Archive for October, 2019
I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
You know what October means! Tis the season of the witches! They are coming out in full force.
I’ve always had a soft spot for books about witches. I aspired to be one when I was little and loved imagining that I had magical powers, zapping things into existence. How perfect is it that I received a few witch books? Just in time for the Halloween.
These are the three witch books I recently received from publishers!
Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the infamous Dark Lord Elithor, twelve-year-old Clementine Morcerous has been groomed since birth to be the best (worst?) Evil Overlord she can be. But everything changes the day the Dark Lord Elithor is cursed by a mysterious rival.
Now, Clementine must not only search for a way to break the curse, but also take on the full responsibilities of the Dark Lord. As Clementine forms her first friendships, discovers more about her own magic than she ever dared to explore, and is called upon to break her father’s code of good and evil, she starts to question the very life she’s been fighting for. What if the Dark Lord Clementine doesn’t want to be dark after all?
Why would I want to read The Dark Lord Clementine? Doesn’t every reader get joy reading about a girl becoming an Evil Overlord?
When I read “dastardly deeds” and “Evil Overlord,” I was immediately convinced that The Dark Lord Clementine is gonna be my type of book. I love anything that’s dark and humorous, and when I peeked into this book, it’s got the clever and charming darkness befitting for young readers.
Will other readers enjoy this? Who wouldn’t love reading about Evil Overlords? Especially for all those aspiring Evil Overlords out there. It’ll be really charming.
You ever want to know what people are buying in bookstores? Well, it so happens that I work at one! During the last week of February 2018, I pondered about what type of post to make for “Books in Hand.” At first, I planned to discuss all the books customers came in asking for or buying, but that’s a bit too much because everybody came in asking for different books, and I didn’t remember all of them. My boss showed me a way to check our store’s best selling books, and I found out what we sold a lot of!
And that’s what this post is—seeing the top ten selling books of September 2019.
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood | The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Institute by Stephen King | It by Stephen King | There There by Tommy Orange