Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Making Friends

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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Mini(bot) Reviews: The Skyrim Library volume II

I’ve had this book on my shelves for far too long (and yes, it bothers me that I have II and not I and III as well) and I finally started reading it this year. I kept reading little bits and putting it aside for long periods until I decided it needed to be finished last month.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Middle-grade & YA Books

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 Reviews: Charlie Jane Anders

While browsing my local library, I noticed Six Months, Three Days, Five Others and between its small size and strange cover art, I had to know what it was about. The sci-fi collection appealed to me, but I noticed the note about a short related to another of Anders’s books, All the Birds in the Sky. I didn’t want to feel like I was missing anything so I borrowed both.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Romeo And/Or Juliet

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: The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told

The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told
By Jean Thompson

My Edition:
Paperback, 256 pages
2014, Plume
ISBN: 9780147516985

“Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children,” says the back of the book. This is a shorts collection of retellings for adults, some familiar to me, some not, and one I quite enjoyed.

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
By Gail Honeyman

Not My Edition:
Paperback, 325 pages
2017, Penguin
ISBN: 9780735220690

Eleanor struggles with what many would consider normal social interactions – she says exactly what she’s thinking and as a result, tends not to have any friends. But she doesn’t need any friends. She has a job, she has her weekend habits involving pizza and vodka, and regular phone calls with her mother. When she meets Raymond, the IT guy at the office, however, she slowly begins to see just how much she’s missing out on.

I read this because Mum recommended it (actually, she told me I had to read it) and then almost immediately let me borrow her copy. I decided to give her a break and read it right away. I’m glad I did!

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