One of my favorite things to do is to go into a book store and judge book covers. “Gasp! No! This is something you should never do,” you may be thinking. But I think there’s actually merit in appreciating and critiquing the artworks that decorate books. That doesn’t mean I’m judging the writing, though.
The cover of a book is a work of art. There are artists involved in this process, and a lot of time and effort from many different people goes into making them just right. So if you’re not appreciating them or looking at them critically, you’re basically saying that all that effort is a waste of time. In my opinion, going into a bookstore is like going into a museum full of paintings. You may not love or understand every work of art, but you should appreciate its existence.
Here’s a blog that I love. It takes the covers of books and shows how absolutely beautiful they can be.
And here’s an article that shows some truly gorgeous book covers like this one:
These covers can enrich your home as much as they can your mind. Covers are just one more wonderful thing to love about books!
What are your favorite book covers?