American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Forever in pursuit of beautiful editions, I could not resist getting my hands on the latest special editions of the Neil Gaiman American Gods quartet on a teeny tiny discount on amazon. And boy, are they pretty? In the finest Neil Gaiman tradition, the jacket illustrations are compelling and eye-catching to say the least. The illustrations inside are dark and minimalist, and maybe ‘pretty’, which … Continue reading American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 3)

Out of the 50 or so Georgette Heyer books ever written, I have about 40. I loved her brand of regency romance and even her detective stories although they were never as good as Agatha Christie. Also, the book covers for all the Georgette Heyer’s from 2006 by Arrow Books are amazing. The romance novels all carry portraits executed by English artists as their book … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 3)

Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series -1)

I have long wanted to experiment with my love for books and the recent serious dive into watercolor painting by combining the two. As some of you might have deduced a while ago, I love beautiful book covers, always have. As I am not imaginative/passionate/artistic enough to make my own, I decided to choose book covers that I have loved since I was a child … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series -1)

The Beautiful Books Collection – 2 (The Art of Dreamworks Animation)

For quite some time now, I have been fascinated by the idea of owning beautiful books since I am sure that to postpone buying one such book to the future will only lead to a day when these beautiful books will become too dear a luxury to indulge in. Beautiful books refers to books with great stories and beautiful covers, illustrations and pages. In keeping … Continue reading The Beautiful Books Collection – 2 (The Art of Dreamworks Animation)

The Random House November Book-bag and an Anniversary

So November marks one year of writing reviews for Penguin Random House for me. I have received tons of beautiful books, lots of great stories and have been introduced to some astounding new authors. Not only have the wonderful people at Random house sent me great books, they have sent them to me at three different addresses as I travelled around the country with nary … Continue reading The Random House November Book-bag and an Anniversary