Love at First Page

I don’t believe in love at first sight and if you start talking about it, I’ll likely roll my eyes at you and sigh in your face (rude, I know). However! When it comes to reading, I do believe in love at first page.

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Epic Fantasy Recommendations

Originally posted at Geek Girl Authority

If your reading tastes are anything like my own, you enjoy a meaty, epic fantasy. Like me, you might be wondering what the hell you should read next while you wait (possibly in vain) for the next installment from the Song of Ice and Fire series. To help pass the time, I’m here to recommend a few other epic reads (this is by no means a comprehensive list and I could easily recommend many more!) that might slake your thirst.

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Underrated Books

Underrated books – we all have a list of books we love that we think don’t get enough attention. I sort of love this because sometimes books get so much hype that they don’t live up to people’s expectations or might be ignored by someone because everyone and their brother and their cat is telling them they have to read this damn book. But at the same time, I want to talk about some of the books I love that are less well known.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The City of Dreaming 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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The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers is one of my favorite books of all time. The world of Zamonia and specifically the city of Bookholm that Moers has created is utterly fantastic, fun and engrossing. To top it all off, his books are illustrated as well! This is another book where I want to show you each illustration because they’re all fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the third book in this Bookholm series and if I don’t at least get a release date soon, I may go insane. For those of you interested in finding out more, the paperback ISBN is 9781590201114 (I’ve also purchased this in hardcover since photographing, and yes, I’m keeping both copies!) Just writing this post makes me want to immediately re-read this book.

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