the cover games

the cover games is a feature here at the twirling pages! i’ll be discussing: miraculous cover changes, battles between the US cover/UK cover, heart-eye-emoji covers, and well all things book cover related!

(shameless fact: i will judge a book based on it’s cover.)

because the ‘carry on’ cover was released this past week, i thought it seemed appropriate to talk about another rainbow rowell book as well: landline. there’s also a new cover for the us paperback and it’ll be released on july 7, 2015! there are a few different editions for landline, but today we’ll be talking about the us hardcover, us paperback, and uk hardcover.

us cover - landline

the us hardcover is probably my least favorite of the three. i don’t find it very eye-catching and i don’t like how there isn’t an actual landline on the cover; there’s only the handle/phone part (sorry i don’t know what it’s officially called, but you know what i mean). i looks nicer in physical format because there are pink and yellow stripes on the endpapers and spine (i think). i don’t actually own this edition so i’m not 100% sure. overall, meh.

uk cover - landline

i went out of my way to purchase the uk hardcover because i love it. everything is so much brighter and cuter than the us hardcover. i really like the choice in typeface (handwritten for author/tagline, cursive for title). i really really like how it’s incorporated into the image – which is a landline. (aka the main reason i didn’t like the us hardcover) i like how the title and everything is part of the image. it ties the whole thing together.

us cover - landline(pb)

the new us paperback is an improvement. i like it better than the us hardcover, but i still prefer the uk hardcover over this one. the text is much bigger and easier to read; i also like how it looks like someone traced the outline of the typeface so it’s less.. serious? i dunno, the whole thing is more adorable. i love this color scheme; it’s much brighter and more appealing than the other gray one. also there’s actually a landline (!!).

so… in order from favorite to least favorite: uk hardcover, us paperback, us hardcover. 

you can buy the uk hardcover here, the us hardcover here, and preorder the us paperback here! there’s also a new uk paperback cover, which i adore as well, that can be preordered here.

there’s also a really gorgeous redesign of the landline cover done by risa rodil and it looks like:

if i could purchase an edition like this, i would. actually if i had a choice, i’d probably have five editions of all my favorite books in multiple covers. yes, that’d be a dream come true. you can learn more about risa rodil by clicking the image!

which is your favorite? let me know in the comments!

– alexandra

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top six favorite authors

top ten tuesday

top ten tuesday is a weekly feature started by the broke and the bookish! you can find more information about it here.

this week’s top ten six was a struggle. i’ve been feeling a blogging slump and even the simplest thing – like making a list of my favorite authors – was difficult. i dunno; i’ve just been feeling out of it. i don’t know how to elaborate. anyway, here’s my list of favorite authors:

there are tons of authors that could also be considered my favorites, but i didn’t want to add them to the list because i only read one or two books of their books. would they really count as my favorite author? i feel like it’s a bit unfair to only judge by one book – even if i really really loved it. thus, the extremely short list.

who are your favorite authors? let me know in the comments!



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