Monday, January 13, 2014

Snowy Covers + A Winner

So along w/Sweet Reads(a monthly feature combining a recipe & book review) I'm going to start up a monthly book cover feature. 'Cuz let's be honest- book covers are sort of like crack for us word nerds. And for this super cold January, what could be more perfect than covers w/snow?
 
There's a fox! So I'm automatically in love.
 

This is how it feels to me when it snows- magical!

Oh, Toot & Puddle. I just want to squeeze your little piggy hides.

Well, this is definitely a snow day.

The snow w/that light? Perfecto.

No way I could leave this one out!

Tree branches covered in snow = one of the best parts of winter.
 
Who wouldn't want to read this book with a cover like that?

These are my fav trees- and I'm not even sure what they are. Birches, sycamores...?

Boom. Snow.
 
I hope you guys enjoyed that round-up of snowy covers, and are staying warm wherever you're at. And now on to the winner of last week's giveaway(in celebration of The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe), which is...............................
 
Medeia Sharif!!!
 
Please email me at leandrawallaceatgmail.com and I'll get your mini survival kit in the mail to you!
 

53 comments:

  1. I loved Breadcrumbs!
    These are beautiful covers. Any you're right, I totally want to go check out Neverwas!

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    1. Breadcrumbs is on my TBR- and winter seems like a perfect time to read it!

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  2. Some beautiful snowy inspired covers here.

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  3. I love books with snowy themes and covers, I even have a GoodReads shelf for the former. Have you read THE SNOW CHILD yet? It's beautiful! I quite liked BREADCRUMBS, too. (And always love Toot and Puddle!)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I have't read TSC yet, but hopefully soon! Toot and Puddle are one of my fav kid's series. Holly Hobbie is an amazing illustrator!

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  4. These are gorgeous! Another of my favorite snowy covers is Susan Jeffers' illustrated edition of Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

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    1. Yes! I actually just read it to the kidlet a few weeks ago. :)

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  5. gorgeous covers! makes me want some hot chocolate :)

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    1. Strangely enough, I've been craving chocolate milk. A tall, cold glass of it sounds so wonderful right now! And I'm going to the grocery store tmrrw... :)

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  6. You are so write about book covers for us writers! I love snow but we rearely get it here. Congrats to Medeia on the win! That is such a cool prize and thanks again for hosting me. :)

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    1. You're welcome! It was fun, and I hope you and THR are having an awesome debut!

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  7. I just read the Uri Shulevitz book to my 4 year old a few days ago. My favorite cover on the list is definitely The Snow Child. Something about those illustrated birch trees haunts me a little.

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    1. So they are birches! I get them confused w/sycamores. And haunting is a good description of it, I like that.

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  8. Congratulations, Medeia!
    I miss snow...

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    1. It would make me sad to live in a place w/no snow. :(

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  9. I won. So cool. I'll email you now.

    I love those covers. I love book covers in general.

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    1. I agree. They're like mini works of art- w/ the addition of a whole new world behind them!

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  10. Congrats to Medeia!

    I prefer snow on book covers to on my lawn and streets. ;)

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    1. It's definitely easier to navigate that way!

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  11. These covers are so lovely! Almost makes me wish for snow again. Almost...

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    1. I think we're due for another storm next week. Feel free to stop by! ;)

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  12. They all look great. I do want a sweater now though. :).

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  13. People do love snowy pictures, and those would, indeed, draw attention of the reader. I particularly liked the first one with the fox. Snow and animals - that's what it takes, and I have this is mind for my next cover.

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    1. Cool! (pun intended!) I really like foxes too. One of my fav ceramic animals is a curled up fox. Best wishes on your cver designing!

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  14. OO, these are so fun! You're right, they're totally like crack ;) I LOVE the cover for Neverwas... and the title!

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    1. Yup- just a much healthier & legal sort of crack. ;)

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  15. So many cool covers! I'm not exactly a cold weather type of person (despite Snow actually being my married last name, lol!), but it sure can be beautiful. Especially when viewed from in front of a warm fire with lots of hot chocolate :)

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    1. Some of that 'cheesy' hot chocolate, huh? Lol!

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  16. Yay for Medeia! My goodness, these are some awesome covers. Did you pin them all? I'm stuck on Made of Stars and Neverwas. Darn. I don't have time to add more books to my TBR list. What are you trying to do to me, eh? =)

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    1. TBR's are like horrible voracious beasts, aren't they? Never satisfied!

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    2. Mine is going to need its own universe before too long. Wait a minute, maybe I can hire a blackhole to hide the mess. Hm...

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  17. Holy cow--I'd read Neverwas just for its cover, definitely!! Love these!!

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  18. Brrr. I think you just made my month colder with those covers. :D

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  19. I love all the covers! I really like the Neverwas cover. And you're right. I now MUST read it. :)

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    1. That's a cover doing its job super well!

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  20. Well, you know what else, Leandra -- most snowy covers are BLUE! :)

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  21. Great covers! Thanks for the comment:)

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  22. Congrats to Medeia! I love how the title for Trapped is partially sunk into snow while the title for Snow is covered with snow. That's so clever! :)

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    1. I love Toot & Puddle! One day I hope to have a T&P bday party for the kidlet. :)

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  24. All great covers. Looking forward to more! Congratulations to Medeia!

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    1. Thanks, I've already got my Feb line-up. Nice and romantical... :)

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  25. Nice collection of snow covers--makes me almost appreciate all that white stuff outside my window!

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  26. I love the first one. Just a beautifully simple design and artwork on the cover. Alessandro Gottardo has done some beautiful work on book and magazine covers.

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