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Top Ten Tuesday – Book Cover Art

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Book Covers I Would Frame As Art

I love this theme. Like so, so much. Yay for art! The images I have selected are based purely on how pretty I think they are, not on if I have read them or even if I like them.

ha626141. Pretty much any cover art for Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino. The art is stunning, of course I want it on my wall.

 

 

 

2. Of course Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll. I did however find a cover that isn’t an official release for this too which I really wish was real. So I will show that too, its the one on the right.

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3. I cannot seem to do a lit without including The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. I can’t wait to get my hands on these books, any of the covers can go on the wall.

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thehobbit4. Im going to cheat and also put in this copy of The Hobbit. I love the red and gold colour contrast.

 

 

 

thesecretgarden5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This cover and the standard Trans Atlantic Press cover, its pretty.

 

 

 

Ava-lavender_march.png6. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavendar by Leslye Walton. Its so stunning, I know nothing of the book but I want it because its just so beautiful!

 

 

Ring-and-the-Crown-Melissa-de-la-Cruz7. The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz. Pretty pretty Again, want to read cause its so pretty.

 

 

 

thekingdomoflittlewounds8. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal. I love the border.

 

 

 

The-Moment-Collector-Jodi-Lynn-Anderson9. The Moment Collector by Jodi Lynn Anderson. This book isn’t even out yet, but look at how nice it looks.

 

 

 

978174275851010. Fairytales For Wilde Girls by Allyse Near. Bunny!

 

 

 

trakin11. I just can’t stop at 10, I have to do 11. Tragic Kingdom: The Art Of Camille Rose Carcia. So different and so pretty!

 

 

Share your lists! I want to see them! Pretty covers should be worth sharing.

If you want a copy of the books displayed here, just click on the cover.

Till Next Time…

 

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The Reading Tree: The Seed

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The other day I started thinking about what started my love for the written word, and I came to the conclusion that it was those bedtime stories that my dad used to read to me. Though I cannot remember the names of most of the stories, one that I do remember and still love was The Hobbit. Though I loved some of the kids books that were read to me, it was these more serious books that my sparked my passion for reading and even writing.

If it were not for having parents that read, being read to as a child, and being surrounded by books for my childhood, I don’t know if I would have ever picked it up. If I remove from my life all the memories/influences of books that I read because of those three things, the only books left would be the ones that I was forced to read in school. I hated most of those books, and having to study them didn’t really improve the feelings I had towards them. I think I only really liked one book I was asked to read, and I didn’t read that book until my final year of schooling.

But then again, perhaps if you are meant to love books they will find you no matter what. Perhaps one day I would have been bored and someone had left behind a book with a cover that caught my eye, and lacking anything better I pick it up and fall inlove.

How did everyone else get the seed planted for their love of reading? Do you think it is harder for those who aren’t introduced to it by their family to discover books? Are they less likely to ever enjoy reading? All I know is that I’m grateful for my parents to get the ball rolling for me!

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The Book Chain Exchange Idea

ImageI have been thinking about this for awhile now, and the more I think about it the more I really want it to happen.

I would like to start up a book chain exchange.

How it would work would be someone, myself for example, would post a blog stating they are looking to find a another person out there in the world to exchange books with, and we would post each other a book we have already read. The title and genre of this book can be left unknown if the giver so desires. But before we post the books we shall write on the inside of the front cover “This Book Was Read By” and we would write our own names and state and country underneath to start a column. For example I would write Jazmin Pitt-Gill VIC AU. Then once we have read the book we shall write our details down under the other persons, then find another person to exchange books with and post the book onto another person! And so the cycle continues.

To keep track of how far your original book has travelled around the world and how many people have added their names to the list, each person who is putting the book up for exchange will just repost the original blog to do so. This was the original giver can see how many times it has been exchanged :) Or you can post a picture of the names in your own blog, and share the link with the original person.

You may start more than one chain.

I dont know how well this idea will work, but I think it would be awesome to watch the list grow, and to see how many names may be already be on a book you receive. If anyone out there is interested in starting this up with me, give me a shout!