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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blogger Book Nook #5: Judging a Book Cover

Aloha Dolls! 

Can you believe that next month will be Blogger Book Nooks 6 month anniversary! It really has flown by and it only feels like yesterday when Abbey and I decided to go forward with the idea. This month we are going against the book rules and will be judging a book by it's cover.. WOAH, I know, this has to be the WORST act there is when it comes to reading and life in general. Alas, we are breaking the rules anyway. 

Don't know what Blogger Book Nook is? 
Blogger Book Nook is a book club created by myself and Abbey from Abbey Louisa Rose. The whole idea behind this book club is that we wanted a club which would encourage ourselves and others to read more and read more genres we wouldn't normally pick up! Not only do we write a monthly post but we also have a Facebook group where ourselves and others can discuss everything books! 
Just like always we have a set of five questions to answer and a book recommendation/review for you all in the theme of this months reading prompt! If you haven't checked out Abbey's post, you definitely should! On with my questions and book recommendation/review!

1. Which book currently on your shelf has the most beautiful cover? 
This is a real tricky one as I have so many gorgeous books on my shelf but I would have to say my most stunning book is my Brothers Grim Story Collection book. It's huge and the detail on the cover really is beautiful. The illustrations inside are also beautiful too, I just adore flipping through the pages, admiring all the pretty artwork (even if the stories that go along side them are a little wacko).

2. Is picking a book based on it's cover something you do regularly? 
Not really! Only very rarely will I pick up a book purely because of the cover. Don't get me wrong, I will definitely pick a book up in a book store if it looks pretty but then I will read the blurb on the back to work out if it's a book I would want to read!

3. If a book was written about your life, what would be on the cover? 
Oh wow, I honestly don't know! Probably something pretty and floral with magical elements! Or if following my educational path it would have lots of animals on the front!

4. Do you prefer hardback or paperback covers? 
I 100% prefer paperback covers, rarely do I find a hardback cover where I think it's better than a paperback cover. That and I really dislike that most hardback covers are quite plain when you take the dust jacket off!

4. What draws you in most to a book cover? Stunning illustrations? Pretty lettering? Interesting textures?
All of the above?! It really depends on the book itself really as I just love so many covers. I'm not very picky when it comes to book covers as long as it's pretty, striking and gorgeous!


Mini Book Review (Currently Reading): Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Now when I first look at the cover to this book, I see a really ill sparkly women. Honestly, that's what I see. This book really isn't the most attractive book and it annoys me so much because this book is so much fun to read. This book is the third series to The Lux series and I have the collector addition copies and they really are something. Not only are they huge and bulky due to there being two books inside but the covers are just not attractive at all! The original book covers are no better either with their over dramatic teen model romance covers (cringe!!). However like I mentioned earlier these books are so much fun to read.

I obviously can't go into too much detail about this book  without risking spoilers but I can give you a brief synopsis of the series in general. So, imagine Twilight but instead of vampires you've got aliens. Hear me out, that sounds AWFUL but I can tell you now that I 100% prefer these books over to the Twilight series as Jennifer L. Armentrout really does right them in an entertaining way which just pulls you in and all you want to do is continue reading. I recommend reading these books if (like me) are struggling with the ULTIMATE reading slump and need something to read. They're just so FUN and Daemon is HOT and SEXY and an ALIEN!!!

But yes, please don't judge this book by it's awful cover as I guarantee you'll enjoy them.
I hope you enjoyed another Blogger Book Nook post and please join in on the fun by joining our Facebook page. We would love to see you there and next months prompt is a real goodie you won't want to miss it!

Aloha, Tabitha x

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3 comments

  1. Honestly, if I saw this on a shelf I probably wouldn’t pick it up to even read the blurb. It sounds like an interesting story though, I love anything supernatural.

    Steph x
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    1. I don't disagree it really is an awful cover!
      If you love supersnatural you should definitely give this one ago, it's just such a fun, fluffy quick read!
      Thanks for the lovely comment Steph :) x

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  2. I love this post- I've never heard of this book series, going to have a look at it. I usually buy my books online because cheaper/ with paperbacks I can't lie on my side and read them so covers never really bother me, but a book I read once has such a tacky front cover but is such a good book and if it hadn't of come highly recommended I would not have trusted it at all. I like the what would be on the front cover of your book question x
    constantlylibby.blogspot.co.uk

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