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Hear ye, hear ye! For those of you who thought I had dropped off the face of the planet, IN YOUR FACE!!! I actually haven’t, but things have been busy around these parts. But I’m back for the moment and I’ve got more YA covers for you to look at, of course. Y’know, like this one! … Continue reading »


This post’s a short one but a good one, I promise. I’m trying my best not to use all capital letters in this post, so I’m going to go ahead and cut to the chase. The incredibly talented Chad Beckerman posted about the evolution of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s cover. If you’ve fully … Continue reading »


Yep, you read the post’s title right. A joint post! Nearly two weeks ago, my friend Shanna tweeted to me about the redesign for AtU’s US paperback. As someone who generally liked the original US hardcover artwork, I was pleased at the facelift. Not pleased in a “let me sip my tea daintily and wink … Continue reading »


Step 1: Check out the Bookmark Binge feature on a lovely new-to-me-blog, Young Adult Anonymous. Step 2: Stare a little longer at new-to-me cover for Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park. Step 2.5: Stare a little more. Step 3: Realize that this is the same author of Attachments, the same book that’s been given high praise from two … Continue reading »


In My Mailbox (imm) is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. So it’s been a few moons since I’ve done one of these “hey check out all of the books I spent my money on!” posts. The snarky side of me wants to call it straight up book pr0n, because I mean, let’s … Continue reading »

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Can I let you in on a little secret? Okay, it’s not really a secret, as I’ve mentioned it here before, but I have a bit of an obsession with the Literary Slap. And even though I love talking about the outsides of books, I thought I might be nice to insert a little bit … Continue reading »


You’d think someone who had a feature called Cell Coverage would be able to take a decent, non-blurry photo with her phone. Au contraire. My poor phone’s backside has since been replaced (its glass got scratched!), but not before I had the chance to snap this quick pic at my local BAM: Here’s the thing … Continue reading »


A little over a month ago, I was ridiculously excited to learn that the designer of one of my favorite book covers of all time, Chip Kidd, did a TED talk. As I was watching it, I sent a few excitedly obsessive opinionated emails to my fellow cover-snob (and lovely) friend Sommer. These emails may … Continue reading »


What do you get when you cross big bold colors, 80′s retro typefaces and 8-bit graphics? You get the kinda face of a YA cover that’s a little hard to ignore: Ready Player One by Ernie Cline. When I first saw this cover, I initially thought to myself, “Man, I think I love this because I’m … Continue reading »