I knew this was going to be cute, but I never imagined just how cute it would be. Everything about this series is so lovely, it’s such a sweet and heartfelt experience. The reading experience of these books is genuinely so pleasant and calming, I can’t recommend it enough. If you want a quick and … Continue reading The Tea Dragon Society & The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill: Soft, Precious, and Lush
If you didn't see, I did something a little wacky and hypothetical and fun on Twitter by asking y'all to answer questions on what y'all would want in an imaginary book box. You had no control over which specific item or fandoms, only control over what you thought might be the item or fandom. And … Continue reading Build Your Own Book Box Wrap-Up: How Did the August Box Turn Out?
In the past year, sprayed pages have really grown in popularity--both publishers and book boxes creating special editions with colored edges! And so, today I wanted to bring you a tutorial on how I paint the edges of my books! I've done this three times and they've all been really successful, so I feel experienced enough … Continue reading Tutorial Time! A Super Easy Guide to DIY Sprayed Pages (+ lots of photos!)
Have you heard?! The cover and world map of Catherine Scully's Jennifer Strange just went live on Young Adult Books Central an hour ago (find it here!) and I am counting down the days until we get to read it in person!!! You might know Cat or some of her work based on some of … Continue reading Just Announced: Interview with Cat Scully, Author-Illustrator of Jennifer Strange!
Your destination is most certainly not on the left. Why? Because you're exactly where you need to be! Congrats, you've arrived at your destination: my stop on the blog tour for Lauren Spieller's wonderful debut, Your Destination Is on the Left! Make sure to park your RV, clean it of bugs, and get rid of … Continue reading Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller Blog Tour
Today I wanted to talk about something super important and that I find very relevant to the current book community, and that is copyright laws & the art you are selling. I'm not that familiar with what leads people to opening shops, but I feel like a lot of the time, bookish merch sellers aren't completely … Continue reading An Open Letter to Bookish Merch Sellers
5 stars Based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, Blood Water Paint is a stunning debut in verse on feminism, rape, and justice in a historical setting. Artemisia Gentileschi's mother died when she was twelve and she now lives with her father, painting his commissions as he signs his name on … Continue reading ARC: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Say hello to post #100! *cue oohs and ahhs* Unfortunately, it's nothing absurdly special, but I do have a strong penchant for these covers. Maybe if we ever when we get to post #1000 I'll do something fun like an INTL giveaway (or a giveaway in general tbh). But, not to delay, this week's cover … Continue reading Cover Geek #19: Flowery Covers
I know I spoiled this during last week's spotlight post, but today's Cover Geek (#16) is an interview with illustrator Lisa Perrin, who has helped create multiple covers for notable young adult novels. I personally was first introduced to her work a year or two ago on the cover of Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve … Continue reading Interview with Illustrator Lisa Perrin
It's hard to get a rainbow shelf. There's not just the saturation problem stopping you from deciding where to put that neon book or that really really light pink, but also a significant lack of covers in certain colors. It's obvious that some colors are just more often used than others. So, today I'll be … Continue reading Cover Geek #13: Popular Spine Colors