Book Covers

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LitHub: 50 Very Bad Book Covers for Literary Classics

Source: lithub.com/50-very-bad-book-covers-for-literary-classics/ When a book passes into the public domain, it means not only that it’s available for adapting and remixing, but for reprinting and reselling with a brand new cover. Some of these covers are … pretty bad. Which, obviously, makes them very fun to look at. [Continue] ________________________________________ Here are some of my personal favorites from the […]

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Oh, look! Matching Spines!

One of the results of this week’s Big Decluttering Project was that rearranging my Golden Age mystery shelves finally allowed me to put up my Margaret Millar omnibus volumes in the upright position and right next to each other.  And look what I found!  I love it when that happens …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2112374/oh-look-matching-spines

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Ellis Peters: The Rose Rent

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Book: Read a book about horses, with a horse or with roses on the cover, about gardening, set in Australia or by an Australian author. For this one, inspired by Moonlight, I decided to revisit one of my all-time favorite series … with a book that […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/09 (Day 9): Book Suggestions for the New Squares? Part 1: “Paint It Black”

Today’s prompt is for favorite horror reads; that not being much of my thing (outside, perhaps, the gothic classics and anything more edifying or funny rather than scary), I think I’m going to leave that prompt to Char, Bark’s Books (aka Bark at the Ghouls), and the site’s other horror fans.  Instead, I’m going to […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers – Miscellaneous

These are books I’ve read, but my editions have other covers than those shown here … which are so much more seasonal and atmospheric than mine!            Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931398/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-06-day-6-favorite-seasonal-covers-miscellaneous

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — Mysteries and Crime

             Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931388/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-06-day-6-favorite-seasonal-covers-mysteries-and-crime

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — Horror / Gothic / Classics

    Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931375/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-05-day-5-favorite-seasonal-covers-horror-gothic-classics

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — the Harry Potter Edition

Covers of other books to come separately!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931373/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-05-day-5-favorite-seasonal-covers-the-harry-potter-edition  

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A Book Cover Herd of Reindeer

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Winter Solstice / Yuletide, Task 3: Round up a herd of reindeer on book covers and in book illustrations.   … well — and a bunch of boars.  Can’t let this one go without a bow to Sir Terry, after all!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1820163/24-festive-tasks-door-18-winter-solstice-yuletide-task-3-book-cover-herd-of-reindeer

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A Crown of Light Made from Book Covers

24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 3: Create a “crown of light” from book covers prominently featuring a lighted candle. My feeble attempt at creating the approximation of a circular St. Lucia’s crown: Inspiration for the book covers: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3734.Lamps_torches_candelabras_on_the_cover https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/33553.Candles_and_Lamps (These don’t have to be books from your own shelves!)   […]

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Book Covers: Young Women with Flowers

24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 – Diwali, Task 4: During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower.  Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.   […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 16 – Kwanzaa

Tasks for Kwanzaa: Create a stack of books in the Kwanzaa color scheme using red, black and green and post your creation and post a photo (or post a photo of a shelfie where black, red and green predominate). BONUS task: Create something with your stack of books: a christmas tree or other easily identifiable […]

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Books With Numbers in the Title

Shout-out to URL Phantomhive for the idea! All of these are taken from my “Read” shelf.  Sometimes, the numbers are in the subtitle.  Books with several numbers (e.g., history books with a date range in their title) are entered for all numbers. Note: Updated as of March 2021.   Zero / None     Half […]

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