Book Blogger Hop Nov 26
Friday, November 26, 2010
This is the Book Blogger Hop, hosted at crazy-for-books.com
This week's question for discussion:
"What is your favorite book cover?"
I have to say, I am a sucker for covers with pictures of the characters, rather than abstract images. When I was young, I took all my favorite ones to the color copy place, got them copied and enlarged, and decorated my bedroom with book covers. Mostly of Dragonlance Books. A few Redwall and Mercedes Lackey here and there too. One of the best of those was The History of Dragonlance, which features this painting on the cover:
On the other hand, our hardcover of Lord of the Rings is lovely. It's this edition:
The dust jackets have beautiful Alan Lee paintings, while the cover itself is a lovely dark fabric with the Eye of Sauron inlaid in foil.
Of course, I'm also proud of the book covers that I worked on, although neither depict characters:
See Facsimile and For Love of Children on Amazon.