Would You Burn This Book?

This is YOLO Juliet (by Brett Wright), a modern parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the form of text messages rampant with emojis. Personally, I found it to be quite entertaining. But I first heard about this book on Twitter, when Joe Hill retweeted someone’s comment saying they’ve never wanted to burn a book before.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pelican Shakespeare

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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