Emma and I talked on the phone about how we got attracted to pretty covers. This gave me a blog post idea! I'll be gushing about some of my favourite covers. Ready, set, go. It'll be fun.
The Lynn Austin books have some gorgeous, charming covers. Contrary to what some people say, I absolutely love the cover of my blog namesake's book, 'Wonderland Creek.' I love her dreamy dolly look and her velvet hat and silky curls and her three books. And I love the way a little village is puffing poorly in the background.
This is probably my favourite Lynn Austin book cover, which suffice to say, says a lot. I remember as a very little girl, I used to admire this cover of 'one of mummy's books I was going to read when I was older.' I crazed about this cover for years and years, and I still do, 'cos it's SO CHARMINGLY lovely.
Haha, this is a weird, fun, childhood book of mine, with Nellie Oleson as the main character. Anyway, about the cover - don't you like it? True, there's a really spoilt girl sitting on the counter (who does that, pray? (Nellie, apparently)) but still, I really like this cover. I used to LOVE it. Rave about it, stare at it. Now, I like it. A lot. Because I always will.
Another random childhood favourite. I love how the picture of the girl seems to be scratched through the American flag.
Oh my stars and stockings, what do you think of this gorgeous cover? Isn't it so speglamaglaforiously lovely? Yup, the Regency gown. Yup, the sea. Yup, pink. Yup, the bonnet. Yup, the big house. Yup, I approve. Yup, I want to read it again. Yup, I love this cover.
This is a Dutch book I often used to check out at the library, when we still lived close to one, and the main reason why I checked it out? The cover. JUST LOOK AT THE SINCERE BEAUTY OF IT. (Am I getting excited to quickly? Nah. I really, honestly adore this cover.)
The cover is just as epic as the book itself. The FIRE on the background. Those flags with the black spider, as Gretl in the Sound of Music puts it, telling you immediately that the story is a War one. The girl's determined look and beautiful hair. And then the book she's clutching... gah, this cover makes me want to read the book all over again.
This cover is awesome. Yes, you can't see any faces, but it's awesome anyway. Come on, admit it. Go on.
One has the face issue, but for me, this cover is just so SWELL. This was also one of the covers I used to admire and admire and gaze at as a little girl. The DRESS. Those little ribbons at the bodice - you know, the way they keep on getting smaller and smaller. It's just a lovely cover.
Finally we also have all those gloriously beautiful OLD vintage covers which I just LOVE. This copy of 'Little Princess' is just one out of millions and zillions of adorable old covers. LURVE.
What are some of your favourite covers?
Do leave a link in the comments, because you all now know that pretty covers are one of my one weaknesses!!!