4 Foolproof Ways to Judge a Book by Its Cover

4 Foolproof Ways to Judge a Book by Its Cover

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  We all know the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” It tells us that judging anything based off its first appearance will almost always lead you down a path of failure and misunderstanding, and you may miss out on something great. However, in the case of actual books, I disagree. The cover is the most important factor that helps the reader decide whether or not to read the book. Now it may seem like cheating, however there are many things that make up a cover. The aesthetics, the title, the author and the summary, but these are …

Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

Seven Inspiring Home Libraries

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Do your elaborate fantasies all center around the ornate home library you’ll someday build? Do you need some inspo? We’ve got your back, because we’ve been thinking about the same thing basically non-stop. It’s our only dream. Here are some good photos to get you hype. 1. Traditional Image via Trendir   Do you have a spiral staircase? Someone must. Take advantage by making your home library look like an Austin novel with wood paneling, bare windows, and some varyingly aesthetic antique furniture. Perfect for taking a turn about the room—or the stacks.     2. Modern Image via The …

3 Harry Potter Cover Redesigns We Need Right Now!

3 Harry Potter Cover Redesigns We Need Right Now!

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The internet is full of strange and wonderful things, and it seems like everyone online has more talent in their pinkie than I do in my whole body. I love it. There’s a wonderfully large community for book cover redesigns, and every cover re-designers should probably have professional book design jobs. You may ask, will we ever have enough designs for Harry Potter dust jackets? These artists don’t seem to think so.   1. Art Deco Redesign by asheaths on Tumblr   These are simple but punchy, and they would make beautiful display copies. The shelf envy would be so …