August 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm (Uncategorized)

All I can say is Me too, Me too. I am especially moved by old fashioned shoes: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Niffenegger, The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken, The Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, etc.

Geeky Book Snob

I’ve mentioned (confessed) this a couple of times throughout this blog:  I judge book covers.  So allow me to explain myself?  First off, I prefer to remove the word judge and instead offer up a new statement: I am affected by a book cover.

I am a visual person.  I learn by seeing, I love art and movement and I understand most of the world through my eyes.  A book cover to me is another form of art and, like any piece of art it can draw you in, repel you, intrigue you, anger you or make you a puddle of goo.  I feel a book cover whispers to you about the potential of the story inside and because of this, book covers should be treated with care and respect.  The book cover is a representation of the story inside, ready to fill one’s mind.  It is a doorway that…

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2 Comments

  1. geekybooksnob said,

    Thanks for reblogging! Yes, The Time Traveler’s Wife is one of my favourite covers as well. I haven’t read those other two but I just looked them up and I am interested! Especially The Giant’s House. I used to have a wall covered in book covers alone, ripped off of the books that I loved as they were pieces of art that should be shown off. But then I had a crazy thought that the books suffered without their covers so I stopped doing that. 😉

    • Anakalian Whims said,

      I hope you enjoy The Giant’s House, I found it wonderful. Other favorite covers: Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden and Diane Setterfield’s Thirteenth Tale. The books were amazing too.

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