So, this past week has been a bit of a bust. I've barely read anything because of a stupid cold and fever, which is thankfully on its way out, and so fingers crossed I'll have more posts over the next week, starting with today's Tuesday blog memes!
As always, we'll start with Tell Me Something Tuesday!
Tell Me Something Tuesday which is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics are discussed from books to blogging.
This week's topic is 'Does it bother you when a book cover doesn't fit the characters in the book?'
In a nutshell, yes, but even so, it's not a massive pet peeve of mine. If there's a character on the cover of the book, then yes, I think it works well when the cover model fits the character of the book. It gives you a feel for who the character is, and sometimes can help you to better picture the character in your mind (although I often find my imagination creates someone different to whoever's on the cover anyway).
Some of my favourite character covers include: To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and the Harry Potter series (the original covers).
There are plenty of covers without characters that I love and some that only feature cartoon characters i.e. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and whilst I do like them to be as close as possible to the character in the book, it doesn't really matter too much, because it'll never 100% match who I imagine in my head.
What about you? How do you feel about this?
Up next is the First Chapter, First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros meme.
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach and the idea is to post the first paragraph (or two) of the first chapter of a book you are currently reading or that you want to read.
To fit with today's Tell Me Something Tuesday topic, I've chosen to feature Dumplin' by Julie Murphy because a.) the cover is adorable and b.) I really want to read this book (especially before the film comes out)!
I'm going to share the first two paragraphs:
All the best things in my life have started with a Dolly Parton song. Including my friendship with Ellen Dryver.
The song that sealed the deal was "Dumb Blonde" from her 1967 debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly. During the summer before first grade, my aunt Lucy bonded with Mrs. Dryver over their mutual devotion to Dolly. While they sipped sweet tea in the dining room, Ellen and I would sit on the couch watching cartoons, unsure of what to make of each other. Bu then one afternoon that song came on over Mrs. Dryver's stereo. Ellen tapped her foot as I hummed along, and before Dolly had even hit the chorus, we were spinning in circles and singing at the top of our lungs. Thankfully, our love for each other and Dolly ended up running deeper than one song.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?
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Book addict, film mad, music lover, business owner, writer and mum (not necessarily in that order), living in the UK.
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