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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

People Reading...Child Reading


Child reading. Edgar Farasyn (1848-1938) Belgian painter.

Source.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

#CoverCrush: The Lost Letters of William Woolf

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.



I love letters. So a book about letters? I am so there. Love this cover. The letters in a folder, tied with string. Who are they to? Who sent them? What is the 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, February 14, 2019

#CoverCrush: the summer cottage

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.


I love winter over summer. I know, I'm weird. But, I also adore the ocean. And by February, at least in Idaho, winter is gray, so the idea of a summer cottage on the beach is appealing. And this cover? I want this cottage with its porch, hammock and gorgeous views. Who is this woman relaxing on the porch? 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, February 7, 2019

#CoverCrush: The Whispered Word

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.


Scones with butter and jam. Books, a key. A library. How could you resist a cover like this? It's scrumptious. 

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, January 31, 2019

#CoverCrush: The Neverland Inn

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 brick wall. Tree trunks and an outdoor light. Where is this inn. The name evokes Peter Pan. Who stays there? What is their 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, January 24, 2019

#CoverCrush: The Last Suppers

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 woman's fading image. A watch tower and barbed wire fence. A prison? A concentration camp? Who is she and 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.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Childhood Favorites...Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

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.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle probably taught me more about good behavior and manners than any human adult in my life ever did. And she lived in an upside down house! How cool is that?


I don't remember when I first discovered Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, but she was awesome. I read her books over and over again. I loved her way of teaching life lessons to children. The little girl who wouldn't take a bath? And suddenly grew radishes in her arms and legs? That's still one of my favorites along with the little boy who was selfish and didn't want anyone to play with his toys.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

#CoverCrush: The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

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.


The Eiffel Tower. Paris. Nothing more needs to be said. But, I love this cover. Who is Grace Atherton and 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, January 10, 2019

#CoverCrush: Genealogy

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 letter. A 1915 postmark. Pretty roses. An intriguing title. This cover is absolutely gorgeous. What is the story about?

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.