Everybody loves them because not only are they sturdier, but also because they can be so pretty to look at. I love to explore my hardcovers when I get them home. I love staring at the cover art, the typography, and feeling all of the textures. To me, that is the true definition of book porn. Cause at the end of the day, it’s not just about what’s written on the pages (though that is important), but it is also about the tactile experience. Holding, caressing, and yes, sniffing that new book you’re planning to read are all vital parts of falling in love with your hardcover. There are some books in which the design goes beyond the dust jacket cover art.
Have you ever taken a moment to strip off that dust jacket to see what that precious hardcover book looks like in the buff? I ALWAYS do. Sometimes, I even find some surprises when my books are stripped down, thus increasing my book love. Those are the books that impress me, and keep me drooling, all while emptying my bank account (as I “make it rain” dolla bills on those books). Because of some ingenious book design, I wanted to create a feature on the blog to spotlight some books whose design goes beyond the dust jacket.
I wish to share my unadulterated book lust with you.
I promise to be gentle.
Sit back, and enjoy the novel strip-tease…
CARRY ON by RAINBOW ROWELL!!
ALL CAPS NECESSARY!
Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl.
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.
Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.
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THERES A MAP!
So much pretty!
Speaking of pretty, check out Rainbow’s nails <3
— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) October 6, 2015
Was it as good for you as it was for me?
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