Admiring book covers and bookmarks, shared by you!
Welcome to INSIDE AND OUT. This feature includes two of my absolute favorite book-related things: bookmarks (inside) and book covers (out)! I’ve invited guest posters to share their favorite book covers and bookmarks here on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Sign-ups are always open (see bottom of post)! Check out past posts here.
Shannon from It Starts at Midnight
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Tell me a little about yourself: ::Goes to visit past posts to see what kind of stuff other people mention:: Well. Those people didn’t help that much. Let’s see. I have two small humans. I am obsessed with The Hunger Games (this is common knowledge, I think?). I love iced coffee, swimming, and travel. I do 99% of my reading and blogging when normal people would sleep.
Talk about your blog (what you blog about/kinds of books, features, etc.): I blog about… bookish things. And sometimes non bookish things, but there’s usually a tie in somewhere. Basically, I do reviews, discussions, Top Ten Tuesdays because lists are nice and also I like to cheat on them, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I love gifs. I love pictures. I love being ridiculous, so it’s rare to find too much seriousness in any one post. Holly @ The Fox’s Hideaway and I do a feature called “Snark From the Ark” where we chat about The 100 episodes. We’ll be back in January, as will The 100. I host the 2015 Discussion Challenge with Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction, and I co-host the monthly giveaway hops with Suze @ Librarian Lavender. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives, Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections, and I hosted a mental health in YA event called “Shattering Stigmas” in August, and I have to say it’s the thing I have been proudest of, as it’s a topic very close to my heart. (Sidenote: It is apparently much easier for me to talk about my blog than it is to talk about myself! Weird!)
Favorite genre: Any and all YA. I will try pretty much anything!
Three books you recommend most often and why: Only 3? This is hard 🙂
- Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill because it is incredibly important, and woefully unheard of here in the US.
- Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson because it is an amazingly accurate portrayal of the thoughts that people with obsessive thoughts feel.
- This is a tie, because I recommend these all the time- the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman because it is creepy and smart and relevant and he is a genius, and the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness because it is so unlike anything else out there, and he is also a genius.
Anything else to share? Personal plug for something coming up? Well, I did just celebrate my second blogoversary, and there’s two international giveaways 😉
What book do we have here? Mockingjay, the Australian Luxury Edition.
Have you read it yet? If so, how was it? I haven’t read this exact edition, because would you? BUT I have read it nine times in other formats and it is fabulous.
What makes this cover a favorite? It’s shiny. It’s blue. It’s Mockingjay. It has shiny blue page edges. And I think the fact that they call it “luxury” makes me feel fancy.
What kind/style of covers do you usually pine over (script fonts, bright colors, realistic, etc.)? I love space covers. And pretty dress covers, usually. Bright colors for sure. And I am definitely a sucker for shiny. If your book has a shiny cover, it could probably contain no words and I would still buy it.
What bookmark did you chose? This ancient one with the bears!
What makes this one special to you? My mom gave it to me, when I was little, it used to be hers (she said it’s probably older than me, and I am pretty old!)
Where’s it from? No idea? I mean, I am going to assume Pennsylvania. But the back of it says that it was made in Ohio, so my guess would be a factory. In Ohio.
What kind of bookmarks do you prefer (paper, magnetic, quotes, etc.)? I love bookmarks with beads on the end because I like to swing them around. Funny ones are my favorite!
Thanks so much for joining Inside & Out, Shannon! I have yet to reread The Hunger Games series but that copy is gorgeous.
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Important: Sign-ups are always open and currently scheduled through the beginning of 2016.