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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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Horrorstor

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 have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

Probably I should have featured this book in October, but I’m not good with themed TBRs and I’m apparently not good with themed Judging posts either. Who doesn’t love books that look like magazines though – especially one modeled after Ikea! Published in 2014 by Quirk, ISBN: 9781594745263.

Book Review

Book Review: Horrorstör

Horrorstör
By Grady Hendrix

My edition:
Paperback , 243 pages
2014, Quirk
ISBN: 9781594745263
Expected Publication Date: September 23, 2014

I received this book for free from LibraryThing (and the publisher) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From the inside cover: “Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture store in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerrig bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty Showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.”

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