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.
Archives for October 2020
I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!
From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.
Hi, remember this? It’s actually been a year since the last time I’ve posted about graphic novels I’m excited about that were coming out. I didn’t mean to stop doing these—2020 just hasn’t been kind.
But I’m ready to talk about all the graphic novels I’m so pumped for, which includes the amazing Trung Le Nguyen (aka Trungles)’s GN, witches and seances, and much more. When you read the synopsis, you’ll understand why these graphic novels are most wanted.
Let’s check out what graphic novels were released this fall for kids and teens!
First sentence: “I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life.”
Imagine yourself going to a magic school where there are no teachers and the school is actively trying to kill you. That’s the Scholomance.
Your main goal is to survive until graduation, lest you be food for all the creepy monsters that lurk in the underbelly of the school, picking off unknowing students who don’t have anybody to watch their back in the cafeteria or in the staircase. There’s no teachers, and you learn your magic—whether it’s on the Alchemist track or the language track or wherever—on your own with constant threats to your life if you’re not careful. That sounds intriguing, right?
September is here, what are the books people bought?
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 selling books of September 2020!
First sentence: “‘Correct me if I’m wrong.’ My governess, Miss Judson, strolled into the schoolroom, her sharp bootheels clicking like a telegraph.”
Move over Sherlock Holmes, there’s a new detective in town! Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle is making a run for his money, and she will not let any stones be unturned until she gets to the truth behind the murder! And the the murder she’s investigating? Well, it’s her wealthy elderly neighbor—Miss Wodehouse—who supposedly died in the bath. Did she though, or was there a sinister reason for her death?
You know what’s even better than a book with a good story? When that book has an awesome cover!
This is not your typical YA anthology-type post where I tell you these are the books that you should get on your TBR list, no siree! (There are plenty of posts for that, so I don’t want to recycle what has already been said.)
I will present to you something that I haven’t done before—a mix of themes, so to speak. Book covers, BUT also books that have a full name in the title! I wanted to see the different titles with a full names.