12 Mar 2015

TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS? (AND OTHER BOOKISH NEWS).

Sir Terry Pratchett


Though never a big fan (I left that to Mr T) I thought his novel, Wintersmith, one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. RIP Terry Pratchett


How do you know when you have too much time on your hands?


When like me you spend way to much time giving these, '35 hilariously bad Kindle book covers', your considered opinion?

Product Details
No. 7 ..... Definitely my favourite
What about you, what is yours?


Did you know that .....


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#2 Britain's book collection is big enough to fill Wembley Stadium ..... 16,000 times? That families across Britain have eight million books but one in five is unread? That half of the 2,000 surveyed said they hoard books because they feel 'emotionally attached' to them? Read More

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13 comments:

StarTraci said...

Oh! I hadn't heard that Pratchett had passed. I didn't really read his books but hubby and brother did. RIP

That cover is crazy!

:-)
Traci

Literary Feline said...

I just heard about Pratchett. Such sad news. :-(

Sherry Ellis said...

That is a scary cover! I wish I had more time on my hands to find things like that!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ah, I do feel a bit emotionally attached to my books. haha

I haven't read anything by Pratchett, but I do want too. I saw this on a friend's facebook earlier...sad stuff.

-Lauren

Stephanie Faris said...

I didn't know that about Dr. Seuss!!! That's very interesting.

Claudine G. said...

I was sorry to learn about his passing this morning. Haven't read his books but have heard good stuff about them.

Brian Joseph said...

I am sorry to hare about the passing of Terry Pratchett.

Viewing those book covers has scarred me for life :)

Arti said...

Hahaha, there is seriously some competition between those covers; hard for me to choose just one! But thank God for someone has the time to dig these out for it makes so many others like me chuckle through the day :)

Kelly said...

I've not read any Pratchett, but when I saw the news, it was Mr. T. that came to mind. I remembered seeing here what a fan he was of the author.

I'm sure it's just on my end, but I can't view any of the book covers beyond #7. At that point, it just churns trying to load them. I'm sure I'm missing out on some great covers. I can still read the captions, and it's really piqued my curiosity! (I'll try again later)

Kelly said...

Okay...by hovering over the number at the top, I can still see a small version of the cover. However, I've concluded the blurbs on some of these books are far more disturbing than the covers!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Pratchett is on my to read author list. I really need to read a book by him. Loved that cover! Well, not in a good way. LOL Some of the covers they chose for their books...

Alexia561 said...

Very sad to hear that Terry Pratchett had passed away, as I've always enjoyed his writing and sense of humor.

Have to admit that I have more than a few books that I'm emotionally attached to and will never get rid of!

Thanks for sharing such interesting articles! The book covers alone....*shudder*

Gina R said...

Oh my. Sorry my mind was boggled by the bad covers. Though not a reader of his work, I've heard great things. RIP Terry Pratchett