Judging A Book By Its Cover: Alternate Austens

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Austen Related Recommendations

Before my Austen Month comes to a close, I wanted to make a little post about Jane Austen related materials that I recommend. I don’t know about you, but when I love a certain author or story, I’m usually interested in works that have been inspired or influenced by said work. I know there are loads of Jane Austen spin-offs and reimaginings that I’ve yet to explore, but I wanted to highlight some of the ones I’ve discovered and enjoyed.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: BabyLit Books

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This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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