanor and Park until this post! I really like it! The north-american version is completely different, but equally lovely, in my opinion.

    Interesting post!

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    1. Really? Isn't that the one with image of the two characters listening to music? It's such a beautiful cover too :D

      Thank You! ^_^

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  4. Hi Marian. I love how the little reviews of the book covers represent the overall book. It's a really unique way of reviewing a book. It's so beautifully written ^_^
    It dawned on me that I hadn't been on your blog in a while, I missed chatting with you. How you've been? xxx

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    1. Thanks Abbie! I thought it would look cool :D
      I know, I haven't talked to you in yonks. I'm not too bad :) Thank you very much for the interview by the way. It was so much fun. Hope to see a lot more of you around the blogosphere. ^_^ x

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  5. I like to go to bookstores and just look at the books..actually i read most of the books online, so if i buy one it schould be perfect. So I search for a perfect cover..
    I like the one with stars, but from sense and sensibility I prefere more classic version :)

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    1. YES! Just stare at their prettiness and wish I could take them all home with me :D I've never bought anything on line. But I guess it's the best way to find exactly what you want.
      I don't know the classic version but I feel in love with that cover when I saw it on another blog. ^_^

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  6. I've never seen that cover of Eleanor and Park before! It's way better than the United States one.

    Anyway, the real reason I'm here is to tell you something that I think you'll appreciate.... I got tickets to see TWENTY ONE PILOTS and ECHOSMITH in CONCERT! AHHHH!
    Ok, well, I just wanted to let you know because I know you like them too and none of my real life friends are into them. So, sorry, haha.
    Bye!
    - July, http://julyaemmance.blogspot.com/

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    1. Isn't it so pretty?!!

      NO WAY!!! ARGHHHHH! You are just so LUCKY!! -_-
      njjugsgyewfkhkssde

      take me with you? PLEASE!!!!? :(
      I promise I'll be good :D
      Your friends need to get their hearing checked :L

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