Book Review: The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: September 29, 2020

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, LGBT

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Create Your Own Book Art

Jane Mount, artist and owner of My Ideal Bookshelf has created a fun family project that people can do since they are stuck at home. Continue reading “Create Your Own Book Art”

Quote of the Day – August 6, 2019

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In Remembrance of a Great Writer

Toni Morrison

February 18, 1931-August 5, 2019

 

Book Review: Parkland Speaks edited by Sarah Lerner

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Published: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

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Quote of the Day – January 16, 2018

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Met to Start Charging $25 Mandatory Fee

Art is meant for all. Apparently, the Met Museum did not get the memo.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, will be partially breaking with its “pay-what-you-wish” policy. For the first time in half a century, the Museum will charge visitors a mandatory $25 admission fee. If you are a New York State Resident, you will not be required to pay the fee. The new policy will go into effect on March 1.

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Book Review: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger


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Paperback

Pages: 287 pages

Published: 2016

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Nonfiction, Classics, Art

 

 

 

Synopsis:

In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning series like the Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions, Penguin Drop Caps, and Penguin Horror. Exhibiting a mesmerizing array of front covers and full cover layouts, Paul Buckley illuminates the unique and inventive approaches to typography, image, and design that grace Penguin’s covers of the best works in literature. Throughout the book, the artists and designers including Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, Jillian Tamaki, Jessica Hische, and Ruben Toledo who have collaborated with Penguin Classics offer commentary on the design process. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered.

Don’t judge a book by its cover. That saying always applied to people but us book lovers try to judge the story instead basing our first impressions on the book cover. However, it is first thing that we see when we peruse through the shelves and impressions our based on how beautiful the book cover is. It mostly influences  us when we are either buying or borrowing the book. That shows how important book cover design is in publishing. It attracts attention to the reader. Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover demonstrates just that.

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