Ginger from GReads is will be putting a number of her features on hold temporarily at the beginning of September due to her busy schedule. I am going to miss answering the fabulous book-related questions she poses every week!
I’ve seen a number of book bloggers participate in multiple memes on the same day, so for the next few weeks (until September), I will participate in both TGIF and Feature & Follow Friday (more info below).
TGIF at GReads is weekly event hosted by Ginger from GReads. The features allows us to recap the weeks posts and to answer a book-related question proposed by Ginger. This week’s question is:
Choose Your Next Read: How do you go about choosing what you read next? Do you have a schedule you follow, or do you read whatever makes you happy at the moment?
I’m a huge mood reader, and my mood changes all the time. I’ve tried to make monthly lists of books I plan to read (see my July TBR list), but it never goes well. I always have a huge stack of books from the library, plus the books I own, and I just try to find one that fits my mood. For example, this summer I was really into reading contemporary YA fiction, but now I am getting back into paranormal YA.
Currently I’m reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, which is fitting my mood pretty well, although it is kinda weird. I’m not 100% sure that I like it, but I’ve read so much already that I need to finish it.
Feature & Follow Friday
Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers. You can find more info about this meme here.
Best cover? What is the best cover of a book that you’ve read and loved?
There are so many books I’ve loved, and so many covers I’ve loved. And, of course, books I’ve loved with crappy covers. One of my favorite covers, though, is . . .
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
I just love this cover for so may reasons. First, I love how simple it is; it isn’t over run with stuff. Also, I love Charles and Emma’s silhouettes. You get the feeling that there is a love story here, based on the way they are looking at each other. And then there is the silhouette of the ape, which of course makes you think of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The cover really gives you an idea about what the book will be about. And then, to top it all off, the book is amazing!
I don’t read a ton of non-fiction (and the non-fiction I read is usually children’s books), but I highly recommend this. It really does read like a novel for the most part. And it makes the story so much sweeter because it is true. Charles and Emma loved and cared about each other, despite their differing beliefs about religion. It shows that people can respect other peoples beliefs, and still follow their own beliefs. Does that make sense?
Anyway, do you like this cover? And if you have read this book, what did you think of it?
P.S. Deborah Heiligman has a new YA Fiction book out called Intentions. I’m very curious about this book because it seems so different from Charles and Emma.
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