S2 E25: Judging Books By the Cover

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Book covers tell a story. Publishers go through numerous steps just to produce one cover because the cover is so important. In this episode, our hosts discuss how they judge books by their covers, what catches their eyes, what puts them off.

Our biggest pet peeve is when the cover doesn’t match the book – the characters don’t look like they are described or the cover is a scene that never happens in the book. Some things we love on covers are cut-outs (V.C. Andrews, Animorphs), the Stephen King horror font (no mistaking this as a light book), raised letters, glow-in-the dark covers, and scratch-and-sniff (hard to get when you borrow the library’s copy).

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Autumn Friedli, Chris Blocker and Miranda Ericsson relish talking books with recurring readers and special guests from the library and community in The Bookmark.

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Elizabeth is a book nerd and fangirl. She’s passionate about the things and people she loves and is happy to hear about the things you love. Ask her about YA fantasy fiction and Doctor Who.