Friday, September 21, 2012

You Can Judge a Book by It's Cover


When I am not decorating, thrifting, cooking, crafting or playing
with Bentley, I love to make a pot of tea, find a cozy spot and curl up
with a good book.  



And if I don't like the book cover ~ I change it!  I cover it with a fabric fabric or
felt or pretty paper.  I covered one of those inexpensive memo books with felt
and inside it's pages I keep lists of the books I have read.





I do this for two reasons.  Firstly, it's a wonderful resource when I want to
refer a friend to a book I have really enjoyed.  Secondly, sometimes I forget
what I have read and will pick up a book that I have already read, so it's
nice to have a list.  Although I like to keep up with current authors, my
favorites are those from the Victorian Era.  I am always re-reading the Bronte
sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell and more.  A great resource for me is ~

The Victorian Web

So check out your library or a local bookshop.  Find a book that interests you,
enjoy a cup of tea, cocoa or coffee and turn off that TV for a bit.
I highly recommend it.  It's one of my favorite things to do!

I am linking up with these great parties ~

Pink Saturday
Favorite Thing Friday


Bentley loves it when I curl up to read a book.  He snuggles up
close to me and takes a nap.  Well, that is until he hears a squirrel or a
cat in the yard ~ then he is off like a flash!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley






28 comments:

  1. Susan,
    Thank you for your lovely inspiration! I love to read, also, so I'm gong to cover my books with some beautiful paper. Keep blogging and inspiring us.

    Helene

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  2. Hi Susan,

    What a lovely way to keep up with the books you read. Love your pretty pink book covers. I think they would feel good while holding the book.
    Have a great weekend Susan and Happy Pink Saturday.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  3. Susan - Cute books. Nothing like a dog all snuggled up next to you when you're reading!

    Judy

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  4. That is the way I enjoy spending a day. Except, I have no pet. Love to read.

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  5. Your book cover is so cute! My Mom likes to read to--I just can't sit still that long. My Mom says I should listen to books. I may try that sometime:)

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  6. what a great idea to keep a list of books that you have read. I do the same thing and pick up and book only to find "oops" I've read that. I love Bronte, Gone with the Wind I can read again and again. If you haven't read them, try the trilogy of Eugene Price books. They are a historical fiction series set in the south and I just love them. I am sure you would too~
    I have to confess, I haven't watched T.V. in just about a year. I have tried to live without it and now I just watch the weather in the morning. I love reading ;-) Happy reading Susan and Bentley. Bentley, don't lay on the pages when mommy wants to read and you want to play ~

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  7. Yes, I too have been enjoying a good book (when I could be doing 100 other things!)

    Popped in from HSTS Pink Saturday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, you are a bookworm! Wish I could find time to read again.

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  9. I love to read, too, Susan. You are so smart to have kept a list of all the books you've read. A prolific reading friend of mine always kept a list of every book he read. I always meant to do the same, but never got around to it. Darn.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week, my friend.

    xo
    Claudia

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  10. Hi Susan & Bentley...snuggling with a good book is just the best. I love your book cover too.
    Have a wonderful Pink Saturday..xo Tami

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  11. What a great idea. It makes snuggling with a book even better. :> I would love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party.


    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/09/25-diy-fall-decor-projects-feature.html#more

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  12. What a wonderful idea, keeping a list of the books you've read. Now you've got me wanting to go book hunting. :) I love the covers you've designed, too. How nifty.

    Visiting from MHC today.

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  13. What a great idea for keeping track of your books! When I moved a few years back and was packing up my books, I found I had multiples of the same books that I kept buying over and over again. I also have a number of note books which could use a nice handmade cover.

    Visiting from Claudia's Favorite Thing Saturday.

    Have a great weekend and thanks for the great tip!

    Cassandra from Renaissance Women

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  14. What pretty book covers. Reading is so enjoyable and with a cover, as pretty as these, even more so.
    Balisha

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  15. What a delightful decor idea. Would really make all those paperbacks look better! Great idea.

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  16. Such a pretty post and a great idea. Good thing you've got Bentley there to protect you from marauding squirrels and cats! :)

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  17. That's a great idea. I don't read enough books - I watch too much TV. Gotta turn it off!

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  18. I read constantly. The library is my best friend. I need to start a book to write down what I have read and to remember authors I have enjoyed. I often forget their names :)

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  19. Reading is good.. I'm glad my five year old girl likes to read:)

    Visiting from PS- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.never-ending-journey.com/2012/09/cotton-candy-maker.html

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  20. Lovely book cover!!

    Thanks for sharing your info on authors of the Victorian Era. You know I have a Victorian Soul ....

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  21. Happy Pink Saturday, Susan - and little Bentley, too. I hope Bentley is feeling better. I am so glad you joined us today, and I appreciate you always making Pink Saturday special.

    Judging a book with such a pretty cover would produce five stars. I keep a list on my blog sidebar of the books I read for the very same reason, Susan.

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  22. What a lovely idea! I also love to read, but I've never thought of covering my books. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  23. I love your idea with the list, but I must admit I am too lazy. If I don't like a cover the blurb must be very convincing that I read the book. I have coverd books with paper ...

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  24. Love your blog! I love to read too, my favorites are English Country House Mysteries - Dorothy Gillman, Niago Marsh, etc. I love dogs and horses too, but I don't have any horses! I would love to curl up in your pink bedroom and read the day away! Now following, Love, Linda

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  25. I'm here from Pink Saturday ... I love the book covers! Where was this idea when I was in college? Chemistry books are so boring ...Everything is absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Reading is my favorite thing, too, Susan, and we seem to like the same authors. Have you ever read anything by Angela Thirkell? I think you'd enjoy her books. Take care!

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