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Thursday, December 27, 2018

#CoverCrush: The Christmas Cookie Club

I will freely admit that I judge books by their covers. The cover is usually what first captures my attention when browsing Goodreads or Netgalley. Actually, in all honesty, it isn't just usually, it's pretty much all the time. The cover determines if I look at the synopsis and reviews.


Christmas cookies. Cut-out sugar cookies. Who doesn't love those? If you don't? You're not human. I love this cover. I love baking, especially Christmas baking. Who belongs to this cookie club? What kind of cookies do they bake? Are there recipes?

What about you? Any book covers capture your attention this week?

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Historical Fiction Reader. If you want to check out some other terrific bloggers and what their Cover Crush posts look like, you can do that here: The Maiden's Court, Historical Fiction Reader, A Bookaholic Swede, Layered Pages, A Literary Vacation.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Childhood Favorites...First Love from Silhouette

Childhood favorites. Everyone has a favorite book or author from childhood. A book that touched them or changed them. A book that perhaps initiated their love of reading and put them on the path of libraries and learning.

Childhood Favorites is a monthly series focusing on beloved books from the past. 

Donald Zolan, Quiet Time.

In the early 80s, Silhouette came out with their First Love series, which was teen romance. And cheesy teen romance. Looking back now, I just want to cringe. The covers and even the writing. But, I loved reading them because they weren't long. They weren't novels and you didn't have to concentrate to enjoy them. I could buy them from a rack at the grocery store for $1.75 brand new.


Even now, I can look at a cover and have an inkling about the book. I must have reread these so many times. I continued to read romance novels through college because again, they are cheesy, easy and short. And as an English major, I read all the time. So, when I read for pleasure, I wanted something I didn't need to take notes on or write a paper about. Romance novels fit that requirement perfectly.

I don't read many romance novels anymore and I have no idea what happened to my collection of First Love novels. These pictures do bring back some fond memories though.

What about you? What is one of your childhood favorites?

Thursday, December 20, 2018

#CoverCrush: All I Want for Christmas

I will freely admit that I judge books by their covers. The cover is usually what first captures my attention when browsing Goodreads or Netgalley. Actually, in all honesty, it isn't just usually, it's pretty much all the time. The cover determines if I look at the synopsis and reviews.



Christmas lights sparkle, illuminating a woman on a snow-covered street. Her arms are outstretched as if she is happy. Who is she? What is it that he wants for Christmas? What is her story? 

What about you? Any book covers capture your attention this week?

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Historical Fiction Reader. If you want to check out some other terrific bloggers and what their Cover Crush posts look like, you can do that here: The Maiden's Court, Historical Fiction Reader, A Bookaholic Swede, Layered Pages, A Literary Vacation.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

#CoverCrush: A Christmas Flower

I will freely admit that I judge books by their covers. The cover is usually what first captures my attention when browsing Goodreads or Netgalley. Actually, in all honesty, it isn't just usually, it's pretty much all the time. The cover determines if I look at the synopsis and reviews.


A door. It it a front door or a barn door? The wreath is lovely, the snow is falling. It is Christmas. What is the flower? Who is it for? What is its story?

What about you? Any book covers capture your attention this week?

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Historical Fiction Reader. If you want to check out some other terrific bloggers and what their Cover Crush posts look like, you can do that here: The Maiden's Court, Historical Fiction Reader, A Bookaholic Swede, Layered Pages, A Literary Vacation.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

#CoverCrush: A Christmas by the Sea

I will freely admit that I judge books by their covers. The cover is usually what first captures my attention when browsing Goodreads or Netgalley. Actually, in all honesty, it isn't just usually, it's pretty much all the time. The cover determines if I look at the synopsis and reviews.


A cozy house in a snow-covered beach. Sparkling water and smoke coming out of the chimney. It's obviously Christmas. Who lives here and what is their story? I want to live here.

What about you? Any book covers capture your attention this week?

Cover Crush is a weekly series that originated with Erin at Historical Fiction Reader. If you want to check out some other terrific bloggers and what their Cover Crush posts look like, you can do that here: The Maiden's Court, Historical Fiction Reader, A Bookaholic Swede, Layered Pages, A Literary Vacation.