Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday Thoughts || Cover Changes

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to Thursday Thoughts! This is an original, interactive, weekly meme here on my blog. Everyone with an opinion is invited to make a post, link up and join the conversation! We would love to have you in the family! I've been SUPER busy this week, so I apologize if it shows in my post. My birthday is actually tomorrow (eeeep! excitement and fear. excitement and fear.) And, two days ago I got myself an AMAZING birthday gift by ordering my very own Erin Condren Life Planner! I cannot wait to receive it. If any of you are planner nerds, I can only imagine you know how excited I am for that. I might as well take this moment to do a quick little plug. Erin Condren makes adorable and VERY useful planners, notebooks, planner accessories and all sorts of other things like that. They even have candles! It is a little on the pricier side, but if you're interested I would definitely check them out because it's totally worth it considering the quality. If you use my affiliate link, HERE, you can get $10 off your first purchase as well as $10 off for me! It would be a great birthday gift. *wink, wink* So, now that I've rambled on enough (I'm just SO excited) let's get on with the actual topic this week; Cover Changes!

As I've mentioned in many Thursday Thoughts in the past, I'm a very OCD person (see the planner ramble above) especially when it comes to my books. I'm not ashamed in the slightest to admit that I'm one of those people who DESPISES mid-series cover changes. I also want to quickly mention mid-series HEIGHT changes. Like, why? Did you really need to change the height of the book? Honestly? I need the books on my bookshelf to look as perfect as they possibly can at all times. It will irk me to no end if even one thing isn't as I like it. (Speaking of my books, I got a bookshelf from my mom for my birthday! You can see my video about it HERE.)

In my prompt for this week, I also mentioned movie-tie-in covers. Personally, I feel like these are hit or miss (usually miss.) For the most part, movie covers won't bother me, but it may deter me slightly from picking up that edition of the book. I know this is the one that everyone is thinking of, so I'll bring up the new, movie cover for The Fault in Our Stars. Personally, this is one of the best movie covers I have ever, ever seen. They did a great job casting the film and a great job picking a photo for this cover. Obviously that doesn't mean all movie covers are good, but it's definitely something to appreciate in this instance.

Finally, I figured this post could use some more excited rambling (as if I didn't do enough in the first paragraph,) so now I'm going to share with you some of my very favorite book covers! Up first? The Splintered series by A.G. Howard! I haven't read any of these yet, but I do own the ones that are out. I think these covers (especially as a whole series) are phenomenal. The writing on the spines is even perfect. The writing on the spine of Splintered is red to go with the cover of Ensnared and the writing on the spine of Unhinged is green to go with the cover of Splintered and... the writing on the spine of Ensnared is yellow to go with nothing. But, I guess it kind of matches the cover of Unhinged's accents. Still, GUH!


Other covers I love? We couldn't leave out my favorite series of all time; The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE this series with a fiery passion. It should come as no surprise that I also adore the covers! They're simplistic, yet whimsical and just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the cover for Winter next year. I literally cannot wait.


Lastly, some of my favorite standalone covers. We have the lovely To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, the beautiful These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and the dark A Monster Calls by, my dude, Patrick Ness.


Do you agree with any of my favorite covers?! What are some of yours? And, how do you feel about cover changes overall? Let me know in the comments! Also, don't forget to join us next Thursday when we'll be talking about where we read! See ya then!



5 comments:

  1. Wow, what beautiful covers you've chosen. I especially love the Lunar Chronicles covers. I've not read any of those books yet, but the covers alone make me want to find out more about them. The These Broken Stars cover is also gorgeous :)

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  2. Oops, really sorry, something's gone very wrong with my comment, am having terrible internet issues lately, I think my comments come up as my username, urgh, sorry! :(

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  3. Oh, happy birthday for tomorrow! Hope you have a good and bookish day.

    I used to be pretty obsessive about book covers matching... At this point, though, I've just let it go (let it go, can't hold it back anym -- sorry) because it was driving me nuuuuts and now lots of my library is digital anyway. It's still nice to have a matching set though -- I was soooo tempted today when I saw a whole matching set of Mary Robinette Kowal's books.

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  4. Happy early birthday! I love your choices and totally agree with These Broken Stars, it's beautiful.

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