Annotated: The City of Dreaming Books

I’m slowly adjusting to the idea of writing in (some of) my books. I don’t always have a lot to say – in the case of City of Dreaming Books, I mostly underlined or highlighted passages that had meaning or were particularly descriptive. But this is one of my favorite books and since I have two copies, I figured I’d mark up my well-loved paperback edition.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent – I created this feature to highlight and appreciate the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many wonderful editions!

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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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Lost in Translation?

 

Recently I uploaded a Judging post for one of the most beautiful (dare I say, maybe even the most beautiful?) books I own – my hardcover, full color, illustrated, German edition of The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear. That’s the catch though – it’s printed in the original language, and since I can’t read German, I can never technically read this copy, and must settle for admiring all the brilliant artwork, typography and colors (okay, that’s not even really settling, but you know what I mean.)  Fortunately, I do own a copy that has been translated into English, which I’ve read and enjoyed. I’m grateful that this book has been translated, but this all had me thinking, what am I missing? What is being lost in translation?

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Die 13 1/2 Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär

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!

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Do you Auto-Buy Your Favorite Authors?

 

We all have our favorite authors – those writers whose work we need to own or read all of. I’m moving soon and my blogging has taken a back seat, but I wanted to post a little something anyway. Talking about my favorite authors is easy, and I’d love to hear some of yours!

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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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