New Songs, New Adult, Top Ten Book Covers, ROW80, and Summertime!


Well, not so's you'd notice around here, where it's cloudy and rainy and cool a lot. And not so much down under, where it's winter. Though, hey! sunshine-y news:

Trisha's band Woody's A Girl has a new album coming out!

And Whisky Trench Riders have a new song!:

In other news, the New Adult label is storming through everyone's reading lists and wishlists and now, courtesy of agent Suzie Townsend, we have a banner:

Head over to her blog for all sorts of discussions and giveaways!

Margo had a great post the other day on her favourite covers, and I thought I'd show off my own:

Top Ten Favourite Book Covers

All Day Long Stories: One of my favourite fairy tale collections as a kid

John Bellairs, The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb: Gotta love Gorey

Diana Gabaldon, An Echo in the Bone: Aren't they evocative?

Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Neil! With purple stuff coming out of his head! Dreams!

Yasar Kemal, Kuslar da Gitti: The title of this book translates to: The Birds Have Also Gone

Madeleine L'Engle, A Wind in the Door: I loved this cover even more once I found out about these "dragons" and their fewmets

C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Pauline Baynes is one of my favourite illustrators. Every time I reread The Last Battle I cover up the page with the drawing of Tash on it because it scares me so

Kit Pearson, A Handful of Time: Not sure why I liked this when I was younger. Probably because the story was so well written, and the light on the cover just reminded me of the story and characters all over again

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lost Road: Outside of all of Tolkien's own drawings and paintings, I think John Howe comes closest to how I see the stories and legends

E. B. White, Charlotte's Web: I love the illustrations by Garth Williams. They're one of the few sets of images that stay in my head - the rest of my headspace is usually full of words.

Actually, there have been a couple of days of sunshine here and there. I documented them!



wildflowers II


wildflowers III

near sunset, watching a little league game

wildflowers IV

As for ROW80... About all that can be said is that I'm doing research and trying to keep up with the Forum exercises. I'm also rereading all eight Anne of Green Gables books, which sort of counts as research for a new idea I might explore at the next NaNoWriMo. At least, that's what I'm telling myself!

It is sort of hard to concentrate with a new Neil Gaiman book out...

How are you doing on your goals?
Do you have exciting summer (or winter!) vacation plans?


That's one green frog.
New song is very catchy. And I like the black and white video.
Unknown said…
Thanks for the NA reminder. I have the badge on my blog but kind of forgot about it. :(
Those are some great book covers.
I just bought this book this weekend:

I like the banner!
M Pax said…
everything is so lush and green in your photos

We're dry again and the fires are starting.
Unknown said…
Nice pictures, and I love your favorite book covers! :)
Shah Wharton said…
You have a creative eye according to those covers, and a creative ear according to your song selection. And as a Brit in Dubai, I do so miss green.

Shah X
Linda G. said…
Love those book covers AND the wildflowers! :)
Hi Deniz .. we've had a few days of summer here and it's been bliss - a brief cool blip now - but big sunshine for the weekend .. hope so!

Love your book choices and their covers .. you really are an expert on all things bookish!

Wonderful sky over your little league game - then the wildflowers .. we just so need them ..

Cheers and have a sunny weekend .. Hilary
Anonymous said…
Great song. I enjoyed looking at the books and pictures.
Gina Gao said…
Those are great book covers! Nice post.
Nas said…
Great post. Nice covers.
Crystal Collier said…
The covers are making me hungry to pull out my stack of waiting books. (No, I don't eat books, silly.) *shifty eyes*
Deniz Bevan said…
I'm glad you like it, Alex!

I hope we can keep the badges long after the months is out, Stina!

I agree, Michael!

That one's on my TBR pile, Theresa!

We've got rain now, M, no more sun for a while :-(

Thank you Lara and Shah and Linda and Hilary and Medeia and Gina and Nas! So glad you all dropped by :-)

I feel a bit peckish myself, Crystal! :-)
It's been so hot here, and wet, that all my sunflowers died! *pouts*

We're finishing out the 6th and final day of a major heat wave...tomorrow will bring storms.

I love your covers, and your research - especially since it seems so fun. I've read two Anne books, and didn't know there were six more!

Keep on going - you're doing fine! =D

Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much Shan!
I just discovered that the last Anne book has a new edition that includes an extra 5000 words that were cut from earlier editions!