Top Ten Covers I Would Change

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

This week’s topic is-

Top Ten Covers I would Redesign

This was a challenge for me.  I really don’t pay THAT much attention to covers that I don’t like.  I have been known to pick up a book because I DO like the cover, but I usually don’t mind a bad one.  I did however find a few that I didn’t care for.  Here they are-

52031.  She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb

I just think this is weird.  Why is half of her face floating above the water?  A bit too “Dahli” for me.

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2.  Carrie by Stephen King

It might be in German-but WTF??

127990583.  Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand

I know- looks like a cool cover- fun, beachy, friends.  Totally fine until you know that the story is about a terrible car accidents that rips the lives of four teenagers apart.  Not exactly what the cover conveys?

2360934.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

All I see is the Lion- wearing glasses?  Why is he wearing glasses??

2274435.  Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

It’s just weird.

6.  The Same Cover-Different Books

Why use the same idea for different books?  They’re not sequels, so why?

7.  Movie Version Covers

I do not want to picture these people.  I want to come up with my own picture in my head- exception to this rule was Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn.  And Orlando Bloom as Legolas.

What covers do you wish you could change?

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Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

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Beautiful Day

by Elin Hilderbrand

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2013

Summary

A summer wedding stirs up trouble on both sides of the family in this new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.
The Carmichaels and Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in BEAUTIFUL DAY–into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.  (from Goodreads)

My Review

I have enjoyed Elin Hilderbrand’s fun novels for a few years now.  Most are set in beautiful Nantucket where the author lives, a place I have sadly never visited.  My favorite was probably The Island, set on Tuckernuck Island.  Hilderbrand’s books, are fun, relaxing, and usually very quick reads.  Beautiful Day took me about 32 hours-and it was a lot of fun!  I really likes the way the book was told from a few different perspectives-the bride’s father, sister, future mother in law, etc.  If you have ever been to “that” wedding-where some outrageous things happen, you will really enjoy this book. I had the pleasure to attend such a wedding while 7 months pregnant with my son- stone cold sober, so I remember every detail!

While it might not be considered great literature, I truly enjoyed reading this book.  If you are looking for a fun, beach type book, I definitely recommend Beautiful Day!

Rating

3.5 out of 5

Top Ten Tuesday #7

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & the Bookish.  It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there! http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com

Today’s topic is:

Top Ten Beach Reads

Great topic- planning a few days in Bermuda to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary this summer!  I am going to go with the summer reads suggestions from the lovely ladies one at She Reads- the first 5 are from them- and a few more I have been looking forward to-

1.  The Wishing Tree by Marybeth Whalen

2. The Glass Wives by Amy Sue Nathan

3. All the Summer Girls by Meg Donahue

4. The Guest House by Erika Marks

5.  The Last Original Wife by Dorthea Benton Frank

6. Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

7. Ladies’ Night by Mary Kay Andrews

8.  The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons

9. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams10. and of course a reread of the Harry Potter series-can’t wait!

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Top Ten Tuesday #1

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s awesome. Every Tuesday, the lovely ladies over there give us book bloggers wonderful and fun topics to create our lists!  Check out what others have posted by going over there!

This weeks topic is-

TOP TEN WORDS/TOPICS THAT MAKE ME INSTANTLY BUY/PICK UP A BOOK

1.  Beach

I love reading books set at the beach- especially in the middle of winter- I can feel my toes sink into the sand!

Favs: almost anything by Elin Hilderbrand, Nancy Thayer

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2. 1920’s/Jazz

the roaring 20’s, the Lost Generation, Jazz

Favs: all Fitzgerald, Loving Frank, The Paris Wife

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3.  Wizards/Witches/Magic

Fav: of course all Harry Potters, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Chocolat

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4.  South Carolina

Charleston, the Low Country, anything set here, I will read

Favs:  Pat Conroy or Dorthea Benton Frank- very different authors, but both set in S.C9729507 6135237

5.  Mystical

Favs:  I recently read The Silence of Bonaventyre Arrow and loved it- and The House of the Spirits by Isabella Allende

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6.  Dogs

I am a total sucker for books about dogs!

Favs: Marley and Me, One Good Dog

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7.  Myths/Fairytales

Favs:  I love books by Gregory Maguire who wrote Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and Song of Achilles

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8.  Chick Lit

My guilty pleasure 🙂

Favs:  Good in Bed, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

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9.  Historical

This and the next are really my absolute favorites!  I read almost anything in these two categories!

Favs:  Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird,  Memoirs of a Geisha, and almost anything by Isabelle Allende

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10.   Books (of course)

There are so many of these!

Favs:  The Book Thief, The Shadow of the Wind, Little Women,  Reading Lolita in Tehran

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