Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Life of a Book Hoarder

On Illustrations

I spend a lot of time gushing about good design in books (I mean, I have a weekly post dedicated to that topic) and fabulous illustrations. Illustrations primarily found in children’s and middle-grade books. I think the world needs more illustrated books – especially for older readers!

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Book Review

Book Review: The Hero and the Crown

The Hero and the Crown
By Robin McKinley

My Edition:
Paperback, 246 pages
2000, Puffin Books
ISBN: 0141309814

Aerin struggles to find her place in her father’s court. After digging through old tomes and finding what she believes is a recipe for a fireproof salve, Aerin decides to test her tincture in battle with a dragon. After her success, she begins to make a name for herself as a dragon slayer and proves valuable to the court. But when an ancient dragon wakes, Aerin finds herself in over her head. Dragon slaying leads her to a battle against and even greater evil, with the kingdom she knows and the lives of those she loves at stake.

Yo, where has this book been all my life? Oh, I know; on my shelves for at least 9 years! [x_x[] I waited far too long to read this book – though I suspect from the cracked spine and lipstick prints on the inside of the back cover (don’t ask, there’s no reasonable explanation) that Middle School Milliebot did read this book and Adult Millie has completely forgotten it. Regardless, it was fabulous!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Hilda and the Hidden People

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Flint Heart

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Book Review

Book Review: The Girls in the Picture

The Girls in the Picture
By Melanie Benjamin

My Edition:
Hardcover, 422 pages
2018, Delacourt Press
ISBN: 9781101886809

Thank you to Wunderkind PR for sending me this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

From the book: A novel of the close friendship and fascinating creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends: screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford, who persevered through daunting challenges in an industry and an era dominated by men – and triumphed.

This book covers the lives and careers of Marion and Pickford from about 1914 to 1969. If you’re into historical fiction set in ‘Old Hollywood’, then this is the book for you.

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