In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.
This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Sneaking a peek under dust jackets on hardcovers.
Well first things first… It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done an edition of My Latest Bookish Addiction… Like two months *gasp!* BUT that’s because Book and a Beverage has just been taking off so well! I started reading a new book this weekend (Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger) and once again, I took a peek under the book’s dust jacket to see what the actual hardback looks like. I’m not sure when this started but I’ve been doing that a lot lately!
I love dust jackets. I actually keep them on while I read my books (half the time I use the flaps as my bookmark/to hold my spot), so even though sometimes they slip and get in the way, I’m one of those people who keeps them on… But recently I realized that means that half the time I don’t even know what the actual BOOK looks like. We have pretty artwork and list lovely paper that covers the book, but I don’t actually see the book and sometimes there are some pretty cool THINGS under there or a different color than I was expecting.
So it’s no secret that I LOOOOVE the cover for THE RAVEN BOYS… but have you ever looked under the jacket? The actual cover has the SYMBOL imprinted into the actual cover. I loved peeking behind the jacket and seeing that little surprise!
I ALSO love the cover for THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT but underneath the jacket is this gorgeous teal blue embossed lettering of the cover.
MEANT TO BE’s cover is soooo pretty with all of those colors and rays of light, but underneath, the hardback is a combination of blue and white with some pretty pink lettering! (Pardon that ugly living room carpet…)
My hardback of DELIRIUM is one of the older ones (I think?) and SURPRISE!!!! Look what’s underneath the jacket! I actually hadn’t peeked under the dust jacket for the longest time so I was really actually quite shocked to see this un-traditional PICTURE on the actual cover! It’s actually pretty cool the image that is bleeding through the text on the jacket is actually underneath!
SIEGE AND STORM’s cover is also amazing (duh) and although I seriously took a horrible picture of the book underneath the jacket, it’s got the dragon on the spine and the castle embossed on the front cover. So much love for everything about this!!!