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: The City of Dreaming Books

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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