If we take a step backward and look at the process of designing THE cover of a book, there's a lot of work that is not visible to the readers. Let's discuss different versions of book covers that existed before the official book cover was created!
While reading the lovely blog of Nirmala from Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs, I was intrigued by something she wrote in the review of Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood: "I was very excited when I first heard about the Hogarth Shakespeare project, where modern writers create novels inspired by Shakespeare’s plays". How is that I haven't heard … Continue reading Shakespeare retold: Did you know about the Hogarth Shakespeare series?
Recovering the Classics is a project that crowdsourced new cover designs for classic books, "with the goal of reviving the canon for a new generation of readers" (Vatner, 2016). It was launched in 2013 and I think it ended in 2016 - unfortunately, their website is not available anymore, but I managed to find other sources … Continue reading Let’s talk about Recovering the Classics – reviving classics for the younger generations
Earlier this Autumn I read a nice post that inspired me to create this one. The post was written by Joce from Write Through The Night and it was about lists of books "to read before you're 20". As I am well past my 20s, I am going to use BookBuB's list "40 Books to Read … Continue reading Reading inspiration: 40 Books to Read Before You’re 30 (adorable illustrations included)