Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book Blogger Hop: Still a Sucker for a Cover

How's everyone's weekend thus far? Today was a busy day around here, despite the only semi-cooperational weather. It's cooled down substantially in the last week and it's been a bit cloudy and rainy. Since it's inevitable that frost will be coming, I need to step up my garden game. I pulled all of the turnips and the ready-to-go Brussels sprouts along with some neverending tomatoes and zucchini. The pigs were pretty happy with the scraps that haul allotted them. They were also ecstatic when I brought out the rinds from the watermelon I sliced up. Tomorrow I hope to process all of the turnips and pull the rutabagas.

After that fun, I stuck a chicken in the Crockpot and added some pesto, lemon pepper, and bruschetta I'd made a couple of days ago. Made for a nice and easy dinner when paired with a little vegetable medley from the garden. Now it's just time for some relaxation...well...after a quick blog post.

It's Saturday, so that means Book Blogger Hop. It's operated by Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week (on Friday), a new book related question is posed to participating bloggers.

This Week's Question: 

Have you ever bought a more expensive edition of a book, when a cheaper edition was available, just because you preferred the cover of a more expensive one?

The short answer to this is yes. I am a sucker for a pretty cover. Here and there I have been known to purchase a hardcover just because I don't like the cover art on the paperback.

However, my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to buying based on a cover is my obsession with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I love all things Alice. As such, I have several copies of the book. The exact same book. With different covers. I even own the BabyLit version. Yes...I am passing on my issues.

I know it's a little ridiculous, but it's fun and I love them. Despite the number of copies already in my possession, there are still a few I am eyeballing...

This pretty pink cover is a part of the Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics. Now...normally I'm not a huge fan of pink, but it's just so pretty on a book. And it's part of a collection. The only fear with this one is that once I had this one, well...I'd want other titles in the same collection. 

Speaking of finding the need to own an entire collection...have you seen the Penguin Classics hardcovers? They're fabulous. Look at those adorable flamingos!!

And finally...the piece de resistance...the 150th Anniversary Deluxe Annotated Edition. Rarely have I been known to drool over a book, but oh my this one. I will admit, the cover is lovely, but it's the annotations that have me completely over the top about this one.

One of these days, I'll have all of my books unboxed and back on shelves where they belong. And at that point, let's be honest, there will likely be one shelf full of nothing but Alice.

What about you? What cover(s) have had your eye?


  1. For better or worse, I definitely judge a book by the cover. One of my biggest book pet peeves is when a book cover switches over to the movie cover. I refuse to buy a book that as a movie shot as a cover. It's the WORST!

    1. UGH. I am SO with you on this one. I despise movie covers.


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