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1. Flavorwire has a round-up of awesome book-related murals from around the globe that's definitely worth checking out. This is my kind of street art!
2. Shelf-Awareness shared one of Grant Snider's Incidental Comics on Facebook and it was love at first sight. Do you too have a book problem? Check out his "Confessions of a Book Fiend" comic. And I LOVE his "Ban This Book" comic. There are so many other great ones covering all different topics, you could seriously browse for hours. I immediately subscribed to the blog so I can check out all his new stuff as it gets published. Apparently you can also purchase a poster of your favorite comic, so one of these is definitely going on the decorating wish-list for our new house!
3. Lori from Pure Imagination recently put up a new post in her "Cover Changes" series where she rounds up titles that were given different cover art for later editions of the book and writes about which one she likes better. Of course, Harry Potter made this latest list, but it's really fun to click through to her earlier posts and see for yourself which covers you prefer. I had no idea some of these had been given a makeover!
Have a good week everyone :)
I love the banned books comic! Now I have another comic feed to add to Google Reader!ReplyDelete
So glad you like it too! This is my first comic feed & I love it so much :)Delete
I LOVE the book related morals. I have only seen a couple of those before. What a great find!ReplyDelete
I've read the incidental comics before. I didn't know there was a whole website and I didn't know you could purchase a poster! I may have to get one myself for when we get a house. Thanks for sharing!
I love looking at cover changes. Although I am usually not a fan of them sometimes they are for the better.
It seems the comics site was the popular pick today! I'm so glad to have found it and spread the comic love a little :)Delete
For the covers, I think I'm more objective for books I haven't actually read. But unless the original cover was really awful, I usually get a bit of a sentimental attachment to it. Overall, I think I was 50-50 with which ones I liked better.
I had s much fun browsing your links! Love the comics and the confessions - I'm a book fiend too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tanya -- you had some great ones this week too!Delete
Whoa! I love the cover changes link - I'm such a fan of cover updates as long as they aren't movie covers (blech).ReplyDelete
I'll admit I did like the movie cover for Water for Elephants even though the book was at least a million times better than the movie -- but most of the time the original cover art is better. It was interesting to see just how many cover changes she could find and not a single one was a movie cover!Delete
I love those pictures of the book murals and buildings. I have always wanted to go on a tour of all of the book buildings and photograph them myself. That would be so amazing. I wish LA had some.ReplyDelete
That would be so fun! I'd love to see some of these in person myself :)Delete