Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring New York City

When I was a kid, I always wanted to go to New York. I don't know if I'd ever actually want to live there, but I finally got to go there when I was 16 or so, for two days on a family vacation, and yes, I loved it just as much as I thought I would. Unfortunately that's the only time I've ever been. Anyway, New York, it turns out, is an awesome topic for book covers! And, because I'm a...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Cloaks/Hoods

This was another one of those topics that I just noticed on a lot of covers, so I decided to start marking them down and share them with you :-) But is it just me, or is there something sexy about hoods? Maybe it's the mysterious vibe they have? I don't know, but I kind of love them, so here are some awesome covers that have characters wearing...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Arrows

I suppose this could be interpreted in a couple different ways, but my mind immediately thought *bow and arrow*, so that's what I went with. And luckily, fantasy books seem to have lots of bows and arrows! It just seems to be the weapon of choice, even if the stories exist in a time and place where higher-tech weapons are available. I suppose there's something romantic about them. Even when...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Skulls

Alright, guys, I admit I had to throw this post together rather quickly, so I didn't get to look through a whole lot of covers, but I'm still pretty happy with what I found. I ended up reusing a few that I've used for other topics, but, in my defense, they really are great covers, so they deserve to be used more than once! And I love when we get topics that are perfect for urban fantasy books, so...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Random Books on My TBR

Does anyone else feel like we've been doing the same topic every week? I haven't even participated in some of the recent TTTs because I would just be using the same books. Plus, I don't pay attention to when books are released, I don't plan books ahead of time (which, perfectly enough, I'm going to have a whole post about tomorrow), and I have like 27 different lists that could be called TBRs...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Goals for the New Year

Since I haven't said it yet, happy New Year to everyone! But here's the thing: I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. The concept behind them is great, but they backfire. They put into our minds that, the moment we falter, the whole thing's a bust, and now we have to wait until next year to try again. But we don't! It doesn't have to be the first day of a new year to make a change. It doesn't...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Snakes

I really thought book covers with snakes would be easy to find, but I was wrong. However, some of the ones I did find I really love, so it worked out in the end. As for snakes in general, I feel like they're a common fear, right? I've never had an issue with snakes though. Granted I don't want random, wild snakes crawling on me, but the ones they let you hold at zoos and whatnot are awesome. Are...