Tag: Beautiful Cover Art

If You Haven’t Heard of Treasure Binding, It’s Beautiful

If You Haven’t Heard of Treasure Binding, It’s Beautiful

Did you know that book covers as we know them didn’t exist before the 19th century? As far back as the Middle Ages (1100 – 1453), books were largely religious artifacts.  Paper was precious, and as with most of history, spirituality influenced so many aspects of culture.  In medieval Europe, only about 10% of men and 1% of women were literate.  There were no need for books in the average home, so most of these remained relics of the Church. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into a whole ramble about literacy and the history of books in general […]

Posted June 28, 2019 in Memes // 2 Comments //
Cover Buys, ARE YOU A VICTIM?

Cover Buys, ARE YOU A VICTIM?

This week’s Book Blogger Hop question is the silliest ever. Are you ready?  The silliness of it will blow your mind.  Put on your anti-mind-blowing helmet for extra protection. Have you ever bought a book because you liked its cover art? I’m just going to wait here a moment while everyone in the room raises their hand. This one was added by the host of the hop, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  I’m being a little mean about it, but honestly?  Have you ever met a reader who hasn’t said, at least once, “Yeah, I really liked […]

Posted September 8, 2017 in Memes // 29 Comments //
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev

So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev

Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is in a bit of a pickle.  Having just wrested Nate and herself from the hands of the angry sea witch Sedna, she has managed to learn the truth about her father… and make a sea witch really, really mad.  In the conclusion of this trilogy, Bertie is tasked with saving her family, saving her loves, saving herself, saving the theatre, and finishing her play.  That’s not too much to ask, right? Before we go any further, can we just take a moment to appreciate the cover? ALL THREE BOOKS IN THIS TRILOGY HAVE COVERS TO DIE […]

Posted August 22, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Of Jenny and the Aliens by Ryan Gebhart

Of Jenny and the Aliens is a romance, a sci-fi, and a story that in many ways may feel too true-to-life Aliens have contacted earth, and Derek is in love.  Her name is Jenny and since the world is probably ending anyway, she takes a chance on him.  She has a snowcone machine in her basement, and they watch Disney movies together.  It’s great.  Then the United States declares war on Raya, and it seems like the aliens aren’t invading, and Jenny wants to keep things loose and casual.  Just when everything was coming together, now it’s falling apart, and […]

Posted August 11, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment //