Saturday, April 10, 2010

3 Book Covers That Fall Flat

This week Lost in Books wanted to know about book covers that we shouldn't judge a book by. The first one that came to mind for me was from "52 Scrapbooking Challenges" by Elsie Flannigan. I follow her blog and she always posts the cutest pictures of herself. But on her cover she looks straight up dorky. What happened?

The picture on the right is from her blog. See how cute she usually is?!

The next 2 book covers that I chose are just examples of my least favorite kind of book cover: the movie tie-in. Left side = movie tie-in. Right side = much cuter version




Here's the exception though:
Doesn't get scarier than that!

I wish I could remember the titles of a trilogy I read in high school about a girl name Christie. The covers were so awful and distracting that I cut out pictures from magazines and taped new covers over them. I had a lot more free time back then.

3 comments:

Kristen M. said...

Haha! I can't believe you made new covers for books. That's hilarious!

Avid Reader said...

I'm with you. I definitely like the original covers better than the movie tie-ins. And Jack Nicholson is creepy there!

Rebecca :) said...

You're so right those book covers are terrible! And I agree with you that movie tie-in covers are not always better. But Nicholson is a scary scary character.