I enjoy browsing in the Iliad Bookshops paperback section because you find so many interesting covers. Here are four recent covers that caught my eye. The SATYR cover is pretty strange. That smudge at the right of the satyr character part of the actual cover. I like the design of A TOWN OF MASKS and the lurid colors make me want to find out what the story is behind the cover. Be sure to click the thumbnail for the larger image.
Although December is not one of my favorite months (too involved a story to tell you why), I do like looking through end-of-the-year lists, especially of books. One of my favorite book blogs is "Stuck in a Book". I love the fact that not one of the books listed on the blog comes from 2013. Not that there aren't good books published this last year (I'll be listing mine soon), but the list at Stuck in a Book is more personal favorites of the year. That's how I like to look at the "Best of" lists that come out at the end of the year.
I'd love to read all of the books on the list, but I decided to pick one: Phantoms on the Bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet. I've always been fascinated with people who have large book collections and this book looks like a delight.
the stuck-in-a-book.blogspot.com challenge
My Century of Books list (first decade):
1900 The Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah
1901 The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud
1902 The Sport of the Gods by Paul Laurence Dunbar
1903 Ideas of Good and Evil by W.B. Yeats
1904 Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
1906 Botchan by Natsume Soseki
1907 Dead Love Has Chains by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
1908 Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
1909 Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
1910 Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
Most of these titles I'll be reading in the e-book format, but a couple I already have in my library. My sources will be Gutenberg.org and OpenLibrary.org for the e-books and primarily the Iliad Bookshop for the p-books.
The wikipedia has a very nice page on events and book releases for each year of the century. It was fascinating to follow the links and read up on authors and titles. Difficult to decide which book to choose for some years, which is why there are two titles listed for 1905 and 1907.
Thanks to Stuck in a Book for the idea. Look for my reviews here of each title and we'll see if I'm up to the challenge!