Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Book Cover of the Week: November 11, 2013: Combo Pack


So the weeks folder of covers that was sent me was slim pickins. No not the actor but sadly the book covers I had to choose from. (or those of you in the huh? Slim Pickens (spelled differently) was an American actor that for some reason even though I don't think I've ever seen anything with him in it I seem to know his name. Go figure.)

So what is a reviewer to do? Well I could have found a cover I loved on my own, but that would mean I didn't have an insane professor breathing down my neck for my soul and/or first born plus down payment on a mansion in Malibu. Unfortunately I do have said Professor and if you see his face on a milk carton anywhere in the near future...I TOTALLY DID NOT DO IT!!! 

But I digress, I actually do have a folder on my desktop that is just for book cover inspiration and I did look through it, but you ever have one of those days where you just aren't feeling it? You're hungry, verging on ready to eat your own shoe, but nothing sounds good. Yep, that was my feeling towards my stockpile. Total complete...meh. *insert ambivalent shrug here* So I flung my request out to the good people that populate our little corner of Facebook. (and for some reason follow me on there...which by the way...SHOUT OUT!!!)

I asked people to either link me, or send me pics of their favorite covers, their own or others. It didn't matter. And what did I find? Everyone has different tastes. Yeah I know, color me three shades of surprised. Ok, maybe not cause anyone who's followed along in the past posts knows that I'm a firm believer and touter of people all having different tastes and THAT'S OK!!! Granted some tastes are less refined than others preferring a Micky D's Big Mac over a glass of Sauternes with their foie gras but again, that's perfectly fine cause it just makes our world that much more interesting. It really drives home the point that even though we're all of different tastes and backgrounds, we all still share cognitive thought processes (well most of us, I'm looking at you Perez Hilton.) and even if I hate what you like and you hate what I like, we're both entitled to our opinion! :) So yay for that.

So today I'm gonna put up the covers people sent me so you can see the differences in tastes that vary far and wide. You may agree or not, but one thing is for sure. It's all in the eye of the beholder!



Artist: LC Chase:




Artist: Catt Ford:
 


Artist: Alex Beecroft




Artist: Anne Cain:





Artist: Paul Richmond:





And that's gonna be it from me this week guys. Hope you enjoyed the pretties.


Have a great day and may the good books be with you!

A.J.





All thoughts and comments are the reviewers only and not the viewpoints of others. If I’ve made you angry, stepped on any toes, or otherwise ruffled any feathers, I do apologize. This is just for fun, and written in the hopes that it will help fledgling book authors and artists to grow and learn.

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