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A Picture’s Worth: Secrets & Truth

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.

Zahra’s Paradise

Ahhhh, this was one I’ve been wanting to read for a while. Zahra’s Paradise is published semi-anonymously, with only pen names to the title. The reason being exposure of corruption and evidence of coverups, hacking, stolen information, torture, and all sorts of horrific depressing crimes. It was originally written as an illustrated web series after the fraudulent elections in Iran in 2009. Protestors were arrested and vanished. The history included in the book is brilliantly helpful, but the emotion and the story is what really packs the punch.

Holding the book in front of the city streets reflects the spirit and nature of the story. Go out, fight, be heard. You CAN’T just stay in the comfort of home and take what’s given; you must brave the cold (snowy) reality outside.

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A Picture’s Worth: Vampiric Memories & Jellyfish Aliens

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.

To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars

I’ve been ranting about how excited I was to get this ARC for a while now, and I don’t expect to stop for a while on yet! Christopher Paolini’s book outside of the Inheritance world is just as epic, but in space this time. Science is the magic TSIASOS (that is a rough acronym. Will keep working on a way to abbreviate this title. Stay tuned.).

This one is mine, because the second I got this ARC in the mail I danced around the kitchen squealing and clutching it to my chest, and then went outside to read and take some gorgeous photos of this gorgeous book on a gorgeous day. Check out my insta for a few more — because this book is so pretty and startlingly gigantic.

You really just can’t go wrong with the simple and gorgeous display of book + flowers. Especially when the cover is this stunning on it’s own. I know. I’m not going to shut up about it. *swoon*

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A Picture’s Worth: dark fantasy & light reality

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Obsidian Tower

I was absolutely delighted when I was offered a copy of The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso after posting about how excited I was for its release. I’ve dived right in and am loving the rich world of magic so far! It’s a new release, but I’m excited to see some wonderful bookstagram posts for it already. ^.^

Such a dramatic and striking cover on this one! The details of it are impressive, and the flurry of items in this one complements it so well.

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A Picture’s Worth: Yugoslavian Trains & Hawaiian Islands

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Murder on the Orient Express

Remember that time I said I was going to read this book? Well I am, and I don’t regret it. Plus, my god, there so many gorgeous photos since it’s been around forever. The resurgence in popularity when a movie was made semi-recently didn’t hurt either. It also made me realize I definitely have to do a cover roulette for this title!!

Perfectly capturing the feel of the story!!

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I love the original covers from old stories

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A Picture’s Worth: Classics & Crime

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Anna K.

Heard of this from a friend who had picked the book up in BOTM and on some research saw I was the only of her Goodreads friends who had read the Tolstoy original. 😂 She let me borrow it, and OH. MAN. It’s been fascinating. I have lots of thoughts. One of which is that the colors of the cover are gorgeous, and yet feel at odds with the expected content of the story. Nonetheless, people will do gorgeous things with it.

Capturing the classiness of the families within; well, the surface-level class, anyway. They’re actually all pretty messed up.

Once again harnessing some of the posh lifestyle of all (barring Dustin) within the novel. Love the cover play on this one, really cute effect!

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A Picture’s Worth: Matchmaking & Other Magic

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Matchmaker’s List

I’ve been slogging my way through this one slowly for a couple weeks now, when I have nothing better available to read. I just finished it and I’m still pretty “meh” about it, but at least it’s done with now! And as always, tons of people made really lovely photos with it.

Ahh, the infamous list that started it all! I love the representation. ☺

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A Picture’s Worth: Light & Lukewarm (it’s better than it sounds!)

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Light.er

I’ve had this little book of poetry on my kindle for a while, waiting for when the time felt right. That time came this weekend, and I was swept away by this lovely set of poems! SO grateful to have this in my back pocket for tough days now. I’ll definitely be buying the physical copy, because it’s gorgeous (as you’ll see below) and feels like the kind of thing you want to give physical presence to.

Ahhhh, it’s so gorgeous. The original poster’s account is gone now, but the author has a repost, luckily!

And yes, of course, the poetry is gorgeous too ^.^

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A Picture’s Worth: Romance & Bromance & Books, Oh My!

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

How has it taken me so long to actually read this? I’m about five pages away from done and I’ve laughed enough to last me through the dark-too-early days of winter in New England. I must say I’m disappointed no one recreated the cover yet – that I found – but there are still some lovely photos out there. 😊

The pattern behind it is mesmerizing…

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A Picture’s Worth: Curses and Gaming

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


Don’t Date Rosa Santos

I saw this on Hoopla over the summer and had it earmarked for when I was looking for a quickly available light read, and that time has finally come! The details of it have given me a lot of laughs so far, and the story and cover were pretty much perfectly designed for gorgeous photos.

I feel like she captures the flowing, free spirit of Rosa very well here; and the iconic yellow dress!

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A Picture’s Worth: Shattered Homes & Shattered Worlds

Words have always carried more weight with me than images – give me a book over its movie any day – but I do love to see the beautiful images other people create when they’re in love with a book. That’s not my strength, but I can certainly appreciate it in others! So here’s a few of my faves based on what I’ve been reading recently.


The Seventh Sun

I was SO EXCITED to get this ARC, and the book didn’t disappoint, either! Check out the review and then drool over the gorgeous photos people made with the striking and dramatic cover art. I’m sure after the official publication there will be so much gorgeous fan art and other creativity around the lush Mayan world Lani Forbes created. Expected publication is February 18, 2020, and I promise you should be counting down the days.

I’m a crazy fan of Blackstone Publishing, and their photographer for their social is fantastic.

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