Tonight, I feel like talking about covers. And I’m going to begin the discussion by telling you a short story.
I admit it. The purpose of this post is to advertise a friend of mine. It just takes me a while to get to it, so I'm going to stick this at the top, anyway.
Two months ago, when New Zealand Book Month was running, I decided to take advantage of some $5 book vouchers I had and buy myself some new books. It had been a while, and it felt wonderful to be scanning shelves looking for something to jump out at me. Yes, perhaps I should have scanned my Goodreads ”To Read” list first, but, what can I say, I like living dangerously. Although, it has backfired in the past (granted, I am tempted to give that book one more chance, given my recent reading experience … I’ll explain further down).
Warning: I’m about to go fan-girl on you.
So, there I was scanning the shelves in the Fantasy section of a bookstore … Yeah, I was being lazy and couldn’t be bothered looking wider than that. And, I know there is a lot of crap Fantasy out there, but I still love the genre because my greatest reading experiences have been in that genre.
Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, I was scanning the shelves and a set of books jumped out at me: Continue Reading…