Case in point: Book photography. I told my friend about it one day, and she didn't get it. To her, the cover was the art, so why do you need a whole picture? We just do because they're so pretty and we like to touch them and look at them and arrange them with other pretty things and can never have enough of them and that's just how much we love books.
Which brings me to the main point---that I love this week's topic! And only a bookworm would get this excited about book covers featuring books. Or books about books. Or characters who are fellow book lovers. Or anything that involves sentences that contain the word book more than once.
It's like book-ception.
And I love it.
Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted at Sugar & Snark. This week’s topic is:
Books Covers featuring Books
The Demon’s Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow
Believe it or not, I don’t usually like covers with random shirtless men, but look! There are books in the background! I promise!
The Nine by J. Elizabeth Hill
It’s simple, but I love the color.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I love how the background is a giant book.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Those books are just so pretty, and the font seems like it fits perfectly with the storytime/fairytale vibe!
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
The cover is so crisp and intriguing and THOSE GORGEOUS BOOKSHELVES.
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
I’ve always liked this cover—the colors, the font, and what bookworm doesn’t love the look of old books?
The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault
I love the way text looks. It’s so aesthetically pleasing to me. So that plain text combined with the red makes this cover beautiful to me.
The Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
I can never resist vampires, and I can never resist the color red, and I can never resist color splashes. In other words, I was doomed to pick this cover. (Plus, the story is about a girl helping a vampire who comes out of a book to hunt down some other vampire, so it’s on my TBR!)
The Magic Ex Libris Series by Jim C. Hines
I really love -mancy type magic, and when it involves something I love, EVEN BETTER! So people who can go magically go into books? Yes, definitely on my TBR as soon as I saw the word Libriomancer. And the covers look action-packed and magical.
The Echoes Trilogy by KC McDonald
Books are magical, so how can you not love a cover that actually makes them look magical? Plus I just love this type of cover art.