Friday Favorites: Favorite Re-Covered Classics

Friday Favorites 02I stumbled upon this meme at the adorable blog, Tessa’s Wishful Endings. Really it’s as simple as the name; you talk about a favorite book related subject on Fridays. It could be anything from favorite authors, books and genres to favorite reading spots, opening sentences and love triangles. Basically the world of novels is our oyster and with Friday Favorites, we can conquer it.

Favorite Re-Covered Classics

Most of us are very protective of our beloved classics, so it takes a brave soul indeed to dare reinvent the look of our timeless tales. But some did dare and produced amazing results. There’s also the need to keep up with modern society, which is now a very visual one. With monitors everywhere, it is what is eye catching that matters most now and publishers are aware of that. So the classics got a new look and here are some of my favorites.

P.S.– Click on their picture to be taken to The Creative Action Network which sells these re-covered classics.

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Dreaming Novel Things: The Coolest Book Ends Ever

dreamingnovelthingsDreaming Novel Things is a feature in which I discuss book related subjects, but in a creative way. I’ll use interviews, narratives and lists to talk about book trends, book opinions and bookish matters. If you have any book related subjects you’d like to see me discuss just leave me a comment below!

I don’t know if I’ve already mentioned this before but my very first set of book ends, were red and Dr. Seuss themed. And boy, did I love them. I dug them out of the memorabilia boxes in the garage and seeing them made me do a massive search on Pinterest, subject: book ends. Here are some of the coolest ones I found

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I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four CoverNovel Facts:

  • Published: August 3rd, 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
  • Series: Lorien Legacies
  • Pages in Hardback: 440
  • Followed by: The Power of Six
  • Quote: “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”
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Dreaming Novel Things: Bookworms– Glamorized in Fiction, Crazed in Reality

dreamingnovelthingsDreaming Novel Things is a feature in which I discuss book related subjects, but in a creative way. I’ll use interviews, narratives and lists to talk about book trends, book opinions and bookish matters. If you have any book related subjects you’d like to see me discuss just leave me a comment below!

There’s hundreds of bookworms scattered throughout fiction and many of us love these characters because they depict our deepest love: books. We bookworms can relate to the character who can’t put down the book, but are these characters an accurate representation? Not by a long shot. You see, writers glamorize bookworms to cast them in a better light because we bookworms like to think of ourselves equivalent to the likes of Belle. But my fellow bookworms, its time to be honest. No more will we lie to ourselves! We bookworms are much more wild than our fictional counterparts. We are absolutely CRAZED. Need some proof? Keep on reading buddy, but prepare yourself. Otherwise I have to get into my whole “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” lecture and no one likes a long blog post.

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Bloggin’ Recap: February 23rd-March 1st

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It’s Sunday, the beginning of a new week so that means it’s time for a Bloggin’ Recap. A feature inspired by A Bookish Heart. Every Sunday I’ll get the chance to tell you what’s going on in my life, what I’ve posted for the week, what to expect in the upcoming week and posts I enjoyed from other bloggers.

In Real Life

Well, Cinder and Coraline finally arrived in the mail. I read Coraline out loud to my little sister and it was so good! Creepy, but good. I’m really impressed with Neal Gaiman’s creativity and imagination. The story was so unique. I do have to admit, I tried to scare my sister a couple of times with the picture in the book and I ended up giving myself nightmares. That’s karma for ya.

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